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Old 01-11-2012, 02:56 PM   #11
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Don't forget about Joe morgan on IR for next year!
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:09 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by AlaskaSaints View Post
I missed that Fujita loss as well. I thought I was the only one.

Had a thing for Gay as well. Not a gay thing for Gay, but just appreciated him to a certain extent.

I liked Gay too. He had concussion problems if I remember right. He's still playing football I think....I heard his name called the other day.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:24 PM   #13
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Don't get me wrong, I like Meachem, but there are worse things than losing him in the FA. While he has been good - he has had some drops like the one against the Lions. I think that as long as the Saints have Graham, Colston & Moore it doesn't really matter that much who you insert into the remaining spots.

Keeping Nicks is one of the keys for the next FA period, because Brees will stay even if they have to put the franchise tag on him. And there's already quite a lot of money committed to the O-Line.

2012 salaries:

Bushrod: base salary 3,25M; cap hit 6,75M
Evans: base salary 3M; cap hit 4,7M
Strief: base salary 1,9M; cap hit 2,74M
Brown: base salary 495K; cap hit 745K
Tennant: base salary 490K; cap hit 533K
De la Puente: base salary 480K; cap hit ~550K (2011 numbers)

And Evans' contract will increase annually until being 8M with a 10,2M cap hit in 2016, and I guess Nicks will want something in the same neighborhood as Evans is getting, which would be around an average of 8M/season (cap hit) for the duration of the contract when signing bonuses as factored in.

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Old 01-11-2012, 07:11 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by FireVenturi View Post
Meachem is good but there is a huge difference in catching balls from Drew versus Andy Dalton. His production would drop.
Like a frippen rock. I realize a lot was expected of Meachem as a 1st Rnd pick & he has never really lived up to the hype (but niether did Bush or a lof other guys)

He has made some great plays for us - the forced/recovered/scored on fumble from an interception, that he had, was one of them greatest plays ever!!
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:53 PM   #15
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I liked Gay too. He had concussion problems if I remember right. He's still playing football I think....I heard his name called the other day.
He has a brother that plays DB for the Steelers (I think).
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