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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by halloween 65 He has been school'ed by one of the best F/S to play the game in Darren Sharper and has had ample time to become the player that he was suppose to come. Please post your ...

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Old 04-26-2012, 06:04 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by halloween 65 View Post
He has been school'ed by one of the best F/S to play the game in Darren Sharper and has had ample time to become the player that he was suppose to come. Please post your thoughts!!
'10 - Very good FS.
'11 - Good SS, bad FS
'12 - Hopefully he reverts back to '10 form where she showed us All Pro potential at FS.

If I'm basing my answer on last year's performance, yes... he's overrated as a free safety.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:09 PM   #12
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I agree with the sentiment that he has good potential, but that he hasn't really developed as quickly as was hoped, and last season was actually a step back in terms of progression.

But Spags, Flajole, and Curtis present Jenkins with an opportunity to hit the reset button and start all over, and we have to remember that he is a natural corner who was converted into a FS, so he has had to learn a lot.

I still like him very much, and I hold a very positive prediction of where he'll be as a player in a season or two, and so I do think that he is the present and the future of the FS position with the Saints.


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Old 04-26-2012, 06:23 PM   #13
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I thought Jenkins played solid in 2010 and took a step back in 2011. I think he has a chance and maybe Spagnuolo's scheme will help milk some consistency out of him.

If all else fails, Nickelback would likely work. I don't think his lack of speed will hurt too much there.
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He has shown promise, hope Spags develops a great one.
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I don't think his lack of speed will hurt too much there.
He doesn't run in the 4.3s or low 4.4s, but he has plenty of enough speed to play corner.
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He definitely under-performed his reputation last year, I think he has the ability to be great, but as dizzle said earlier, it will be all or nothing this year under Spags. He's either good, or he isn't, and the 3-4 will put a lot of pressure on him to perform.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:11 PM   #17
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He definitely under-performed his reputation last year, I think he has the ability to be great, but as dizzle said earlier, it will be all or nothing this year under Spags. He's either good, or he isn't, and the 3-4 will put a lot of pressure on him to perform.

Why 3-4?

My understanding was that the Saints will remain a predominantly 4-3 base defense under Spags, which was in a way corroborated by the fact that when T-P interviewed Loomis last, he had the roster depth on defense in a 4-3 format on the wall of his office.

I mean sure they'll undoubtedly have some 3-4 sets in there, but majority of the snaps will still be taken from a 4-3 base - that is if I haven't missed an official announcement about the Saints adopting the 3-4?!
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:31 PM   #18
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Why 3-4?

My understanding was that the Saints will remain a predominantly 4-3 base defense under Spags, which was in a way corroborated by the fact that when T-P interviewed Loomis last, he had the roster depth on defense in a 4-3 format on the wall of his office.

I mean sure they'll undoubtedly have some 3-4 sets in there, but majority of the snaps will still be taken from a 4-3 base - that is if I haven't missed an official announcement about the Saints adopting the 3-4?!
Haha, typo Fin, 4-3 is what I meant. And the FS is responsible for quarterbacking the defense in that scheme unless I am mistaken.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:35 PM   #19
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Haha, typo Fin, 4-3 is what I meant. And the FS is responsible for quarterbacking the defense in that scheme unless I am mistaken.
In the 4-3; it's the MLB who is the QB of the defense...
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In the 4-3; it's the MLB who is the QB of the defense...

Yeah, that is the impression that I'm under as well.
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