We've discussed way too much about Nate Livings this week, mostly in response to offensive line coach Paul Alexander defending Livings saying he's "having a good camp." Cincy Jungle's own Joe Goodberry, applying his own formula, concluded that Livings had a good game against the Lions, even though he allowed a quarterback sack that lost six yards and put the young Bengals offense into second-and-16.
According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com the Bengals coaching staff is liking what they see out of rookie Clint Boling at left guard; a position that in our opinion should at least be up for competition. The Bengals are also experimenting Boling at center as well, but didn't get a chance during the preseason game last Friday after airmailing a snap during warmups admitting afterward, "I'll try not to snap it over somebody's head in warmups."
The team may try putting Boling at right guard as well, giving the team a single backup player at all three interior positions on the offensive line; that is if he can't beat Livings out to start at left guard.