It finally happened – Brad Childress got fed up with Ryan Cook‘s penalties and whiffs on pass-rushers and benched the right tackle. Gosh Brad, what sealed the deal for you? Gus Frerotte getting turned into a human tackling dummy the last couple of weeks, largely because Cook doesn’t get off the ball worth a damn? Stephen Hawking has faster reflexes than Cook. Now Artis Hicks will start at right tackle. He was the starting left tackle when Bryant McKinnie was suspended so I doubt he’ll have much trouble sliding right in. This doesn’t fix all our offensive line issues obviously, but it goes a long way toward shoring up the right side. And there should be a noticeable reduction in the number of bad penalties.
Chilly Pulls the Trigger on Cook
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