Changing The Game: What's The Best Combination At LB For The First Four Weeks?

Sprint

Sponsored Post: This post is presented by Sprint. Bringing you the first wireless 4G network from a national carrier. Only on the Now Network.

You might have heard that the Texans will be without their starting strong-side linebacker for the first four (4) games of the 2010 season. What should the Texans do for the first month of the season at LB? The options are after the jump...

Option One: Zac Diles at SLB/DeMeco Ryans at MLB/Xavier Adibi at WLB.

Option Two: Zac Diles at SLB/DeMeco Ryans at MLB/Darryl Sharpton at WLB.

Option Three: Kevin Bentley at SLB/DeMeco Ryans at MLB/Zac Diles at WLB.

Option Four (tip o' the cap to MDC for throwing this thought out there): Connor Barwin at SLB/DeMeco Ryans at MLB/Zac Diles at WLB.

My love for Xavier Adibi has been well documented, so I'd love to see Option One come to fruition. Unfortunately for the Adibi family and I, Xavier has his mail sent to Kubes' doghouse, so there's very little chance that happens.

In terms of Option Two, I have a hard time believing that Darryl Sharpton is going to be ready to start from Day One; thus, a scenario where Sharpton starts from the get-go seems unlikely as well.

Option Three seems like the best choice from a continuity standpoint; Diles can stay at WLB for the entire season and wouldn't have to move when Cushing returns. Diles does, however, have experience at SLB, having manned the position before Cushing came to town and/or before Diles kicked himself and broke his own leg in 2008, and one wonders whether Bentley can handle starter's snaps at SLB.

Option Four is certainly the most intriguing of all, but I have a hard time believing Kubes and Frank Bush would move a second-year DE who's still developing and learning that position to SLB for four weeks.

What would you do if you were Kubes and/or Frank Bush?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Battle Red Blog

You must be a member of Battle Red Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle Red Blog. You should read them.

Join Battle Red Blog

You must be a member of Battle Red Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle Red Blog. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker