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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by AsylumGuido I break it down this way, at LT we have arguably one of the top three players at his position in the league. At LG we have a highly touted highly drafted tackle that has been ...

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Old 09-08-2016, 11:58 AM   #11
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I break it down this way, at LT we have arguably one of the top three players at his position in the league. At LG we have a highly touted highly drafted tackle that has been shifted around the line for over a year. The final few games of last season he really started looking good. At center we have a perennial pro-bowl player. At RG we have a former multi-year pro-bowler that spent all of last season fighting back from a February wrist surgery. It is hard to block when you can't push with one of your hands. And at RT we have what is still regarded in the league as well above average at his position. Last season he had to cover more for Evans and his bad wrist. Evans is now supposedly fully recovered.
We absolutely have one of the best left tackles in the league and a very good center. No argument there.

I don't really agree on the rest. Strief is just not that good as a starter. He has been particularly bad over the last couple of years, going back before any injury to Evans. As for Evans, himself, he has been steadily regressing for a couple of years as well. I would like to believe that he would still be good enough now that he's healthy, but unfortunately he's been cut twice this year. I don't see any realistic reason to believe that he's going to be just fine now that he's healthy.

Then you have the other guard spot which is just bad. Lelito and Kelemete just don't cut it as starters. I think Kelemete seems like a nice backup. Not so sure about Lelito. Now Peat is apparently starting there and I don't know what this talk about him looking good down the stretch last year is about. I have yet to see him prove adequate at any position.

I'd like to be wrong about that. Maybe I will be. But I am not seeing much past Armstead and Unger.
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