Cordy Glenn to play left tackle for Bills

The Buffalo Bills are planning to let 2nd-round pick Cordy Glenn compete for the starting job at left tackle, and began using him there this weekend at rookie camp. It’s an odd decision considering Glenn’s size (6’6″, 343 lbs) and his lack of athleticism. Most draft analysts, myself included, assumed Glenn would be shifted inside to guard or to right tackle.

Bills new left tackle?

This move raises more questions about the Bills strategy when it comes to the offensive line. Despite having significant holes on the line, especially at tackle, the Bills have ignored the position in recent drafts. Then just when Demetress Bell stepped with a reasonably solid performance in 2011 at left tackle, the Bills let him walk as a free agent.

For whatever reason, the Bills don’t value the offensive line position. It’s a unique strategy, but their their patchwork offensive line strategy has worked reasonably well so far. However, with a relatively immobile quarterback in Ryan Fitzpatrick, having a slow-footed rookie at left tackle could lead to disastrous results.



Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Bills, Uncategorized 1 Comment

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One Response to Cordy Glenn to play left tackle for Bills

  1. Rockingham01

    It’s early, and September’s a long ways off. Let’s give this kid the opportunity, and see where it leads. I’ve read great things about his adaptability, and there’s no reason to doubt that he could improve nicely. If he doesn’t have great footwork at this point, it is certainly correctable. He seems to have a great attitude.

     

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