Charles Barkley says he’s not intimidated by LeBron James, so the things James said about Barkley on Monday night won’t do anything to keep him quiet. Barkley was so unmoved, he even gave the Cavaliers star props for looking up his history of unsavory off-court behavior.
Barkley’s measured response Tuesday was a stark contrast to James’ exasperation over Barkley calling James whiny last week because James went public seeking roster upgrades.
Head coach Sean Payton has said Armstead will play this season, but the talented tackle has a deep injury history.
The Saints were expected to start Andrus Peat, a former first-round pick out of Stanford, at left guard again this season. But he was drafted as an offensive tackle, and he could now be forced to move back until Armstead is healthy.
New Orleans also used the first-round pick it acquired from the Patriots in the Brandin Cooks trade on former Wisconsin tackle Ryan Ramczyk. He could be an option at left tackle as well if he impresses at training camp.
If nothing else, Franklin’s addition gives the Saints more options. They have been Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China plagued by demoralizing injuries already this season, and preseason hasn’t even started yet.
In addition to Armstead, Nick Fairley and Max Unger suffered major Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys injuries, with the former’s career in jeopardy with a heart problem.
The Saints, led by Drew Brees, will once again boast an impressive offense, but the question remains if they can get over the recent 7-9 rut they’ve been stuck in.