In Monday's press conference, Lovie Smith said they would evaluate scheme and personnel during the bye week. He also said Roberto Garza will be back from his knee scope. He also said Edwin Williams tweaked his back, but that it was nothing serious. Mike Martz said J'Marcus Webb made a quantum leap. As much as we'd like to start 7 guys up front, it can only be 5. Olin Kreutz at center is the only given right now. Who do you think will be the starting 5 up front vs. Buffalo? I see seven different potential lineups.
Chris Williams, Frank Omiyale, & J'Marcus Webb have all started at tackle this season so far. Roberto Garza, Chris Williams, Edwin Williams, and Lance Louis have all started games at guard this season. Of those 6 guys, only 4 will get to start. Kreutz will be the starter at center no doubt.
Jeff Dickerson discussed this in a blog post on Monday:
Garza, who can play both left and right guard, gives the Bears several options on the offensive line. The 10-year veteran could easily slide back to his old spot at right guard, which would force Edwin Williams or Lance Louis out of the lineup, or perhaps the Bears opt to return Garza to left guard, and move Chris Williams back to his natural left tackle position. That decision would be the most complicated, since it would require Frank Omiyale to likely slide back over to right tackle, but it's hard to envision Williams being a long-term solution at guard.
Or maybe Williams finds himself on the bench.
Bears O-Line Starters vs. Buffalo?
LT-Omiyale, LG-C.Williams, C-Kreutz, RG-Ed.Williams, RT-Webb (34 votes)
LT-Omiyale, LG-C.Williams, C-Kreutz, RG- Lance Louis, RT-Webb (29 votes)
LT-Omiyale, LG-C.Williams, C-Kreutz, RG- R. Garza, RT-Webb (235 votes)
LT-Omiyale, LG-Garza, C-Kreutz, RG-Ed.Williams, RT-Webb (45 votes)
LT-Omiyale, LG-Garza, C-Kreutz, RG-Louis, RT-Webb (54 votes)
LT-Chris Williams, LG-Garza, C-Kreutz, RG-Ed.Williams, RT-Omiyale (41 votes)
LT-Chris Williams, LG-Garza, C-Kreutz, RG-Louis, RT-Omiyale (91 votes)
529 total votes