Staley is out and Sims is in. Last year Sims perhaps played better than Staley coming off the bench... Staley has been shakey at best this season, perhaps we can get the same out of him again this season. But worse than Staley has been Anthony "QB KILLER" Davis. Yes I know he's a rookie, yes I know he's 21 years old, yes I believe he MIGHT still get better, (in the time-frame of his entire contract not this season)... But his major issue was present in college and it hasn't been corrected in the slightest at the NFL level and worse its possibly a natural ability thing. His first step is far too small to get out in front of an explosive speed rusher and its because his balance stinks. This is not something that will fix itself as the season goes along. This is a major problem and a long term fix. Even in college he got blown away by speed rushers because of the tiny steps he takes when shuffling his feet. To compensate he over-commits and starts leaning outside setting himself up to get destroyed with spin moves and the famous Reggie White style "club". He already got Alex Smith buried. No professional football organization should tolerate such utter incompetence. Troy looked great today but the most impressive thing to me was that he didn't let A. Davis' futility kill the final drive, kill his confidence or just outright kill him via big hit.
The solution is on our bench. At one time Alex Boone was a higher recruited lineman than Davis. Coming out of high school Boone was a 5 star recruit with a 6.1 rating. Anthony Davis was a 6.0. And this rating was already taking into consideration that Boone had a problem with alcohol. Boone excelled in college while being a drunk in his free time. Davis couldn't even keep from whiffing 2 or 3 times a game at the college level. Now Boone is sober and wants to turn his life around. DUMP DAVIS. BRING ON BOONE. He has the frame to be a RT even more so than a left and he never had a problem in college keeping his man in front of him. From my reading his biggest blocking issue was more so that his height sometimes made it difficult for him to get under his competition's pads and drive block. Considering A. Davis hasn't really done squat in the run game either its not a big negative. Boone's off the field issues are in the past. Davis' on the field issues are the present and the future. GET HIM OUT OF THERE NOW BEFORE HE GETS TROY KILLED TOO.