Harlow is a problem, but they are both backups and you would expect backups not to be great. It's why they aren't starters.
I would rather start Smith at C than Harlow. Harlow is a dead end.
On my fantasy thing for this week it says Kyler has been pressured on 22% of his snaps this year which is a career high, even though his average time to release the ball is at a career low. My guess is that most of that is since harlow started because Hudson got hurt.
I get that Harlow is a backup but it's another example of Keim and frankly Kliff not having a plan or not having a plan that makes sense. You can still read the article in camp when we had Billy Price in but didn't sign him and it said Lecitus Smith is taking snaps at C to be more versatile and it literally said in there the Cards think Harlow is just too small, listed at 284 pounds and he's just not strong enough to handle NFL interior linemen.
And yet when the season started our options at C were Hudson who wanted to retire, Pugh who's never played C before and wanted to retire, Lecitus Smith a rookie who's never played C, and Harlow. Frank Sanders said he hears Harlow got kept for one reason, he's the best shotgun snapper of the 4 because Pugh and Smith were still learning to play C and they were very concerned they couldn't handle shotgun snaps.
So either draft or sign someone that can, or change the offense that Kliff has ran his entire career so you don't HAVE to be in the gun so much?
So by default because of the longer snap our actual backup C was the guy the staff was telling people in camp isn't strong enough to play C in the NFL.