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Old 03-22-2008, 03:29 AM   #21
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Re: Ed Orgeron: 2008 Draft X-Factor for Saints?

Get off your high horse.
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:10 PM   #22
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Re: Ed Orgeron: 2008 Draft X-Factor for Saints?

Originally Posted by beauchristopher View Post
check out all the negativity in here..

Orgeron is a GREAT hire. i for one don't see how it can get any worse. the defense is going to be vastly improved. i just hope you all negative talkers come back in here during the season to say you were wrong.

how can you say someone is a bad hire when the season hasn't even started... lets just see what happens.
B-C: Yes, there is negativity.

Glad to hear your remarks, but the pessimism of other posters doesn't bother me. The have a right to be sceptical (based on the false hopes we, as Saints' fans have endured over the years).

Coach-O is a great pickup, and if you read the article ...he was commended for the QUALITY of prospects he was able to bring to his university (USC and Ole Miss). It's a matter of record; can't deny it.

Therefore, I'm looking forward to what he may be able to add to the equation when the Saints evaluate the class of '08.

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Old 03-22-2008, 10:07 PM   #23
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Re: Ed Orgeron: 2008 Draft X-Factor for Saints?

Do you assume there is no recruiting in the NFL? What was this FA signing period? What about the posts crying about no top-tier talent? No matter what you offer these players they have a choice to play where ever they want. Maybe it was his knowledge of the position and ability to coach it combined with his sucess at recruiting that got him the job. Maybe next offseason they will hand him a list of FA players and tell him go get us some players.
With all the great posts on this topic is there any other positional coaches we can discuss at length. Has any of them had any parking tickets or overdue library books? I for one am FIRED UP to hear we may have a coach with a little excitement coming to the team hopefully it will bring some accountability as well.
Just curious but do positional coaches usually get any credit or blame for team success? After a good year do you often hear "Average team but with a stud like that as a WR coach they made it to the SuperBowl" or how bout "Top to bottom best team in the NFL but with that DL coach they never had a shot to win a game"
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:30 AM   #24
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Re: Ed Orgeron: 2008 Draft X-Factor for Saints?

Sounds like he'll be a good fit if not for the football team; then the city of New Orleans.

Give the guy a chance it can't be any worse than it is now.
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:32 AM   #25
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Re: Ed Orgeron: 2008 Draft X-Factor for Saints?

I feel like any negativity surrounding the guy is simply because he came from Ole Miss and while he was there pissed off a lot of LSU fans (like many posters on this board).

Now I honestly don't know enough about Orgeron to know whether or not he's a good hire, but I don know that he has extensive knowledge with defensive linemen, and that bodes well, IMO. He's also a Louisiana guy which I like, so for me, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say that it seems to be a good hire. Here's a little info from Wikipedia:

Orgeron returned to the college ranks in 1994 at Nicholls State University before moving to Syracuse University in 1995,[1] where he met his wife Kelly in 1996.[2]

Before being hired by Ole Miss, he was the defensive line coach and assistant head coach for the University of Southern California (USC) where played a key role in Pete Carroll's Trojans winning the co-national championship in 2003 and the outright national championship in 2004. He joined the USC staff in January of 1998, took on the added responsibility of recruiting coordinator for the Trojans in 2001, and was then named assistant head coach in 2003.

In previous years, Orgeron was an assistant at the University of Miami, where he coached eight All-Americans, including NFL first rounders Cortez Kennedy, Russell Maryland and Warren Sapp. During his tenure at Miami, the Hurricanes won the national championship twice (1989 and 1991).

Orgeron was the National Recruiter of the Year in 2004, which prompted the University of Mississippi to hire him after the school's firing of David Cutcliffe.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:21 PM   #26
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Re: Ed Orgeron: 2008 Draft X-Factor for Saints?

Who knows maybe Coach O will give the FO the extra push to go after a USC player in Big Sed Ellis?(Even if they have to move up a couple o spots)
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