The former Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line coach and new Bengals offensive Line coach Frank Pollack likes the potential of two young talents. Chirstian Westerman and Alex Redmond was not meant to be on the starting roster last year but due to major declines in the offensive line they were made starters in the last two games of the 2017 season.
As starting Guards they gave the running game an increase in production by over 50%. Before they started in week 16 the offense was averaging 74 yards a game rushing. When they started in week 16 the rushing game went up to 147 yards a game in the last two games.
These two players that had no chance to be a starter when they came to the league proved they should at least get a chance to earn a starting job. The plan is to get competition probably thru the draft since there are more guards in the draft then tackles. Looks like they want to see if they can try to save money on the line and spend most of the cap on filling holes on their defense and keeping the depth in every position.
Frank Pollack coached one of the best lines in football. He thinks Westerman and
Redmond can play Guard. Let’s see if he is right. Westerman played so well in the Ravens game which made a lot of experts think he should have always started.