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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Cutting Jon Stinchcomb wasn't the easy thing to do, and it wasn't the popular thing. Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune The New Orleans Saints sent a wake-up call when they released Jon Stinchcomb. But if the New Orleans Saints released the veteran ...

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Old 08-17-2011, 07:04 AM   #1
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Cutting Jon Stinchcomb wasn't the easy thing to do, and it wasn't the popular thing.


Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune
The New Orleans Saints sent a wake-up call when they released Jon Stinchcomb.
But if the New Orleans Saints released the veteran tackle because they felt he couldn't play anymore, than it was the right thing to do.
Stinchcomb is a class act. With the possible exception of quarterback Drew Brees, no player in the Saints locker room was more widely respected. His shocking release engendered a telling number of heartfelt tweets from teammates.
And I can count on my hand the number of players who've carried themselves more professionally during their careers, but the reality is NFL players are paid to be good players -- not good citizens.
And right now Stinchcomb is struggling to be the good player he has been throughout his career.
The drop-off in Stinchcomb's production from his Pro Bowl season in 2009 to last season was precipitous. He allowed more sacks (seven) and committed more penalties (eight) than he did in the previous two seasons combined. Stinchcomb allowed only 1.5 sacks in 2008 and three sacks in 2009. He was whistled for only three penalties in 2008 and five in the Super Bowl season.
Stinchcomb's struggles were primarily physical, and teammates said he essentially played on one leg a year ago. To his -- and the team's -- credit, he never revealed the extent of his torn quadriceps injury. But it was significant enough to require offseason surgery.

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Old 08-17-2011, 07:35 AM   #2
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Playing with that injury must have hurt like hell. I mean I played with a torn groin and rotator cuff but having the muscle rippd from the bone...
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Sorry, I cant be too concerned with the money that he has made - has he signed on with anyone else?
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Wow, wish they would have held Reggie to the same standard. Hope it works out for Stinchcomb, I'm sure he has life left in him. Good Luck
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:16 AM   #5
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Wow, wish they would have held Reggie to the same standard. Hope it works out for Stinchcomb, I'm sure he has life left in him. Good Luck
Well...Reggie played fewer games/seasons and was much younger than Stinch, and we never gave him an extension.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:25 AM   #6
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Stinch was a solid RT for his career here. Thanks for the efforts, blood, sweat and tears Jon and good luck in your future.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:56 AM   #7
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Well thats true, and they have to protect Drew, understand that, just hate he is 2 yrs removed from the probowl and has been playing hurt for us. Someone will pick him up for sure.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:18 PM   #8
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Maybe he's ready to retire. How old is Jon? Gonna miss seeing him out there, for sure! But the human body can only take "so much abuse", and then something has got to give!
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:34 PM   #9
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There are probably only a few players guaranteed to be here next year no matter what.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:24 PM   #10
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Jon has got to get back to work on his game . Does anybody know if he signed with anyone.
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