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Tim Lelito Our New Starting Center?



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(BR Advocate) Tim Lelito will be given shot to earn Saints’ starting job at center, Payton says http://bit.ly/1p6FjOn #SAINTS







Im sure we will draft one in the mid rounds but do Yall think Lelito can hold it down for a little while this rookie develops?

I'm not so sure.



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Given a shot=we will probably draft one in mid to late rounds of the draft and see who wins the job. Imo





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Given a shot=we will probably draft one in mid to late rounds of the draft and see who wins the job. Imo



Or possibly draft a multi use player (G)like Lelito that can backup multiple positions and compete for the starting center spot






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He'll get the chance to compete if we don't re-sign DLP. I wouldn't be surprised to see DLP re-signed though at this point. Doesn't seem like there is much other interest out there (besides his visit with the 'Skins).

If DLP doesn't re-sign, we have other options like Goodwin and a rookie Center. Lelito will have a chance at the spot, but I don't see it being handed over to him jsut yet.






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He'll get the chance to compete if we don't re-sign DLP


He'd get the chance either way IMO. Payton hates inconsistency






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Payton hates inconsistency

Agree about this, but if DLP he re-signed, then the job is most likely his. The whole O-line was inconsistent last year, but I don't think any of the other guys are going to be battling for their jobs.






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Agree about this, but if DLP he re-signed, then the job is most likely his. The whole O-line was inconsistent last year, but I don't think any of the other guys are going to be battling for their jobs.


I think a lot of the inconsistency with the line had a lot to do with the guards making up for DLP playing like shite though.






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The Grand Valley State University standout, who graduated this past December, played offensive guard and center for the Lakers during his collegiate career.


Was a four year starter for GVS. Tried to see if he had ever played center before and this was all I got.

The Jets were the only other team that showed interest besides the Saints.






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I hope not.

Centers aren't a high priced position, absolutely zero reason to not spend a pick on someone more talented for the remainder of Drew 's tenure. An underperforming center can frick up any other off season upgrades and throw a wrench in our entire offense. We've gotten by with cheap at wr and multiple o line positions, time to load up for a serious run. Finding a stud center in 2nd or 3rd would have a bigger trickle down affect on this team than likely anyone else available at at that time.



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Maybe, but you can just easily say that DLP played like shite because of Evans' injury. Or Grubbs played like shite because Charles Brown is just an all around shitty player.





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I think a lot of the inconsistency with the line had a lot to do with the guards making up for DLP playing like shite though.






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we will probably draft one in mid to late rounds of the draft and see who wins the job.


I have a problem with this. with Brees, Center is probably the most important OL position. A push up the middle absolutely destroys this offense.

And we're giving it the priority of a mid-late pick.






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Maybe, but you can just easily say that DLP played like shite because of Evans' injury. Or Grubbs played like shite because Charles Brown is just an all around shitty player.



That's a good point, you could be right.

The whole line did seem to play better once Armstead stepped in.



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The guard health is more important. Dlp was getting blown up during Evans nagging injury.





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And we're giving it the priority of a mid-late pick.


I just said mid round pick because that's when we tend to draft o-line. and we have had some good luck with it in the past.






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Which is why I'd like to have center who isn't dependent on the dominance of two aging guards.





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I just said mid round pick because that's when we tend to draft o-line. and we have had some good luck with it in the past.


i dont disagree with you for a second, but it is a gamble non the less. O line was weak as shite last year, granted Evans was injured, but it wasnt just him.

It isnt unrealistic to expect the same O line on opening kickoff this fall could yield similiar results.




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We also were running a new system at the beginning of last season. The struggles at the end of the season were at LT, and we fixed that





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