It's becoming more obvious to me that the breakdown of personnel on the offense will be a bit different this year than "textbook." The key to the whole thing is the versatility of Garrett Mills. Normally, we carry about 26 players on offense (24 if you factor out the kicker and the long snapper). Of the remaining 24, it usually breaks down: 3 QB 5 WR 3 TE 5 RB 8 OL This year, however, there is a decided weakness at the bottom end of both WR and QB. There is also decided depth on OL, RB, and TE. That tells me that there will be one less QB retained, and a sort of utility player added on. That's where Mills comes in. His Kevin Turner-like ability to be both a TE and a FB creates more value on offense than an emergency QB we'd likely never see (and would have given up on the season if we did, anyway). Here is my best guess of the non-ST offensive roster: QB (2): Brady, Cassell WR (5): Branch, Caldwell, Jackson, Brown, Childress/Kight TE (3): Graham, Watson, Thomas RB (6): Dillon, Maroney, Faulk, Pass, Mills, Cobbs/Evans OL (8): Light, Mankins, Koppen, Hochstein, Neal, O'Callahan, Kazcur, Gorin/Brit/ Each of the players there has some good value. A third-string QB brings nothing to the table. If he is in, the season is done anyway. For those obsessed with having 3 QB, here is my question--which of the above players would you cut to make room: --you certainly can't cut a QB --with Branch being unreasonable and Jackson hurt, we don't want to risk Childress/Kight getting picked up, and we may need both early on --the TEs are solid across the board --the O-line gets too banged up not to carry 8 solid guys --your best argument would be for the Cobbs/Evans slot, but those guys have looked pretty good (esp Cobbs). You'd have to make an argument that a 3rd QB whom we would likely never use would be more valuable than the 15 or so touches that sixth back would give us (never mind the depth). All I'm saying is that maybe carrying 3 QBs is not all it's cracked up to be.