Saints camp preview
Updated: July 20, 2006, 9:34 AM ETBy Matt Williamson | Scouts Inc.
Three Burning Questions
In what condition is the Saints' rebuilt offensive line?
It might not be pretty. Wayne Gandy will now line up against the Saints twice a year as a member of the Falcons, while Jammal Brown is moving from right tackle to the left side. Jon Stinchcomb and Jamar Nesbit will fight for the right tackle spot. The Saints traded for Jeff Faine to make him their starting center. Montrae Holland will remain the starting left guard and Jermane Mayberry will remain at right guard. While this doesn't sound terrible at first glance, Holland is the only player who performed well for New Orleans last season at his 2006 position. Brown is a fine young talent, but surely will have growing pains with the switch to the left side. Mayberry has been extremely unreliable since joining the team. Faine is very undersized, struggles to hold weight and got manhandled against more powerful defensive tackles. If Nesbit is forced to start, the line has very poor depth and will lack continuity.
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