News hit yesterday that Justin Griffith and Kwame Harris were cut.
Harris came as an expected move, to clear a huge amount of cap space and finally put an end to what might be the best LT that couldn’t get his head on straight. No love lost here.
On a bit more surprising note: Justin Griffith was cut. This clears cap space and it is quite a bit for what would seem to be a backup FB. Oren O’Neal is by far the better blocking back. Griffith might be more useful to a team who has him catch passes and run a little bit. This role is disappearing in the league and keeping Griffith would have been a luxury. Hopefully Big O is ready to go.
This move could also be a sign that we will run more two back sets and wildcat next season. Putting two or three of Fargas, McFadden and Bush in the same backfield could be potentially dangerous. Bush and McFadden could both take a snap or two in a wildcat like formation, with the other two RBs on the field as well. I am sure the coaching staff is throwing the idea around.
Linebackers would have to choose a player to key on and cover Fargas and Bush should they come out of the backfield. Matchup problems would be plentiful. That, coupled with Miller and Higgins, could prove dangerous and difficult to defend.
In other news, The Chronicle is going out of business. Goodbye Nancy Gay, see you on ESPN!