Saints need to backup the truck for Kevin Zeitler (1 Viewer)

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Zeitler will make for a great replacement for Jahri Evans and would be worthy of a splash
 

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Zeitler, Warford, Jackson, Warmack - good year for us to solidify the guard position with one of these.
 
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Guards and plentiful in FA luckily, hope to see most hit the market. We're going to have to pay too much for one unfortunately
 

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I'd be fine with this. Based on Roushars 1st season with the Oline where Peat Progressed, Strief/Evans found fountains of youth, Unger was the highest ranked Center for the majority of the year and even without a healthy Armstead the Oline was probably a top 10? Even Kelemente/Lelito held up in their appearances

Yeah I'd say a FA G signing would probably have the highest hit rate.
 

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Adding Zeitler to our OLine instantly puts us as the 2nd best OLine behind the Cowboys. If one of our young guys turns into a solid player at the other OG position then we are arguably just as good if not better. I would be happy landing Warmack as well. Would rather pay an OG we know is a stud and ready to go immediately. Need to give Brees everything he needs to win over the next few years and offensively an OG along with a satellite back we would be set. We need to back up that Brinks truck and load Zeitler up.
 

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Why wouldn't the Bengals resign him?
Andrew Whitworth (Bengals LT) is also a FA.

Edit: Yea, he's old, but he's still a good LT. So they may be able to pay both, but not want to. Or maybe Zeitler pulls a Nicks and chases the money.
 

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I think we need to bring Jahri back one more year.

Jahri was still good in pass protection (knows how to work in tandem with Strief) but he left a lot to be desired as a run blocker in space. I'm a firm believe that Mark Ingram is in his prime and should push for more overall touches in the offense.

The most used package was our 3x1 package with 3 WR's , 1RB, and 1 TE on the field. If you are going to build on what you already do best well there are 2 things you can do to enhance/maintain this package so that its more effective

Strengthen the oline by getting Terron Healthy at LT so Peat plays at LG. Armstead/Peat is better than Peat/Kelemente and then signing a young RG

Resign Snead since he's the 3rd WR.


You help Ingram/Brees by improving the oline/running the ball.

Jahri/Strief are just old and the NFL is a developmental league. Those snaps you would be giving to Jahri to bring him back could be going to a Rookie or someone else that needs development. Thats why they didn't bring him back last year.

Please... I love Jahri but we've gotta start getting Younger on that right said and Unger/Evans/Strief have a combined average age of 32. Thats old in the NFL. Need some youth between Unger/Strief. Especially since both were top 5 at their respective positions of C/RT and Jahri was merely an average contributor/middle of the pack RG.
 
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Zeitler is going to make a lot of money...but nice stuff often costs lots of money. With Zeitler you get what you pay for. He should be our #1 target....no question.
 

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1a. Kevin Zeitler
1b. Andrew Norwell

Norwell is a beast, huge, and only 25.
 

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Zeitler is going to make a lot of money...but nice stuff often costs lots of money. With Zeitler you get what you pay for. He should be our #1 target....no question.
I'd take a reclamation project too but yeah man I think Zeitler is the man...especially if you want to start running the ball more effectvely. That guy is just dominant. He's also a pure G so he should in no way max out the way Osemele did last year as I think the raider payed him T money.

We can make him fit, and he's safer than say a High end FS signing. Further away from the ball you get the harder it is to cover up gaffes. I saw go for it...hes' safe and we need as many safe/calculated moves we can make this year.
 

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