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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; With Terron Armstead in place, the New Orleans Saints never planned to have Andrus Peat play left tackle, the position he held at Stanford. But, 16 months after taking Peat in the first round, the Saints still don't know where ...

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With Terron Armstead in place, the New Orleans Saints never planned to have Andrus Peat play left tackle, the position he held at Stanford.

But, 16 months after taking Peat in the first round, the Saints still don't know where to maximize his talent. As a rookie, he started at left guard, left tackle and right tackle, but the Saints planned for him to become the starting right guard this offseason.



Now, less than two weeks before the regular season, the team wants to see if Peat playing left guard is the best option. Even though the shifting could limit the line's chemistry, the Saints' most veteran blockers aren't worried about the unit's ability to mesh.

"I think we have enough starts as a group at both guard spots to really not have it affect us," center Max Unger said.

With Peat shifting to left guard this week, the Saints will presumably evaluate Tim Lelito and Senio Kelemete at right guard, but it's clear that nobody is guaranteed a starting spot. The Saints signed veteran offensive lineman Khalif Barnes to a one-year deal Monday, and the 34-year-old surely wouldn't join a team unless there was a chance to play.


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Old 08-30-2016, 01:28 PM   #2
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Re: Veterans Max Unger, Zach Strief not concerned about Saints jumbling offensive line

Same guys as last year. Won't be that much of a fall off (if any...maybe due to injury ie. Armstead. Peat, Lelito and Kelemete all worked a LOT at guard last year and Peat particularly at left guard. Nothing new here. The new guard signing is in case Peat has to play Armstead's position. Won't be world beater o line but should do about as well as last year.
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Re: Veterans Max Unger, Zach Strief not concerned about Saints jumbling offensive line

Ok, so if their not, then i'm not.........
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Re: Veterans Max Unger, Zach Strief not concerned about Saints jumbling offensive line

Of course they say that. What do you think they are going to say?

"Well they picked an offensive lineman in the draft last year and he sucks and we have to pick up his slack. We are going to suck as a unit because several of them are backups at best. Let's take Peat behind the wood shed and beat his ass. ****ing tool."
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Re: Veterans Max Unger, Zach Strief not concerned about Saints jumbling offensive line

They may not be worried but I'll bet coach is.
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and I would believe the 2 anchors of our offensive line!
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Re: Veterans Max Unger, Zach Strief not concerned about Saints jumbling offensive line

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Same guys as last year. Won't be that much of a fall off (if any...maybe due to injury ie. Armstead. Peat, Lelito and Kelemete all worked a LOT at guard last year and Peat particularly at left guard. Nothing new here. The new guard signing is in case Peat has to play Armstead's position. Won't be world beater o line but should do about as well as last year.
Not quite.........new scheme.
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Re: Veterans Max Unger, Zach Strief not concerned about Saints jumbling offensive line

What's funny is Streif was "brutally honest about our offensive line" just two days ago.
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Sure...why worry? They are getting paid millions of dollars to let Drew get smacked to the turf.
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Re: Veterans Max Unger, Zach Strief not concerned about Saints jumbling offensive line

If they say so.
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