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Coach Joe Says, "Don't Speculate"/Collins To Start

Gibbs said that Collins will start Saturday and Mark Burnell will go second as the Qbs, but said they had already set that rotation and not to read into it. Said Mark was already set to be the third guy - now the second guy - this week and Brunell would have already been the guy playing the most in Jacksonville (Mark was The Man there for a long time so maybe they decided to do that for him a while back)

Also, just so everyone knows, Gibbs refused to concede the painfully obvious - that Pete Kendall instantly becomes the best left guard they have and was acquired to start. Joe says he was traded for just to make the team better and that he can play multiple positions and not to read too much into it. Heck, he can even play tackle. Says Wade won't necessarily switch to guard (although Todd is expecting/hoping that's the case) and that the move was not necessarily related to their inability to find a starting caliber left guard. Also, getting Kendall has nothing to do with almost losing Campbell for the season Saturday night.

Alrighty then. Whatever.

I do know this - it doesn't make any sense to trade for an aging starting guard, when you have a serious void at left guard, pay him $5 million and then put him on the bench behind guys who are not ready to start at this level. And surely it doesn't make any sense to take a guy who spent most of his 12 year career at left guard and start him ahead of Jansen, Samuels, Rabach or Thomas ... so draw you're own conclusions.

By Jason La Canfora  |  August 23, 2007; 1:41 PM ET
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