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Terron Armstead will likely be the Saints left tackle this season

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Danno Perhaps. He's certainly the most athletic lineman we've drafted in a very long time. He's more raw than the average rookie LT. Thats probably why he was still there in the 3rd. So unless he develops ...

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Old 07-24-2013, 02:44 AM   #31
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Re: Terron Armstead will likely be the Saints left tackle this season

Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Perhaps. He's certainly the most athletic lineman we've drafted in a very long time. He's more raw than the average rookie LT. Thats probably why he was still there in the 3rd.

So unless he develops his game at blazing speed he'll need some time. Of course, judging from what we saw at the combine blazing speed is no problem for Terron.
No doubt, he'll need some time to get used to NFL speed and strength. I just get the feeling he'll be learning on the fly instead of the bench. I don't have any information to back that up, it's strictly my gut feeling.

His athleticism, which you brought up, is what I think gives him a chance to survive the early learning curve until his overall game catches up. Brown and Smith have been around long enough to know better, and just haven't shown near enough, so I'm not catching a good vibe with those two. Ideally, I'd rather he had the chance to sit and learn, but I have confidence that he'll do ok this year, and be a beast down the road.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Don't be surprised if Smith steps and shows why he was a 1 st round draft pick. I've read that for all the talk about him being a bust he really wasn't a bad tackle. He just couldn't stay healthy.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:20 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
No one is pretending anything. Bushrod was an average LT. Its not a stretch to think a gifted athlete may actually start at LT sometime during the season and perhaps become at least average.
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No; you're a troll because you're here to start trouble...

I never said I believed he'll be great, but I'm not believing he'll be weaker either...

Why should we even play the season? It's apparent you have everything all figured out
For the love of God do not feed the troll under any circumstance...
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For the love of God do not feed the troll under any circumstance...
It's the off-season and I'm bored, can't help it... lol
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It's the off-season and I'm bored, can't help it... lol
And sometimes the trolls put it on a tee for you. Its hard not join in the ridicule isn't it. But I feel like I need a shower.
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Explain how I'm "trolling."
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Explain how you're not.

In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people,[1] by posting inflammatory,[2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog), either accidentally[3][4] or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[5] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[6]
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I'm a veteran of several message boards.
Veteran = banned to you?
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Originally Posted by Spot on Dtan View Post
Let's be honest with ourselves.

Bushrod was a cap loss.

Sacrifices had to be made.

I'm not blaming Loomis.
Loomis' job is too make sure assets don't leave because of cap issues; so either Bushrod wasn't worth the money or Loomis failed by allowing the Saints to be in a disadvantage in retaining the departed's services...

With the contracts to Ryan and Julio coming up now, Falcons fans are gonna get to share in the same cap purgatory, yet worse, have the second best quarterback in the division - how's that working out for you?


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So new guy with no experience will be equal to a guy who left to sign a big deal elsewhere?...But let's not pretend that the replacement will be as good simply cause the old guy isn't here anymore.
Your assuming we'll be weak at left tackle, valid assumption possibly; but let me ask you, wasn't Anthony Munoz, Willie Roaf, Tony Boselli Rookies?!?

Armstead's measurements charted new benchmarks, but we'll temper our expectations and be pleasantly surprised...

...good thing you won't have to wait long to see how good the Left Tackle position for the Saints is gonna play out...

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Will see.
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It does not matter how "impressive" the kid is - it matters how quickly he can pick up the stronger & faster players & the new & probably much more complicated system then he played in college.
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