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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Even though our first rounders haven't been great. Still like what we did with Cam and Ingram and Robinson. Our later rounds picks have been great....

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Old 10-18-2011, 10:33 PM   #11
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Even though our first rounders haven't been great. Still like what we did with Cam and Ingram and Robinson. Our later rounds picks have been great.
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Mark Ingram is a rookie in a 3 tail back system. Way too early to judge our picks this year. To even consider them failures is absurd and ludicrous. Both Jordan and Ingram are receiving a large dose of playing time as rookies... I consider that an accomplishment.

Would you argue that Ellis was worth the move up or even warranted Round 1 selection?
Like I said, hindsight is 20/20. At the time, people crapped on themselves with joy with his selection. Care to disagree? It was a good move at the time.

Would you argue that Meachem is worth his selection in round 1 when in the Saints system, any receiver can be a weapon?
He was the BPA on our board. Did we need a receiver? Probably not. I will never fault us for taking their top player on the board. Not every pick works out for everyone. Everyone has their hits and misses. What I do know is that he's a solid contributor for our spread offense.

Would you argue that two shots in Round 1 with Stallworth and Grant weren't major disappointment?
Grant had his moments. While inconsistent the last few years here, he has some very good years for us. Stallworth... meh. Chalk that one up to a miss... everyone has them.

Would you argue that ignoring History does not condemn one to repeat it?
Look to the future, stop dwelling on the past. We have a great foundation here. It's a class organization with plenty of winning seasons now and in the future. Stop living in the misery of your past.
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I have observed the New Orleans Saints football team for a long time, long enough to enjoy "Hap's Point After" with Hap Glaudi on the radkio many times after the Saints games.

I'm also very familiar with the history of the Saints. There is one thread in the fabric of Saints History which was woven from the beginning and is with us still today. That thread in the fabric is the fact that the Saints need to improve with the quality of their first round draft picks in particular and all draft picks in general.

The Saints have too often chosen poorly in first round picks from the very beginning, back in 1967, when Vick Schwenk made the picks.

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when Vick Schwenk made the picks.
Man, does that bring back memories...Hap was the best...
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:42 PM   #15
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...though round 1's should start right away, and they have this year
Like I've said a million and one times before...

Absolutely terrible terrible... terribly flawed and faulty logic.

They start when they're ready to contribute. Jobs are earned, not given. Being a first round pick does not give you the right to start right away. Players have to make adjustments and some people have a larger learning curve than the other.

Go back to fantasy land man... from the looks of it, you should dominate every league you're in.
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I think our biggest moves are always late in the draft or our undrafted signings
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This is why New England ususally trades out the 1st round.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:49 PM   #18
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Mark Ingram is a rookie in a 3 tail back system. Way too early to judge our picks this year. To even consider them failures is absurd and ludicrous. Both Jordan and Ingram are receiving a large dose of playing time as rookies... I consider that an accomplishment.
Please ambassador, next time don't wait for the translation, just answer the questions; already addressed that the jury is still out on recent picks and addressed that at least the guys are starting...

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Like I said, hindsight is 20/20. At the time, people crapped on themselves with joy with his selection. Care to disagree? It was a good move at the time.
There's a video of teenagers shooting fireworks from their arses who thought that was a good idea at the time...

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He was the BPA on our board. Did we need a receiver? Probably not. I will never fault us for taking their top player on the board. Not every pick works out for everyone. Everyone has their hits and misses. What I do know is that he's a solid contributor for our spread offense.
So was he worth it; contributors are available in rounds 2-7; maybe the assessment for the "Board" needs to be improved...

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Grant had his moments. While inconsistent the last few years here, he has some very good years for us. Stallworth... meh. Chalk that one up to a miss... everyone has them.
JD Drew hit a 14 milliion dollar home run, so yeah the Sox got their value

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Look to the future, stop dwelling on the past. We have a great foundation here. It's a class organization with plenty of winning seasons now and in the future. Stop living in the misery of your past.
Sounds like a Politician's comment; glad to know you'd ignore the past; and I sense from your "misery of your past" comment you have a personal axe to grind; may I suggest anger management or a Ron Jeremy infomercial for a much needed laugh...

It's okay to be passionate; you need to leave the personal passive aggressive stuff out of it...

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This is why New England ususally trades out the 1st round.
And usually have more weapons than anyone else...

And I thought you were only concerned with cats and...vampires?
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So far Ellis is a better pick than Dorsey! I'll take more passes defended and sacks any day.

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