ATLANTA -- I’m settled into the Georgia Dome press box for Sunday’s game between the Falcons and Oakland Raiders.
I’ll be back with the inactives in about an hour and you know the rest of the drill. I’ll weigh in on anything of substance during the game and we’ll have a Rapid Reaction immediately after the game and a full column a bit later.
Speaking of the Bucs, we’ve got two items worth noting. First, congratulations to former offensive tackle Paul Gruber, who will be inducted into Tampa Bay’s Ring of Honor on Sunday. I had the pleasure of covering Gruber in the 1990s and can honestly say he’s one of the most genuine professionals I’ve ever dealt with.
Second, it sounds like the Bucs are switching up their offensive line in a different way than many expected. There were hints during the week that Ted Larsen, who had been starting at right guard, would be out of the lineup and be replaced by Jeremy Trueblood. Apparently, that’s only half true. Larsen isn’t expected to be in the starting lineup. But PewterReport.com reports that Jamon Meredith -- not Trueblood -- will start at right guard.
Gee, that should really throw off the Chiefs’ plans.