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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Sharper can only help a team who has at least one high quality shut down corner and a decent pass rush. Speed at olb also helps as he's allowed to freelance without over conern for TE. You can count on ...

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Old 02-23-2010, 10:04 PM   #21
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Sharper can only help a team who has at least one high quality shut down corner and a decent pass rush. Speed at olb also helps as he's allowed to freelance without over conern for TE. You can count on one hand those teams with the profile and system that could use a 34 yo safety. He's worth 3.25/ no more. But give him a 2.0 signing bonus + incentives and he'll be a saint.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:48 PM   #22
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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

He'll be back.
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:45 AM   #23
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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

I am really confused here. We talk about Reggie's money next year, and whether or not he should be kept or not, and people here get up in arms about it, saying things like, "It's an uncapped year, why do WE care how much Reggie gets paid?" Well, if it's still an uncapped year, then WHY should we care what Sharper gets paid?

Say what you want about him, but coincidence shows that we had no superbowls before we signed him, and now we have one, the first season after we signed him. Why does Reggie deserve 8 million on a sub par year, and Sharper doesn't deserve 6.5, on a great year? If anything, Sharper might be older, but he's proved himself, where as Reggie has averaged a mediocre career at best. Although I am sure SOMEONE will come up with an excuse on why this justifiable.....

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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

Ok, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say I don't 100% understand this whole "free agent market" crap. I'm still learning, so bear with me.

With that said, I don't see how this will work in our favor. Why not put the franchise tag on him?? Why would they even want him to test the market?? This is a VERY stupid idea IMO. Either Loomis is still hungover from the Mardi Gras/Super Bowl festivities, or he's just foolish. Sharper said it himself, "If they're willing to put you out there to test the market, chances are, they don't want you back." I hope the FO gets their sh*t in gear and signs him for another couple of years.

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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

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Ok, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say I don't 100% understand this whole "free agent market" crap. I'm still learning, so bear with me.

With that said, I don't see how this will work in our favor. Why not put the franchise tag on him?? Why would they even want him to test the market?? This is a VERY stupid idea IMO. Either Loomis is still hungover from the Mardi Gras/Super Bowl festivities, or he's just foolish. Sharper said it himself, "If they're willing to put you out there to test the market, chances are, they don't want you back." I hope the FO gets their sh*t in gear and signs him for another couple of years.
Free Agency is tricky but there isn't a team out there that will sign Sharper for $6 million dollars for 2010. Sharper had a great season but there is no way you can pay him that much money at his age. Loomis will probably make him a 2 year offer that will pay a total $5-6 million and Sharper will be back. With all the FA the Saints have to sign even if there is an uncapped year you can't overpay all of them. The ones that will suffer will be us fans that will have shell out $20 for a beer at the game to pay for it.

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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

By not putting the TAG on him they don't have to pay him 6.5 and can match someones else's offer at a lower price. If another teams offers him 6.5 or more we can still match or just let him walk. It was less of letting him test the market and more of the Saints having leverage on price negotiations. If Sharper only gets an offer of 1.5 mil for one year we can match or give him 2 mil to retire a saint. Sharper won't run to another team if we match.
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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

I really hope this works out. Young just isn't quite ready yet. Yes, he got burned on a TD and if it is the one I am thinking about....I think in was going for a play on the ball. I won't fault a CB for going after an INT.

This should work out. I think the FO is tring to get a price range to start at.
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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

Sharper didn't sound happy. Everything he said was past tense and he didn't say anything about the future. He has a right to be upset. I believe that Loomis has a plan and knows what he's doing
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Let him go ... move jenkins to saftey (a better fit for him) and bring in Cromartie from the chargers at Corner smells like two pete
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Let him go ... move jenkins to saftey (a better fit for him) and bring in Cromartie from the chargers at Corner smells like two pete
THIS guy is not ready.... maybe two more years at best.. talking about MJ
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