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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I listed positions I feel are areas of need and I listed them in order of importance. I also listed defesne first as a bigger area of need than offense. Anyone disagree? How do you see it? I also higlighted ...

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Old 01-23-2004, 10:03 AM   #1
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Areas of Need.

I listed positions I feel are areas of need and I listed them in order of importance. I also listed defesne first as a bigger area of need than offense. Anyone disagree? How do you see it? I also higlighted certain players that need to be replaced in the starting line up.


Defense
MLB 56 Ruff, Orlando 54 Smith, Darrin 58 Grant, Cie
SLB 52 Hodge, Sedrick 50 Allen, James 54 Smith, Darrin
WLB 59 Rodgers, Derrick 53 Knight, Roger
LCB 33 Ambrose, Ashley 29 Craver, Keyuo
RCB 22 Thomas, Fred 35 Brown, Fahkir 29 Craver, Keyuo
DT 90 Smith, Kenny 95 Green, Howard 98 Whitehead, Willie
DT 97 Sullivan, Johnathan 99 Allen, Kenderick
SS 20 Bellamy, Jay 23 Green, Victor 28 Harper, Deveron
FS 34 Jones, Tebucky 37 Gleason, Steve
DE 94 Grant, Charles
DE 93 Howard, Darren 96 Williams, Melvin



Offense
RB 26 McAllister, Deuce 36 Smith, Lamar 25 McAfee, Fred
C 62 Fontenot, Jerry 70 Wagner, Terence
WR 87 Horn, Joe 84 Lewis, Michael 88 Gardner, Talman
WR 80 Pathon, Jerome 83 Stallworth, Donte' 89 Lewis, Derrick
LT 72 Gandy, Wayne 78 Stinchcomb, Jon
LG 64 Jacox, Kendyl
FB 44 Smith, Terrelle
RT 68 Riley, Victor
TE 82 Williams, Boo 86 Rasby, Walter 48 Sloan, David
QB 2 Brooks, Aaron 4 Bouman, Todd 14 O'Sullivan, J.T.
Montrae 65 Bentley, LeCharles









[Edited on 23/1/2004 by BillyC]
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:01 PM   #2
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Gator,

There were some very good points in there and some I don\'t totally agree with but I don\'t necessarily disagree with them either. Overall I\'d say you are pretty much on the money.

However, having Eli as a quarterback would not even begin to get us to the super bowl. The problem isn\'t with the QB. Coaching and defense is where this team is lacking and where it\'s been lacking for years.

If we are able to put together a defense like the Panthers, that would go a long way towards solving our problems. But then I still don\'t think that would put us over the hump because I believe our coaching isn\'t what it should be and I have serious doubts if Haslett can ever be the coach we need.

While I certainly believe that talent is a bigger part of the equasion than coaching, coaching does play a very big part. You don\'t have to be dominant in every phase of the game, but it sure helps to be dominant on either offense or defense, but not totally necessary. The Patriots proved it\'s not all about talent, but the Pats do have a very talented squad. Coaching is not the ONLY reason for the Pats success and to try to suggest that is a reach.

Bottom line is there are many ways to get to the super bowl. You can be so talented that it\'s hard for coaching to screw it up. You can be slightly above average and coaching can get you to the next level. We just need to have some kind of master plan on how we are to achieve our goal and I don\'t see that with this adminstration. We seem to be REACTIVE instead of PROACTIVE.

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Old 01-23-2004, 02:30 PM   #3
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How about this - we cut TEBUCKY and sign Eli. T-sucky costs more than half of what AB costs, and that\'s a tragedy. That guy is number one on my cut/restructure list.
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Old 01-23-2004, 05:57 PM   #4
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Billy C,

Notwithstanding your list, somehow, somewhere the Saints had better find a GOOD back-up to Duece!

BTW; I did not see Sullivan highlighted. Why?

Lastly, I personally see the potential with Donte, but his inability to stay healthy is of concern. Time to fish or cut bait time? Hmmmmnnnnnnnn
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Old 01-27-2004, 08:50 AM   #5
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Billy C,

Notwithstanding your list, somehow, somewhere the Saints had better find a GOOD back-up to Duece!

BTW; I did not see Sullivan highlighted. Why?

Lastly, I personally see the potential with Donte, but his inability to stay healthy is of concern. Time to fish or cut bait time? Hmmmmnnnnnnnn
I put back-up running back on the top of the list for offensive needs. I made this list so we could all list our needs according to the way each of us sees it. With all the talk about Aaron Brooks it leads me to believe that some fans think QB is a big area of need. I thought it would be interesting to see how members of B&G see our TOTAL area of needs.

I did not list Sullivan as a big area of need, because I believe he will be fine and I feel the same way about Donte. Time will tell on those 2, but I think the safe money is that they will be fine.

[Edited on 27/1/2004 by BillyC]
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