Wednesday, February 2, 2011
AFC West mailbag
By Bill Williamson
Mid-week mail call:
David from San Diego wants to know I think the Chargers should draft an offensive lineman in the first round.
Bill Williamson: I think it is a possibility. The only place where immediate competition could occur is at right tackle. Jeromey Clary is decent, but if there was a stud right tackle available, such as Wisconsin’s Gabe Carimi or Boston College’s Anthony Castonzo, I could see it. Other areas San Diego could look at is receiver, defensive end and linebacker.
Kevin from San Jose wants to know I think the Oakland Raiders will get a Monday Night Football game in 2011.
BW: I would think so. I know the league always likes giving Oakland the Monday night spotlight. Now that the Raiders are competitive again, I could imagine seeing them on Monday night this season -- maybe an Oakland-Kansas City. Remember, there are double headers on the first Monday night of the season. An Oakland approach for the West Coast showing has happened three times since 2006 and it could conceivably happen again.
Tyler from Hamilton, Ontario wants to know if I think Denver can trade Kyle Orton to Washington for defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.
BW: Very interesting Tyler. Washington may need a quarterback and Denver is likely going back to a 4-3 defense, so it would be a fit for Haynesworth, who is likely out of Washington. This might be another one of those trade proposals that makes too much sense for it to happen. But I like it. Orton would help the Redskins and Haynesworth would be great in the middle of Denver’s defensive front. There might have to be some conditions written into the deal, but it looks good to me.