It turns out Sean Locklear has done this. A lot.
He plays left tackle in training camp and in the preseason, and then when the regular season starts he is shifted over to right tackle. While that’s not been expressed to him as the plan this season if Will Beatty is unable to play in the opener two weeks from tomorrow, he knows it’s a possibility.
“When I was in Seattle during the preseason I was filling in for Walter Jones because he was a hold out or whatever,” Locklear said today. “Every year I would come in and play left all preseason and then I’d get to Week 1 and move to right. So there is some experience over there.”
That would seem to make the most sense for the Giants. Move Locklear, who is more experienced at right tackle, to that side and bring David Diehl, who has more experience (or more recent experience anyway) at left tackle back to that side.
Neither said they would have a problem with that.
“I’ve done it every camp almost, play all of it at left and then get switched to right, so I would feel comfortable at whatever they put me at,” Locklear said.
Said Diehl: “It’s not like I haven’t done it before.”