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BillyCarpenter1 07-28-2003 01:17 PM

Dale Carter Changes Everything
Dale Carter from all indications is back to his old form. IMO, this absolutely changes everything for the Saints defense. Having a shutdown corner allows a defense to do so much. Rememeber what the Cowboy's defense was able to do with Deion taking away one side of the field?

Right now there are possibly two probowl players in the secondary, in Dale Carter and Tebucky Jones. The other secondary players: Mel Mitchell, Ashley Ambrose, Fred Thomas, and Keyou Craver also appear to be impressive so far.

With Grant and Howard on the outside and Sullivan and Kenny Smith/Grady Jackson on the inside, this defense has a chance to do something special.

Hopefully the defensive backs can make the QB hold the ball that extra second or so and allow our D-Line to get to the QB.

Here's what Haslett had to say about Dale Carter:

One of the key players on the defensive side, according to Haslett, is CB Dale Carter. "You can truly see that he is enjoying being here," Haslett said. "He is having fun at training camp for the first time in a while because of the highs and lows over the last few years. He is the one guy out there who truly appreciates the game of football."

Carter has impressed Haslett with his physical conditioning and talent. "He is an unbelievable athlete," said Haslett. "You can forget his age. You can forget everything else. He can go out there right now and play wide receiver. He can play a number of different positions. He is in great shape. He weighs 194 with four percent body fat. If he stays healthy, then I don't see why he can't be one of the best corners in the league."

For all you nay sayers, show me where I'm wrong....I'm sure you will. Bring it on.

[Edited on 28/7/2003 by BillyCarpenter1]

coastalkid 07-28-2003 01:52 PM

Dale Carter Changes Everything
Grady Smith???? Did we sign someone I don\'t know about? Who is this Grady Smith guy?
Just kidding BC but you got on to me pretty good with a slip about CONWELL that I spelt Cromwell and I thought everyone in the board would never let it go. Just funning ya.

BillyCarpenter1 07-28-2003 01:55 PM

Dale Carter Changes Everything
LOL. My Bad.

BlackandBlue 07-28-2003 01:57 PM

Dale Carter Changes Everything
Deion had pretty good company in that secondary, with Larry Brown, Rod Woodson, and George Teague. Looks like they are going to have another outstanding foursome in the secondary this year, with Woodson, Roy Williams, Derek Ross, and Terence Newman.
But on Carter, yeah, as long as he stays healthy, I have no doubt that he can return to Pro Bowl status. During the few games I saw him play in last year, he made several plays that had me wishing that I had invested in a TIVO unit.

BillyCarpenter1 07-28-2003 02:03 PM

Dale Carter Changes Everything

Looks like they are going to have another outstanding foursome in the secondary this year, with Woodson, Roy Williams, Derek Ross, and Terence Newman.
I haven\'t really thougt about the Cowboys secondary, but now that you brought it to my attention- They are loaded back there and we play them this year too.

lumm0x 07-28-2003 05:55 PM

Dale Carter Changes Everything
I thought Carter looked better than expected in limited play last year. My only concern was that ugly arm injury and how much it owuld effect his ability to jam or if it would cost a pick. He proved he is able to maintain game shape even in extended absence and that his wheels still turn. If he can maintain this it will allow the defense to be much more flexible with blitzing and coverages if we know that we can rely on him in man. I think a good portion of the problem last year (not to take anything away from Venturi\'s ineptitude ;) ) was that we had lacked confidence or an available level of player (at tmes) in our corners in certain situations to run certain packages.

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