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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; A new Collective Bargaining Agreement is on the horizon. While many believe that this peculiar off-season will have adverse affects on the Week 1 (or Month 1) product come regular season, I believe the Saints are in the perfect position. ...

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Old 07-02-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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A new Collective Bargaining Agreement is on the horizon. While many believe that this peculiar off-season will have adverse affects on the Week 1 (or Month 1) product come regular season, I believe the Saints are in the perfect position. Due to the shortened off-season, teams with continuity have even more of a competitive advantage than normal. The Saints have the same head coach, offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator and quarterback. The foundation has been in place and built upon. All the cornerstones are entrenched. Already, the Saints have a distinct advantage over half the NFL.

The Saints have also enjoyed what many would call the perfect draft. A draft in which they value-matched their three biggest needs when they made their first three choices. Their fourth biggest need (arguably the biggest need) was filled with a big man in DT Shaun Rogers before most teams even got a sniff at free agency, much less the draft. They have a shrewd, fair and realistic front office to go with an innovative coaching staff that has done a great job developing players, including many undrafted free agents. Below, we'll discuss the state of the Saints roster and why they are in prime position to make another run at the Super Bowl, all before free agency has officially begun.

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Old 07-02-2011, 10:20 AM   #2
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The article didn't mention Junior Galette, who may well come into his own this season, after a season of learning under Gregg Williams. We can't forget about him (up to @265 lbs this season). He may initially start out as a pass rushing specialist on third and medium or long, then work his way into a full-time DE (this all falls in the HOPEFULLY category).
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The article didn't mention Junior Galette, who may well come into his own this season, after a season of learning under Gregg Williams. We can't forget about him (up to @265 lbs this season). He may initially start out as a pass rushing specialist on third and medium or long, then work his way into a full-time DE (this all falls in the HOPEFULLY category).
And with the addition of Jordan, Alex Brown can move back to his original position and compete with Junior for Will Smith's back-up. I think Brown's play could improve when he returns to position that earned him high praise while in Chicago.

With Will Smith out for 4 games, we're gonna lean heavily on Brown, Junior, and Charleston to supply pressure from the RDE spot. I hope they're ready.
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brown will have his plate full in training camp, he will have to bring it to make the team i think. unless his position woes were the problems last year as danno suggest. i'm pullin for him for experience on the line. he just did'nt show much in 2010
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Shaun Rogers just increased everyone's sack and INT totals.
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