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Saintswrath 03-28-2011 12:01 PM

Something to Ponder: Saints best special teamer pick of the century
 
(2000-present) Thomas Morstead (5th round, 2009). Morstead has become a weapon on special teams and is most known for his successful onside kick to open the second half in Super Bowl XLIV.

One of the Gem's we got out of Haslett era..

Danno 03-28-2011 01:11 PM

Morstead was Loomis/Payton.

And weapon and Punter should never be used in the same sentence.

saintsfan1976 03-28-2011 01:12 PM

Nor should "traded up to pick"

Danno 03-28-2011 01:27 PM

Of course we only picked 2, Morstead and Melhaf.

If you wanna include LS I'd say Kevin Houser was a much better pick that Morstead, who is only a punter

Saintswrath 03-29-2011 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 291696)
Morstead was Loomis/Payton.

And weapon and Punter should never be used in the same sentence.

Correcto! i dunno what i was thinking.

papz 03-29-2011 07:15 AM

I don't think that's fair Danno. In a game of field position, I've always considered Shane Lechler a weapon on special teams... and he's a punter.

Danno 03-29-2011 07:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by papz (Post 291822)
I don't think that's fair Danno. In a game of field position, I've always considered Shane Lechler a weapon on special teams... and he's a punter.

Can you name a less important position on a team, in any sport?

Maybe the Long Snapper?

And you don't burn two picks in a four pick draft to pick a punter. There's a reason only 1 or 2 punters are picked every year, and mostly in the 6th or 7th round, and in nearly every instance this century the team that picked one had 7 or more picks.

papz 03-29-2011 05:12 PM

[quote=Danno;291827]Can you name a less important position on a team, in any sport?

Maybe the Long Snapper?[quote]

Guys who ride the pine earning a pay check not seeing a single snap regardless of position.

Quote:

And you don't burn two picks in a four pick draft to pick a punter. There's a reason only 1 or 2 punters are picked every year, and mostly in the 6th or 7th round, and in nearly every instance this century the team that picked one had 7 or more picks.
I agree with this... on the same note, at least it worked out for us.

But I'm not arguing this point with you... it's not about Morestead. It's you saying "punter" and "weapon" should never be used in the same sentence. Lechler is an invaluable weapon... one of the best if not the best in the league. When he booms those 60 yard punts down field, he's a weapon. Brian Moorman would be another guy that I would call a weapon. Not only is he a elite punter, he's ridiculously athletic and keeps teams on their toes with his ability to run and throw.

RaginCajun83 03-30-2011 08:53 AM

Melhaf > Morestead

If a team burns a draft pick, he should be good enough to last years on the team that drafts him, Melhaf lasted like one season now that's a wasted pick

RaginCajun83 03-30-2011 11:11 AM

Misread the title, Morestead by far best pick


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