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papz 07-25-2011 10:04 AM

Decision on Jermon Bushrod could be the most important to the New Orleans Saints
 
Jermon Bushrod is not the most high-profile player of the New Orleans Saints' 29 unsigned free agents. And his contract negotiations certainly won't command the same attention as those of tailback Reggie Bush when the NFL finally gets back to business.

Ultimately, though, Bushrod may be the most important player for the Saints to retain. And he may be the most expensive.

That's the nature of the left tackle position in the NFL -- arguably the second-most important job in the game behind quarterback.

Full article below.
Decision on Jermon Bushrod could be the most important to the New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com

crawgator 07-25-2011 03:04 PM

We need to keep this guy.. We have had some consistency with our O line now, and the chemisrty is their, Don' mess up a good thing... Drew is Getting a little older we need to protect him.. GEAUX SAINTS

papz 07-25-2011 03:33 PM

I like and want him to remain a Saint. What I don't want is to lock him up for the next 5 or 6 years at 6 or 7 million per season. Being that he's 27, plays left tackle, and considered in the prime age of his career, one would think someone will shell out big dollars and gamble on him. I could definitely see him going for greener pastures.

saintsfan1976 07-25-2011 08:14 PM

CB is nowhere near ready. Unless you expect the same type of performance you got from JB

saintsfan1976 07-25-2011 08:37 PM

Bushrod stays.

He's probably one of the top 20 LT's in the NFL, but his issues with protection were so well-documented and besides, there are too many other good options.

Danno 07-25-2011 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 (Post 311072)
Bushrod stays.

He's probably one of the top 20 LT's in the NFL, but his issues with protection were so well-documented and besides, there are too many other good options.

Like who?

saintsfan1976 07-25-2011 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 311078)
Like who?


Quote:

Originally Posted by strato (Post 311079)
maybe aren't was the word he wanted?

Typed 'are not'. Deleted some text and missed it. Sorry - been a long day and this vino is really good.

Boutte 07-25-2011 10:55 PM

How much is it going to take to sign him? He's a pretty good tackle but I wouldn't want us to pay great money for pretty good talent. If there truly isn't a better value out there we might have to bite the bullet and pay the man. Charles Brown has injury issues on top of everything else he's challenged with and we'd be in serious trouble if we had to count on him to anchor the left.

Rugby Saint II 07-25-2011 11:55 PM

Man, I have such mixed feelings about this guy. He needed a lot of help his rookie year and a fair amount last year. He is an average player playing a critical position. Can't we give Brown the same type of help that Bushrod got? We can get by with him or we can promote his backup if he's ready. The way I see it if he stays here he could get a 2-3 year contract and then possibly traded away next year when Brown takes over.

hagan714 07-26-2011 12:42 AM

I am not a huge fan of the guy. But this is not the year in FA to gamble. They have to sign him. Heck they need the OL intact this year. I do not see the replacements.


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