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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by FinSaint Or they might decide to keep Meachem and promote from within. Still, one thing is certain - they wouldn't replace Colston through the draft and the FA market isn't really overfilled with great WR talent to ...

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:41 PM   #11
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Or they might decide to keep Meachem and promote from within.

Still, one thing is certain - they wouldn't replace Colston through the draft and the FA market isn't really overfilled with great WR talent to be had for bargain price.
Meachem is not Colston. He's more of a Devery Henderson.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by gandhi1007 View Post
Meachem is not Colston. He's more of a Devery Henderson.

I'm not saying he is as good as Colston, but that might be the situation they find themselves in, and with Brees distributing the ball to various receivers as he does - it might not be a bad thing.

If it means that they can sign Nicks (along with Brees obviously) and the bodies they need to overhaul the defense - I'd be fine with seeing Colston leave to get the big deal from somewhere else.
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I am going to stick my neck out here. Secondary is not Spags style. CB is due able but safety is another thing. Do the saints go for a ball hawking FS or a SS with hands? in Spags world SS is not that big of a deal.

I look for a shake up here in the secondary
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I am going to stick my neck out here. Secondary is not Spags style. CB is due able but safety is another thing. Do the saints go for a ball hawking FS or a SS with hands? in Spags world SS is not that big of a deal.

I look for a shake up here in the secondary
Both 2011 starting safeties with their salaries and/or inability to cover are expendable...

Does new coaching change make them better?
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Both 2011 starting safeties with their salaries and/or inability to cover are expendable...

Does new coaching change make them better?
3 million between the both of them isn't a lot of money.

Having your 200 pound 4.5 speed safeties play man coverage on a 6-3, 260 pound TE who runs a 4.38 is expendable.
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3 million between the both of them isn't a lot of money.

Having your 200 pound 4.5 speed safeties play man coverage on a 6-3, 260 pound TE who runs a 4.38 is expendable.
Agreed. Rams problem now. I think Quaddus is going to do well with this new DC. The entire secondary should be much better.
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I am not sure of how many guys we will actually switch out.
Factor the big money used on resigning offensive players and our lack of a number 1 pick. The net is I doubt we get an impact player via the draft or FA.

The question is this: Were our defensive problems last year personnel or coaching?
I think Spagnola will be more conservative, and the result will be we don't give up the huge chunks of yards that we saw the last two years
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As for WR we have Joe Morgan and Andy Tanner on the PS or IR. Even though Curtis Johnson is gone these two have some ability than can be developed quickly. If these guys step into a rotation or starting role we could afford to lose Colston. Although, it would hurt my heart.
The reason I am off topic is Colston could want as much as 7 million. With that money we could upgrade our defense.
We could also upgrade our defense by cutting Smith.
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The reason I am off topic is Colston could want as much as 7 million. With that money we could upgrade our defense.
Gongrats, you're the 1st I've heard bring up that point, and its a damn good one.

Imagine the defender we could get with Colston money.

The upgrade on defense would greatly outweigh the loss on offense, assuming we signed the defensive equivalent of a Marques Colston.
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