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    2010 Pre Combine Defensive Draft

    Round 3

    Robert Johnson, Utah, FS, 6021, 236, 4.52

    Here is my mid round sleeper that is a classic centre fielder with a ton of upside. Johnson is big, strong; agile and better-than-average closing speed. He is a ball hawking, big play making FS with a flare for the dramatic. The EX-WR has sure hands and has good instincts on where he should be and the ball. There’s a price to pay when you come over the middle with him at FS. He breaks up passes with superb hits and the range to get over to the sideline. Plays the ball in front of him well. Very rarely misses tackles or takes a bad angle. Fills the alley fast with a bang in the box against the run. Good work habits. Energetic and vocal. Good football IQ. A leader.

    Johnson needs to learn consistency and better technique. He is maybe too stiff and high cut. Has trouble changing directions without slowing down. Tends to bite too much on play fakes. Needs to refine his coverage skills. Can get caught peeking into the backfield. Late a time or two getting over the top.

    He might not run as fast as Taylor Mays come combine day, but as a football player I like Johnson better. Ok Jenkins takes over the nickel for good next year and Gay is bumped to dime. Johnston will make an immediate impact on special teams in year one.

    Round 4

    DT, Linval Joseph, East Carolina, 6-6, 322, 5.27

    Linval Joseph is an under the radar DT from ECU. He is a mammoth DT who should see plenty of action in obvious run-down situations. At 6'6 325 pounds Joseph is a big force with good athleticism. He had 60 tackles, 13 for losses, 3 QB sacks. and 1 kick blocked (2 in 2008). He moves well for his size and is a great run stuffer. He can generate a bit of a push as a pass rusher, too. At 6'6" he does not need much of a push. He has also been used in "Refrigerator" Perry FB role.

    Could stand to be in better condition. Has a ways to go as a pass rusher.

    I know after the combine he will most likely rise out of reach here and we will have to be faced with a choice at the bottom of round three if we are to get a shot at him. I would have to pass in the third. But for now here is where most think he will go.

    Round 5
    Philadelphia from New Orleans - 2009 NFL Draft trade

    Round 6

    OLB/DE, Danny Batten, South Dakota State, 6023, 248, 4.68

    The Missouri Valley's co-Defensive Player of the Year along with Ruffin in '09, you got to be kidding. Here me out here. The 6'2/250-pound rusher was successfully tried at both outside and inside linebacker during February's Texas vs. Nation all-star event. Also asked to drop into coverage frequently after slimming down to the 245-pound range in 2009, Batten will appeal to teams that value versatility. He has the versatility to play either defensive end or outside linebacker should up his draft stock. Batten has a non stop motor

    Batten (6’3, 252, 4.61) has interesting measurable as he brings great speed but lacks the size that scouts look for during the draft. He will have to bulk up but shows promise due to his ability to drop into coverage, get to the quarterback, and make plays. He is limited athletically but has a high motor to make up for it. Over the last two years he has produced 26.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks.

    I think he will be an immediate help on special teams.

    Round 7

    New England from New Orleans - TE David Thomas
    Posted 02-23-2010 at 06:23 PM by hagan714 hagan714 is online now
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    My Saints influenced Youtube Videos

    Really fantastic set of videos.

    Saintswrath - you got skills.

    Is there any way to get copies of these??
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    My Saints influenced Youtube Videos

    Saintswrath, you are unfreakingincredible! I still get goosebumps just watching your videos! I appreciate you taking the time to do this so that we can all enjoy it!
    Posted 02-18-2010 at 11:11 PM by niteadept niteadept is offline
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    Somebody pinch me!I've watched the Saints since the game against the Rams at the old Tulane Stadium.The signing of Archie Manning,and watching Archie in the shotgun offense with the defense getting to Archie at about the same time as he received the snap from center.Talk about swiss cheese offense.Then we were beaten into submission by the dirty birds,then ca me the Aints.It's been a hell of a ride.My Dad used to say he would never live long enough to see the Saints have a winning season an i would be lucky if they won a playoff game in my lifetime.He was half right.CONGRATS TO THE ENTIRE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS FOOTBALL TEAM AND ORGANIZATION.ALSO CONGRATS TO ALL OF THE FANS OF WHO DAT NATION.THE BEST FANS IN THE WORLD.WE LOVE YOU NEW ORLEANS!!!
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    Who Dat "Art From The War"

    Big Al, Is my brother-in-law as well. What a fantastic way to represent the Saints Pride!
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    Who Dat "Art From The War"

    Very cool indeed!
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    Who Dat "Art From The War"

    That is way cool.
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    Who Dat "Art From The War"

    Most excellent!!
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    Colts common opponents

    Not that it would change the stats that much, but I wouldn't look into the Pats game too much from the Colts perspective. They play the Pats so often and each team knows each other so well that they are like a division opponent. We know how close those division games can get.
    Posted 01-31-2010 at 01:08 AM by FlexDefense FlexDefense is offline
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    Colts common opponents

    Awesome!!! We'll see if this is brought up next week during the media's push to unearth EVERYTHING necessary and unnecessary surrounding this game...
    Posted 01-30-2010 at 03:15 PM by ColoWhoDat ColoWhoDat is offline
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    Colts common opponents

    Excellent WhoDatPride. Love it!
    Posted 01-30-2010 at 01:16 PM by UK_WhoDat UK_WhoDat is offline
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    Colts common opponents

    The Saints and Colts each played the Bills, Jets, Dolphins, Rams, Pats and Cards. We scored and average 34.6 points versus these teams while the Colts scored 26.7. Our D held them to 17.5 points per game while the Colts gave up 21.2 points per game. Our average margin of victory was 17.1 to the Colts 5.5. Even if you throw out the games the Colts rested starters we still had twice the margin of victory and we didn't get the luxury of beating the Jets again and their "number 1 D" that gave up 8 losses this year.
    Posted 01-30-2010 at 09:27 AM by WhoDatPride WhoDatPride is offline

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