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papz 01-29-2013 05:41 PM

PFF: Ranking the 2012 Offensive Lines
 
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6. New Orleans Saints (1)

PB – 8th, RB – 7th, PEN – 4th

Stud: He may be the least well known player on the line, but it’s about time people started to recognize how much of a find Brian De La Puente (+23.0) has been for the Saints.

Dud: While he got better as the year went on, 58 combined sacks, hits and hurries are far too many from Jermon Bushrod (+1.5). Some good work in the run game ensured he ended with a positive grade, but you need your left tackle to pass block better.

Summary: The often unheralded part of the Saints’ success, the line didn’t get as good play from their tackles as they might have expected, but they got by without Carl Nicks just fine. That owed a lot to Ben Grubbs stepping up. A fine line that looks set for years to come.

CharityMike 01-29-2013 05:43 PM

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Sweet. We already know Bushrod is meh. Glad to hear Brian graded out so good.

hagan714 01-29-2013 07:37 PM

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wait a minute the bush is an all pro

FinSaint 01-29-2013 08:02 PM

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Just more evidence that the Saints should not overpay Bushrod, because while he is above average - he isn't and probably never will be an elite LT.

CharityMike 01-29-2013 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by FinSaint (Post 476383)
Just more evidence that the Saints should not overpay Bushrod, because while he is above average - he isn't and probably never will be an elite LT.

I don't call being graded barely in the positive an above average player. Just saying. With how fast Drew gets rid of the ball, to be graded so low is very telling.

Rugby Saint II 01-30-2013 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by CharityMike (Post 476393)
I don't call being graded barely in the positive an above average player. Just saying. With how fast Drew gets rid of the ball, to be graded so low is very telling.

Good point my friend! :saintsfan:

TheOak 01-30-2013 02:12 PM

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I brought up the liability of Bushrod after the second preseason game.

Danno 01-30-2013 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by CharityMike (Post 476393)
I don't call being graded barely in the positive an above average player. Just saying. With how fast Drew gets rid of the ball, to be graded so low is very telling.

But on the other hand...

How many times did he need help versus DE's?

How many more elite RDE's did he play versus other teams LT's?

How often did he have to drop back in pass protection?

Were most of his snaps when we were way behind and defenses knew we had to pass?

Did he have an inordinate amount of snaps?

Did he play every snap every game?

Was the LG busy helping out the OC more often than others?


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