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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Cornerback Tracy Porter is set to become a free agent soon. As of right now, his future with the New Orleans Saints is only a question mark. Will he leave or stay? If he does leave, who will take over ...

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Old 02-12-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Question If Porter leaves the Saints, who will replace him?

Cornerback Tracy Porter is set to become a free agent soon. As of right now, his future with the New Orleans Saints is only a question mark. Will he leave or stay? If he does leave, who will take over his position on the defense?

Saints fans would have thought anyone asking these questions two seasons ago would be crazy. In 2009, Porter was part of a ball-hawking secondary that earned him the name, ďLegend KillerĒ.

He was responsible for making two key interceptions, one in the 2010 NFC Championship Game and one in Super Bowl XLIV, that pretty much sealed both victories for the Saints.

It was certain that he would only progress from there as the next season came. Yet the 2010 and 2011 seasons didnít yield the same results for Porter.

Porterís tackling, especially this past season, became somewhat suspect. He appeared to whiff on tackles and never seemed to be able to rack up any interceptions.

With free agency starting, Porterís future with the Saints isnít quite set in stone. And with a new defensive coordinator in Steve Spagnuolo, itís unclear if he will be used enough to garner the big contract he wants.


If Tracy Porter leaves the New Orleans Saints, who will take his place?

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Old 02-12-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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Legend Killer? seriously?

Porter is an average CB. If he does not want average money, he will be replaced by C. Rob, or perhaps an orange cone.
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Legend Killer? seriously?

Porter is an average CB. If he does not want average money, he will be replaced by C. Rob, or perhaps an orange cone.
Yeah Legend Killer is a bit much. I don't ever remember anyone calling him that. So now we can call him the Whiffer cause he forgot how to tackle.

IMO I don't see what the issue is. If he doesn't take what we want to pay him, peace out. P. Rob takes his place and Johnny P takes the nickle. Problem solved.
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Legend Killer? seriously?

Porter is an average CB. If he does not want average money, he will be replaced by C. Rob, or perhaps an orange cone.
Referring to '09 NFCC game & Super Bowl. Seriously!
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:59 PM   #5
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P Rob already took his starting corner spot, porter is now a nickel corner at best, If he leaves then johnny Patrick will step up
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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Our new secondary coach and DC might want a new corner to tweek, I think our secondary is in pretty good shape. I just hope they teach them all how to catch the ball.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:58 PM   #7
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The guy working the concession stand is fast & has good hands. Maybe we could take a look at him.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:07 AM   #8
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Porter is still a pretty good CB. A pass rush would make them all look better. But yeah, don't break the bank trying to keep him.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:01 AM   #9
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He made one the greatest plays in New Orleans Saints history. I would say a nickel corner.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:01 AM   #10
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Legend Killer? seriously?

Porter is an average CB. If he does not want average money, he will be replaced by C. Rob, or perhaps an orange cone.
Aside from Sharper, Porter is the next player with the MOST INT'S on this's team as a starting CB. In 2010, everyone was already hacking on Porter. Wanting to move him to the slot defender spot. Oh, he was supposed to excell there. Well, he didn't. PR was and still is not an improvement. I think Porter was upset with the demotion/position change and it showed in his play over the last two years. Porter is a little on the slight side and his tackling leaves something to be desired at times, but that's where a good SS comes in, to back up that CB, oh wait, that's Harpers job, but he's all pro right?
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