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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This is a short evaluation of him from the Rams' site: Chamberlain was a bit of a revelation on the weakside last year. Finally healthy and given a chance to contribute on defense, Chamberlain proved to be a solid tackler, ...

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:17 AM   #11
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This is a short evaluation of him from the Rams' site:

Chamberlain was a bit of a revelation on the weakside last year. Finally healthy and given a chance to contribute on defense, Chamberlain proved to be a solid tackler, good in coverage and rarely out of position.

In addition, Chamberlain remains a core special teams player. All of that might make Chamberlain the team’s most desirable free agent and a player the team will likely make a push to retain even if it’s with the idea of having him provide depth and special teams acumen.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:39 AM   #12
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Chamberlain sounds much like Nate Bussey to me. About the same size, speed, 7th round pick, and talent..IMHO.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:52 AM   #13
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If he can just stay upright and get to the ball, he will be OK, that's if we sign him.
I am hoping for some interior D-line help from the draft or FA.
I believe Smith and Jordan would get elevated if someone can get some push up the middle.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:19 AM   #14
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Underrated linebacker Chris Chamberlain will be visiting with the New Orleans Saints. Coming off a decent 2011 where he made some plays when he got on the field, Chamberlain would offer an upgrade to a Saints linebacker group that has been amongst the worst in the league for a long time. He earned a +3.6 rating in 2011.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:20 AM   #15
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Anyone at this point besides Shanle is an improvement, but this just reeks of a bottom of the trash bin signing
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #16
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I think a lot of folks don't remember what it was like with the LB's before we got Shanle, Fujita and Vilma. I think we've been spoiled. Sucks that we can't get better than Chamberlain but if it's an improvement, it's an improvement. We have to make small steps right now. Personally, in the FA market, I'd prefer the LB from the Hawks but we've only got so much money to spend and a small improvement is still improvement.
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You know if he can be a younger version of Shanle when he was good, it certainly wouldn't be a bad thing.
Or, at the very least, he helps guys transition to Spagnuolo's system...
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:37 PM   #19
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I swear I'm really starting to dislike Jeff Duncan, you hear that Jeff. I hardly read any of your crap these days.

It's not as simple as Benson telling Loomis to get Drew Brees signed. Ya wanna know why?? Come on, say it with me,
WE.....DON'T.....HAVE.....THE.....MONEY. Ok, come on say it again, WE DON'T HAVE THE MONEY, WEDON'THAVETHEMONEY, HEY, WEDON'THAVETHEMONEY, don't it make you feel good just to say it?? Come on, WE DON'T HAVE THE MONEY. Ya got that?? Hey Drew, WE DON'T HAVE THE MONEY. So, whatcha gonna do? Make your mind up cause we'll let you sit out this year and next year and the year after that until you won't be worth squat with only 1 or 2 good years left if that, while we find your replacement. Yeah you won't be playing for us, but you won't be playing for anybody else either. It's time to fish or cut bait Drew, SOGOTP time. We'll give you 19.5 for 5 years and that's it. What's it gonna be? You know, we had a team before Drew got here and we'll have one when he's gone. One player does not make a team. I love Drew and what he's done for the Saints and NO but we're at a point with this franchise where we need our leaders to come to fore for their team, their city and their FANS who have shown them more love than ANY OTHER FANS IN FOOTBALL have EVER shown their teams, so step up or step off.

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Old 03-23-2012, 12:56 PM   #20
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At least I wake up to some decent Saints news for a change!
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