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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by jeanpierre Guess they looked at the market and decided he was the best buy at this time... Glad to see we got the Green Bay Fullback... Whos better him or Kuhn...

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Old 07-29-2011, 09:30 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Guess they looked at the market and decided he was the best buy at this time...

Glad to see we got the Green Bay Fullback...
Whos better him or Kuhn
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:53 PM   #22
 
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Wait ... what happened to the" Hometown Discount"?
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:26 PM   #23
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Excellent signing. We kept a pro-bowl SS and paid him what he's worth.

I feel compelled to point out that Roman Harper got quite a bit more than Reggie Bush did?

I guess GW actually does think he's one of the best players on this defense.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:30 PM   #24
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wow never thought he would get that much. i guess he has been working on his hands. they must think his int will increase. other than that cha ching all the way to the bank
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:40 PM   #25
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wow never thought he would get that much. i guess he has been working on his hands. they must think his int will increase. other than that cha ching all the way to the bank
Agreed, Saints overpaid for Harper in guaranteed money...

I can see continuity and fail-safe planning; but don't understand committing that much unless the new CBA forces teams to spend the money...

Two points...

GW is an improved DC than what the Saints had, but he's been fired from other jobs for being wrong before; so citing his game balls as if they came down from the heavens is over the top...

Second, yes journalist and panelist voted Harper to a ProBowl; these same people recently said that Drew Brees was not a Top 3 current player in the NFL...

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Old 07-29-2011, 11:46 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Agreed, Saints overpaid for Harper in guaranteed money...

I can see continuity and fail-safe planning; but don't understand committing that much unless the new CBA forces teams to spend the money...

Two points...

GW is an improved DC than what the Saints had, but he's been fired from other jobs for being wrong before; so citing his game balls as if they came down from the heavens is over the top...

Second, yes journalist and panelist voted Harper to a ProBowl; these same people recently said that Drew Brees was not a Top 3 current player in the NFL...
WRONG.

Pro bowlers are chosen by fans, PLAYERS and COACHES.


The votes from the coaches count for one-third, the votes from the players count for another third, and the votes from the fans count for the final third.

Read more: NFL Pro Bowl Selection Process | eHow.com NFL Pro Bowl Selection Process | eHow.com
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:51 PM   #27
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WRONG.

Pro bowlers are chosen by fans, PLAYERS and COACHES.
The only thing you've haven't been wrong about...
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:33 AM   #29
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I used to believe that but the video shows something else. Harper has great 20 yard speed but limited top end. At SS he usually is working on a TE. Depending on the defense called Harper can be exposed against speedier WR types. Most SS in the league have this problem Harpers only problem is top speed.

While some may not agree with this signing, I trust in Payton, Loomis and Williams.
Totally agree.
The highlight videos shows that Harper gives himself a good angle, has very good closing speed and wraps up well when making the tackle.
I love how he goes for the ball all the time, his tackles are so aggressive, thats why he forces so many fumbles, I mean he's forced 6 fumbles in each of the last two seasons.
His problem as you said is top end speed, thats why he is very good at defending TE's. GW loves this guy and Harper will not forget what happened in Seattle, he will use it to get better!
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It's time to put that Seattle game behind us and move on . . . Harper has shown that he is a solid SS in the league and has done better since GW arrived in town.

The Seattle game was an example of what you get when your offense ham-strings the game plan with its inability to run the ball and stay on the field and when your top defensive man, Malcolm Jenkins - who was clearly depended upon by everyone, including Harper - is out with injuries.
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