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Old 06-18-2017, 01:22 PM   #61
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:27 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Ryan Clady sounds like a decent stop-gap.

I'd imagine we already have a list of 10 or so veteran LT's that could possibly be cut before the season starts.
31, but we only need him for the year
Austin Pasztor is an option as well. Maybe Jake Long will get off the couch for the opportunity to block for a couple hall of famers
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:54 PM   #63
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If it's about getting the best players on the field you leave Peat at LG and Ramczyk plays LT. Here's a guy talented enough to be a first round pick and what good would it do us leaving him on the bench now that we have a hole on the O-Line? If he wasn't capable he wouldn't be here.

I understand the hesitation though. It's scary having a rookie protecting Drew's blindside, but an O-Line of Ramczyk-Peat-Unger-Warford-Strief can still give us one of the best lines in the league.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:52 PM   #64
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Main thing will be to get Unger back healthy, strong at Center...

We've got three LT on the roster in Armstead, Peat, and Ramcyzk...

Armstead is good, when healthy, but when was he last healthy?

I'd worry more about the interior, Center, than LT if I'm a Saints fan...
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If it's about getting the best players on the field you leave Peat at LG and Ramczyk plays LT. Here's a guy talented enough to be a first round pick and what good would it do us leaving him on the bench now that we have a hole on the O-Line? If he wasn't capable he wouldn't be here.
Maybe, just maybe Ramczyk balls out as a rookie ... shades of Carl Nicks 2.0.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:25 PM   #66
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Maybe, just maybe Ramczyk balls out as a rookie ... shades of Carl Nicks 2.0.
I saw someone say this over on Reddit:

"I remember when we lost our star LT before the 2009 season too."

That's the kind of optimism I'm sticking with too for now otherwise it'll be a long summer!
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Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
I saw someone say this over on Reddit:

"I remember when we lost our star LT before the 2009 season too."

That's the kind of optimism I'm sticking with too for now otherwise it'll be a long summer!
Much better than always expecting doom and gloom like others. Bravo!
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:13 AM   #68
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I say go with the rook at LT and take our lumps early. Let him get some experience and when Armstead does come back then we have a monster o line. This does hurt but it can turn in to something positive. Im more concerned about the DT issue.
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Armstead is good, when healthy, but when was he last healthy?
Armstead's body is either breaking down or he isn't training properly.
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Armstead's body is either breaking down or he isn't training properly.
This labrum injury really didn't have anything to do with either. It was a freak accident. From what I understand he slipped on a mat and landed directly on a shoulder. That would cause the ball to grind into the joint and tear the labrum. If he would have been in pads they would have cushioned the impact and would would have most likely been fine. The world's healthiest athlete would have fared any better in that scenario. It was just bum luck with a degree of blame belonging, once again, to the CBA which prohibited practicing in pads until later.

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