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Old 03-06-2008, 09:57 PM   #21
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:39 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by ScottF View Post
No harm here. If he stays healthy and produces, he is a definite upgrade. If not, he's cut.
I'm not really crazy about this move. The guy has never played 16 games in a season, the most he's ever played is 13, in seven years! I don't see why we expect him to stay healthy.

ScottF, can you answer this, if we have signed him, and then we cut him in camp, how much does the team lose?

Like I said, I think this signing is a non-factor. Morgan's career high in tackles for a season: 102.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:52 PM   #23
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Here's some interesting information for Saints Fans. I just read on CBSSportsline that Morgan has had 5 concussions in his career. Is it just me or does that seem high. A concussion bruises the brain. I think that doing it 5 times can't be good for one's health.

This is a snippet off CBSsportsline fantasy page...what bothers me is the not so encouraging prediction on how many games Morgan is projected to play in...I will still remain optomistic that the FO sees some production in the guy after all the negatives are brought to light

"If he signs elsewhere, Morgan would be nothing more than a high-risk, low-reward Fantasy LB that is not even close to a lock to play eight games, much less 16. His career might be over. Don't spend a valuable draft pick on him in 2008."

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Old 03-06-2008, 10:53 PM   #24
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... well, wasn't it Papz who said Morgan could play half the season then Zack Thomas the other half? Guess it's now Morgan for the fist half, then Vilma for the second

.. hey, no one denies Morgan's ability... he just needs to stay in one piece for once in his life...
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:57 PM   #25
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This could very well be a move to make other teams think they won't draft Rivers......which is still a good possibility. Anyone think it may be a smoke-screen?
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:37 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
... well, wasn't it Papz who said Morgan could play half the season then Zack Thomas the other half? Guess it's now Morgan for the fist half, then Vilma for the second

.. hey, no one denies Morgan's ability... he just needs to stay in one piece for once in his life...
I definitely deny his ability. I never realized he hadn't recorded more than 102 tackles in a season. I think Simoneau almost reached that tally. Maybe he's just an overhyped product of the U?
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:48 PM   #27
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na the guy has talent, he was a tackling machine at miami but i dont think he has been healthy for a full season which is pretty depressing
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:55 PM   #28
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I definitely deny his ability. I never realized he hadn't recorded more than 102 tackles in a season. I think Simoneau almost reached that tally. Maybe he's just an overhyped product of the U?
.. no he's not.
It's not just about the number of tackles... number of tackles don't tell the whole story. If you are denying his ability based on the stats you see on the web, well...
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:14 AM   #29
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I've seen him play, and he's a pretty good player, but I'm saying the guy's not all that great. A step up from Simoneau for sure, but you can't count on him to make any kind of significant contribution.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:47 AM   #30
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Dan Morgan is the next Merrill Hodge, Eric Lindros, Andre Waters, Ted Johnson, or Steve Young waiting to happen !

Very interesting link in the USA Today about DM and his 5 concussions - written over 6 months ago ! The SAINTS mgmt should have read this article before signing Morgan. He has missed 40 of 96 games in his career.

NFL 2007: Panthers LB Morgan gambling in return to football after 5 concussions - USATODAY.com
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