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WhoDat!656 03-09-2012 01:04 PM

Saints likely not sold on de la Puente
 
Peyton Manning to Redskins dissolving; Saints likely not sold on De La Puente

FinSaint 03-09-2012 01:11 PM

I don't think the contract they gave him proves anything of the sort.

He was an ERFA, which allowed the Saints to sign him on the cheap for another full season to further evaluate his abilities. With the cap as tight as it is, it was only good business to hand him the minimum qualifying tender - just like they did with Amaya.

dizzle88 03-09-2012 02:40 PM

The contract is basically saying - hey DLP you did great your first year, show us you can do it again and also get better

It's perfectly normal, I'm confident he will earn his contract

Danno 03-09-2012 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizzle88 (Post 385150)
The contract is basically saying - hey DLP you did great your first year, show us you can do it again and also get better

It's perfectly normal, I'm confident he will earn his contract


Agreed, he bounced around the league never starting, then gets sandwiched between the two best O-linemen (not just OG's) in the NFL and played well.

So was it a mediocre player benefitting from being between two all-world guards, or does he have NFL starter talent?

My gut tells me Tennant probably would have performed similarly.

alexonfyre 03-09-2012 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizzle88 (Post 385150)
The contract is basically saying - hey DLP you did great your first year, show us you can do it again and also get better

It's perfectly normal, I'm confident he will earn his contract

This brings up an interesting question:
If he is good, do we call him DLP, BDP, BLP, BDLP, BDROFLMAOPBBQ?

Speedy Ron 03-09-2012 03:51 PM

well...hes better than tennant who will be our starting guard thank to brees/ condon


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