Saints Saints Re-sign Andrus Peat/5 year $57.5M ($33M Guaranteed) (1 Viewer)

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Man it was very hard for me to warm up to this signing at all but I am trying here you have to give me that. If you would have told me yesterday the Saints would sign a huge 5 year 60 million dollar contract I would have got excited as heck thinking we got a superstar in FA, then you would have told me I would wake up and it would be Andrus Peat today and I probably would have punched the messenger square in the face! This does nothing to brighten this Corona dreariness for me lol.

Ok I read Deuce's article I feel a smudgeon better. At this point I will take a smudgeon. The guard market was crap and those guys were getting big time bucks, again little bit better. It's not like there are Carl Nicks out there to sign. Furthermore Armstead has never in his entire Saints career EVER played 16 games, so it's not a matter of IF but WHEN in the year we need a replacement at LT. With Peat we don't have a Roaf but we already have Armstead's yearly replacement in house and we dont need a backup tackle. I feel like I just put lipstick on a pig but at least it has lipstick now lol.
Great post. I’m in the same camp. And love that Peat can play tackle when needed but lately he’s had enough trouble being healthy enough to play guard.
 
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Brady is the GOAT and we haven’t seen him with a cast of weapons like Tampa has in a very long time. I wouldn’t count him out just yet.
Absolutely, we haven’t seen him with a cast of weapons like this in a long time.

However at the same time, we’ve NEVER seen him with a defense or offensive line as bad as the Buccaneers’.

Last year, Brady put up his 2nd worst YPA in his career at 6.6 (behind only his 6.3 YPA season of 2002 where the Patriots went 9-7 and missed the playoffs) and tied for his 3rd worst season in completion % (60.8 %).

The Patriots went 12-4 last year but only once did Brady lead them on a game winning drive or a 4th quarter comeback (Week 15 against the Bills) which tells me that they were playing with a lead more often than not. He more than likely won’t be afforded that luxury in Tampa and will have to try and carry a team with a bad defense, offensive line, and a lack of a running game barring wholesale changes between now and the start of the season.

Now he might be able to pull it off, nobody knows, but until I see it myself, I have to be skeptical like a lot of others.
 

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I hope they draft an offensive lineman this year. Durability is always a concern and even though we're bringing back the same line we need some quality insurance and someone to push the starters. Really would like to trade back and get another pick or two (Ireland has been money in almost every round).
 

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Absolutely. I mean none of them any disrespect. Before that gets misconstrued. . No doubt they’re competent and qualified. I just use my own eye test. That’s all.
That's totally fair and you might have the knowledge necessary to judge O-line play. I just know that I don't know enough about O-Line play to have an educated opinion so I tend to count on guys like that who do know what they are doing. There is another poster around here that is pretty much so an expert on O-line play, but I just can't recall his user name right now.

I mean, I can watch a RB, QB, CB, even a WR and spot some stuff, but O-line play and LB play seem so technical that it's hard to know what is going on and who is doing their job right.
 

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Brady is the GOAT and we haven’t seen him with a cast of weapons like Tampa has in a very long time. I wouldn’t count him out just yet.
I'm still skeptical of Brady in Tampa. He has weapons, but he has a much worse o-line than he had in New England. And, I don't think that Bruce Arians' offense really fits what he does best now. Brady looked pretty pedestrian last year and I'm not sure playing behind a bad o-line is going to make that any better. He's not exactly mobile.
 

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That's totally fair and you might have the knowledge necessary to judge O-line play. I just know that I don't know enough about O-Line play to have an educated opinion so I tend to count on guys like that who do know what they are doing. There is another poster around here that is pretty much so an expert on O-line play, but I just can't recall his user name right now.

I mean, I can watch a RB, QB, CB, even a WR and spot some stuff, but O-line play and LB play seem so technical that it's hard to know what is going on and who is doing their job right.
TCUDan I think?

And those are great points. I have zero idea about the technical and assignment aspects of o line. None.
It’s just my couch eye ball test. I have zero scouting experience or coaching experience.
 

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Absolutely, we haven’t seen him with a cast of weapons like this in a long time.

However at the same time, we’ve NEVER seen him with a defense or offensive line as bad as the Buccaneers’.

Last year, Brady put up his 2nd worst YPA in his career at 6.6 (behind only his 6.3 YPA season of 2002 where the Patriots went 9-7 and missed the playoffs) and tied for his 3rd worst season in completion % (60.8 %).

The Patriots went 12-4 last year but only once did Brady lead them on a game winning drive or a 4th quarter comeback (Week 15 against the Bills) which tells me that they were playing with a lead more often than not. He more than likely won’t be afforded that luxury in Tampa and will have to try and carry a team with a bad defense, offensive line, and a lack of a running game barring wholesale changes between now and the start of the season.

Now he might be able to pull it off, nobody knows, but until I see it myself, I have to be skeptical like a lot of others.
I believe a lot of people will be very surprised by the TB defense this year.
 
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I believe a lot of people will be very surprised by the TB defense this year.
Maybe but as it currently stands, their defense is largely looking to experience very little turnover from their 29th ranked unit last year unless they start making some trades or absolutely nail their draft. I know they had a few injuries like all teams but that also speaks to their lack of quality depth.
 

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Maybe but as it currently stands, their defense is largely looking to experience very little turnover from their 29th ranked unit last year unless they start making some trades or absolutely nail their draft. I know they had a few injuries like all teams but that also speaks to their lack of quality depth.
I believe their Run Defense was very good last year, they certainly have a good Front 7 with Vita Vea, JPP, and two really good Linebackers LaVonte David, and Devin White.

Where they struggled was pass Defense because of young, inexperienced DBs. They have certainly sunk a lot of resources into their Corners I believe they are all either 2nd or 3rd year players and 2nd or 3rd round draft picks. They did gel and start to play better down the stretch I think I read they led the league in Passes Defended the last 5 or so games of last season.

It will really come down to if their young Corners can take the next step forward and continue to progress.. they certainly have the Pass Rushers to help their secondary Shaq Barrett had a career year, and I believe I read that Suh really wants to re-sign in Tampa.
 

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Maybe but as it currently stands, their defense is largely looking to experience very little turnover from their 29th ranked unit last year unless they start making some trades or absolutely nail their draft. I know they had a few injuries like all teams but that also speaks to their lack of quality depth.
They actually finished the season as number five in Football Outsiders DVOA rankings. They were number one against the run since the beginning of the season; being one of the few teams to shut down McCaffery.

They started off slow and finished the season strong in pass defense. A lot of their young players stepped up. Their scoring defense took a hit due to short fields and pick six’s from Winston.

If you break down the stats to just the second half of the season, then the Bucs defense finished as top five in overall defense.

They’re already coming into the season strong and now this will be the second year in Bowles’ system.
 

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