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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; You can argue up and down that, 1: for the most part, Donte was a disappointment and 2: we needed help badly at the linebacker position. I disagree, but you can argue that. What's the deal with waving Hilton? I'm ...

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Old 09-04-2006, 01:38 AM   #1
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Puzzling moves to me..

You can argue up and down that, 1: for the most part, Donte was a disappointment and 2: we needed help badly at the linebacker position. I disagree, but you can argue that.

What's the deal with waving Hilton? I'm sure there were on-field issues, Payton's finding his guys, but seriously. Hilton's good enough to start at TE on 15 or 16 teams in the league. Why can the Saints afford to simply discard him?

And I still don't care; I'm going to be pissed about the Stallworth trade.
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:47 AM   #2
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RE: Puzzling moves to me..

This outlines how I feel about the Stallworth move:


http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercu...s/15416271.htm
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RE: Puzzling moves to me..

Some people on this board are down on Ernie Conwell, but I'm not sure why. He is a proven veteran at TE, and has shown me no reason that he should be benched in favor of a guy who didn't really do much this preseason.

That is the reason for waiving Hilton.

Although, based on his performance last year, he might've brought something in a trade. But, I supposed Peyton wanted him off the roster before they had to pay him.
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Old 09-04-2006, 09:43 AM   #4
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Re: RE: Puzzling moves to me..

Originally Posted by TheKillerBs
Some people on this board are down on Ernie Conwell, but I'm not sure why. He is a proven veteran at TE, and has shown me no reason that he should be benched in favor of a guy who didn't really do much this preseason.
He's hardly played since being signed because of one injury after another.
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Maybe being able to help block and pass protect was an issue??? Juast a thought.
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:38 AM   #6
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Conwell sucks! Players can get his stats of his career all in 1 yr

The reason was because Lawrie outplayed em...Lawrie is better than Hilton in blocking and catching, with Lawrie's large frame at 6'7"and strength on the line, Payton selected him instead of Hilton
Lawrie was the best TE all Camp long, seriously....This guy never got a chance and Brees loves this target
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I was pulling for Hilton as much as anyone. The reality is though he just could not block at all. With our dreadful O-line I think TEs and 2 TE sets will be vital in helping them out. I haven't surveyed but I would be willing to bet he couldn't start on but a few teams. He won't even for the Jets. He is a role player. One fantasy site said this about the move- It's a good landing spot for Hilton. New York is looking for a pass-catcher at tight end, where Hilton will backup Chris Baker. He's still not worth owning in fantasy leagues.

Good luck to him there. If he can get that long body able to block he'll turn into a full fledged tight end.
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I'd still start em and has Baker to block
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Re: RE: Puzzling moves to me..

Originally Posted by TheKillerBs
Some people on this board are down on Ernie Conwell, but I'm not sure why.
Conwell's hands:

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