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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Not much has been said from what I've been reading on here about Shanle since we brought in 3 new lb.'s I for one thinks "ole reliable " makes the team. Spags. wanted him in St. Louis and I think ...

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Old 04-23-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Does Shanle stay or go?

Not much has been said from what I've been reading on here about Shanle since we brought in 3 new lb.'s I for one thinks "ole reliable " makes the team. Spags. wanted him in St. Louis and I think he would want him here, he plays well enough to at least be a more than capable back-up if nothing else, he is never hurt plays every game, no one has beat him out so far and in Spags system he should improve. Ecellent in tackling and plays the run well. Opionions please!!!
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I noticed how almost nobody had him in their lists in that other linebacker thread, well I am not a huge fan but I for one, am not so sure that he is gone as a starter. Like you said, somebody's gonna have to beat him out for it. And he's CHEAP, which means, more $$$ for Brees. We have to accept that reality, like it or not.

I am mainly just excited that he is going to have some competition in camp. A couple of guys from that group are going to emerge as real winners, and that's exactly what this defense needs -- the attitude that nobody's job is safe, week in and week out, you gotta perform and make plays, or you're a gone pecan.

It was getting stale, the last year or so under GW, where he pretty much had his people and his scheme and his mind was kinda made up about them. I am looking for a lot of HUSTLE and a lot of guys BUSTING RUMP on defense this year, to make an impression on Spags.
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I have a hard time trying to believe that he can hold on to a starting spot, not with the LB's we brought in.

But he is cheap and will provide decent depth, I think he stays just not a starter
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He stays, but he won't be starting. Not with the players we've brought in and the younger guys on the roster who haven't had much chance yet to compete for the job.
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I don't know, to me a $2.95M cap hit for a backup OLB isn't really that cheap, even more so because he isn't the highest caliber of a backup.

And I don't know if he is "excellent in tackling," maybe relatively if compared to the rest of the LB corps during the past two seasons, but he has his problems like taking bad angles and not always wrapping up but instead relying on the actual impact of the tackle, which is all too common in today's NFL. I dare say that his tackling ability will be surpassed by guys like Lofton and Hawthorne, who are real tackling machines.

I think that they may end up cutting him at some point, simply because they are so heavy on the LB front and because that cap hit might be needed elsewhere - maybe one of the last cuts before the final roster.

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Old 04-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #8
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Shanle is good at a few things..
Not shedding blocks
Not getting in position cause he is too slow
Letting people run free in coverage...

Those are just a few things he does well. Face it with the exception of vilma our lbs have sucked since fujita left. Now we have a lot of young talent on the team so its time for shanle to take a seat.
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