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Saints’ Andrus Peat looking forward to focusing on what matters this offseason

Nick Underhill| nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Andrus Peat doesn’t shy away or try to put a spin on things.

The Saints’ first-round draft pick knows he was out of shape when he came to New Orleans for offseason activities. He knows that set him back early in the season and that things could have been different.

He also knows things need to change this offseason.

“I feel like I got a little bit behind not being in the greatest shape,” the offensive tackle said. “I’m really going to focus on that coming into next year.”

The way Peat’s rookie season started put him in a difficult position. Since his college operates on a quarter system, he wasn’t allowed to report to New Orleans until Stanford’s academic year ended, which forced him to miss some of the team’s offseason program.

When Peat finally did report, he was visibly out of shape and at times had trouble finishing conditioning runs during training camp. Instead of focusing on the playbook and his craft while trying to compete for a starting job, getting his conditioning to the NFL level became a major focus.

That’s not an ideal way to start your rookie season.

“I had to work to get into shape rather than focusing on my technique and stuff like that,” Peat said. “That held me back a little bit with all the stuff with the combine, taking trips and school and stuff. There was a lot of stuff going on for me. It will be good for me to be able to focus.”
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Hate to put the monkey on his back but his off season development will be huge.

Cutting Zach saves 1.2 million, but comes at a cost of 3.3 million in dead money for 2016. So getting rid of him makes little monetary sense

So Peat as the starter and Zach as the back up would be perfect.

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Old 01-11-2016, 11:18 AM   #2
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Agree with Strief staying. I think he has a good bit of knowledge to help the young guy. I would have zero problem with Strief as a backup.
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I Think we will have Peat and Armstead manning the tackle positions for the coming 5-10 years. This will be a key Foundation for building the o-line and then the whole offence. So even if Brees retires down the line his replacement will have and easier spot to step into.
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Peat is the future and this off season he needs to train with Kyle Turley!
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Armstead impressed me as soon as he called Willie Roaf to help him train

If Peat does the same kind of thing, he could be a great player
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Well I hope the two would train together and help each other grow.
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