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Old 02-14-2008, 11:24 PM   #1
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Will Saints cough up for Samuel?

SunHerald.com : Saints: Defense = dollars

Saints coach Sean Payton talked a pretty big game about upgrading the defense during his final press conference. And the Saints have the money to do it, as they sit at least $25 million beneath the salary cap.

"I'm talking about getting some more good young players to help on that side of the ball," Payton said. "If you look at where we're at and how we're built, it's an area where we feel like we can help ourselves and bring some young players or veteran players into that mix.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:41 AM   #2
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Re: Will Saints cough up for Samuel?

My take is sign the guys that are needed to win. The Saints have a window of opportunity that started in 2006, but faltered in 2007. It was very obvious that the Saints need to get their defense upgraded, and 25 million bucks can go a long way. With an improved defense, the Saints should be at their peak for at least 3 or 4 years before a rebuild is needed. Now is the time to do it, not later.
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Re: Will Saints cough up for Samuel?

to answer the subject heading, until i see something that makes me believe otherwise i'd say, very doubtful. i dream of days when we had a linebacker that could knock the sh!t out of someone....
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I hope not. I think the saints would have to change their system on defense to use him. Then again that would help David out too. So maybe, Just to much money on one position, If he was the missing link then ok but we have to many links to work on right now.
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I hope not. I think the saints would have to change their system on defense to use him. Then again that would help David out too. So maybe, Just to much money on one position, If he was the missing link then ok but we have to many links to work on right now.

I agree with too many links right now. I would say 2 corners, 1 safety, 2 LB's and 2 DT's minimum.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:37 AM   #6
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I agree with too many links right now. I would say 2 corners, 1 safety, 2 LB's and 2 DT's minimum.
May be a bit much. I agree on the two corners. I'm just not sure if Young is ready to step up into that #2 corner slot. I think we'd be ok with KK and Harper at safety. I'd sure like to see Simmons or Evans fill that Will and get Briggs for the Mike. Thomas is still functional at DT. He needs a stud next to him.

We'd be significantly better if we could get one stud DT, MLB, and put KK in the safety slot.

We're not going to get 7 new starters from outside the organization. I believe we just need to start playing our best players and fill the critical holes of DT, MLB, and CB.

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