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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; after the auburn and florida games i thought he was good but not dominate. he missed some key plays. Polamalu was not missing those type of plays when he was in college. I still say he will have to tackle ...

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Old 10-29-2006, 06:28 AM   #21
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after the auburn and florida games i thought he was good but not dominate. he missed some key plays. Polamalu was not missing those type of plays when he was in college. I still say he will have to tackle better at the next level. The big hit in college will not always work in the NFL. The WR and RB will bounce off them. just like in those two games. That is not made up.
I did not know he moved over from a CB. that explains alot. that fact alone puts him in a better light. Potiental wise.
as far as poking the nest it was because he is a LSU boy and thats it. being alone supporter of Tulane at a many LSU games I knew the reaction i was going to get. so i know all to well the nest I was poking.
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Old 10-29-2006, 04:50 PM   #22
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i love laron landry, but he has a lot to learn before getting to the nfl.... he is not the best tackler, often going for the highlight reel hit rather than wrapping up the ball carrier... we need defensive help but the safety spot is not a position that we really need a lot of help at.... we have to get corner help asap, and in my opinion, if patrick willis or paul poluszny is still there, they are almost no-brainer picks, just like reggie.... our defensive and offensive lines need help, but have overacheived this year and with decent veterans added via free agency, we'll be a lot better.... simply put, he's going to be good, but just not for us... also, i don't think he could add the weight and still be productive and quick like thomas davis did, so that option would be out for laron
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Old 10-30-2006, 12:56 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by chRxis
i love laron landry, but he has a lot to learn before getting to the nfl.... he is not the best tackler, often going for the highlight reel hit rather than wrapping up the ball carrier... we need defensive help but the safety spot is not a position that we really need a lot of help at.... we have to get corner help asap, and in my opinion, if patrick willis or paul poluszny is still there, they are almost no-brainer picks, just like reggie.... our defensive and offensive lines need help, but have overacheived this year and with decent veterans added via free agency, we'll be a lot better.... simply put, he's going to be good, but just not for us... also, i don't think he could add the weight and still be productive and quick like thomas davis did, so that option would be out for laron
Not the best tackler? What? Do you think he is rated the best safety in the country cause of his looks? Laron goes for the knockout blow when a player is being wrapped uo by anothe rLSU defender. I have seen him make NUMEROUS open field tackles and tackles in one and one situations to know he is a fine tackler, who also has the ability to deliver the big hit. And also, it's your opinion he couldn't add weight and still be productive like Davis, it's my opinion he could.
after the auburn and florida games i thought he was good but not dominate. he missed some key plays. Polamalu was not missing those type of plays when he was in college. I still say he will have to tackle better at the next level. The big hit in college will not always work in the NFL. The WR and RB will bounce off them. just like in those two games. That is not made up.
I did not know he moved over from a CB. that explains alot. that fact alone puts him in a better light. Potiental wise.
as far as poking the nest it was because he is a LSU boy and thats it. being alone supporter of Tulane at a many LSU games I knew the reaction i was going to get. so i know all to well the nest I was poking.
First, Polamalu and Laron are not the same type of safety, AND if you think Polamalu didn't miss plays at USC, you didn't see them play much. EVERY player misses plays. That's a universal truth. Second, I have no idea what tackles you are talking about LaRon "bouncing off of" against Florida and Auburn. You must have his number confused with someone else. LaRon made several key tackles in both games, especially against Auburn, when our D was holding Kenny Irons down and stalling their offense. Irons got a few good runs, but he's a great back. and he still only got 2.8 yards per carry. A great back sometimes beats a great defender, especially when theyhave momentum. The only play I remember LaRon looking poor on was when he was trying to get into position for a tackle, and Irons already had a head of steam and carried him back for a few yards. That happens. Doesn't mean he can't tackle. I saw Ronnie Brown lay the wood to the current Troy Polamalu when Miami played Pittsburgh this year, that's not gonna make me say Polamalu can't tackle. It happens. LaRon also had 12 tackles against florida, was all over the field, and the announcers repeatedly commented on what a great football player he was. Maybe that national announcing crew were closet LSU fans or something, I don't know. But if you are gonna knock LaRon, it should be something real,
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oh yeah.... i forgot whodi, you already have all the answers... i'm so sorry for posting anything here... what was i thinking....
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oh yeah.... i forgot whodi, you already have all the answers... i'm so sorry for posting anything here... what was i thinking....
Right, exactly why I said:

And also, it's your opinion he couldn't add weight and still be productive like Davis, it's my opinion he could.
It's called an opinion. If you give one, expect someone who may have a contradictory one to respond. Don't cry when they do.
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:17 AM   #26
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LOL I did not bring Polamalu into it. just responding to Boba....
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:31 AM   #27
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LOL I did not bring Polamalu into it. just responding to Boba....
All he said is LaRon would make an impact along the same lines a sPolamalu. That's not far-fetched and is pretty reasonable IMO.
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Old 10-31-2006, 07:05 PM   #28
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I don't know.......his older brother is making one hell of an impact as a rookie & everyone in the country, including Dawan, knows LaRon is the better of the two. Just some food for thought for you guys.
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Thanks whodi...i never compared them as players...i compared the potential impact he could have on a defense to Polamalu's impact...thats it.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:22 AM   #30
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point taken
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