I find it a bit ironic that no post has been made for our MOST competitive position battle in camp.
Yes, I understand that we're looking for other receiving options to open up, but all of the post seem to be about the same thing. "Who's going to step up opposite of Torrey and catch passes from Joe? Which TE/TE's are going to step up after the loss of Pitta?" Redundant.
Last year Birk was probably the MVP of the O-line, especially in the post season. His presence will definitely be missed.
Unfortunately, I missed the Falcons game due to work so I can't grade Shipley's performance until I see it on NFL Network. What I saw from Gino in week 1 against the Bucs impressed me. He looked smooth and fluid out there.
I know that we're only halfway through the preseason but who would you rather see as the man under Flacco?