While head coach Chan Gailey has made it clear that neither Chris Hairston nor Cordy Glenn has done anything to separate themselves from the other in their much publicized left tackle competition, what is certain is sooner or later Gailey and his offensive staff will have to make a call on who is going to be the starter going into the regular season.
Currently on the team’s depth chart, Hairston is listed as the starting left tackle. Naturally a lot of what happens in the preseason games will either change that or keep it the same. Gailey knows with two young players at that position it’d be great if one of them could really set themselves apart to get the spot settled for the games that count come September. If that doesn’t happen then it appears he has a timetable in mind on making a call for that competition.
“Well you would like for it to be settled, but you can’t force it to be settled,” said Gailey. ”I don’t want to force anything. A lot of times injury forces you to do things and I would rather not force it until we feel like we have to. Maybe with two weeks to go before the first game you make that decision and even though they’re close you make a decision and go with it.”
Two weeks before the opener on Sept. 9th would peg a decision to be made on the starting left tackle spot around Aug. 19th, just a couple of days after the second preseason game.
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