CHARLOTTE — Sam Baker, who opened the season as the Falcons’ starting left tackle, played right guard for the first time in his NFL career on Sunday.
Joe Hawley started the game at right guard before giving way to Baker. Hawley later returned after Baker’s man, Antwan Applewhite, sacked quarterback Matt Ryan in the end zone for a safety.
Baker, a former first-round pick, was not in a talkative mood on his walk to the team bus.
“Yeah, I guess,” Baker said after being asked if he was pleased to get some playing time.
He clearly wasn’t too happy about his situation.
“Sorry, I really don’t know what I can tell you right now,” Baker said.
Falcons coach Mike Smith would not elaborate on the continued shuffling going on along the offensive line.
“We made some personnel changes early in the game in the offensive line and then we switched back,” Smith said. “We went into it with the mindset that we were going to do it prior to the game. Again, we are doing