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Old 11-06-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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Elevating DT Pressley may be option for Saints
November 5, 2009 5:20 PM
Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

With defensive tackles Sedrick Ellis and Kendrick Clancy both banged up and missing practice Thursday, it’s looking like the Saints will have to make significant adjustments for Sunday’s game with Carolina.

The only healthy defensive tackles on the roster at the moment are Anthony Hargrove and Remi Ayodele. Defensive ends Charles Grant and Bobby McCray also have the ability to slide inside at times. The Saints have set up in a 3-4 scheme at times this year, but defensive coordinator Gregg Williams isn’t prepared to say the Saints will go to that drastic a measure and use the 3-4 on a regular basis.

“We have to have a plan set up; we have to have a method of playing defense set up regardless of who’s healthy or who’s not,’’ Williams said. “That won’t change it at all. We’ll do that based upon what we think is the best plan for a team.’’

One other possibility would be to activate defensive tackle DeMario Pressley from the practice squad and that’s sounding like a real possibility. Williams said Pressley almost made the roster out of the preseason and has continued to improve in practice.

“I saw a lot of growth from him,’’ Williams said. We haven’t made that decision yet because we have so many other people and other packages that we’re looking at. But a really good game to take a look at him -- and I really needed to see this out of him -- was that last preseason game when he played against the Dolphins, he played lights out.

“To tell you the truth, I was holding my breath that he would make it through and we could get him back on the practice squad. I thought we had really messed up because we put him out there and he played really well enough to where if somebody really would’ve been looking, he’s a lot better than what a lot of guys are playing with in this league.’’
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No official word yet but I have reason to believe that we did indeed activate him or told him he would be activated.

His twitter alledgedly says "Thank you Jesus"

Can't verify it because his twitter is private.
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I think they cut Carney and bring him up soon. After the praise heaped upon him by Williams he may get an offer from someone.

But if we bring him up it's probably going to be for good. I doubt he'd clear waivers if we tried to place him back on the PS.
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I think they cut Carney and bring him up soon. After the praise heaped upon him by Williams he may get an offer from someone.

But if we bring him up it's probably going to be for good. I doubt he'd clear waivers if we tried to place him back on the PS.
Totally agree. Can we send Lynell Hamilton back down and bring on Spicer too?
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Don't Be Cruel - give Pressley the call.
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I'm honestly surprised that he hasn't been brought up before this. Definitely think Pressley and Spicer should be dressed this week.
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I would cut Reis and Charleston while bringing up Pressley and resigning Spicer. The secondary has enough depth and Reis is just a special teamer that isn't that special. I was suprised to see Charleston make it over Spicer after the preseason. Spicer is a proven vet that can play DT and DE. I would keep Carney simply because I feel more secure about the vet than the unknown Hartley and releasing Carney is a decision you can't go back on. It shows you don't have confidence in Carney and it puts an incredible amount of pressure on Hartley. That makes me uncomfortable right now. Make Carney kick himself out of the job.

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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
I think they cut Carney and bring him up soon. After the praise heaped upon him by Williams he may get an offer from someone.

But if we bring him up it's probably going to be for good. I doubt he'd clear waivers if we tried to place him back on the PS.
Danno, i like that. give him a shot. Carney, sorry but....
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