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Old 03-28-2012, 03:34 PM   #11
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I with the man calling for a safety.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #12
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I with the man calling for a safety.

Well, the safety class isn't really impressive in this year's draft, which is why the couple of good ones who are coming out of college are going to be picked very earlier - maybe earlier than their talent level would justify.

There might be some "diamond in the rough" kind of prospects available, but that is a long shot and I'm not sure if the Saints should use their limited picks on long shots this year.

The poor safety draft class has been reflected in the activity towards safeties during the FA period, and teams with serious needs for safeties have already depleted the limited market there was.

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Wish we could have gotten Landry..... I think he is alot better than what he showed with the skins....
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Wish we could have gotten Landry..... I think he is alot better than what he showed with the skins....

I personally think that he is a lot like Harper in many ways, and many here have questioned if that is really the type of a safety the Saints need, although I for one am more than content with Harper.

Landry is unquestionably a really impressive athlete, but I'm not sure if it would've been financially sensible to bring him in at $4M/yr with Harper's $6.25M 2012 cap hit - of course the Saints couldn't have outright even afforded it.
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I'm not a fan of Landry and his "attitude", plus he gets beat in coverage just as bad if not worse than Harper...
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #16
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Mark me down for tired of people ragging on Harper... one of the best most consistent players we have on D.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:17 PM   #17
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I like Harper,but he has stone hands and he’s not the best at breaking up the pass.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:34 PM   #18
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I like Harper,but he has stone hands and he’s not the best at breaking up the pass.
everyone had 'stone hands' last year... Jenkins dropped 4 ints alone
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If this is gonna turn into a Jenkins vs Harper convo I'll take Jenkins, but not at any Safety position, I would trade Harper for Osi or Mathius, Move Jenkins to slot corner, get one safety from Free Acency and then Draft a Safety in the late rounds after we sure up the DT spot!!!
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:44 AM   #20
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If this is gonna turn into a Jenkins vs Harper convo I'll take Jenkins, but not at any Safety position, I would trade Harper for Osi or Mathius, Move Jenkins to slot corner, get one safety from Free Acency and then Draft a Safety in the late rounds after we sure up the DT spot!!!

And take the $17M cap hit that would go along with it? ... I'll pass.


Harper is a Pro Bowl level safety if he is used in the proper role and when he isn't asked to do what goes beyond what a SS is supposed to do - I believe all of these things will be achieved under Spags.
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