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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Player evaluation is my guess. I would think it is very hard to judge who will make a good Pro. I for one thought Damion Fletcher, a RB out of Southern Miss was a lock to be in the NFL. ...

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Old 01-17-2012, 08:43 AM   #11
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Player evaluation is my guess.

I would think it is very hard to judge who will make a good Pro. I for one thought Damion Fletcher, a RB out of Southern Miss was a lock to be in the NFL. He was a Top 20 RB in NCAA Football. But he never made it. Go figure.

I think it is truly a "Hit or Miss" type of thing. What looks great in college.... doesn't always pan out in the NFL.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:00 AM   #12
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May be time to evaluate the Vilma situation with Dunbar being the younger player for that position. Certainly defensive line and LBs need to be our primary building concern this off season.
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Originally Posted by JimmyB1775 View Post
I get all that, but if we take a free agent (and yes, I read we can't afford Mario), he'll be what we expect because he's proven. Darren Sharper gave us that, I think. In 09. But now, Vilma looks slow, Smith looks fat and the DB's look inexperienced. Porter (I hope he stays) and Greer are good but Jenkins doesn't play FS well enough in GW's previous scheme to make plays consistently. You'd think Jenkins coming from a corner position and moving to FS, he'd have better cover skills and range. But I think GW leaves him so far out in center field, he doesn't have the opportunity to learn the FS position or even play well.
You pretty much nailed it on the head with Darren Sharper. Sharper WAS that guy in 09 who made the rest of the defense better, and has not since been replaced. Sharper was the main reason Gregg Williams' defense was such a success in the 09 season. A Williams based defense relies on aggressiveness and creating turnovers, that was all Sharper. Jenkins is a very good FS but does not possess the same skill that Sharper had.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:11 AM   #14
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sign the players we can then see what is left and do some roster juggling.

at best i see a high midlevel fa fitting in the cap.

Williams may not get the money most think due to his injury history
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