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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Writer OPINION When the sun rose Wednesday over the bayous of southern Louisiana, you had to wonder why the Saints hadnít made another transaction, why we hadnít heard about another eyebrow raising free agency grab. ...

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Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Writer

OPINION

When the sun rose Wednesday over the bayous of southern Louisiana, you had to wonder why the Saints hadnít made another transaction, why we hadnít heard about another eyebrow raising free agency grab.

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis has been that good and that busy this past week.

Yes, in 144 hours, Loomis has done more with Tom Bensonís money and the hearts of so many Saints fans than anyone could ever have expected when the lockout ended July 25.

Together with Saints coach Sean Payton, Loomis has identified where the team needed to upgrade Ė and thrown darts at bullís-eyes, hitting center every time he needed to.

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I just hope that they will be able to work out a new contract with SP and that he will be motivated to stay and continue
to build on what they've already accomplished since 2006. I mean there's always the chance that he would want a new challenge,
but hopefully that will be a decade down the road.

Another issue is how long will the Saints be able to hold on to GW, since he has already been targeted for head coaching positions,
and I have to believe that he will not be content at just staying a DF long term. Also, finally, I think that if the ST play does not pick up
this year - which I think it will due to the emphasis it has been given in the camp - McMahon's position has to be addressed!

Oh, and lock up ML for long term!
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I just hope that they will be able to work out a new contract with SP and that he will be motivated to stay and continue
to build on what they've already accomplished since 2006. I mean there's always the chance that he would want a new challenge,
but hopefully that will be a decade down the road.

Another issue is how long will the Saints be able to hold on to GW, since he has already been targeted for head coaching positions,
and I have to believe that he will not be content at just staying a DF long term. Also, finally, I think that if the ST play does not pick up
this year - which I think it will due to the emphasis it has been given in the camp - McMahon's position has to be addressed!
I hope he stays too, and I'm pretty sure as long as we keep Brees, SP isn't going anywhere. I like a good tenured coach (like Belichick), players want to play for guys like this.

As for GW, I couldn't blame the guy if he left for a head coaching job, because I'm quite sure that's his ultimate goal, but I hope he remembers that SP gave him $250k of his own salary and hired his son to get him here (that has to hold at least some weight right?). His departure is inevitable, but hopefully its not imminent.

Not only do I agree with you that the ST play needs to be addressed, but strength and conditioning also needs to be addressed if we have as many injuries as we had last year.
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Williams is gone if we win another SB. He would get whatever he would ask, but the situation would have to be right. Payton will probably ride this horse into the ground and wouldn't bolt or consider other options until he had to totally rebuild any way. At that point, most fickle fans would be ready to run him out of town anyway.
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