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papz 08-15-2011 09:25 PM

Jon Stinchcomb discusses his release from New Orleans Saints
 
"I'm just really appreciative of the experience I had as a Saint, being a part of this organization, this team and getting to be a part of this community," Stinchcomb said.

When asked if the move came as a surprise, he said, "It's a possibility for all of us," then quickly said he's excited for longtime backup Zach Strief to get the opportunity to replace him as the Saints' starting right tackle.

"It's an opportunity he's worked tirelessly for for five years," Stinchcomb said. "I can't wait to see him out there in that role."

Full article below.
Jon Stinchcomb discusses his release from New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com

That's class.

FireVenturi 08-15-2011 09:27 PM

Wow...what a classy guy. makes me want to take back everything I said about him. Well, almost.

QBREES9 08-15-2011 09:28 PM

When asked if the move came as a surprise, he said, "It's a possibility for all of us," then quickly said he's excited for longtime backup Zach Strief to get the opportunity to replace him as the Saints' starting right tackle.
"It's an opportunity he's worked tirelessly for for five years," Stinchcomb said. "I can't wait to see him out there in that role."

One Class guy. Good luck Jon. You will all way's be a Saint

FireVenturi 08-15-2011 09:29 PM

The bigger question is to fill in this blank.

Number -- is eligible.
Since Strief will have a different role now.

foreverfan 08-15-2011 09:33 PM

It's got to hurt. I remember being upset getting fired from a job I hated.

papz 08-15-2011 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FireVenturi (Post 320020)
The bigger question is to fill in this blank.

Number -- is eligible.
Since Strief will have a different role now.

LOL... that gave me a good chuckle. :D

alexonfyre 08-15-2011 09:42 PM

I think the most shocking thing about it is that this means he wasn't even good enough to be a backup...I mean we are paying him either way, what happened that he couldn't stick around even at 3rd string?

Roster space?

Beastmode 08-15-2011 10:21 PM

He was a backup for 2 years , moved to starter, made the pro bowl and won a SB. What happened to the OT that got everything he ever wanted out of football? He lived happily ever after. Best wishes to him and his family.

The Dude 08-15-2011 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexonfyre (Post 320036)
I think the most shocking thing about it is that this means he wasn't even good enough to be a backup...I mean we are paying him either way, what happened that he couldn't stick around even at 3rd string?

Roster space?

Thats a really good point. And it is too early to release players like him to make roster space. They still have to pay him, so why not just demote him at least long enough to try to work out a trade or something. Might be more to this story.

SapperSaint 08-15-2011 10:42 PM

Best of luck to Jon in the future. Once a Saint....ALWAYS A SAINT!

alexonfyre 08-15-2011 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SapperSaint (Post 320053)
Best of luck to Jon in the future. Once a Saint....ALWAYS A SAINT!

What about Jason David...is Jason David still a Saint?

xan 08-15-2011 10:55 PM

He was likely not going to get much in a trade. Best to let him hook up with another team on his own. The absolute professional way to handle him. Very disrespectful to let him hang until final cut, when all others' teams rosters are set.

Front office is exhibiting highly unusual standards of ethics.

foreverfan 08-15-2011 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexonfyre (Post 320054)
What about Jason David...is Jason David still a Saint?

Never mind JD, how about Aaron Brooks. :o

On a related note... anyone want to buy a #2 jersey cheap? :bng:

alexonfyre 08-15-2011 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foreverfan (Post 320056)
Never mind JD, how about Aaron Brooks. :o

On a related note... anyone want to buy a #2 jersey cheap? :bng:

I almost said Aaron Brooks, but I know people who, to this day, contend that he was torpedoed by bad coaching and that he could have been better than Vick if we had a better staff back in his first 2 or 3 years.

The Dude 08-15-2011 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexonfyre (Post 320058)
I almost said Aaron Brooks, but I know people who, to this day, contend that he was torpedoed by bad coaching and that he could have been better than Vick if we had a better staff back in his first 2 or 3 years.

Some have even said "Imagine what Aaron Brooks could have done in Paytons offense"

alexonfyre 08-16-2011 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Dude (Post 320066)
Some have even said "Imagine what Aaron Brooks could have done in Paytons offense"

Been benched and then released so we could sign Drew Brees?

I imagine it as clearly as though it actually happened!

Crusader 08-16-2011 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xan (Post 320055)
He was likely not going to get much in a trade. Best to let him hook up with another team on his own. The absolute professional way to handle him. Very disrespectful to let him hang until final cut, when all others' teams rosters are set.

Front office is exhibiting highly unusual standards of ethics.

I really hope he can catch on wit some other team if thats what he wants to do.

beau13 08-16-2011 04:38 AM

I think he retires. They could have gotten something for him for a trade, but I think he would rather retire than play somewhere else.

ALLSAINTS66 08-16-2011 05:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foreverfan (Post 320056)
Never mind JD, how about Aaron Brooks. :o

On a related note... anyone want to buy a #2 jersey cheap? :bng:

Ha ha ha. I thought of Aaron IMMEDIATELY!

The "once a Saint/always" thing only works with Saints you liked.

Now MARINES on the other hand... Semper fi!

WhoDat!656 08-16-2011 05:57 AM

After reading these comments, he should have several teams looking to sign him.

Saints cut former Pro Bowler Stinchcomb | ProFootballTalk

darstep 08-16-2011 06:38 AM

Stinchcomb is a smart guy, he'll figure it out.
He may not even want to go play elsewhere.
Either way, we wish him all the best.
Thanks for everything you've done for this organization and this city.
Hope you have gotten some love in return.

homerj07 08-16-2011 06:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foreverfan (Post 320028)
It's got to hurt. I remember being upset getting fired from a job I hated.

True - BUT most of us have not had mutli year millions of dollars contracts. PLUS - the job market ofr an O-lineman isn't like it is for the rest of us poor schmoes!

Yes he is a class act BUT He will have another job, if he wants it.

jeanpierre 08-16-2011 07:17 AM

I suspect he hasn't recovered from last season's injury; and that is affecting his game...

Maverick2299 08-16-2011 08:39 AM

Or he is afraid to get hurt like that again.

TheDeuce 08-16-2011 09:10 AM

Class act. He played some good ball for us over the years and helped us win a Super Bowl. Best of luck to Jon.

FireVenturi 08-16-2011 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexonfyre (Post 320054)
What about Jason David...is Jason David still a Saint?

Literally laughed out loud!

73Saint 08-16-2011 12:32 PM

I too think that he hasn't quite recovered from what seemingly was much worse of an injury than was described last year. That coupled with the fact that you have two young linemen in Strief and Brown fighting for the same spot.

As some have already mentioned, I think these factors along with Mickey and Sean's respect for Stinch caused them to make this love right now. Payton even said it in his presser yesterday...something to the effect of moving this team in the direction of youth at this position...better for both parties to do it now, as opposed to drawing it out.

It wouldn't surprise me at all to see Stinch retire now. I think even he realizes that this is it for him, and he's seen his better days. He's a realist, and a good guy, and I wish him all the best.

Now come on C Brown and Strief...time to take it up a notch!!

73Saint 08-16-2011 12:44 PM

Meant "move", not "love". typing too quickly. Apologies.....

Rugby Saint II 08-16-2011 03:12 PM

He can afford to retire I am sure. If he wants to sign on elsewhere and work his way into the lineup then good for him. If he still wants to play then more power to him.

strato 08-16-2011 03:13 PM

He aint as rich as y'all think..

saintfan 08-16-2011 03:35 PM

Put a million in the bank @ 3% that's 30k a year interest. That's why I have so little sympathy for these guys that go broke. Even guitar players can make it if they have a 30k cushion every year. LOL

beau13 08-17-2011 06:12 PM

I disagree. I think he is very rich. I have had the chance to meet his family several times at charity events he holds. Money is not the only thing that makes one "rich". Class act, his commitment to the new orleans community will be missed.


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