Cage match on the Cowboys offensive line
If Biadasz plays well enough to start the 2020 season, this could potentially bring about an incredible three-way competition for the starting left guard position: Williams vs. McGovern vs Looney.
And I’m not just talking about the end result: I’m also speaking about sheer entertainment value in training camp. It would be one heck of a battle. I’m picturing a cage match: three gargantuan men enter, one behemoth leaves.
In fact, it could be even better than that. Two three-way cage matches in a row!!! The first for center, the second for starting guard. We could see a battle of the titans for the ages, then another one!
It would be like a double feature. First Godzilla versus Mothra, then Godzilla versus King Kong! Actually, it would be more like Godzilla versus Mothra versus King Kong, then a similar matchup. But you get the idea. You would definitely need popcorn for this one, folks!!!
By the way, I’m not just blowing smoke here. This really could happen because McGovern and Looney can both play center and guard. So, you might want to buy popcorn in bulk.
And then, when it’s over, the Cowboys would almost certainly have a stronger offensive line than otherwise. I’m not saying they’ll be better off than with Frederick. That would be crazy. I’m comparing the picture to what it would have been like without drafting an additional lineman.
There’s one other advantage to this situation. If Williams gets beat out by one of the other linemen at guard, he could become the new swing tackle, and perhaps a good starting tackle eventually.
I’ve been saying this for a while. I have nothing against Williams. I just think he might be better at tackle, where agility is more important, than at guard, where strength is the defining quality. Frankly, I think he might be a lot better.
Now, in fairness, I am describing the best possible result, the ceiling as its called. But the floor doesn’t look terrible either. That case would be Williams and Looney starting, with McGovern and Biadasz backing them up. But for that to happen, they’d have to beat out the two younger players.
On the other hand, maybe none of this happens, and Adam Redmond steals the show at training camp and ends up the starting center! Who knows? Anything can happen.
Only time will tell. But buckle up, because there’s definitely a fight coming.