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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; OK, heres my list of offseason needs. I am assuming we resign our key free agents, and that there is a 2011 season. Feel free to argue with my rankings, even though youd obviously be dead wrong. 1. OLB ...

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Old 03-20-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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Rank our Offseason Needs

OK, heres my list of offseason needs. I am assuming we resign our key free agents, and that there is a 2011 season.

Feel free to argue with my rankings, even though youd obviously be dead wrong.

1. OLB preferably a SLB, but we really have no one proven at WLB either.
2. LDE While Brown was an upgrade to Grant, hes still merely adequate.
3. DT Signing Rogers was HUGE, but hes a 1-2 year stopgap. We need more talent.
4. RDE Will Smith is hot and cold, and hes not getting any younger. Junior has potential, but I just dont know yet.
5. RB Signing PT was huge, but we have nothing but injury prone question marks behind him.
6. TE Yea, Graham looks to be a stud, but after him, we got jack squat.
7. OLB Yep, both of our OLBs are merely adequate to unproven. OLB #2 makes sense.
8. FB Heath Evans at 26 Stud. Heath Evans at 33 we need help.
9. KR/PR I guess I could put this at about 6 or 7. We have no one capable of doing either above average.
10. SS After Harper, we have no one.
11. OT Depending on how the coaches view Charles Browns development, this could be a lot higher. I place it here because hes simply an unknown and our other OTs are merely adequate.
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Can't argue; however I feel SS & RB could be a little higher on the list...
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1. OLB preferably a SLB, but we really have no one proven at WLB either.
2. LDE While Brown was an upgrade to Grant, hes still merely adequate.
3. DT Signing Rogers was HUGE, but hes a 1-2 year stopgap. We need more talent.
4. RDE Will Smith is hot and cold, and hes not getting any younger. Junior has potential, but I just dont know yet.
5. SS After Harper, we have no one.
6. FB Heath Evans at 26 Stud. Heath Evans at 33 we need help, NOW.
7. RB Signing PT was huge and I think with Ivory, Bush, Hamilton and probably keep Julius Jones we have a fairly good backfield. If Ingram is available at 24 I would take him in a heartbeat. Great offense makes an average defense much better.
8. TE Yea, Graham looks to be a stud and Thomas is an adequate backup but after him, we got jack squat.
9. OLB Yep, both of our OLBs are merely adequate to unproven. OLB #2 makes sense.
10. KR/PR I guess I could put this at about 6 or 7. We have no one capable of doing either above average.
11. OT Depending on how the coaches view Charles Browns development, this could be a lot higher. I place it here because hes simply an unknown and our other OTs are merely adequate.

Here's my opinion D. I agreed with most your's.

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Feel free to argue with my rankings, even though youd obviously be dead wrong.

1. DT Rogers, pardon the pun, is a big signing; but you need young bodies to rotate in an entire game to keep the pressure on...

2. SS Harper is awful and what he calls his coverage is a liability; it's great he gets sacks and game balls for that, but how many games will he have to be exposed till people learn...

Note: I put DT/SS first because we do not control the middle of the field as a Defense should.

3. DE Will Smith has finally started to play to his contract; we've some great rotational players, but we need another starter playing at Will Smith's level or better; does Junior have it in him?!?

4. RB With Reggie Bush restructuring, we'll have status quo; but I'd like to grab a back like Ryan Williams with a 3rd pick - but that won't happen.

5. OT Charles Brown should start this season or he's a disappointment; Bushrod has played extremely well; but it's Stinchcomb that has gotten exposed lately - especially in the Seattle playoff game.

6. OLB Shanle is underrated; and we have several players who've yet to stay healthy; but if they can't stay healthy - it's time to find someone who can. There are already some significant names in FA once the CBA gets settled...

7. KR/PR Bush must silence his critics - even if the bar is set higher for him than most.

8. TE Graham is a probowler in the making and David Thomas is all out pro just making his plays.

9. FB we have no one, but a TE can slide inside so it's not as critical.

10. K - Does Hartley have his problems behind him?

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DE - Must find a future star here opposite Will Smith to pressure the QB
DT - Agree w the Rogers assessment & agree that more "versatile" talent is needed.
S - Harper and Jenkins and - quick; who else makes you comfortable??
WR - We're still playing without a "true" #1 WR.
RB - Reggie's future is still an unknown at this point. Still need depth at this position (see 2010 RB's and 2008 CB's). You can never have too few.
OLB - We have 11 LB's on the roster. Clark (33) and Shanle (31) are the only players over age 30. I think we watch Arnoux/Casillas battle for WLB and Shanle moves to strong side. Wouldn't pass on a stud in round 1 or 2 though.
OT - "Stinch" had a rough season in 2010. I like Streif as his b/u
TE - Tory Humphrey is a solid backup
FB - Heath for another year. Jed Collins (backup) will suffice.
KR - Roby is our guy.

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