Left tackle isn't the only position on the Bears offensive line that has some intrigue surrounding it. The two offensive guard spots will also have some competition for them, but as of now there seems to be a clear cut depth chart. Lance Louis (RG) and Edwin Williams (LG) are running with the one's and it's their job to lose. But Incumbent left tackle starter J'Marcus Webb was splitting starters reps during OTAs with former first rounder Chris Williams. Williams has started games for the Bears at left tackle, right tackle and left guard. Most recently he was seen playing left guard before his season ending injury in week 10. Yesterday at the Bears pre training camp press conference, both general manager Phil Emery and head coach Lovie Smith addressed the position.
It was widely thought that who ever loses the competition for left tackle would slide into the swing tackle role, but with Williams' flexibility he could kick back inside to guard where he played decent in 2011. That's something Lovie alluded to in the presser. But if Webb is beat out, it's likely he'll be the swing tackle as he hasn't played guard, nor does he posses the traits of a guard.
Most believe that Webb has the edge since he is the returning starter, but both have shown the ability to play adequately there in the past, and unfortunately both have shown the inability to man the position. The buzz word by Emery was consistency. Which ever player show's the most consistency in practice and in the preseason games will win the job.
Throw their pedigrees out the window, throw their draft status out the window, and may the best man win the job. Who do you think will win the left tackle spot?