Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

David Hawthorne signs with Saints

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by |Mitch| The same LB corps from last year would probably be better under Spags rather than Williams... Very true....

Like Tree45Likes

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #51
Threaded by FinSaint
Site Donor 2015
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Finland... formerly Southern Virginia
Posts: 4,433

Show Printable Version Email this Page
Rating: (0 votes - average)

Originally Posted by |Mitch| View Post
The same LB corps from last year would probably be better under Spags rather than Williams...

Very true.
Views: 7583
Old 04-03-2012, 07:26 PM   #52
Site Donor
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: in line with my ridiculous CLEAR PLASTIC BAG
Posts: 3,343
Blog Entries: 3
Linebacker signing frenzy....

It would not surprise me one bit, if the Saints front office has a pretty clear idea internally that when the suspensions finally come down, Jonathan Vilma is going to be away from football for a long, long, long time. I'd also have to wonder about Shanle too, as a prime suspect for a heavy suspension, only because he's been here with the Saints defense for so long that Goodell will want to "make an example" of him, I'm sure he's under the microscope. I felt like the Saints kinda let Jo Lonn Dunbar go without putting up much of an effort, which makes me think they might know something, that he might be in for a suspension, too.

I am sure they are going to throw the book at Roman Harper, too, and I don't know what the team's plans are for that... but, most positions you can stagger the suspensions and plug a guy in here and there, journeyman guys to fill the holes, for a few weeks, but losing out on one, possibly two linebackers out for the WHOLE YEAR -- that's when it's time to start over from scratch, and that's kinda what I feel like the Saints are doing. The other roster spots that might get suspensions, they probably have guys in house or in mind, to plug in for a few weeks. But it's kinda sounding to me like Vilma and possibly Dunbar and Shanle were just not gonna be options on the field next year, because of the suspensions. I mean I know they said it was not the reason, but boy did Minnesota drop Remi Ayodele like a hot potato or what, once this story broke and the league started talking about suspensions would be forthcoming.
Halo likes this.
SaintsBro is offline  
Old 04-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #53
1000 Posts +
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,466
Um, you still need backups so if we don't take a LB with the 3rd round pick, I can see Shanle as the backup to Wilson. As a matter of fact, I believe I stated yesterday that the Saints might be waiting to see what Dunbar was going to do. I'm sure they wanted Dunbar more but since he went to St. Louis for the pay for play bonuses,(LOL), we made the move for Hawthorne as I suspected.
Halo likes this.

Last edited by Marlboro Man; 04-03-2012 at 07:38 PM..
Marlboro Man is offline  
Old 04-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #54
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alexandria, La
Posts: 10,903
I don't believe the F.O. has any idea about the suspensions. I just think Spags is rebuilding the defense with players that fit his scheme. Remember he beat us last year with the Rams, he has seen our terrible LB's first hand...
Halo and FinSaint like this.
|Mitch| is offline  
Old 04-03-2012, 07:41 PM   #55
500th Post
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 947
How? How are we still signing people?
jcp026 is offline  
Old 04-03-2012, 08:28 PM   #56
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 15,842
Loomis is a freakin' wizard I tell ya.
Halo likes this.
ChrisXVI is offline  
Old 04-03-2012, 08:34 PM   #57
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Haven Ct
Posts: 23,488
That wave his wand and sign Brees.
QBREES9 is offline  
Old 04-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #58
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort, AL (via NO and B/R)
Posts: 23,235
NFL free agency has become a value draft of sorts. I like how Loomis doesn't go after the high dollar guys, but instead goes after young emerging players that won't cost us a fortune, or veterans we can get relatively cheap.

Sometimes it fails (Jason David, Kasvihorn, Herring, Simmons, Morgan etc) but often it pays dividends (Sharper, David Thomas, Goodwin, Greer, Kasey, etc)

Loomis has developed a recipe for success. If we continue to follow it our window will stay open indefinitely.
Halo and foreverfan like this.
Danno is offline  
Old 04-03-2012, 09:11 PM   #59
500th Post
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Scott
Posts: 973
I wonder if loomis has a similar formula to that of the Oakland A's when it comes to free agency (if youve seen "moneyball" you know what I mean). He rarely goes for the big names but we consistently field at the very least a solid team... Kyle turkey was right all those years ago when he called loomis a bean counter... Hey Kyle, turned out pretty well for us after all bro
burningmetal likes this.
frydaddy is offline  
Old 04-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #60
Site Donor 2015
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Finland... formerly Southern Virginia
Posts: 4,433
Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
Loomis is a freakin' wizard I tell ya.
Originally Posted by QBREES9 View Post
That wave his wand and sign Brees.

FinSaint is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/42901-david-hawthorne-signs-saints.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
David Hawthorne signs with Saints??? This thread Refback 04-03-2012 03:59 PM 8

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:41 AM.

Copyright 1997 - 2018 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts