Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Linkenbach said he got the call earlier this week from the coaching staff that he would be starting at left guard this week. That meant the much criticized Mike McGlynn was heading to the bench.
Linkenbach is not a Pro Bowler by any means but the initial reviews on his job in Sunday's win over the Raiders is good. The Chiefs allowed just one sack of Alex Smith.
"McGlynn has been battling both legs and I just thought backing him off a little bit would give him a better chance, maybe, of being able to help down the road," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after the game, via quotes from the Chiefs. "Link stepped in; I thought he did a pretty good job in there."
I spoke with Linkenbach briefly after the game and he agreed that he thought he did well, outside of a few plays he wanted to take back.
I would guess that Linkenbach will remain there since he came away with a good review from Chiefs coach Andy Reid.