Guard position an issue
When starting right guard Stephen Peterman was lost for the season a few weeks ago, the offensive line took a huge hit. The line had been solid except at left guard where Manny Ramirez and Daniel Loper had rotated in and out.
Loper, Ramirez and Dylan Gandy now will rotate in and out of the two guard positions. Whoever plays the best will get the most snaps and perhaps a solid handle on the starting job to wrap up the season.
They have to utilize this opportunity to establish themselves as one of the five. This is a great opportunity, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said.
Loper, however, might miss out. He has an injured back and has not practiced this week.