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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by FireVenturi You will make a lot of friends around here after that paragraph, I for one pretty much agree with everything you said. Welcome to the board!!!! Thanks FireVenturi, you've always had my favorite name on the ...

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Old 02-29-2008, 03:35 PM   #21
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You will make a lot of friends around here after that paragraph, I for one pretty much agree with everything you said. Welcome to the board!!!!
Thanks FireVenturi, you've always had my favorite name on the board. If you notice my account started in 2006. I almost replied to a thread about how Venturi was really the biggest problem with our team, but decided that I really didnt need to restate the blatantly obvious
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http://www.neworleanssaints.com/Arti...n%20Vilma.aspx

Pretty good Q&A with Vilma.
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Vil-ma! Vil-ma! Vil-ma!!!
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:31 PM   #24
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My heart sings to hear so many of you on board with Vilma! I'm not sure if its more happiness with a stud at LB or hungry for a smash mouth D that other teams don't laugh at!

Regardless, does anyone else feel like the kid who got the red rider BB gun for Christmas?
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:38 PM   #25
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Well we hope his knee is ok. The best thing about this trade is that the Saints are only giving away a 4th rounder next year if his knee turns out to be bad. We'd probably waste the 4th rounder on a division 3 offensive lineman anyway.

If Vilma turns out to be a stud we only lose a 3rd rounder, which seems like a great deal to me. What worries me is that maybe the Jets gave Vilma away for so cheap because he is hurt worse than we think.
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I hope you're right. I thought Vilma was on the wasy to becoming an elite linebacker early in his career. I just feel like we got him awfully cheap.
Oh well you're absolutely right about him being an elite linebacker those first few years. He had over 170 tackles his second season, I think. The only reason why his numbers declined was because of the 3-4 system that Mangini brought in.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:16 PM   #26
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You guys need to hit the Fan2Fan link and go the Jets site. Most of their posters are pretty PO-ed about the Vilma trade.
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Let's face it, Fujita is the best we have
Not anymore.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:27 PM   #28
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Re: LB Vilma Officially A Saint - More Excitement

I know everyone wants Briggs next but if we dont get it done, how about one of these four:
Boss Bailey
Dhani Jones
Dan Morgon
Jerimiah Trotter

And then Draft our L.B. and use him and Shanle & Simenou as our backups.
Just wondering if briggs is gone who would be the next viable F/A pick up.
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I'd bet my right foot that we draft Rivers =\
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"The knee is actually doing very well," he said. "I had the surgery in November, so it's about four months since the operation and it's feeling very good. I started jogging two weeks ago and I've been doing leg curls. I'm trying to take it easy."

Vilma passed all the medical tests administered by the Saints before the trade was in place.

"The knee shouldn't be a problem long-term," he said. "I just have to take care of it. There was a dead piece of bone in my knee. In the Cincinnati game, it decided to fall [away]. Unfortunately, I've never had a season-ending injury before. I'm just glad the knee is taken care of."

Ok after reading this I FEEL GREAT !!!!



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