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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I thought it would be a good time to revisit this thread before we go into post season play. Earlier this season I asked how people felt about Bushrod protecting Drew Brees' blind side. I'm curious as to what ya'll ...

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Old 01-05-2010, 05:18 PM   #1
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How comfortable are you with Bushrod now?

I thought it would be a good time to revisit this thread before we go into post season play. Earlier this season I asked how people felt about Bushrod protecting Drew Brees' blind side. I'm curious as to what ya'll think after a full season under his belt as our starting left tackle? How comfortable are you with Bushrod now?
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
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Re: How comfortable are you with Bushrod now?

I thought he played very good at times, but very inconsistent at others. Overall I am not sold on him at this time, still needs a lot of work. He could still be a good starter in the NFL. Right now, I do not like what I see. The way teams are beating him has caused the Saints to go to more of a quick passing game, very hard to give Brees time to launch the ball down field on a consistent basis. The Saints really need to consider lining up a TE on his side or have a FB ready to help.
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I'd give Jammal Brown a blank check.
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#74 played admirably filling in for a pro bowl LT

however.....he is a terrible tackle, could maybe play inside the tackles at guard but he is not fast enough to play offensive tackle

his first step is terrible and is one of the worst ive seen in a long time.....sometimes he shortens his step so the DE will rush outside and he can force him outside to make a pocket.......LIKE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO

but when he does that he gets beat on the outside

so to compensate he makes a bigger step backwards to prevent the outside rush.....and the DE cuts inside or catches him off balance and bull rushes him back to the QB

i have never seen a tackle so reliant on his strength and lacking that much speed start in the NFL......never

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Re: How comfortable are you with Bushrod now?

Capable starter but I want my Pro Bowl LT. If Brown is retained, we'll have very good line depth for the foreseeable future. Coming off injury, one would think his asking price should be reasonable for his services.
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Re: How comfortable are you with Bushrod now?

Canton- you are probably right, he may be better suited inside.

Danno- Yes, Jammal Brown should be given a blank check, he was sorely missed. Hopefully, he is 100% for next year.
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Re: How comfortable are you with Bushrod now?

I quite pleased with his performance. He has played like a rookie and that pretty much what he is in regards to playingtime. Just like Canton says he has a lot of things that needs improvement but he should continue beeing a really good backup once Brown gets back.
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Re: How comfortable are you with Bushrod now?

He's what we have. Just make sure he has help when he needs it.
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Well we have to ride him to the superbowl ...so we have to like him... he's gonna need help with the speedy D ends...or Brees is going to get killed
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Re: How comfortable are you with Bushrod now?

was he getting more help early in the year? it actually seemed like he played better mid season, but has fallen off lately.

Might be bc Shockey is out?
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