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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Sir Psycho Sexy I'd said this when we loss him, I'll say it again - Heath Evans was a big loss. Yes, we managed to keep winning but it's a game like the Cowboy's game where it ...

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Old 12-22-2009, 10:25 AM   #11
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Re: Veteran FB Eckel returns to Saints

Originally Posted by Sir Psycho Sexy View Post
I'd said this when we loss him, I'll say it again - Heath Evans was a big loss. Yes, we managed to keep winning but it's a game like the Cowboy's game where it comes back to bite you. His blocking was outstanding. Guy could run block and pass protect all day.
I agree about Heath Evans. That was a huge loss. But I thought that Eckel was cut because he was a subpar blocker and horrible special teams player? I guess we are getting desparate at the FB position. I did notice that Terrelle Smith was released.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:59 AM   #12
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Re: Veteran FB Eckel returns to Saints

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I agree about Heath Evans. That was a huge loss. But I thought that Eckel was cut because he was a subpar blocker and horrible special teams player? I guess we are getting desparate at the FB position. I did notice that Terrelle Smith was released.
Could be that his style of play fits what they need for the Tampa Game. He could be cut next Monday and a better fit for the Carolina game is signed.

Looks like a typical 55-56 man roster shuffle to me. Keep him in the loop learning more and more of our sytem because we could need him the way our injuries are piling up.
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Re: Veteran FB Eckel returns to Saints

Terelle can't catch .... plus does he not have back issues?

Our running game should improve with a real Fullback...
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Re: Veteran FB Eckel returns to Saints

It's obvious to me that blocking has dropped off lately and this move is probably Payton trying to fix that. I agree that Heath Evans was a huge loss. We have to do something to give Drew and the running backs a little more time.
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