Audio: Triplett Interview on SiriusXM Opening Drive (1 Viewer)

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Note with emphasis, Ross's comments at the end about moving Peat to guard. Ross was a guard in the NFL and he knows what he's talking about. Hopefully Peat will be able to hold his own as a starting guard, but it is a huge challenge - no matter who it is.

Hearing Triplett's comments about the guards and then the shift to Brees . . . followed by Ross's comments, it really underscores what we all know is hanging over this offense going into the season. The line has to be competent enough to let Brees do his thing. If it isn't, we're going to struggle and if it isn't, it is because the team has not made guard play a high priority.

When you consider Brees's height, pocket skill, and history, quality guard play seems critical. He can handle edge pressure far more effectively than center rush. it's a huge head scratcher that Loomis would allow this deficiency to persist - we're in the sunset of the window of opportunity with Brees, and if guard play plagues this season, it's all on Loomis IMO.
 

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Note with emphasis, Ross's comments at the end about moving Peat to guard. Ross was a guard in the NFL and he knows what he's talking about. Hopefully Peat will be able to hold his own as a starting guard, but it is a huge challenge - no matter who it is.

Hearing Triplett's comments about the guards and then the shift to Brees . . . followed by Ross's comments, it really underscores what we all know is hanging over this offense going into the season. The line has to be competent enough to let Brees do his thing. If it isn't, we're going to struggle and if it isn't, it is because the team has not made guard play a high priority.

When you consider Brees's height, pocket skill, and history, quality guard play seems critical. He can handle edge pressure far more effectively than center rush. it's a huge head scratcher that Loomis would allow this deficiency to persist - we're in the sunset of the window of opportunity with Brees, and if guard play plagues this season, it's all on Loomis IMO.

To be fair, all QBs struggle with push up the middle. I'm not sure the stats back your assessment up. I think this was discussed in depth following the Nicks departure. I'll see if I can find the thread.
 

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Note with emphasis, Ross's comments at the end about moving Peat to guard. Ross was a guard in the NFL and he knows what he's talking about. Hopefully Peat will be able to hold his own as a starting guard, but it is a huge challenge - no matter who it is.

Hearing Triplett's comments about the guards and then the shift to Brees . . . followed by Ross's comments, it really underscores what we all know is hanging over this offense going into the season. The line has to be competent enough to let Brees do his thing. If it isn't, we're going to struggle and if it isn't, it is because the team has not made guard play a high priority.

When you consider Brees's height, pocket skill, and history, quality guard play seems critical. He can handle edge pressure far more effectively than center rush. it's a huge head scratcher that Loomis would allow this deficiency to persist - we're in the sunset of the window of opportunity with Brees, and if guard play plagues this season, it's all on Loomis IMO.

Agree with this. I can only add that prototypical guards and tackles have much different body types. You can't just move a marginal tackle to guard and expect him to make a seamless transition.
 

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To be fair, all QBs struggle with push up the middle. I'm not sure the stats back your assessment up. I think this was discussed in depth following the Nicks departure. I'll see if I can find the thread.
I hear ya. I haven't done any analysis and could stand to be corrected. Though it has been a common theme you hear from observers (analysts, other coaches, media, etc.) about Brees and the best way to disrupt him. If it is simply applicable to all quarterbacks and not any more significant with Brees in any way, it's strange that it would be a theme for so long. But those things do happen - people make presumptions and repeat things that sound accurate but may not actually be.
 

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Agree with this. I can only add that prototypical guards and tackles have much different body types. You can't just move a marginal tackle to guard and expect him to make a seamless transition.
I never liked the move I thought they would just be stunting his progress by switching him to a position he does not play, never played and was not projected to play at this level...I honestly think though we may struggle that we are better off with Lelito and Turner or Kelemente at guard becuase at least its their natural position.
 

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Note with emphasis, Ross's comments at the end about moving Peat to guard. Ross was a guard in the NFL and he knows what he's talking about. Hopefully Peat will be able to hold his own as a starting guard, but it is a huge challenge - no matter who it is.

Hearing Triplett's comments about the guards and then the shift to Brees . . . followed by Ross's comments, it really underscores what we all know is hanging over this offense going into the season. The line has to be competent enough to let Brees do his thing. If it isn't, we're going to struggle and if it isn't, it is because the team has not made guard play a high priority.

When you consider Brees's height, pocket skill, and history, quality guard play seems critical. He can handle edge pressure far more effectively than center rush. it's a huge head scratcher that Loomis would allow this deficiency to persist - we're in the sunset of the window of opportunity with Brees, and if guard play plagues this season, it's all on Loomis IMO.
It strikes me that a very tall guy like Peat would have trouble with defensive tackles in terms of leverage. That's sort of like what he was saying. Low man wins and all that.
 

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Note with emphasis, Ross's comments at the end about moving Peat to guard. Ross was a guard in the NFL and he knows what he's talking about. Hopefully Peat will be able to hold his own as a starting guard, but it is a huge challenge - no matter who it is.

Hearing Triplett's comments about the guards and then the shift to Brees . . . followed by Ross's comments, it really underscores what we all know is hanging over this offense going into the season. The line has to be competent enough to let Brees do his thing. If it isn't, we're going to struggle and if it isn't, it is because the team has not made guard play a high priority.

When you consider Brees's height, pocket skill, and history, quality guard play seems critical. He can handle edge pressure far more effectively than center rush. it's a huge head scratcher that Loomis would allow this deficiency to persist - we're in the sunset of the window of opportunity with Brees, and if guard play plagues this season, it's all on Loomis IMO.
Could have been a misevalution of the impact we felt a coaching change would have on the development of Lelito/Kelemente. Listening to some interviews from Strief and other quotes I can recall its possible we expected these guys to make jumps under Roushar and that has since not been the case
 

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Could have been a misevalution of the impact we felt a coaching change would have on the development of Lelito/Kelemente. Listening to some interviews from Strief and other quotes I can recall its possible we expected these guys to make jumps under Roushar and that has since not been the case
Strief is brutally honest in interviews on a Jim Mora level.
 

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Strief is brutally honest in interviews on a Jim Mora level.
In that case his interview earlier in the off-season about how Kelemente/Lelito were hidden gems and would shock people is likely a part of that incorrect evaluation. Found the article. didn't exactly say hidden gems but nonetheless a couple quotes from the article.

"I've never played guard. I don't expect to..." he said, via The New Orleans Advocate's Joel Erickson. "People don't realize Tim Lelito and Senio (Kelemete) are great."
The 31-year-old understands that Peat was drafted to take his spot sooner or later, but wants to make the rookie earn the gig.

"He's taking my job eventually. ... My job and my role is to make that take as long as possible," Strief said.

The 10-year veteran also acknowledged it's his responsibility to prepare Peat to take his job.


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap30...trief-andrus-peat-will-take-my-job-eventually


Just feels like they were expecting a 2nd year jump for Peat and competition between Kelemente/Lelito to shake free a winner (because competition usually does that) but both have been mediocre in their own way. Now switching Peat back to LG seems to be a way to keep him on the Left sid ewhere he's obvi more comfy while moving Lelito and Kelemente to RG where their pass protection woes will be minimized ever so slightly but run game prowess should be accentuated. Especially with Strief having a hard time in run blocking at RT.
 

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It strikes me that a very tall guy like Peat would have trouble with defensive tackles in terms of leverage. That's sort of like what he was saying. Low man wins and all that.
Yet it's happened, and it's even happened on the Saints.

Jim Dombrowski was 6-5 and drafted #6 overall. He played 2-1/2 seasons at LT, but wasn't succeeding there, and moved in to guard, where he played another 10 years.

Dombrowski wasn't an NFL Hall of Famer, but he had a solid career in New Orleans.

No reason Peat couldn't do the same.
 

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Yet it's happened, and it's even happened on the Saints.

Jim Dombrowski was 6-5 and drafted #6 overall. He played 2-1/2 seasons at LT, but wasn't succeeding there, and moved in to guard, where he played another 10 years.

Dombrowski wasn't an NFL Hall of Famer, but he had a solid career in New Orleans.

No reason Peat couldn't do the same.
I don't think taller players can't play G as much as Taller guys usually have slower feet and with the quickness of the interior game compared to how things develop slower on the edge it can mean a world of a difference. Heck Nicks was 6'5 and was a former T b4 being moved to G. He was also extremely athletic too.

Peat just to me seems like his game translates better as a T because I don't see him play with the natural strength/nasty to be a G.
 

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Yet it's happened, and it's even happened on the Saints.

Jim Dombrowski was 6-5 and drafted #6 overall. He played 2-1/2 seasons at LT, but wasn't succeeding there, and moved in to guard, where he played another 10 years.

Dombrowski wasn't an NFL Hall of Famer, but he had a solid career in New Orleans.

No reason Peat couldn't do the same.
Dom was a very solid player. Heck, that late 80's line was pretty good with Brock, Dombrowski, Korte, Trapilo, and Hilgenberg.
 

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