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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; hey billy i read he was due 1mil this year and 2.5 next year, these being the last two years of his deal where did you read that he was wiling to restructure? for a seventh rounder this guy was ...

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Old 05-27-2003, 09:29 PM   #11
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hey billy i read he was due 1mil this year and 2.5 next year, these being the last two years of his deal where did you read that he was wiling to restructure?

for a seventh rounder this guy was a steal, the guy was a starter on a team that has been rock solid on d the last 5 years or so, if it takes a junior seau for you to lose your job then i say we start the guy, i had heard he wasn\'t all that good but after reading about him on several miami sites i would have to say we got a good deal

however in typical saints fashion he has to serve a 1 game suspension during the season opener due to a domestic dispute, CAN\"T WE SIGN JUST ONE GUY WHOM ISN\"T AN EPISODE OF LAW & ORDER? :P :P :P :P :P
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Old 05-27-2003, 09:39 PM   #12
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What I like most about him is that he received the Dolphins Leadership Award twice while playing for them. So not only do we have an average to an above average addition at linebacker, we have a great leader on defense. For a seventh rounder, this is a good move.
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Old 05-27-2003, 09:43 PM   #13
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Playing with Zach Thomas, Patrick Sertain, Sam Madison and Morton Greenwood, started 15 out of 16 games, we got the cheese boys.
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Old 05-27-2003, 09:54 PM   #14
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The only thing that bugs me is why did the Dolphins want to give up on him? He is only in his 7th year and seems to have good production. What is the problem? Why give up a pick to get an very aging Seau and cut lose Rodgers to regain this late pick?

Any ideas?
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Old 05-27-2003, 10:05 PM   #15
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I do not believe he was that great in coverage and struggled reading running plays, I heard that midseason when the Dolphins started having problems
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Old 05-27-2003, 10:26 PM   #16
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I don\'t think it had any thing to do with his playing ability. I think it was all about the benjamins. He was scheduled to earn 1mil. this season between his base and a roster bonus. His base salary for 2004 is 2.5mil. with no restructure in sight.
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Honestly, I like this move. One of the main reasons why is because of the leadership award. He\'s a more than capable linebacker and he might be able to light a fire under the defense\'s butts. We didn\'t give up much for him, and we avoided a bidding war with the Packers to get him. He may not be a superstar, but for what was left available, I think he\'ll do just fine.
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Old 05-28-2003, 12:16 AM   #18
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Guys I like the deal as well, but the fact the Dolphins dumped on him has to mean something. Whether there is more to the story or not is irrelevant considering we are desperate for veteran LB depth. For that reason alone this is very smart. I would really like to see a play at McGlockton. If Grady doesn\'t get his act together we are suddenly very weak at the DT position. We can\'t go into the season with on Sullivan and Smith and expect Whitehead to move to DT and that\'s it. I would have huge problems with that and I would think Chester could excel in a more reduced capacity.
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Old 05-28-2003, 03:01 AM   #19
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I think this is a good deal as well. Giving up a seventh round pickin 04 (re: guy who won\'t make practice squad) for a vet LB w/ starters experience is a good deal all around. It\'s not like we are talking about Terry Glenn or Galloway here, this guy has produced, has a good rep (minus the one charge) and came from a real good defensive system that taught its LBs to fly to the ball. That is something we could use considering the youth of our corp. Dolphins prob gave him up b/c of Seau and their draft. Saw him as expendable, not a bad player.

I know I was one who said let\'s just see what our LBs can do as is, but anything for that kind of deal makes sense. I still say keep our starting 3 as is, but now backup isn\'t such a worry.

I don\'t know about McGlockton though. Maybe for a 1 year deal. Not much else.
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Old 05-28-2003, 07:07 AM   #20
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acording to the Sun Herald out of Biloxi, Ms. Rodgers contract has already been renegotiated! It didn\'t give any further details but said Loomis completed the restructuring over this past weekend while on his little vacation. No $ figures were given.
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