In Shanny's presser today, he confirmed that Spencer Larsen is moving back to FB for the Chiefs game.
I, for one, am pretty bummed on this news. I feel he is our best option at MLB, and has been playing better every week. Here's a scenario that will/could happen which could leave Larsen as just a special teamer:
- The Broncos have signed Andrew Pinnock. I am pretty happy about this. He is a great blocking FB that will plow the way for Hillis and Young. He also has some pretty good hands and is a good option as a change up in short yardage situations. From Shanny's presser today I dont think Pinnock will be ready to go this week.
- Either Hagans of Webster comes in at MLB. I am hoping for Hagans. I dont like Webster as a MLB and feel he would be an AWESOMEST leader and captain, but is only our 4th best option at MLB. It is rare that Shanny would move them out for Larsen when we play next. This relegates Larsen to back up LB again.
- Pinnock will probably come in our game after Kansas, relegating Larsen to back up FB.
The end result to all this that Larsen becomes a ST only player.
I doubt that Shanny will play him both ways again with Webster and Hagans fit. My only hope is that he is still int the rotation a little this weekend at MLB. I would hate foir him to have no role in defense. He, along with Woodyard and Winborn (as well as a change back to the 4-3 scheme) have really elevated our defense.
I also wonder what we will do with WW too?
Anyway, would love to know what the knowledgable crew here at MHR see it all shaking out.