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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; [quote="SaintFanInATLHELL"] Originally Posted by smyce Stecker had an opportunity to put a stranglehold on the backup RB position last year. But it turned out the Smith carried most of the load after Deuce went down. And now Smith is gone. ...

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Old 08-02-2006, 10:16 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by smyce
Stecker had an opportunity to put a stranglehold on the backup RB position last year. But it turned out the Smith carried most of the load after Deuce went down. And now Smith is gone.
But that was Haslett's fault. Last season, I kept asking why didn't Stecker get more carries. It seemed to me that every time Stecker touched the ball last year, he made a play.
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:32 AM   #12
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i agree...stecker looked good last year. it seemed like haslett wanted to force a power running attack.

stecker can be a great weapon.

scenario:
stecker and bush lined up in the backfield...bush motions to right slight...stecker motions to left slot...this equals nightmare for the LBs!!!

heck you could have all three (including Deuce) in the backfield and just keep Deuce in the backfield while spliting the other 2 out as WR....make a power formation into a passing formation.
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:58 AM   #13
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Hey.....at least we got something for him, instead of following our MO of letting him go for nothing.
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:15 AM   #14
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I don't care who we have at RB if our line doesn't step up our RB's will get killed.
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:24 AM   #15
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Well I m glad Bennet was traded he will probly do alot more a KC then he would have here in NO goodluck in KC Bennet!!!
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:07 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by gandhi1007
Hey.....at least we got something for him, instead of following our MO of letting him go for nothing.
It was about time we got something for someone. We probably got a 4th but I hope they had some type of clause in the deal if he gets x amount of yards, then it would get kicked up to a 3rd. That would be pretty sweet.
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:15 PM   #17
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if i was KC... i would say you get a 6th and if he gets over 500yrds rushing you get a 1st...because it wont happen
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Old 08-02-2006, 06:43 PM   #18
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As I said, it would have helped us keeping him around this year more than having Kc's 4th rounder next year , I'm still a little worried about Deuce but I think he's be OK but you just never know coming off an injury as Deuce had last season..
I hope we don't regret the Bennett deal with KC .
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:28 PM   #19
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even if deuce goes down, we still have baby matrix and stecker...i feel really good about that.
As do I. I think people underestimate Stecker's worth. The last two years he has averaged 3.8 (in 2005) and 4.2 (in 2004) which is pretty damn good for a third stringer who wasn't exactly running behind the best OLine in the league. You can't expect him to be a starting quality RB, that's why he gets paid backup money; but he is one of the better backups in the league.

But if Deuce is slowed and 'Saint Reggie' doesn't light up the world as a rookie, you may be wishing for some depth at that position.
Well yeah SFIAH, I think pretty much every team wants good depth at every position. But ANY team in this league would be screwed if they're first and second string RB got hurt. That's just a fact. And Stecker is definitely more than capable of being a third stringer, he's good enough to be a second-string RB on almost every team in the NFL.

Bennett certainly was good enough to be the #3 RB for the Saints.
Yeah he was, but like I said earlier, we had four guys on the depth chart who were at least good enough to be a second-string RB in this league (arguably 3 guys who could start). But here's the big question, do you really want to pay a third-string RB 3 million for two years when you have two guys in front of him, and one guy behind him on the depth chart who are capable? I'll answer it for you, no, you don't. You use that money elsewhere, and it also helps when you can pick up an extra draft pick in the deal.

But that was Haslett's fault. Last season, I kept asking why didn't Stecker get more carries.
Very true. Stecker is a very versatile back with speed and power. He's more of a speed/slashing back but he can do the job when asked. I liked A Smith too, but I think Stecker proved in 2004 that he could do the job.

I don't care who we have at RB if our line doesn't step up our RB's will get killed.
Were you by any chance an OLineman in high school? Haha you're a huge OLine homer.
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Did anyone pick up on Mickey Loomis' comments about treating players the "Right Way"? If they have a chance to have significant playing time elsewhere theycould do so. (Paraphrase)
He may have Known/Suspected Reggie could come our way and signed Bennett knowing/had a hunch if things went our way with drafting Reggie we had a chip(Bennett) in our pocket.
Stranger things have happened.
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