I posted this as a response but thought it worthy of a post of it's own.
The question of the moment is what free agent Offensive Guard is our best option?
To me, we need to be on the hunt for an older guy who has the skills, hopefully someone that's been a Pro Bowler once or twice, that is being pushed to the curb to make room for a rookie or 2-3 year guy.
My vote is for BRIAN WATERS
and here's why:
This is really the ideal scenario I was hoping we’d take advantage of.
You have Brian Waters, who’s a seasoned vet at 34, with pro bowl appearances, being pushed out by a younger guy. In this case, the team got Jon Asamoah last year in the 3rd round and he must be working out. They also got Rodney Hudson (Otis’s brother????) in the 2nd, so it’s a case of the vet getting the boot to let fresh meat in. Actually Lilja is the one taking over his spot, so they must be moving Asamoah to RG.
Last year the Kansas City Chiefs had Brian Waters at the left guard position and Ryan Lilja at the right guard position. With the release of Waters this season, Lilja has been featured in camp the last two days over on the left side and Jon Asamoah is running on the right side.
"It was a bit of a surprise but it's my job to play wherever they want me to," Lilja said after practice on Saturday.
Indeed, it was a surprise. The Chiefs didn't go all offseason planning to release Waters so shifting Lilja back to the left side is something that was decided only recently. It's the same side he played on while with the Indianapolis Colts so it's not foreign by any means.
BRIAN WATERS would like to play somewhere. I can see him coming right in and starting if need be, and he is without a doubt a much better mentor than the fat guy who can’t pass his physical.
GO GET HIM, MIKE FRACKIN BROWN!!!!!!
So, what do you think? Like it? If not, who would you chose? Who else is in the same boat as waters? (get it?)