Great post on your part, too, Big Ern. Max is still a better option than what we have on the roster.
PS: Flippy don't do no bad posts, mostly. ;)
Max Starks visiting Cardinals today
Posted by Darin Gantt on May 14, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT
As one of the few available offensive tackles who has the experience and ability to play on the left, Max Starks still has something of a market.
According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the free agent tackle is visiting with the Cardinals today, and taking a physical.
Heís previously checked in with the tackle-needy Chargers, where heíd likely walk in the door as the starter, since no one seems to think King Dunlapís capable of holding that job.
In Arizona, theyíre hoping the return of left tackle Levi Brown stabilizes things, after they drafted guard Jonathan Cooper in the first round. But itís not as if the Cardinals donít need more help up front, even if Bobby Massie continues to progress at right tackle.
Everyone keeps talking about the changing scheme....
In 2014, I'm sure the steelers will want their Left Tackle to do what every other team wants their left tackles to do... and that is to protect the quarterback's blindside first and foremost. Max did a solid job with that last year, allowing only a few sacks all year. I'd be willing to bet the farm that the Steelers will not get that kind of production at the left tackle spot this year.
I'd be willing to bet ya. I have the faith that the young Tackles will be just fine.
It's a deal lol... if the young tackles give up 3 or less sacks this year... you win!
If Max is so great, then why is he still looking for a job?
Max wasn't the difference between going to the playoffs and staying home last year...nor was he the difference between Ben being injured and staying healthy....
and it just might be the case that he is not on the market much longer. The fact that he remains unsigned doesn't say much... There are quite a few unsigned free agents on the market right now that would be definite upgrades on our roster...
and to add to what Ike said, it's not that he's a great player...but he has been the best tackle on the squad for the last two years... as well as the best lineman overall.