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Saints trying Terron Armstead with starters

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It appears the Saints are having open casting calls for a starting left tackle, and this week, it’s the rookie’s turn.

According to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, third-rounder Terron Armstead was working with the ones in OTAs, indicating a rotation before they pick one.

Last week, former No. 2 overall pick (not that it was a good pick) Jason Smith was in that spot, since habitually injured Charles Brown was on the sidelines working with trainers.

Brown’s back today, but working with the third team.

While Brown has played well at times, he’s a little hard to count on in such an important position.

If Armstead could prove himself dependable, he might be the best option, as his physical skills give him a higher ceiling than the other two. But there are also risks inherent with giving a rookie that kind of responsibility.

And that risk is Drew Brees.

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10 Responses to “Saints trying Terron Armstead with starters”
  1. micknangold says: May 30, 2013 1:50 PM

    Great QBs like Brees don’t really need an outstanding LT. They get the ball out quick enough for it not to be much of an issue, and you can always chip with a back. It’s the guys that hold onto the ball that truly need the franchise LT.

  2. whooligun says: May 30, 2013 1:56 PM

    Armstead is a good player. He will do fine at LT. Great pick by the Saints.

  3. breakingb says: May 30, 2013 2:15 PM

    lol, yeah I’d be pissed too if I had Josh Freeman as my team’s QB. Tampon Bay blows.

  4. mdd913 says: May 30, 2013 2:18 PM

    Just about any average player will do well in that spot.

    Bushrod couldn’t pass block to save his life. On most teams he would’ve been relegated to right tackle. Brees’ escapability and pocket awareness made him a Pro-Bowler.

    They have 3 talented young guys (Armstead, Bryce Harris, Marcel Jones), then Charles Brown, and on the off-chance one of those guys isn’t good enough there is Zach Strief who has played left tackle in the past and did a good job.

  5. boisestatewhodat says: May 30, 2013 2:29 PM

    Hey 52…remember 41-0? Man that was fun!

  6. saintsvstheworld says: May 30, 2013 2:31 PM

    Remember 41-0?

  7. michaeljacksonisback says: May 30, 2013 3:12 PM

    Cahokia IL in the house!!! Make us proud kid!!!!

  8. dvoxrox says: May 30, 2013 5:05 PM

    @boisestatewhodat Hey, I thought I was the only Saints/BSU fan out there! Well done sir/mam, well done.

  9. sb44champs says: May 30, 2013 5:38 PM

    saintsvstheworld says:
    May 30, 2013 2:31 PM
    Remember 41-0?
    ====================
    Yeah, he was referring to a tampa fan that had to get his digs in at Drew/Saints but I think the score was 41-0 last time we blew the Bucs out..

  10. vfan76 says: May 30, 2013 10:45 PM

    More bad news for the Saint’s…. Love it :)

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