Chiefs had interest in Peat (1 Viewer)

DerrickB

Subscribing Member
VIP Subscribing Member
VIP Contributor
Approved Blogger
Joined
Oct 2, 2016
Messages
4,945
Reaction score
8,371
Offline
 

Saint Kamara

Formerly SaintSproles and SaintReggie
Joined
Dec 14, 2006
Messages
41,393
Reaction score
58,251
Age
58
Location
Austin, TX
Offline
Been saying it forever on here. Peat is much better than people on here want to admit.
Well relatively speaking people saying he was garbage and probably not realistically he was mediocre, so I'd agree with you there.

We just paid him as if he's a perennial Pro Bowler. He only had 1 Pro Bowl worthy season, 2018.
 
Joined
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
3,058
Reaction score
6,144
Age
34
Location
Mississppi
Offline
A lot of people, myself included, thought we might let Peat walk. I have no problem with having him back, but the contract he just got is shocking. Makes me wonder if it was a knee-jerk to keep him at all costs. I almost think the Chiefs should have had him vs the price we paid to keep him. He's an okay player, with his versatility adding to his value, but we just paid him like one of the best. We may potentially lose another good player because of this, and I think that's what is most concerning.
 

TribuneUK

ALL-MADDEN TEAM
Joined
Apr 25, 2004
Messages
5,472
Reaction score
8,735
Online
Well relatively speaking people saying he was garbage and probably not realistically he was mediocre, so I'd agree with you there.

We just paid him as if he's a perennial Pro Bowler. He only had 1 Pro Bowl worthy season, 2018.
Actually, he's at or around the average cash being thrown at FA tackles in 2020.

I'll even give myself some credit for saying, back when the team picked up his fifth year option, that $9m wouldn't look so bad compared to the free agent market for tackles.

But he's far from perfect and this may be another case of having to pay for what you can get.
 

Saint Lattimore

Hall of Shamer
Joined
Jun 14, 2018
Messages
7,745
Reaction score
22,687
Age
38
Location
Marietta, Ga.
Offline
Maybe... maybe... the Saints are looking at this with a bit of a long-view.

Peat is a very solid run blocker... when he’s “on” he’s a downright mauler. Where he struggles is with his inconsistency as a pass protector.

Maybe the Saints kept Peat around for Taysom? If/when Taysom takes over the offense in 2021, the Saints will almost assuredly move to a more run heavy approach, and that suits Peat.

In the meantime, they keep continuity along the OL for Brees’ last ride. It’s not as if the Saints OL sucked with Peat. They were considered among the very best in the NFL in fact.
 

reason2believe

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Apr 19, 2002
Messages
4,601
Reaction score
2,068
Age
56
Offline
A lot of people, myself included, thought we might let Peat walk. I have no problem with having him back, but the contract he just got is shocking. Makes me wonder if it was a knee-jerk to keep him at all costs. I almost think the Chiefs should have had him vs the price we paid to keep him. He's an okay player, with his versatility adding to his value, but we just paid him like one of the best. We may potentially lose another good player because of this, and I think that's what is most concerning.
This isn’t for us to be concerned about. Our staff pretty much knows who they can keep or not. I don’t think they are doing this blindly. Like, oh no, now we can’t sign ...
 
Joined
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
3,058
Reaction score
6,144
Age
34
Location
Mississppi
Offline
This isn’t for us to be concerned about. Our staff pretty much knows who they can keep or not. I don’t think they are doing this blindly. Like, oh no, now we can’t sign ...

It’s a reality that a team has x amount of money to spread to an entire roster. We’ve been forced to let good players walk over the years because we couldn’t afford them. That’s because we devoted much money to key players that were tops at their position. Yes, when a team devoted heavily to a certain player, they understand it may prevent or affect future signings. All I’m saying is that I’m surprised they invested this much in Peat.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom