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Old 03-19-2013, 05:04 PM   #401
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New Orleans Saints Better Off Not Signing Nnamdi Asomugha

In today’s day and age, the casual NFL fan is so infatuated with big name players and so called “steals” that they lose sight of the things that matter most. The New Orleans Saints are one of the teams who have a fan base that wants a quick fix, but I can assure you that signing a player like Nnamdi Asomugha only brings them further away from playoff contention.

I was a fan of the team signing Keenan Lewis, as I think the former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back is going to bring a veteran dynamic to a secondary that was atrocious in 2013. Rob Ryan is no stranger to controversy, but even he can’t be welcoming Asomugha and his hefty asking price.

Adding the former Philadelphia Eagles player would be like spraying air freshener on a stench that is going to linger for months. I can’t argue with the Saints trying to get better, but they need to improve the defense via the NFL draft rather than the free agent market. These players are available for a reason, and the Saints are so far behind the curve that they must focus on other ways to improve the roster.

The Saints went into this free agency period over the NFL salary cap, and now they feel the need to splurge on a 31-year-old defensive back? Moronic.

Ryan may want all the weapons he wants to reconnect with his former pupil from the Oakland Raiders, but if they don’t start to rebuild via the draft, they will continue to spin their wheels. Lewis is going to do fine in his first year with the Saints, so they need not focus on the cornerback position in free agency again.

With the club being $5.4M under the cap, I don’t see why the Saints would even consider bringing in Asomugha. A defense this awful should have a long-term plan, and needs to stop attacking stop-gap players like the free agent cornerback.

New Orleans Saints Should Not Sign Nnamdi Asomugha

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Re: If the New Orleans Saints sign Nnamdi Asomugha what should they do with Jabari Greer, Patrick Robinson?

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Keep them all and let the football Gods sort them out!
This should have ended this thread. Unfortunately it didn't.

It costs us less than 2 miilion to keep these guys in lieu of cutting them.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:20 PM   #403
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Re: New Orleans Saints Better Off Not Signing Nnamdi Asomugha

I believe we're a playoff team regardless. The coordinator didn't fit the personnel and our head coach was missing. Nnamdi or not, we're fine. However, he does make us better. There isn't a corner in this draft that could come in and do better then Nnamdi could right now.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:29 PM   #404
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Re: New Orleans Saints Better Off Not Signing Nnamdi Asomugha

I usually agree with the stuff you post, but this construction of the free agency market is completely off-base. The Eagles are a mess right now, and they have entirely mismanaged their personnel, particularly on defense, it is no wonder they let Asomugha go and that he would want to. Furthermore, the Saints are not going to use an early round pick this year on a CB, or even a safety, the safe money is on D-Line or Linebacker. This isn't because they don't want to, but there simply isn't any talent worth taking at our position. Signing Asomugha to a one-year or two-year conditional tender would be a good way to shore up our secondary until we can find a more long term solution, and if you think any DC wouldn't be happy to have a veteran leader like Nnamdi you are crazy, especially Rob, who built his career with him. Lastly, adopting your position would force me to assume that Mickey Loomis has offered a cap crippling amount to land him, and it would be completely out of character for him to make such a risky move so rashly.

So...sorry, but with all due respect, I completely disagree with this argument.
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Re: If the New Orleans Saints sign Nnamdi Asomugha what should they do with Jabari Greer, Patrick Robinson?

Originally Posted by Leighton B View Post
YOU HAVE TO JOKING Harper can't tackle...
Harper's not a bad tackler. He's been #1 or 2 in tackles on the team every year since his rookie season. His total tackle attempts/missed tackles percentage isn't bad either.

The idea of Harper playing LB has been discussed on this board several times. I tend to agree with you that he's too light and would have a hard time shedding blockers.

I've read that Rob Ryan likes to run variations on the 46 defense, like GW used to do. If he plans on doing that here Harper could excel in the SS position. Otherwise, if RR is counting on a lot of coverage out of his safeties then I agree that the Saints should explore what they might be able to get for him. I don't know if anybody would be willing to pick up his salary though.
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Re: New Orleans Saints Better Off Not Signing Nnamdi Asomugha

How much is Asomugha's "hefty asking price"?
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Re: New Orleans Saints Better Off Not Signing Nnamdi Asomugha

I would have been better off not reading this. I want Nnamdi
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:49 PM   #408
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Re: New Orleans Saints Better Off Not Signing Nnamdi Asomugha

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I would have been better off not reading this. I want Nnamdi
Agreed

Nnamdi is a great player who was in a terrible situation with the eagles

Bring him here, RR knows what to do
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Re: If the New Orleans Saints sign Nnamdi Asomugha what should they do with Jabari Greer, Patrick Robinson?

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First, your right.... Im sorry. 2nd IMO his bills time is irrelavant, did it give us any W's?

3rd Can you blame me? Sports hernia, concussion, shoulder, knee, bruised ego, s**t I've lost track. I understand that every NFL player is gonna be injured, then there are some players that are injury prone!!! Jabari IMO is the latter. I never said dude couldn't play, I think Jabari supporters confuse the two..... Even if we hard an elite pass rush. He's not a number one corner!!!! You know as well as I do his best days were at the two, and in the slot.
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Re: If the New Orleans Saints sign Nnamdi Asomugha what should they do with Jabari Greer, Patrick Robinson?

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YOU HAVE TO JOKING Harper can't tackle nor even think about setting an edge at 215lbs Your joking or just plain ignorant!
The only asset Roman Harper has is blitzing from the SS position he can't go up against a
TE much less a Tackle! So linebacker never but trade bait yes because Harper's skills are needed in a 4-3 where an extra Blitzer is needed because 4-3 usually doesn't have OLB like 3-4 has who are usually passrushing specialist unlike Sam and Will linebacker's who are olb in a 4-3 where they are assigned responsibilities to account for!
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