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Old 07-08-2011, 07:47 AM   #1
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Five years after being the 43rd overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, Roman Harper has proven to be one of the best strong safeties in the league.

When fans think of him, they think of a tackling machine who excels close to the line of scrimmage. While it’s true that he finished near the top of the league’s safety group in 2010 in both stops and QB disruptions, there’s much more to him than that, especially off the field.

I recently talked with Roman about his free agent status, his “Harper’s Hope” foundation, and the impact Greg Williams has had on the New Orleans defense.

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Interview with Roman Harper, SS New Orleans Saints | ProFootballFocus.com
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Five years after being the 43rd overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, Roman Harper has proven to be one of the best strong safeties in the league.

finished near the top of the league’s safety group in 2010 in both stops and QB disruptions,

Whichever team is lucky enough to have his services is getting a man who is thoughtful, dedicated, and mature … and he can play the game.
And we have some masterminds here that actually think he sucks?
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He comes across very well spoken and has a realistic(lots of common sense) approach to everything. Without him back, there would be a big hole back there in our secondary. In my opinion, he would be our most important signing this offseason.
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He comes across very well spoken and has a realistic(lots of common sense) approach to everything. Without him back, there would be a big hole back there in our secondary. In my opinion, he would be our most important signing this offseason.
Maybe not THE most important, but he's on a very short list.
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The whole defense must have been drunk that fateful day in Seattle l
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He is down the list a little...no doubt..Lance would be higher to me...we really don't have a true number two behind Colston and he just seems to make plays...and Roman's lack of coverage skills leave a lot to be desired...if it weren't for that i would say he would be numro uno..
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Maybe not THE most important, but he's on a very short list.
I say that because Drew's under contract. I find that though Moore is Brees' safety blanket, he is replaceable. As of now, Nicks is still a RFA... but that could change with the CBA. While he's the best FA on our team, I'd have still go with Harper because there's an underwhelming market and he's the best one out there. When Jenkins slides into the nickle on certain formations, it'll look very ugly back there. But as I make a case for Harper, the same can be done for a few other players. Regardless, I'm sure the majority will be back.

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

All little common sense goes a long way.
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I have that game taped.. shall i mail you a copy?..R.H was one lost puppy..we would have been better off putting Sharper there..
Sharper was back there. He also had a bad game, as did most everyone on defense that day. You might wanna actually watch the games you tape.

Did you tape the 16 regular season games, or just the playoff game?
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Harper was exposed that day...EXPOSED....sugarcoating it doesn't hide the facts...
Sorry Strat, I don't know a single person that doesn't think he had a bad game against Seattle. I also know of no one who doesn't think the entire defense sucked that day. How is that sugarcoating anything? You must not know what sugarcoating means.

The 16 games before that, he played very well (with the possible exception of the Baltimore game).

What exactly are you trying to say? Does one or two bad games per season EXPOSE a player? What about Brees in the Cleveland game? Does he suck because of that game? Or did he simply have a bad game?
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Danno..sorry but the thread title is Q and A with Roman Harper...not the entire D..thats what im commenting on...you can find things to argue about if you want.I just hope we learned our lesson leaving him one on one in coverage
im curious what you had to say about harpers coverage skills before that game? what do you have to say about his 2 pro bowl selections? who is available that could possibly upgrade him since you hate him so much? its cool i can wait
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