Ask the Old Guy: Super Bowl memories

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Meals for thought: I have acquired two queries for you. Very first, what do you think about maintaining Brady Christensen at still left deal with, as he held his own final 3 game titles, grab a cost-free agent guard, trade the choose, filling other desires and use the choose on a middle linebacker we so desperately have to have? 2nd, which do you like: Eastern Carolina sauce or South Carolina sauce? Past query is most significant lol — David, Farmington, MO

Once again with the food stuff queries. I feel witnessed.

Actually, this may well border on the variety of dialogue of faith you are not meant to have at a football occasion, mainly because folks get all labored up about their sauces. I prefer a simple vinegar-and-pink pepper flake sauce as is indigenous to the Jap half of North Carolina, as I like the way the acid and heat cuts the richness of a smoked pork shoulder. But some people choose the mustardy variety, and even even though which is not my offer, I want most people to be equipped to be delighted with what they delight in, as very long as it would not harm any person.

(Also, when I was in Cellular past week, we stopped for a meal at Dreamland BBQ, at the recommendation of my brother, the barbecue decide [He judges for sport, and not just at smoked meat competitions. He can be a lot sometimes, but we love him]. Requested our server if I could get some sauce to take dwelling, and she arrives to the table with a substantial jug, inquiring me if this was the amount of money I required. Evidently, I appear like a guy who consumes barbecue sauce a gallon at a time.)

The Christensen as deal with-or-guard issue could also inspire a variety of spiritual fervor this offseason, and it can be an vital one particular.

There are a couple of essential points to recall. One, absolutely free agent left tackles are well worth it, but they’re tremendous-high priced. So if the aim is to get a lot of other stuff, I could comprehend signing a fantastic free-agent guard, and letting Christensen continue to be at deal with for now.

But if 1 of people major a few tackles (Evan Neal, Charles Cross, Ikem Ekwonu) is there at six, I imagine you have to consider 1 of them. Immediately after getting a pick away from Penei Sewell falling into their laps very last yr, it will be painful if all three of these men are long gone just before the Panthers pick (even though it could conveniently take place). If I am the GM (and they have not let me be nevertheless), I try not to overthink it. If a top deal with is there, consider him, and permit Christensen develop into his Travelle Wharton for the future several years. That labored out Alright in the past, but it was a lengthy time back.