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papz 02-23-2012 08:17 AM

Rebuilding the Saints
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The 2011-2012 season for the New Orleans Saints might be remembered as "the season that might have been." New Orleans would have won its first road playoff game and hosted the NFC Championship game, but the Saints were unable to hold a lead late against the San Francisco 49ers Jan. 14.
Now that the NFL season is over and the New York Giants are world champions again, football teams' attentions will shift to the draft and free agency. Every team has needs, but my focus here is on the Saints.

First order of business will be re-signing free-agent quarterback Drew Brees. Saints fans should not worry about Brees leaving, to paraphrase head coach Sean Payton. At age 33, Brees has few places to go that have a chance to win a title. New Orleans is the best place for him to win another championship. Brees might play for a maximum of seven more years. That would make him 40 years old. Brees needs to take less money and help the team keep key free agents.

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This guys needs to take less money at his work place so they can create more jobs for other people. I wonder how this guy would feel about that. Drew Brees doesn't "need" to do anything but continue playing at the level he is. Whether he takes a discount or not is on him... but he deserves every penny coming to him. I think the author is also slighting Drew's talent by saying there's only a few place where he can go to have another chance to win a title. An elite franchise quarterback can make a lot of teams into becoming instant playoff contenders.

The author also seems misinformed to what Cam Jordan's strong suit was coming out of college. While his ability to rush the passer has been underwhelming(along with the rest of the team), he was not pegged at becoming any elite edge rusher. A lot of teams had him very high on their draft board because of his athleticism, versatility, and being a complete end. He's only been in the league for a year and to call him a bust is pretty stupid. To suggest the Falcons busted on Julio Jones is also ridiculous... all because he failed to perform in one game. The guys is going to be a hell of a player.

This article just rubs me the wrong way.

st thomas 02-23-2012 09:15 AM

after watching a program last night on the saints defense ; most of the participants agreed that most players were discouraged with GW'S scheme. even saying that somecalls were to not pressure the qb but to stand up the line to let a corner blitz from all sides and middle. well we can confirm that view. but i were puzzled to hear that. because i saw lots of times they turned the dogs out and they could'nt touch the qb so i'm not buying much of them excuses. we need to add speed rushers point blank, cams a good stop gap player and will get better at rushing when he gets experience. they were pushing the brockers kid out of lsu as a 300 lb athelete that needs tutoring but could become a great player. he could be late 2nd rounder. we'll see

CharityMike 02-23-2012 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by st thomas (Post 379825)
they were pushing the brockers kid out of lsu as a 300 lb athelete that needs tutoring but could become a great player. he could be late 2nd rounder. we'll see

Wishfull thinking. No way he doesn't get picked in the first round.

Rugby Saint II 02-23-2012 11:03 AM

It's closer to retooling the defense than rebuilding it.

QBREES9 02-23-2012 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II (Post 379842)
It's closer to retooling the defense than rebuilding it.

Retooling is right.

Luda34 02-23-2012 11:35 AM

Retooling is the right word for our defense but if we let Nick and Colston go we will be taking a step back I think.

|Mitch| 02-23-2012 11:52 AM

I think we can survive without Colston; Just get Moore, Henderson, Arrington, Graham, more catches...

Nicks on the other hand, we must tag him!

SapperSaint 02-23-2012 01:08 PM

Papz, Morons are born everyday. Don't let this one ruffle your feathers too much.

halloween 65 02-23-2012 03:20 PM

Retooling= DT's that can push the pocket, 1 outstanding MLB or OLB thats my definition of retooling for this season, good word. Well, thats what I want on the D, I could call it my wish list also!!

jeanpierre 02-24-2012 09:38 AM

Agree with the argument on Brees as he has the leverage and is in his hands how much he can choose to take...

The criticism on Jordan is fair, and of concern, but he did start as a rookie and will be expected to step up this season...

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