Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

Will Smith vs. Darren Howard

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Howard was always a strong defender for us... solid pass rusher and was our best run defender on our pathetic D line. A healthy Howard will definately be missed around here, but Smith is a young exciting sack artist which ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-20-2006, 09:15 AM   #11
Got a problem?
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 10,494
Howard was always a strong defender for us... solid pass rusher and was our best run defender on our pathetic D line. A healthy Howard will definately be missed around here, but Smith is a young exciting sack artist which definately softens the blow... in the long run, Smith will be the better player of the two barring injuries.
papz is offline  
Old 03-20-2006, 09:23 AM   #12
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,762
Howard is a good player. Probably a very good player. It's a shame that he spent so much time injured. He always played hard for us and was a real team guy (ala playing out of position at DT). He probably cost himself a lot of money by being flexible.

I hope he puts the hurt on Bledsoe, Manning and whoever the Redskins suit up this year.
BrooksMustGo is offline  
Old 03-20-2006, 09:28 AM   #13
100th Post
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Spain
Posts: 287
Howard is great player when HE WANTS TO PLAY. Other than that he slacks off. He wasn't happy in N.O. and at times it showed. He does have alot of talent and will do very well in philly. Sullivan is a better replacement as he WANTS to play all the time. I echo the sentiment about Grant and hope he comes through big time.
coastalkid is offline  
Old 03-20-2006, 10:11 AM   #14
500th Post
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 973
I'll take Smith. Howard is good but he always looked like he really did not want to be here. Smith has the attitude, skills, and passion needed in our defense.
FatiusJeebs is offline  
Old 03-20-2006, 10:31 AM   #15
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,889
Howard is a good player. Probably a very good player. It's a shame that he spent so much time injured.
I agree with this BMG. Howard was a damn good DE, in fact, our best DE for several years, but he was just hurt too often. Also, even though he was very good, I do think Will Smith is just a more athletic, more physical, better play-making DE.
TheDeuce is offline  
Old 03-20-2006, 10:34 AM   #16
Part Time Pimp
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,966
Will Smith is more athletic & stronger than Darren Howard was. Howard was a very good DE, but like others tated, you could tell the guy did not want to play for the Saints anymore. Grant will get back to form with the addition of a solid DT.
gandhi1007 is offline  
Old 03-20-2006, 07:55 PM   #17
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,403
The good news referring to Smith is we have yet to see the best of him, he should have a big year next season.
LongTimeFan is offline  
Old 03-20-2006, 08:00 PM   #18
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 5,056
Blog Entries: 1
I truly believe the organization did the right thing by letting him go. Howard was good but I think his departure will elevate the play of both Smith and Grant. I don't think the Saints will be looking for a DE until the later rounds of the draft, if at all. We need another solid LB, DT, OT, OG and definitely a Center.
CheramieIII is offline  
Old 03-20-2006, 09:19 PM   #19
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Southlake, TX
Posts: 1,669
Cheramie, I observed with great interest that you were not HAWKING the Hawk in your last post, or for that matter a LB. Have you relented? It is OK to feel the greatness of the BRICK. LOLOLOLOL

I only hope we can share the DIXIE!
biloxi-indian is offline  
Old 03-20-2006, 09:25 PM   #20
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 5,056
Blog Entries: 1
I'll buy no matter who wins, but I still think we need another LB and if not Hawk I would settle for someone else but nobody past #34. I would take Brick but not at the 2.
CheramieIII is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts