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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Questions abound at the WR Position: Will Robert Meachem make an impact this year? Will he upstage Colston? Has David Patton lost a step and can he be effective in the slot? Does Reggie Bush line up as a WR ...

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Old 03-04-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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Good or Bad? All of our Receivers Return.

Questions abound at the WR Position:

Will Robert Meachem make an impact this year? Will he upstage Colston? Has David Patton lost a step and can he be effective in the slot? Does Reggie Bush line up as a WR on certain plays? How does Copper get on the field? Will Devery Henderson catch a cold? Those are some loaded questions, so loaded in fact, I'm going to have to seek out Ricky Williams to be able to comment.

If Meachem doesn't start this year, can last years draft be considered a complete bust? Does Reggie Bush hit the line before it hits him? Does he need to touch the ball even more in the receiving game or can he be effective between the tackles?

I ask these questions, you provide the answers.

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Old 03-04-2008, 09:52 AM   #2
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LOL...

Yes, resigning all of our receivers is a good thing (Henderson is yet to be seen). One more year of experience for all with Drew and Payton is nothing but positive.

I'm betting this year's routes and catches will be crisper than Ricky Williams' brain stem.
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
LOL...

Yes, resigning all of our receivers is a good thing (Henderson is yet to be seen). One more year of experience for all with Drew and Payton is nothing but positive.

I'm betting this year's routes and catches will be crisper than Ricky Williams' brain stem.

Ricky who? I forgot. What a brain stem anyway?
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:06 AM   #4
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Henderson is such a tease. I really think he has a hard time adjusting to short balls and where he's going to any take a hit. He excells in running deep patters. If he can feel the goal, he catches the ball. He's a gamer in that regard. Still, he such is a tease player. If we stop throwing him the ball under 15 yards, it should work out.

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2005 New Orleans Saints 15 3 22 343 15.6 66 3 4 1 16
2006 New Orleans Saints 13 7 32 745 23.3 76 5 14 8 28
2007 New Orleans Saints 16 9 20 409 20.5 54 3 8 3 16
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Will Robert Meachem make an impact this year? Yes... one would hope.

Will he upstage Colston? Extremely unlikely unless Colston misses half the season.

Has David Patten lost a step and can he be effective in the slot? Perfect slot receiver.

Does Reggie Bush line up as a WR on certain plays? The obvious answer is yes.

How does Copper get on the field? Special teams and barring injuries... fourth WR.

Will Devery Henderson catch a cold? Maybe towards December... it's quite possible.

If Meachem doesn't start this year, can last years draft be considered a complete bust? No... that doesn't mean Alleman, Bushrod, and Young won't have an impact.

Does Reggie Bush hit the line before it hits him? If he has a positive YPC... one would assume the line is getting some push.

Does he need to touch the ball even more in the receiving game or can he be effective between the tackles? Both.

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What about Moore? Is he the odd man odd? I really like the kid, has great hands, but couldn't seem to get open. With Green coming in as PR, are his days numbered in the B&G?
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Re-signing Patten was a great move as he is an excellent slot receiver and can still get down field for deep balls, not to mention the veteran presence he provides to the receiving corps.

Meachem... who knows? Receivers are such a crap shoot which is why I hated using a first round pick on one, especially when the Saints had more pressing needs at TE, LB, and CB. No way he upstages Colston though, Colston is the next big name receiver in this league and wont be snubbed from the pro bowl again.

Bush will always line up wide on certain plays, if he doesn't he is not being used to his full potential, not to mention the fact that this is a Sean Payton offense.

Devery is a tease, he'll make a few great catches and drop a few easy ones that cost first downs. We can only hope he grows out of that.

I'm still mad at Copper for the Pittsburgh game in 06, if he never sees the field I'm fine with it.

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What about Moore? Is he the odd man odd? I really like the kid, has great hands, but couldn't seem to get open. With Green coming in as PR, are his days numbered in the B&G?
Man I completely forgot about Lance Moore.
He could be the odd man out if we keep Skyler Green. In Green, we do have an excellent kick/punt returner and a player that could turn into a pretty decent WR. Lance Moore has one thing you can't teach and that's sure hands. He makes the tough catch look routine and you don't see that too often and I don't care what you say, his level of catching the ball cannot be coached.

It's going to be a tough decision that I don't think we can call here.

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“I think it is a better opportunity. I think that coach Payton has done well and coached the guys up well. I also think he knows how to use his players very well, so I think I will have a better opportunity here with the Saints.”

Did the fact that the Saints have some UFA’s (Unrestricted Free Agent) at the wide receiver position also play a role in you wanting to be a Saint?

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You played in Cincinnati this past year, and they have twp Pro-Bowl caliber receivers. What did you learn anything from them?

“I think I did learn a lot from those guys. Just looking for the certain defenses, it may be man or zone, but you just have to find your spots and know that sometimes that your route is not going to go exactly how it was supposed to go and you just have to be an athlete and make the play.”

What are you looking forward to this off season?

“I want to improve from last year. Over this off season I am going to train hard and do the things that I have to do to come into training camp ready to make the 53-man roster.”

Are you excited about the fact that you may be playing alongside a former LSU teammate in Devery Henderson?

“Definitely, it will be a big reunion for us. I have not seen Devery (Henderson) in a while, the last time I saw him actually was when we played the Saints in the pre-season when I was with the Bengals. I think for both of us reuniting, it could be a fun thing and a lot of big plays could be made from this thing.”

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Old 03-04-2008, 11:24 AM   #9
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Our WR's will be fine.

Will Devery drop some balls??? Sure he will. So will Colston, and Mecham, and Patten, and Copper.

With one more year for Drew and his WR corps, they should be on the money with each other by now, wouldn't you think.?.?

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I like the idea of all of them coming back especially when you consider how much timing and chemistry is needed to excel. But you have to know that one or two of them isnt going to make it.

Assuming Meachem is ready, all reports are that he is, someone has to go. Copper and Moore both have roles on special teams but one of them is going to be in, the other is going to be gone.

patten, Henderson and Meachem dont play special teams and of course neither does Colston, but i think those 4 are safe. The last spot is going to come down to either Moore, Copper, or some late round draft pick or by some miracle, Skyler Green may get a shot but i doubt that.

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