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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; First off, Reggie Bush is a great talent. Who knows if he is truly a "once in a generation" runningback as I've heard. I don't hate the Saints first pick. I don't like it either. Do I really need to ...

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Old 04-29-2006, 05:20 PM   #1
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Saints First Day (So Far)

First off, Reggie Bush is a great talent. Who knows if he is truly a "once in a generation" runningback as I've heard. I don't hate the Saints first pick. I don't like it either.

Do I really need to bring up the second round? Trading down so far and missing out on some good prospects only to pick up a guy that was projected to perhaps be a second day pick. And he's a Safety?

Bad draft so far. I've tried to keep my expectations low for this but it was too hard.

Hopefully Faine will stay healthy and make up for this somehow.
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Old 04-29-2006, 05:25 PM   #2
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RE: Saints First Day (So Far)

I don't understand the safety pick at all but it seems like Faine is, in effect, our second round pick. I like that and think it's pretty savy.
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Old 04-29-2006, 05:27 PM   #3
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RE: Saints First Day (So Far)

We started off well. We got the best player in the draft, then traded down and got a starting center. Good lbs, dbs, ots, and dts were available and we were going to fill another need. Then we chose Roman Harper, a safety. If we would have taken hodge, youboty, mcneil, winston, watson, or wroten I would have been so happy. But picking a safety that was rated by many to be a 3-4 round prospect hurt. Regardless of the Harper pick, I'm happy to have REGGIE as a Saint. In the end, while I disagree with the other moves, getting Bush made my day.
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Old 04-29-2006, 05:28 PM   #4
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RE: Saints First Day (So Far)

I agree. I thought that we couldn't mess this draft up. Well, we did.
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Old 04-29-2006, 05:37 PM   #5
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I think that bush dropping in our laps changed everything. I don't think it was the right choice for us but you can't pass on him either. Look what the Jets did... exactly what I wanted the Saints to do... Brick and Mangold.
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Old 04-29-2006, 05:38 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by LivnaLieTimay
We started off well. We got the best player in the draft, then traded down and got a starting center. Good lbs, dbs, ots, and dts were available and we were going to fill another need. Then we chose Roman Harper, a safety. If we would have taken hodge, youboty, mcneil, winston, watson, or wroten I would have been so happy. But picking a safety that was rated by many to be a 3-4 round prospect hurt. Regardless of the Harper pick, I'm happy to have REGGIE as a Saint. In the end, while I disagree with the other moves, getting Bush made my day.
You said what I was going to post down to the players I wanted at that pick. Why in the hell are we so hard up for safetys?

I thought the Faine move was awesome. Pick up a young starter and only move down 9 spots. Hodge is there. The others are there. Well, no, we need another safety to go with the other 15 we have. We HAVE two good starters in Smith and Bullocks. WTF, Peyton?????
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Old 04-29-2006, 05:39 PM   #7
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Some of you simply have unrealistic expectations. A lot expected the Saints to be able to trade down and pick up 3 1st rounders, 5 seconds, 2 thirds and 5 4ths. And I SAW the posts....unreal. That's a bit of an exaggeration but some people thought we were just going to rack up picks. What happened is that teams tried to lowball the Saints in regards to Bush and they didn't budge, which is GOOD in case you guys didn't know. We made our team better guys. I didn't get the Roman Harper pick at first but it looks as if they plan to move Dwight Smith to CB, which effictively makes our CB corps better. We still have 5 more rounds to go and you guys are spelling doom for our team already.

After picking Reggie Bush, I am certain that there are a select few folks that will NEVER be satisfied with anything the Saints do in regard to the draft. Most of the community is thrilled with this pick, yet there are the typical sourpusses hanging around.
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Old 04-29-2006, 05:52 PM   #8
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I think you are miss reading things. I don't think anyone is disappointed with the Bush pick, however if a trade went down they would be ok with that as well to snag a few extra picks which apparently other seem to think we have more wholes to fill than at RB... hello. I don't think it was horrible the draft so far but we could have done better.
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I'm with you Gold. No doubt the Harper pick left me scratching my head but we got the best player in the draft and a starting center. Now with Harper, I really got the same feeling as Gold, that we will move Smith to CB. This gives us Smith and McKenzie as CB's and we got Bullocks as one safety, and we can figure out who we want as the other. Plus I'm sure we'll let one of our safeties go. I would have rather had some other guys as opposed to Harper and it frustrating that we could have had an amazing day, but by no means am I dissapointed. We have made our team better and I am very happy to see Reggie coming to NO. Reggie Bush is an amazing talent and is going to do so much for our team. Everyone out there that is ripping our team has to realize we still have a couple more picks left and with Bush, that could make us a little more attractive to any remaining free agents. REG-GIE, REG-GIE, REG-GIE!!!
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no one is ripping the team just looking at other options.
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