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fhs623 01-14-2006 11:17 AM

Why pick a qb?
I've been reading alot of yall's comments, and it seems that the majority think that the saints should draft young or linehart. Don't these people realize that young and linehart will NOT play this season; and even if they do, they're aren't going to be any good. I think the saints should build up their defense, a la the bears, and get by with a veteran qb like volek from the titans, griese from the bucs, or garrard from the jags. I know we would have to trade a draft pick, but it might be worth it.

papz 01-14-2006 11:39 AM

RE: Why pick a qb?
So when would it be a right time to draft a quarterback?

The Bears didn't exactly build their defense with high round picks... besides Urlacher and Harris (maybe Mike Brown), everyone else was drafted in the 3rd or after. The past couple of season two of their last 3 top picks were offensive players. So I don't see why we couldn't draft a quarterback and still build our defense. We definately need to sign a vet quarterback like Griese or Volek regardless if we draft a qb or not though... that's pretty much a given unless we want Brooks or a rookie starting.

papz 01-14-2006 11:47 AM

RE: Why pick a qb?
Bah I was forgot Haynes was a first round pick... busted pick but I'm still wrong.

spkb25 01-14-2006 11:47 AM

RE: Why pick a qb?
interesting point papz

D-buck47 01-14-2006 12:20 PM

I also think we need to trade down. I'm not saying that Young or Leinart won't be good pros, but history indicates the risk the draft presents. For every Peyton there's a Leaf, Shuler, Akili Smith, we could name players all day. The draft is a crap shoot and I think we could get great value from the second pick. Why not take a second round QB and bring in a veteran (Patrick Ramsey). Just my take on it

D-buck47 01-14-2006 12:34 PM

And if we suck next year, draft Brady Quinn. He was the best pure passer I saw all year :shock:

pakowitz 01-14-2006 12:37 PM

i still think our best option is to try and trade back and acquire more pics...if we drop back to say 5 or 6 we can probably get their 1st this year and a first next year plus other pics as well... then maybe move back even further... say to 13-15 and get even more....maybe acquire 3 firsts for next year.. including our own...

TheDeuce 01-14-2006 12:44 PM


And if we suck next year, draft Brady Quinn.
Quinn sucked until he got Charlie Weiss, and let me tell you something, the Saints don't have a Charlie Weiss. We need a QB and an LB, which we can address with our first two picks. Leinart is the highest graded QB since Peyton Manning, so let me tell you something, he's good. And ANY player can bust. We could trade down and draft two busts instead of one. The point is, you draft the players that can help you the most. If you draft a worse player because you think he might be less of a bust, then you just look ridiculous.

D-buck47 01-14-2006 01:12 PM

Leinart has a history of injuries, an average arm, zero mobility, and played with the best skill players in the nation. Put Quinn in that offense and see what you get. Remember Quinn was a sophmore last year, many players make the turn in their junior year. Weiss is tremendous, but Tom Brady seems to be doing well without him. Weiss QB's aren't Tedford QB's, they flourish while with him and after him

Winwin 01-14-2006 02:22 PM

i've been shouting defense for years now. have to say, the most important piece of the puzzle also includes who is the head coach, and trying to get the circus of a frontoffice nfl calibre. it's said the next coach will decide the fate of aaron brooks, all the names of peoples rejects you guys have named aren't better than the hated brooks. the guy that hardly plays if ever, is always thought of as a improvement.

either take young at 2 if he is available, are trade down. because lienart isn't worth the risk and whomever said that neither is ready to start from day 1 is exactly right. picking either young or lienart means you've given up on having a winning season that year and are willing to take the growing pains. trade down get a extra 2nd this year and a 1st or 2nd next year. take either a lb or dt in round 1 and whichever of those you don't take in the 2nd round.

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