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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; If we can find someone willing to take Armisteads massive contract should we trade him and install Senio as starting guard while moving Peat? Maybe draft another guard too. Should we get whatever we can for Rankins while he still ...

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Old 02-04-2018, 08:10 AM   #1
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Armistead and Rankins

If we can find someone willing to take Armisteads massive contract should we trade him and install Senio as starting guard while moving Peat? Maybe draft another guard too.

Should we get whatever we can for Rankins while he still has some value or see if we can get someone next to him that might free him up like Nick did his rookie season?
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:21 AM   #2
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Re: Armistead and Rankins

I’d keep Rankins. He’s still on a rookie contract, and I don’t think he was as big of a let down as others said this year.

As far as Armstead, he’s like Jamal Brown at the point when we traded him to the Redskins. He just can’t stay healthy. We have a tackle who can step in and take his spot so I have no fear of moving him. Maybe we can use that money to sign Jarvis Landry!
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I saw a couple of ex-players gushing over Rankins recently on NFL Network. They said in their film studies that he is constantly eating up two blockers giving Jordan and other defenders a more open lane. He is doing his job and doing it at a high level.
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I saw a couple of ex-players gushing over Rankins recently on NFL Network. They said in their film studies that he is constantly eating up two blockers giving Jordan and other defenders a more open lane. He is doing his job and doing it at a high level.
I would have to trust their opinion over mine, but I am not seeing it. We need real help along our dline. There were times if Cam couldn't get there it was as if there was literally no one else.

I thought Okafor going down was huge because of that.
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I saw a couple of ex-players gushing over Rankins recently on NFL Network. They said in their film studies that he is constantly eating up two blockers giving Jordan and other defenders a more open lane. He is doing his job and doing it at a high level.
We're not getting what we need at the nose; but for where we took Rankins, he should be splitting double teams a lot more...

Mickster/Payton screwed up not getting in on the signing of Damon Harrison; we should have more interior production...

Definitely move Mr. Glass; disappointed in Rankins' numbers, but it is very premature to move him at this time...

Get interior help, take Taven Bryan then leave Rankins at DE, take a Vita Vea, move him back to DT3...

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We aren't getting first round production out of Rankins, but he is doing his job

As for Armstead, no GM with access to the internet and injury reports is going to pay what we paid for him.
Also, we cannot move him and have $16 mill dead and expect to sign anyone else
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:12 AM   #7
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Think of it this way;

2016 - Rankins and Fairley in the middle, Rankins has a very good end to the season with Fairley eating up double teams.

2017 - Fairley doesn't play, Rankins plays and isn't seen on the stat line much, yet David Onyemata takes a decent size jump and is getting consistent push and pressure upfront.

That to me says, Rankins is filling Fairleys spot allowing others to be successful. That being said, Rankins is not the NT that Fairley was, so Fairley could be successful despite being doubled consistently.

It's only his second season and we had a lot of D lineman go down this season, no way in hell should we get rid of him yet.

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Rankins is playing better each season. He should be even better with an experienced Onyemata and an upgrade at DE.
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I don't see us getting a top 10 pick in the first round for Armstead and I would never trade him for anything less.
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Don't forget that 2nd they wasted on Kamara
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