The Arizona Cardinals suffered through a slew of injuries this season no team should have to go through and they were just not prepared. Looking at the 2013 season, the Cardinals will start Adam Snyder and Daryn Colledge at the gaurd positions. Both have at least seven years of experience in the NFL and are both suitable starters in this league. The Buffalo Bills are expected to let OG Andy Levitre test the open market instead of signing him right away, but I don’t think the Cardinals should be interested in getting this guard or any guard.
The interior linemen play this year was not the best, but a lot of those problems can be contributed to having to pick up more of the work because terrible play of the two tackles. Also, at the end of the season they had to play with a new linemen each game because the injuries and it made it very difficult to mesh.
If the Cardinals do not draft an offensive tackle with their first pick in the draft this season it would be a huge surprise. There are plenty of good choices at the position and everybody knows the fat guys up front are the problem with this team. Bobby Massie will be a good backup next season and Nate Potter needs to put on some weight to be a good tackle in this league. Under 300 pounds is not a great place to be especially if you have to push around a 300 plus pound defensive lineman.
Next season will be interesting because of the new coaching staff. The success of their season depends on how fast they can get players to believe in their system and how fast they can implement it. However, if they don’t fix the root of all their problems, their offensive line, they will be in the bottom of the NFC West again.
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