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Old 07-16-2003, 05:25 PM   #1
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When: All players, July 25.

Where: New Orleans Saints Complex, Metairie, La.

Most significant changes: OT Kyle Turley was shipped to St. Louis during the offseason because management got tired of dealing with his criticisms. His departure should make for less of a circus-like atmosphere in the locker room. The signing of CB Ashley Ambrose and the trade that brought former Patriots S Tebucky Jones to the Big Easy should drastically improve a secondary that gave up far too many big plays last season.

Reasons for optimism: The offense should be as strong as ever, and the Saints have rid themselves of a major headache in the form of Turley. RB Deuce McAllister is in great shape, WR Donte’ Stallworth has improved his hands and route running, and the Saints have become quicker up front defensively now that overweight DT Norman Hand has moved on.

Causes for concern: DT Grady Jackson has battled a weight problem for most of his career, and there’s no telling what kind of shape or frame of mind he will be in when he reports. Swapping Turley for free-agent OT Wayne Gandy isn’t a big downgrade, but Turley brought some swagger to the line. The defense also might be faster, but that doesn’t mean the pass rush will necessarily be better.

Training-camp battle to watch: Free-agent signee Orlando Ruff, who came over from San Diego to shore up the MLB position, will be pushed hard by Darrin Smith for the starting job. Ruff has better speed, but his tendency to overpursue could make Smith the better choice in the middle for a team that is looking to limit big plays.

Don’t be surprised if: McAllister wins the NFC rushing title again with even better numbers than the 1,388 yards he gained last season.
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Old 07-16-2003, 05:27 PM   #2
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Uh Joe, did I forget to give you your brain back from that last post? Hasn\'t this already been posted?
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Old 07-16-2003, 05:39 PM   #3
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Don\'t get me to lieing. I would be lieing if I said I knew. LOL. Hell I thought it was new. LOL :P

Or you know the brain falling out thing might be contagious.

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Old 07-16-2003, 05:42 PM   #4
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Hey man, it could be. I guess it just all depends on which one of us actually has the brain, and which one doesn\'t know if he does or not. LOL
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Old 07-16-2003, 05:50 PM   #5
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I\'m fairly sure it\'s me that doesn\'t. LOL. At least I have it on good authority that I don\'t. LOL
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