When the Buffalo Bills open 2013 training camp five weeks from tomorrow, they'll have several major playing time roles open for competition. Obviously, one of those roles will be the ultra-important starting quarterback role - but we're not here to talk about that today.
Instead, we're running a poll and a discussion about the rest of the team's major battles for starting jobs, and which of them worries you the most. Let's face it: if we included quarterbacks in this discussion, the rest of these positions wouldn't see much action in the debate.
Listed below are the names of five potential Bills starters this season, and who they'd have to beat out for a starting job. All five names on the list have a good (or better than good) chance of winning their competitions, so for the sake of the discussion, let's assume that they have.
- LG Colin Brown (over Doug Legursky, Chris Scott, Sam Young)
- RT Erik Pears (over Chris Hairston)
- ILB Nigel Bradham (over Bryan Scott)
- SS Aaron Williams (over Da'Norris Searcy, Duke Williams)
- K Dustin Hopkins (over Rian Lindell)
There are other positional battles with potential starters that could be considered. We left wide receiver off of the list because of the idea that regardless of nominal starters, several young options will see significant playing time. We also left the punter battle off of the list. If you consider the nickel cornerback job a starting position, that could be considered, as well. We've provided a write-in option in the poll if you're most worried about those areas of the team.
Let's hear it, Buffalo Rumblings: which of the below potential starters worries you the most?