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Is Versatility always a plus?

I have to admit I've become almost numb to any new post about the Oline, but there's one aspect to the Oline that no one has yet discussed (as far as I've seen).  Actually, it's been discussed, but it's always mentioned in a positive light.  However, I see a potential downside.  It's in this little word called versatility.

I'm actually very positive about the additions the Bills have made to the Oline in the offseason (Hangartner, Wood, Levitire).  But I keep hearing how great it is that the Bills have picked this or that player because he is versatile (can play a number of positions).

Ok, I'm no line expert, but isn't the teamwork and communication on line calls hugely important?  How big is it if someone is making mental errors because they're used to their responsibility at one position, only now they've had to switch to another?  With all the position switching occurring on this Oline, there has to be a downside in consistency.  Can't the Bills have a few players who play one position and play it expertly? 

I know that depth is needed for the sake of injuries, but I just can't kick this nagging feeling that switching the position of every player on the line has a significant downside, and that no matter how smart these players are, the resulting confusion could be detrimental to Edwards' health.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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