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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by CharityMike Definitely not Mitch. He has filled in nicely in V's absence. Agreed. I don't think he's playing as well as the 2009 Vilma, but he's playing as well as the 2011 version for sure. IIRC this ...

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Old 11-13-2011, 10:38 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by CharityMike View Post
Definitely not Mitch. He has filled in nicely in V's absence.
Agreed. I don't think he's playing as well as the 2009 Vilma, but he's playing as well as the 2011 version for sure.

IIRC this is his first NFL season at MLB isn't it?
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:46 PM   #12
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So the question is...

When was the surgery
How bad was the knee
When is he coming back?
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:26 AM   #13
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The only thing about Dunbar is the the switching of plays, Vilma had that down because he's been "the guy" in GW's D for 3 years. Dunbar will get used to that with more game time though, I like what he's been doing, the guy hits well and has good speed
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A percieved lack of speed was one of the knocks on Dunbar when he came into th leauge, but it seems like he is fast enough. I would not be suprised if our starting LBs next year are Casillas, Dunbar and Wilson.
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Absolutely fine with this. Hopefully he heals in time for the playoffs. He wasn't helping us much out there being gimp anyways. Dunbar is more than capable for the time being.

Dunbar >>>>>>>>>> gimp Vilma
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:01 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
Didn't think I saw this posted yet, but sounds like our boy's knee is worse than previously thought.
New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma has knee surgery: source - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Good, let him get healthy- we are going to need that man late, and healthy!
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:24 AM   #17
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I still think a healthy Vilma is better but Dunbar has been great. Is there a reason Dunbar seems to play in the middle better?
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I still think a healthy Vilma is better but Dunbar has been great. Is there a reason Dunbar seems to play in the middle better?
Yeah because Vilma was hurt. No way Dun is better than JV healthy. I am glad we have a solid backup in Dun, but I agree Norm, we need JV down the stretch!
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Is there a reason Dunbar seems to play in the middle better?
Its his naturl position, he played MLB in College
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So the question is...

When was the surgery
How bad was the knee
When is he coming back?
Exactly. I think Payton is playing the no-info game here, just releasing what the league requires.
Hopefully a month off will be all Vilma needs and we'll see him against NYG.

and I agree that Dunbar has played well- he looks comfortable
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