With the Falcons struggles on the offensive line being well documented, it's clear heading into the season that the Falcons need help on the offensive line, particularly at right tackle. While Lamar Holmes has shown signs of being able to protect Matt Ryan, he's also shown signs that he's clearly struggling to do this consistently.
With all NFL teams trimming down their rosters to the mandated 53 players last Saturday by 6:00 PM EST, there are plenty of free agents out there.
One of which includes OT Max Starks. Starks is a ten year veteran who played the majority of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was trying to secure a roster spot this year with the San Diego Chargers.
The Chargers didn't have a place for Starks and now he sits on the free agent market looking for a new home. Starks isn't the player he once was when he won two two super bowls with the Steelers, however, he would likely be an upgrade over Lamar Holmes.
His experience and ability to still block effectively could be keys in helping to bolster an offensive line that is in dire need of some veteran leadership and better production.
Will Thomas Dimitroff pull the trigger? He may see how Holmes does in the regular season's first game, and it's not as if Holmes is a completely lost cause or anything like that. It's just that as of now, he has very little experience and wasn't slated to be the starter this year. Turning to someone who has done this for a long time and done it well could definitely help Atlanta.
Would you like Holmes to get his chance in the regular season, or should the Falcons make a move?
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