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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Ngata! No way he leaves Baltimore and he'd be really expensive, but worth every penny. Maybe the guy we should have taken at 2 in '06....

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Old 01-17-2011, 08:54 PM   #11
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Ngata! No way he leaves Baltimore and he'd be really expensive, but worth every penny. Maybe the guy we should have taken at 2 in '06.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:10 PM   #12
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It was brought up in another thread, but I'd take a good look at Ricky Williams. Really.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:15 PM   #13
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It was brought up in another thread, but I'd take a good look at Ricky Williams. Really.
How about LeRon McClain from the Ravens?

Big powerful FB/RB with some good run skills. His stats suffer from basically getting a lot of short yard work.

I've read he wants to be used on offense more. We can accomodate.

Kinda like a poor man's Jerome Bettis (Pittsburgh era).

Impending unrestricted free agent Le'Ron McClain said Monday that he doubts he'll be back with the Ravens.

After Saturday's loss, McClain said that he would consider coming back to Baltimore if he would be part of the offense. Now he seems to think the Ravens don't even want him back. "I'm over that hump now. Four great years in Baltimore," the fullback said. McClain has been outspoken regarding his desire for carries.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:18 PM   #14
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Ricky back in Black and Gold... ha... that be a sight to see...
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:27 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
How about LeRon McClain from the Ravens?

Big powerful FB/RB with some good run skills. His stats suffer from basically getting a lot of short yard work.

I've read he wants to be used on offense more. We can accomodate.

Kinda like a poor man's Jerome Bettis (Pittsburgh era).
His lack of effort in pass protection skills would be a killer with Payton and the Saints...
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:39 AM   #16
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His lack of effort in pass protection skills would be a killer with Payton and the Saints...
Lack of effort?

Never heard that one.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:23 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by lumm0x View Post
Greenway is no slouch either. Vikings best defender. Yes I said it.
So has Leslie Frazier and their coaching staff.

I posted this elsewhere...

Realistically I'm hoping for either Michael Bush or DeAngelo Williams as our starting tailback. I wouldn't mind Jerome Harrison for some depth. Re-sign both Moore and Nicks. Most of Albert Haynesworth's bonuses have been paid out and I heard he can be had for a mid round pick... I'd like to explore that avenue. I'd bring in Alan Branch for a visit just because he's a big body... maybe we can make a player out of him. Mathias Kiwanuka is a player I've always like since his days in college... he can add that pass rushing dimension we so deperately need on defense. With Chaney's emergence in Philly, Bradley would look nice in our linebacking core. I like the Barrett Ruud ... but will he be fine with moving outside? Eric Wright had an off year but he's a very talented corner... he could be an interesting option in the secondary. Finally... a KR/PR that can do it with consistency. I believe Porter can do it but he's just so fragile. If he can get his conditioning right, I'd like to see him at least return punts full time.


There are plenty of other very talented players like Woodley, Ngata, Greenway, etc. that their teams will not let them leave... not to mention they will be in the top 5 paid players at their position this coming offseason which we can't afford. The guys above I think we have a realistic chance of signing if we felt they could fit our system.

On McClain, he could be interesting. But Willis isn't being brought back so all the goal line and short yardage work could go back to him. I think he stays a Raven... though our back situation could make for an interesting decision if we went after him.

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Old 01-18-2011, 10:00 AM   #18
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Wow talk about come full circle with Ricky back!!!

He isn't a Sean Payton type guy so... just won't happen.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:39 AM   #19
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ngata with ellis = #1run d
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We should go after tombi Hali, the guy is a beast, he's a great pass rusher
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