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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; ...we're now w/o fujita, ellis, greer, porter, and sharper. is that right? this sucks......

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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so, let me get this straight...

...we're now w/o fujita, ellis, greer, porter, and sharper. is that right?

this sucks...
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:43 AM   #2
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Re: so, let me get this straight...

Not to mention Clancy.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:46 AM   #3
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honestly, i think hargrove is doing a good job for clancy, but, sedrick is irreplacible. our run defense hasn't been the same since he went out.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:51 AM   #4
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Re: so, let me get this straight...

fujita played......sharpers injury isnt serious.....greer should be back next week......ellis will be back by the pats game....porter looks to be done for the season

the only one we need to worrry about is tracy porter because the other guys have minor injuries and should all be back within the next few weeks
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:57 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by CantonLegend View Post
fujita played......sharpers injury isnt serious.....greer should be back next week......ellis will be back by the pats game....porter looks to be done for the season

the only one we need to worrry about is tracy porter because the other guys have minor injuries and should all be back within the next few weeks
well, thats good to know. that makes me feel a little better, though, it sucks about tracy.

man...i felt like i was watching a preseason game w/ all those guys out there!
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:59 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by boonedocksaint View Post
...we're now w/o fujita, ellis, greer, porter, and sharper. is that right?

this sucks...
Fujita is back.

Ellis' spraind MCL was supposed to be 4-6 weeks. He's been out for 4 weeks now. He should be coming back online soon.

Greer has a groin pull. Likely if yesterday was a playoff game he could have played, so not too serious. He'll be back.

Porter. Man I just feel sorry for the dude. He just cannot catch a break.

Sharper was in the same boat as Greer. He could have played if he absolutely had to.

So at the end of the day, we've lost one starting CB. The rest just need to heal.

The injuries absolutely suck. However it gives us the opportunity to draw on the bank of the 9-0 start that we have. The Saints would have to have a total collapse at this point to lose the division. The Saints are so far out ahead that they actually have a magic number for clinching the division: 3 games. And it's becoming increasingly clear that the NFC playoffs is going to be played in Domed stadiums. There will be no butt freezing in New York or Philly this playoff season.

So as poorly as the Saints have looked the last 4 games, and as injured as the defense has been, at the end of the day, the three most critical games the Sants have left are the three playoff games they will play in January and hopefully February.

So guess what? Let Sharper and Greer sit another week. Sign Parsons off the practice squad or pick up a free agent CB if you need to. Give Jenkins a full week of practice at the #2 slot and hope that Gay can hold on another week. Give Young more experience and let Sharper coach him this week on making better calls and being in better position.

Rest Ellis another week too. While the run defense has been challenged, frankly it's been against 3 of the best backs in the game recently.

The Saints only need to do one thing right now: clean up the turnovers. A turnover free game next week would practically guarantee a win despite a banged up defense.

The Saints have three objectives they have to fulfill the rest of the regular season: Win the division, secure a playoff bye, and get healthy for the playoffs. Even if that cost the team two or three games, being healthy for the playoffs is more important than any supposed winning streak. With the Falclowns having to travel to play the now rested, and pissed off Giants who have been rejuvenated by the Cowgirls wetting their pants in Lambeau, we could have the division locked up by December 1st.

Get to the playoffs as healthy as possible. That's the goal.

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I can hardly believe this happened in my lifetime.

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Old 11-16-2009, 10:15 AM   #7
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Time for MJ to step up. he looked solid yesterday but he's going to have to keep stepping it up. Gay and Torrence aren't the answer for starting CB.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:25 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Sir Psycho Sexy View Post
Time for MJ to step up. he looked solid yesterday but he's going to have to keep stepping it up. Gay and Torrence aren't the answer for starting CB.
I agree. You do this by letting the kid start and play a full game next week. I'd start the same crew I finished with yesterday. If possible I'd activate Greer and Sharper, but I wouldn't play them.

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Old 11-16-2009, 10:30 AM   #9
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but then you're burning 2 game day roster spots for guys that won't see the field, if you're going to rest them why not just keep them deactivated
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:58 AM   #10
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True. I'd rather have two healthy bodies for special teams play than 2 guys that likely won't see the field at all. We have to just hope we can pull of the same result in Tampa next week and have our healthy people overcome them in adversity. Pray for no more injuries and let the wounded heal for the last stretch of the season.
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