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Old 05-01-2016, 04:13 PM   #1
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So if Lelito and Kelemete/Streif end up starting

What will be done about the running game?
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:30 PM   #2
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Re: So if Lelito and Kelemete/Streif end up starting

At the moment I'm expecting this to be our starting O-Line:

LT- Armstead
LG- Kelemete
C- Unger
RG- Lelito
RT- Strief

Lelito is much better at right guard than left and Kelemete actually performed admirably when he had to play left tackle last season so I think he's earned a shot at left guard. I don't see Peat beating out Strief or anyone else yet. The UDFA's will be great depth with chances of starting in '17.

If it does turn out like this what concerns would you have?
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:33 PM   #3
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Re: So if Lelito and Kelemete/Streif end up starting

IF........"If's and but's were candy and nuts........" There should be a "What If?" section.
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Re: So if Lelito and Kelemete/Streif end up starting

Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
At the moment I'm expecting this to be our starting O-Line:

LT- Armstead
LG- Kelemete
C- Unger
RG- Lelito
RT- Strief

Lelito is much better at right guard than left and Kelemete actually performed admirably when he had to play left tackle last season so I think he's earned a shot at left guard. I don't see Peat beating out Strief or anyone else yet. The UDFA's will be great depth with chances of starting in '17.

If it does turn out like this what concerns would you have?

Ingram on first downs again. And the screens. I hope the saints don't run those next year as much.
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:50 PM   #5
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Re: So if Lelito and Kelemete/Streif end up starting

Hightower, however, showed that he could play with the guards we have. He was running all over the place those last two games. It explains the Lasco pick also. We've had more success running the ball with undervalued guys.
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:54 PM   #6
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Re: So if Lelito and Kelemete/Streif end up starting

I expect it to be this:

LT- Armstead/Peat
LG- Allen/Peat/Klemente
C- Unger/Allen/Lelito
RG- Turner/Young/Lelito
RT- Strief/Ryker/Cheek

Peat may beat out Allen at Left Guard which would put Allen at Right Guard and Turner. With this scenario we have Turner, Klemente, Lelito, Ryker, Young and Cheek as solid backups. Our running game will be fine and with a good rotation to keep everyone fresh the passing game will be great!
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Re: So if Lelito and Kelemete/Streif end up starting

If the Oline stays as you called it, I'd expect the run game to struggle and Brees to miss at least a couple games due to injury
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Re: So if Lelito and Kelemete/Streif end up starting

I'd expect its because they earned it, and perhaps both OG's actually improved their game over the off-season

Why do you desperately keep looking for negatives?
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Re: So if Lelito and Kelemete/Streif end up starting

Regardless of who plays what position on the O-line - they need to get Peat on that starting line-up.

1st round pick can't spend time on the bench as a depth guy.
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Re: So if Lelito and Kelemete/Streif end up starting

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Regardless of who plays what position on the O-line - they need to get Peat on that starting line-up.

1st round pick can't spend time on the bench as a depth guy.
I agree the apprenticeship is over. I hope Strief sees a lot time at guard until we figure out the long-term answer. Certainly a lot of potential with young players in that slot
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