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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; According to Pro Football Focus, Bushrod has allowed more combined sacks, hits and hurries than any available offensive lineman over the past two years. While Jay Cutler has a mobility edge on Drew Brees, the latter has a superior pocket ...

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Old 03-15-2013, 07:11 AM   #1
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Glad Bushrod is gone!

According to Pro Football Focus, Bushrod has allowed more combined sacks, hits and hurries than any available offensive lineman over the past two years. While Jay Cutler has a mobility edge on Drew Brees, the latter has a superior pocket presence with a quicker release. Brees often covered for Bushrod's weakness against speed rushers.

After reading this, I'd say we couldn't get much worse. Bushrod is a product of Brees, not the other way around. On to the next one, so that in 3-4 years, they can be overpaid, too.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:14 AM   #2
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Bushrod was good. The Bears overpaid, but Bush is good. People are so used to it now that they don't realize Drew has a lot of moments where he holds the ball forever. Quick release doesn't matter when you stand back there 5-8 seconds waiting on the big play. Now Strief is a different story....
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:15 AM   #3
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I disagree. Brees may hold it too long at times, but nothing compared to other QB's, like let's say, Cutler. Allowing more combined sacks,
hits and hurries than any available offensive lineman over the past two years is a major red flag in my opinion. No loss here.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:23 AM   #4
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Cutler has the balls of the immortals to keep getting back up..... His offensive line has held together by Elmers glue and pieces of duct tape..... Hell even our DL who had never been known to get after the qb posted six sacks on there OL a few years ago. Have you seen the bags under Cutler's eyes in his NFL commercial.... He ain't sleeping, he's having nightmares of getting sacked again, and again!!!! They needed to over pay, Bush might not be perfect, but he just may be the best starting OL they have right now!!!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:35 AM   #5
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Glad for Bushrod. He got paid. He was a very solid starter for the Saints. People seem to forget the revolving door the Saints had at RT last year. Now, they have to find a stater at LT along with the RT uncertainty. The loss of Nicks hurt last year and the loss of Bushrod will hurt this year unless the Saints find a gem in the draft. Being without a 2nd rounder and with the needs on the defense, it's not going to be easy to do.
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Bushrod was manhandled in 2012... Watch the damn tapes, from pre-season to game 16.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:40 AM   #7
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I disagree. Brees may hold it too long at times, but nothing compared to other QB's, like let's say, Cutler. Allowing more combined sacks,
hits and hurries than any available offensive lineman over the past two years is a major red flag in my opinion. No loss here.
He would usually have the opponents best pass rusher, so on those rare occasions when he wanted to hold the ball forever, he'd sometimes have to pay for it. We won the Super Bowl with Bushrod. He was good. He can be replaced, but this loss hurts a bit
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The loss of Nicks hurt last year and the loss of Bushrod will hurt this year unless the Saints find a gem in the draft.
I must have missed something; didn't Grubbs grade out better than what Nicks did the previous year here?
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I must have missed something; didn't Grubbs grade out better than what Nicks did the previous year here?
that's true. Grubbs did his thing. We need Strief out of there though.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:02 AM   #10
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look i have been beating the drum for years about OLT but in no way am i happy Bush is gone. i wanted him at RT and that imo is a position he can perform at a higher level.

Now we are backed into a corner at LT.
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