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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; METAIRIE — Protecting Drew Brees’ $47.8 million blind side might be the most important job in Louisiana this fall. At least in the sports world, it’s certainly in contention. But barring a late move, the Saints apparently have chosen to ...

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Old 05-20-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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METAIRIE — Protecting Drew Brees’ $47.8 million blind side might be the most important job in Louisiana this fall. At least in the sports world, it’s certainly in contention.

But barring a late move, the Saints apparently have chosen to address the loss of Pro Bowl left tackle Jermon Bushrod to the Chicago Bears in free agency with these options:

1. A former second-round draft pick going into his fourth year with more games spent injured or inactive (27) than on the field (21).

2. A former No. 2 overall pick getting a final chance to escape the epic fail category.

3. A rookie third-round pick with off-the-chart measurables but whose primary college competition was in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

4. A solid eight-year veteran and team leader who would just as soon stay where he is.

5. A seventh-round pick from a year ago who spent 2012 on injured reserve.

“There’s certainly a chance there for somebody to step up,” said guard Ben Grubbs, who hosted most of his fellow offensive linemen plus several other teammates at his Ben Grubbs #66 Foundation charity softball game last week at Zephyr Field. “But everyone who’s a pro welcomes the competition. It’s your turn to get out there and prove what you can do.”

That’s certainly what options No. 1 (Charles Brown) and No. 3 (Terron Armstead) say they intend to do.

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Old 05-20-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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Brown stayed healthy in high school and college. I hope he's just had a few bad breaks...........no pun intended.
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I say let the rookie play LT, he seems to be capable and understands the gravity of the situation ... you gotta' figure he's gonna' be in there when CB goes down anyway, eh?
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I say let the rookie play LT, he seems to be capable and understands the gravity of the situation ... you gotta' figure he's gonna' be in there when CB goes down anyway, eh?
I say fight it out - best man wins & gets the job
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