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biloxi-indian 02-08-2012 05:27 PM

Saints: Who could stay and who could go - Offensive Line
 
Saints: Who could stay and who could go - Offensive Line | wwltv.com New Orleans

Offensive Line
Tackles: Jermon Bushrod, Zach Strief, Pat McQuistan, Charles Brown
Guards: Carl Nicks, Jahri Evans, Eric Olsen
Centers: Brian de la Puente, Matt Tennant

Bushrod: For the first time in his career, Jermon Bushrod earned a Pro Bowl berth. The key for him is following it up with another standout season. He signed a two-year contract prior to 2011 and will be in a contract year. Bushrod shut down tons of talent this past season and, if we were the Saints, wed figure out a way to extend him now because his negotiations could get messy. Bushrod returns in 2012.

gandhi1007 02-08-2012 05:35 PM

Not that big on giving Bushrod a big contract. Elite DE's treated him like a $2 hooker for the last 3 years. Most of Brees' hurries came from his side. And.....sorry to say this, but Bushrod rode the "Brees" to the Pro Bowl much like a previous LT we once had. Just saying.....I'd much rather put that money in tha hands of Carl Nicks, Brian De La Puente, & Zach Strief.

Danno 02-08-2012 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by gandhi1007 (Post 376808)
Not that big on giving Bushrod a big contract. Elite DE's treated him like a $2 hooker for the last 3 years. Most of Brees' hurries came from his side. And.....sorry to say this, but Bushrod rode the "Brees" to the Pro Bowl much like a previous LT we once had. Just saying.....I'd much rather put that money in tha hands of Carl Nicks, Brian De La Puente, & Zach Strief.

While I mostly agree with this I don't think Bushrod was all that bad. He certainly wasn't pro-bowl quality but he held his own in several games.

We could do worse than Bushrod, and we'd have to pay a ton of money to do better.

I'd say he's a B-minus LT in this league.

FinSaint 02-08-2012 06:03 PM

While I agree that Bushrod did a good job this past season - much better than I expected him to do - he would be exposed if the Saints were to lose Nicks, because having that type of a guard playing next to you will make any tackle appear better than what the reality is.

Danno 02-08-2012 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by FinSaint (Post 376821)
While I agree that Bushrod did a good job this past season - much better than I expected him to do - he would be exposed if the Saints were to lose Nicks, because having that type of a guard playing next to you will make any tackle appear better than what the reality is.

Then Charles Brown must be one gawd-awful Tackle.

FinSaint 02-08-2012 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Danno (Post 376822)
Then Charles Brown must be one gawd-awful Tackle.


He probably is and brittle as a sugar sculpture.


BTW, I just noticed that Chase Daniel is also a RFA. I wonder what type of a deal they are going to offer him?

Danno 02-08-2012 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by FinSaint (Post 376823)
He probably is and brittle as a sugar sculpture.


BTW, I just noticed that Chase Daniel is also a RFA. I wonder what type of a deal they are going to offer him?

Prolly vet minimum, and bring in some competition as well.

jeanpierre 02-08-2012 11:06 PM

Charles Brown, going into his third season, should be seen by an urologist and examined for a pair...

Good Gosh, scouts claimed you have 1 Round Talent, WTH?


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