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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper ... call me crazy, but I don't see how "complete every down back" and "very fragile" go together.. Let me make it more clear, he's a RB who can do it all and do it well...when ...

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Old 03-14-2008, 08:05 PM   #11
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Re: Kevin Jones in Black and Gold

Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
... call me crazy, but I don't see how "complete every down back" and "very fragile" go together..
Let me make it more clear, he's a RB who can do it all and do it well...when healthy.
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:34 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
... call me crazy, but I don't see how "complete every down back" and "very fragile" go together..
Err... you are wise beyond your years..... Deuce needs to retire, and this guy is no replacement.

Payton will draft his replacement... No doubt in my mind.

With Deuce's replacement, we will return to the NFLs best offense again!!!
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:03 PM   #13
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To injury prone. I'll pass
I'm with you Q.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:06 PM   #14
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I feel like I'm taking crazy pills here, am I the only one who would like to have a combo of Bush and KJ? Did you guys see him play last year? No one can deny the fact that he's been injury prone but so are alot of players. Look at FA this year, how many times did we see teams taking a risk on players with a history of injuries. Hell we picked up Dan "Rocky V" Morgan for the love of God. What's so funny is that people say no to KJ due to injuries and then turn around and say that they hope the FO brings Deuce back. I don't see the logic in that seeing as though since Jones came into the league in '04 he has started in more games and scored more TDs than Deuce.

None of this KJ talk really matters though because we would never sign him. A guy with that kind of talent will get paid well and we already have alot of money invested in our backfield. It would be too big of a risk to sign a young fragile RB to replace an old fragile RB. Having said that, I think the Lions will regret letting him go. There have been quite a few RBs who had some injury problems early on that were able to come back and have productive careers (i.e. T. Davis, F. Taylor, J. Lewis).

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Old 03-15-2008, 12:36 AM   #15
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I think he is worth signing.

"Injury prone RB" is now redundant. Who can actually play 16 games anymore? Defenses are too strong and fast for 95% of RB's to survive a season. KJ's o-line and coaches have not helped him at all.

I'd rather sign him and draft Ellis than look at Mendenhall or McFadden
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:41 AM   #16
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KJ is a back with a very good skill-set. If you can bring him in cheap I think you do it. But it has to be cheap because he comes with a lot of risk due to injury.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:44 PM   #17
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That's a great point ScottF, if we could pick up Jones and then draft Ellis or maybe Rivers that would be better than drafting Mendenhall and picking up a bum at DT or OLB.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:12 PM   #18
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No thanks, I'll pass, PT, steck and reggie can handle it if Deuce doesn't come back; which I think Deuce will be back or they wouldn't have pushed it back a month.
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:21 PM   #19
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No thanks, I'll pass, PT, steck and reggie can handle it if Deuce doesn't come back; which I think Deuce will be back or they wouldn't have pushed it back a month.
I think the whole pushing Deuce's bonus back a month was done so the FO can get a better feel for how healthy he is and how much he's got left in the tank. I'm glad they decided to push it back instead of just releasing him based on the idea that he's done. That was very smart by both sides. Deuce get's more time to prove himself and the FO get's more time to make a smart choice regarding his coming back. Hopefully Deuce is pushing himself hard in his rehab and will prove that he belongs on the team. Then all he has to do is stay healthy and our offense will be back!
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:47 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
... call me crazy, but I don't see how "complete every down back" and "very fragile" go together..
Exactly. Why get rid of Stecker when he's solid at every position he's asked to play. We have P Thomas who is young, talented and strong. KJ has baggage and like hagan said, we've rolled our dice and now it's time to see what comes up!
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