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Old 10-10-2007, 12:16 AM   #1
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Jamaal Branch wa re-signed by Saints...

Jamaal Branch wa re-signed by Saints...
Just heard on WWL that the Saints signed him to the practice squad today.
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Old 10-10-2007, 12:21 AM   #2
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It's about time. What in the hell took them so long? And why to the practise squad? I hope by the end of the week they activate him, cause I think he can make an impact.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:59 AM   #3
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Desperate times calls for desperate measures! Wow, wasn't that creative.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:42 AM   #4
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I've been saying this since last year. Branch was "Reggie Bush" good in college, winning the Walter Payton Award. He was surprisingly good in the games he got a chance to play in last season and he's proven to be durable. Lastly, he's a standup, smart guy, playing for a Colgate team that didn't offer scholarships at the time.

Give him the ball, let him be the featured back, like he's been his entire career. He's not afraid of contact and he'll get the tough yardage when necessary. If I were an opposing defense, I'd be scared of this guy.

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I watched this kid a lot last year in training camp and was very impressed by him. I'm surprised it took them this long to bring him back. I am, however, glad to see it.
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looking forward to seeing him take his shot

what happened to the big changes payton told us of...something like...'you will see which direction we are headed'
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Originally Posted by mikesaintfan View Post
looking forward to seeing him take his shot

what happened to the big changes payton told us of...something like...'you will see which direction we are headed'

I guess we're seeing it now. So far, we're headed in the wrong direction at 0-4.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:15 PM   #8
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Jamaall Branch Bio: (Personally I like Pierre Thomas, but what the hell)

NFL CAREER – Shifty back with speed and power spent the majority of 2006 on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster for the last two games of the season. Branch saw extended action in the finale against Carolina, recording 10 rushing attempts for 29 yards and a team-high five catches for 14 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown grab. Branch played for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe in 2006.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed to active roster from practice squad, 12/23/06; Signed to practice squad, 9/4/06; Waived, 9/2/06; Assigned to NFL Europe, 1/16/06; Signed (FA), 1/6/06.

2006 – Most of season was spent on the practice squad before being promoted to active roster, Dec. 23…Declared inactive at NY Giants, Dec. 24 and in both postseason games…Lone action came vs. Carolina, recording 10 carries for 29 yards and five receptions for 14 yards and a seven-yard touchdown grab.

COLLEGE – Played at Colgate from 2001-04, starting 26 of 45 games… Departed as school's second all-time leading rusher with 4,108 yards and 48 touchdowns…Rushed for over 100 yards in 19 games and over 200 yards five times…As a senior, posted 1,190 yards and 16 TDs on 295 carries…As a junior was honored as the Walter Payton Award winner, given to the outstanding Division I-AA player after rushing for 2,326 yards on 450 carries and 29 touchdowns, all Division I-AA records.

PERSONAL – Attended New Hampton (N.H.) HS, where he was named New England Prep School Player of the Year in 1999…Also lettered in basketball and lacrosse…Majored in education at Colgate…Born Jan. 30, 1981 in Hartford, Conn.

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While not the savior Bush, Thomas, Stecker, Branch and Karney are one of the best backfields in the business and we need to use them and those 5 freakin TE's we have. Pound the ball, Pound the ball, Pound the ball, Pound the ball and that opens up the passing game, after we cut Henderson and Meachem and Jamal Brown if you want to give some attitude I would cut your ass too. You cost us a td and probably the game after you were warned 5 freakin times to line up correctly, was a retard. People that get paid 100 of thousands of dollars each year don't need to be screwin up a football game.

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Originally Posted by CheramieIII View Post
While not the savior Bush, Thomas, Stecker, Branch and Karney are one of the best backfields in the business and we need to use them and those 5 freakin TE's we have. Pound the ball, Pound the ball, Pound the ball, Pound the ball and that opens up the passing game, after we cut Henderson and Meachem and Jamal Brown if you want to give some attitude I would cut your ass too. You cost us a td and probably the game after you were warned 5 freakin times to line up correctly, was a retard. People that get paid 100 of thousands of dollars each year don't need to be screwin up a football game.
Pound the ball, theroy works if you have the o line and the RBs that pound the ball. The RBs you mention above aren't pound the ball running backs. -minus the FB.
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