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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by rjakapeanut I like Balmer, I think he'll be a great pro. You are definitely in the minority in this place....

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Old 04-07-2008, 03:32 PM   #11
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Re: Vilma, Saints seem like good fit

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I like Balmer, I think he'll be a great pro.

You are definitely in the minority in this place.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:32 PM   #12
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Re: Vilma, Saints seem like good fit

yeah, then again the people who compare him to Jon Sullivan really have no idea what they're talking about anyway, LOL.
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yeah, then again the people who compare him to Jon Sullivan really have no idea what they're talking about anyway, LOL.
I watched four UNC games last year & Balmer's fat a** looked lethargic in all four. Yes...it looked like "Sully". No Thanks. If we draft this guy, I will puke.
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Re: Vilma, Saints seem like good fit

I too saw Kentwan Balmer in action, and although he flashes the ability to be special, he doesn't have the motor that a DT needs. He's a lazy bum who was criticized for being lazy in his pro day. In his freakin pro day, are you kidding me?!?!? The entire concept of a pro day is to make these players look better and showcase their talents, and he gets called lazy at his? There's something wrong with his work ethic. Not to mention his 40 time got worse and he added more weight since the combine.
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Re: Vilma, Saints seem like good fit

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yeah, then again the people who compare him to Jon Sullivan really have no idea what they're talking about anyway, LOL.
That's so true. For people to compare Balmer to Sullivan is really unfair to Sully. Balmer isn't nearly the prospect Sully was coming out of college.

Seriously though I've seen Balmer play and he would've been a perfect fit in the Lunch Bunch days when we wanted our DTs to be fat and lazy. It's easy to tell if a defensive lineman is lazy or taking a play off because they stand straight up when the ball is snapped. Instead of exploding out their stance they will just stand up and lean on the O lineman in front of him. Kentwan Balmer is this year's finest example of the terrific athlete who could be a force if he weren't a lazy bum.

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well I don't know about him being called "lazy" at his own pro day, any source for that claim? I do however know that atleast one scout in particular said that he believes Balmer will be a better pro than Sedrick Ellis.
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I do however know that atleast one scout in particular said that he believes Balmer will be a better pro than Sedrick Ellis.

Is that scout's name Venturi or Haslett? Again...no thanks on the Balmer prospect.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:51 AM   #18
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I'd rather Dre Moore over Balmer.. not many people mention him but he did extremely well at the combine and has tremendous upsize.
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Re: Vilma, Saints seem like good fit

Originally Posted by rjakapeanut View Post
well I don't know about him being called "lazy" at his own pro day, any source for that claim? I do however know that atleast one scout in particular said that he believes Balmer will be a better pro than Sedrick Ellis.


i looked all over for the link and i couldnt find it but i can claim to have seen the same thing and basically what the article said was that he ran the 40 then the scouts asked him to run again and he said no, claiming that he was injured and couldnt run anymore..
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Here it is, I posted it in another thread, something entitled "Kentwan Balmer = Next Jonathan Sullivan" or something like that:

Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina
Balmer, an enormously talented prospect who was an underachiever in college, continues to annoy scouts with his apathetic attitude. His 40 time last week on a fast track was an improvement over his combine mark. Yet Balmer refused to run a second 40, claiming he hurt his hamstring, an ailment many questioned. He later proceeded to take part in position drills which left scouts scratching their heads.

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