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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; When the Saints signed middle linebacker Curtis Lofton, it raised questions about what kind of future middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma has in New Orleans. But for his part, Lofton says he and Vilma can be effective on the field together: ...

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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When the Saints signed middle linebacker Curtis Lofton, it raised questions about what kind of future middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma has in New Orleans.

But for his part, Lofton says he and Vilma can be effective on the field together: Lofton told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that he talked to Vilma after signing with the Saints and liked what he heard.

“One thing about me, I don’t have an ego. And I know Jonathan doesn’t have an ego,” Lofton said. “When I was on my visit, they asked, ‘Are you just set on playing middle?’ And I said, ‘No, what I’m set on is winning games and winning championships.’ And Vilma said the same thing. We both just said we want to win. And he said he’s just glad they’re brining in playmakers who can help us win.”

Of course, there are a couple of complications. The first is that Vilma may be suspended for his role in the Saints’ bounty scandal. Given how hard NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell came down on Sean Payton and Gregg Williams, the Saints have to be bracing themselves for a lengthy suspension for Vilma as well, because Vilma is viewed as the most culpable of any Saints players. It may be several games into the season before Vilma and Lofton can get on the field together.

The other complication is that Saints head coach Sean Payton will be suspended for the entire year, and G.M. Mickey Loomis will be suspended for the first eight games of the regular season, and we don’t yet know who the coach and G.M. will be once the regular season gets underway, and whether they’ll want Vilma.

At the moment, however, the Saints think they can make the most of both Lofton’s and Vilma’s talents. And Lofton likes that.


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Old 03-26-2012, 07:15 AM   #2
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Let's see what he gets first Curtis, then we can talk about playin together. I just thought about a Lofton's new cool black and gold nickname. Curtis "Pain"
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i love this deal. win win all around for everyone

i have been waiting for the day when vilma would not have to cover so much ground. past few years he has been helping the entire LB corp out.
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You know, before FA, I was talking up the Saints getting Lofton. I said that because he's a damn fine LB. Now, however, after hearing some of his comments, I'm not so sure I'm happy with the signing. I wonder that when the chips are down that he doesn't play to his full capabilities. Especially against say ATL during the season and in the playoffs. Possibly deliberately trying to hurt our chances of winning those games and in those situations. I can understand saying the right things so that your former teams fans don't get upset with you, but hey, the reality is that they didn't want you and let you go. Then you say that putting on the jersey of your new team, the one that did want you, and wanted you more than your old team is gonna make your skin crawl is not something I personally want to hear from a player we brought from a sad and pathetic team and fan base to an obviously better team with the best fan base in football. I'll be watching Mr. Lofton to see if he's all in or not this season. If I'm coaching and I see him slack off against ATL ever, I'd cut him on the spot.
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