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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I think a big reason Peat is shuffling around, isn't simply because they need help at different positions, but because they are trying to find some place where he isn't a complete liability. I thought he was incredibly underwhelming before ...

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Old 08-21-2016, 01:46 PM   #41
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I think a big reason Peat is shuffling around, isn't simply because they need help at different positions, but because they are trying to find some place where he isn't a complete liability. I thought he was incredibly underwhelming before they ever drafted him, and I sat here and watched the obligatory "don't judge him until he plays a down" comments last year.

But the fact is he is proving his doubters right, and until he turns it around, I don't know why anyone wants to make excuses for him. Shuffling around is not the reason for his struggles. His struggles are the reason for the shuffling. If you can play LT, where you are going against the other team's best pass rusher, then there's no excuse to not be able to handle the other side. I think he is a horrible fit for the interior, and I don't know why they would try him there for any reason other than to just throw something against the wall and hope it sticks.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:48 PM   #42
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I think a big reason Peat is shuffling around, isn't simply because they need help at different positions, but because they are trying to find some place where he isn't a complete liability. I thought he was incredibly underwhelming before they ever drafted him, and I sat here and watched the obligatory "don't judge him until he plays a down" comments last year.

But the fact is he is proving his doubters right, and until he turns it around, I don't know why anyone wants to make excuses for him. Shuffling around is not the reason for his struggles. His struggles are the reason for the shuffling. If you can play LT, where you are going against the other team's best pass rusher, then there's no excuse to not be able to handle the other side. I think he is a horrible fit for the interior, and I don't know why they would try him there for any reason other than to just throw something against the wall and hope it sticks.
That's possible, as far as trying to find the right spot for him...I just can't imagine it is helpful
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:59 PM   #43
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Being from the UK I'm not too sure, but isn't Stanford supposed to be a school for smart people?

So if Peat came from Stanford, how can he not grasp simple blocking assignments, no matter if he switches between positions in training camp.
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I think Lelito would win it; just because he's started for us before. I'd like to see Turner win it though; I think he has more potential
Agreed.
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Being from the UK I'm not too sure, but isn't Stanford supposed to be a school for smart people?

So if Peat came from Stanford, how can he not grasp simple blocking assignments, no matter if he switches between positions in training camp.
I don't think its so much about grasping the scheme or assignments as it is not getting enough time on one spot to get comfortable at that position. On an NFL level you need to be in a position where you feel good and can just do what you are supposed to without thinking about it. Just switching stance is a MAJOR thing.
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I don't think its so much about grasping the scheme or assignments as it is not getting enough time on one spot to get comfortable at that position. On an NFL level you need to be in a position where you feel good and can just do what you are supposed to without thinking about it. Just switching stance is a MAJOR thing.
True, and understanding is a lot different than reacting.

Thousands of former athletes know the plays inside and out. Very few can process in the micro-seconds it takes to succeed in the NFL.

Airline Pilots know what to do in an emergency in mere seconds. Fighter pilots know what to do in micro-seconds.

Thousands of athletes are "physically" capable of playing CB (speed, explosion, hips, length, attitude, etc). Very few can avoid the 1/4 second delay in reaction that it takes to prevent a TD and force a PBU.

Hopefully Peat just needs some more time to sync his brain to his reactions and footwork. So far it looks like that may not happen.
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Y'all do realize Peat has had to play three, THREE, positions since training camp started less than a month ago?!?

Was he bad? Hell yeah, he was that bad...

But Armstead was out and he was at LT, then he moved to RG, then he moved to RT to spell Strief, then he moved to RG, then back to LT...

How many of you mail room clerks could handle being moved from the 3rd floor, then the 15th floor, then the 9th floor with no mistakes within a two week period?

Let him stay at one position for two weeks, then judge...

The guy came in great shape this season and was playing well at LT to all the shuffling started...
I think if he was any good at any position they would leave him there. I think they are moving him around so much in hopes that a light bulb will go of somewhere at one of them and he will settle in. So far that hasnt happened and he has sucked at all of them.
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If it is Dallas, Tony Romo won't last till Game 2, then we'll have the leverage with McCown...

Grayson has really impressed with his improvement and is ready to spot start at the least...
It would not surprise me at all to see an Ingram trade at some point. He has value, the Saints can blame the lack of production on his part this preseason on the offensive line. I think he is about all we have and the other backs didnt seem to do much worse and maybe even better.
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