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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Someone said it on another thread, Smith is good, but not 8 million good. I wonder how long the FA list of hopefuls is. Spagniola/Payton/Loomis are already numbering their chart if things fall through. Every FA in the league knows ...

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:22 AM   #11
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Someone said it on another thread, Smith is good, but not 8 million good.
I wonder how long the FA list of hopefuls is.
Spagniola/Payton/Loomis are already numbering their chart if things fall through.
Every FA in the league knows we'll be in the hunt...AGAIN...and the prospect
of being a part of that is huge and may appeal to many able bodied vets who's
championship chances are slipping fast.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:58 AM   #12
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Smith is a good guy but way off production wise. I don't think his ego will take it because if I was doing this deal it would be a little upfront money with everything on the rear end. If he does not iimprove then he gets cut. Personally I do not see him making much of a change unless we can really get an interior rush to draw attention from him. I do not see him as a dominate player for his position and the only way he can make an impact is by getting that help.
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About time we get of our butts and start doing something.
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The whole D front needs to look at restructuring with bonuses for production after last years lack of, prove you deserve your money.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #15
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Smith is a good guy but way off production wise. I don't think his ego will take it because if I was doing this deal it would be a little upfront money with everything on the rear end. If he does not iimprove then he gets cut. Personally I do not see him making much of a change unless we can really get an interior rush to draw attention from him. I do not see him as a dominate player for his position and the only way he can make an impact is by getting that help.

Well, please give me a name of a DE who can alone be dominate in this league?

Even Jarred Allen couldn't do much if it weren't for the push Kevin Williams provides from the interior and the alternate pass rush Robison was able to create from the other DE position.

No one player can do it alone, but Smith has the tools to be as productive as f.e. Abraham has been for the Failclowns that is if he can play as a part of a front 4 unit that is able to push O-lines around.

He has never struck me as a guy with a big ego, more so a quiet leader and a family man, who deservedly got payed his fair share on the heels of Charles Grants' huge mistake of a contract.
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This will help the Saints out big time by re-structuring his contract.
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who deservedly got payed his fair share on the heels of Charles Grants' huge mistake of a contract.
deja vu- Grant contract costs us money with Smith, as will Evans -> Nicks
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:30 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by darstep View Post
Someone said it on another thread, Smith is good, but not 8 million good.
I wonder how long the FA list of hopefuls is.
Spagniola/Payton/Loomis are already numbering their chart if things fall through.
Every FA in the league knows we'll be in the hunt...AGAIN...and the prospect
of being a part of that is huge and may appeal to many able bodied vets who's
championship chances are slipping fast.

Who would have ever believed this would be posted on a Saints web site?
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:36 PM   #19
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good for both sides- insurance for Smith, cap space for Saints

Anyone see the other Cole tweet? maybe we can kick the tires on Dan Morgan. Again
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #20
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This is sounding like a great Win-Win situation. Smith gets to stay & compete for another championship, and money gets freed up to attempt to get the big three FA's under contract. Anxiously awaiting follow-up reports this weekend.
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