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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; PFT says Seahawks are about to cut him. Was once one of the better middle linebackers in football. He's been injury prone but a move to the outside might be just what he needs. A Tatupu-Vilma-Casillas starting trio might not ...

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Old 07-31-2011, 09:57 AM   #1
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Lofa Tatupu?

PFT says Seahawks are about to cut him.

Was once one of the better middle linebackers in football. He's been injury prone but a move to the outside might be just what he needs.

A Tatupu-Vilma-Casillas starting trio might not be big but it would be probably the fastest group of linebackers in the league, and with our new and improved DL would have a lot more room to operate.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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ill go for that, Tatupu would be a huge pick up for us at LB. we really need a another big time LB on are team
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:02 PM   #3
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Someone tell Herring to get on the f'n phone! You can't practice, but you can recruit. Get to it!
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:10 PM   #4
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Why do people continue to want to sign somone who plays Vilma's position?

We need OLB's much more than ILB's. Tatupu is 100% an ILB in this league. The dude ran a 4.84 at the combine. Marvin Mitchell is faster than he is.

Is the thinking that we really move our pro-bowl MLB to WLB?
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:42 PM   #5
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Why do people continue to want to sign somone who plays Vilma's position?

We need OLB's much more than ILB's. Tatupu is 100% an ILB in this league. The dude ran a 4.84 at the combine. Marvin Mitchell is faster than he is.

Is the thinking that we really move our pro-bowl MLB to WLB?
No Danno, you aren't reading... The suggestion was to move him to the outside. But you dismissed that and then assumed that since you disagreed with it now everyone still wanted him, but now to replace Vilma. That was a bit presumptive, and perhaps a little delusional.

The only one who suggested replacing Vilma is you, and if speed is all it takes to be a great LB then we just move Devery there and all our problems are solved. Why didn't you suggest this sooner?
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:43 PM   #6
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Why would they cut him? I think there will be a bit of a bidding war for him. I hope we're the highest bidder.
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:44 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Jack Vegas View Post
PFT says Seahawks are about to cut him.

Was once one of the better middle linebackers in football. He's been injury prone but a move to the outside might be just what he needs.

A Tatupu-Vilma-Casillas starting trio might not be big but it would be probably the fastest group of linebackers in the league, and with our new and improved DL would have a lot more room to operate.
Now while I do like Tatupu, you do realize he's not fast. Pretty much zaps this argument. Casillas is also coming off major injury himself.
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If Tatupu had double knee surgery in January as reported in the link below.

No thanks. All I have is visions of him spinning the wheel and rehab.

Lofa Tatupu - Seattle Seahawks - 2011 Player Profile - Rotoworld.com
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:11 PM   #9
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Now while I do like Tatupu, you do realize he's not fast. Pretty much zaps this argument. Casillas is also coming off major injury himself.
I don't care about 40 times. The guy has football speed. He flows to the ball the same way Vilma does and has instincts.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:27 PM   #10
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My bad. I didn't realize we were measuring football speed.

Any who... I'm just not that interested in moving him outside, having had double knee surgery, and being responsible for covering TE's down the seam even though he has some of the fastest football speed out there.

Curiously though... how much would you be willing to pay him? He's was scheduled to make a little more than 4 million this year and refused to restructure and take a pay cut to remain playing for Pete Carroll of all people.
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