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Old 03-06-2007, 04:46 PM   #1
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Intro to MLB Brian Simmons

Here is a great write up on what we got MLB

Saints sign LB Simmons

NEW ORLEANS — Linebacker Brian Simmons has agreed to terms of a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, the team announced Tuesday.
The Cincinnati Bengals, who chose Simmons as a No. 1 draft pick in 1998, had released him late last month, even though he had been one of their most dependable and versatile linebackers, averaging 116 tackles per season since 2001.

Simmons (6-3, 240 pounds) was limited to 11 games in 2006 because of a neck strain, but he still had 78 tackles (41 solo) and two interceptions. He had missed only one game from 2001-2005.

Simmons had 102 stops in 2005, along with four forced fumbles, four sacks and a pair of interceptions. In 2004, he posted 132 stops, a sack, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and two interceptions.

Over his career in Cincinnati, Simmons finished among the top two tacklers on the defense in every full season he played. He has appeared in 121 games, with 118 starts since being selected 17th overall in 1998 out of North Carolina. Simmons has 11 interceptions in his career, including two returned for touchdowns, and 23 sacks. He has also recovered eight fumbles.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/footb...-roundup_N.htm

Know I do not know about you but I got warm fuzzies reading this and had to get a beer and a smoke.
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:26 PM   #2
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RE: Intro to MLB Brian Simmons

This is a positive addition to the linebacking corps and will allow us to concentrate our efforts on a DT or CB in the first round of the draft.
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:51 PM   #3
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RE: Intro to MLB Brian Simmons

Sounds very dependable and a sure tackler. Exactly what we need in a middle linebacker position. Good signing
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Old 03-06-2007, 07:45 PM   #4
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RE: Intro to MLB Brian Simmons

Im happy with the Simmons signing I think he will be a solid starter at MLB now we need CB ..... S ....... TE !!! (Eric Johnson, Randy Mcmicheal)
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:15 AM   #5
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I sure hope the Saints can still sign Donnie Edwards. Signing Brian Simmons is rock solid. The LB group is getting very close to being a strength of the team. Just a little more depth and it's all good!
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:30 AM   #6
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RE: Intro to MLB Brian Simmons

I would love to see Edwards too. Add him and our LB corp is deep and talented. Cincy mustn't have wanted Simmons anymore because he can't seem to get arrested

This guy is a quality player, person and a solid 2 down defender for us.
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