Willie is a RIGHT tackle not left I seriously doubt our staff would add him to the opposite side that he is used to. Also they prefer younger guys they won't add a 33 year old this at this point.
And Hicks is a guard.
I think he's worth a giving a shot to.
Of the players I have seen released he would make the most sense to pick up. Yes he is a RT but he is better than Cook also. Having another Solid Vet on the Line is only going to help this team no matter where he plays. I am normally not a fan of the Player X was released lets pick him up but thsi one does make the most sense. OL needs some more Veterran leadership right now and Lets face it COOK IS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE
Comeon my friend.
Someone please pull of the thread that had the stats from last year were it showed how the right side did with Cook/Hicks compared to Cook/Herrera.
If memory serves the once collegiate C who was shoved in at RT didn't play that damn bad especially when you compare the yardage (I think it was only about 1 yard per carry difference or something like that) per carry on the ground.
Absolutely horrible indeed.
No way they give up on Cook for this guy.
As to his ability to step in for Mac, I am not so sure he would/could do that either.
He is a RT for a reason.
Mostly because of footspeed/hand placement and agility/mobility.
Taking those physical limitations into account along with the fact that he hasn't even taken one snap in a ZB scheme and he hasn't played LT in what 12 years, I don't see the staff freaking out and giving the 3-6 mill he will want.
Nope, we will pass on Willie, take what we have through the 4 game suspension, tie a TE to Hicks ass for every play and run a two gaurd set on the left side for 4 games.
Should be good enough against the 4 RDEs we have to face in that time frame.