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Old 03-06-2007, 05:44 AM   #1
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:25 AM   #2
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RE: saints sign simmons to 3 yr contract

okay it is a start. an ugrade. so good job. now all i need to see is the dollars.
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:26 AM   #3
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RE: saints sign simmons to 3 yr contract

Um I'm pretty excited to get him.
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:49 AM   #4
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Wow, this is great news! This guy is definitely an upgrade and he can play the middle, so.... Fujita, Simmons, and Shanle? Not too shabby. Geaux Saints!!!!
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:16 AM   #5
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I like it. I want to see the price so I can be even more excited, but it looks like we are setting up the Pats defense from 2000-2001 when, if you can remember that far back*SARCASM ALERT*, the Pats won the Super Bowl without a bunch of big name defenders.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:17 AM   #6
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I just had a feeling when Cincy released him that he was going to be a Saint.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:46 AM   #7
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Would have really preferred Porter, but I'll take what they give me.

Anything is better than Simoneau...
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:18 AM   #8
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Is anyone else concerned that we're getting a guy on the downside of his career, as opposed to a player whose career is ascending, like we got with Fujita?

Simmons' age, 31, means he'll only be around a season or two more, I'm betting. Plus he was fifth on the team in tackles. Danny Clark was first in tackles when he was with the Raiders.

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Old 03-06-2007, 09:26 AM   #9
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He only played 11 games. I'm not worried at all Simmons will rebound and perform like he did pre-Marvin Lewis era in Cincy. He started declining as soon as Lewis took over and just didn't fit their system. I think he's a very good fit here.
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:34 AM   #10
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He's a good character guy and a veteran. He may be in the twilight of his career, but he helps to solidify the LB corp and gives felxibility in the draft to take the BAP and not reach for a specific position.

IMO a solid signing, now let's shore up the secondary and start talking about the draft.
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