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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by |Mitch| so with Smith out for the first 4 games, does Junior start? and does Lofton or Hawthorne take over for Vilma? I assume Lofton and Hawthorne will be on the field at the same time? I'd ...

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Old 05-02-2012, 04:58 PM   #131
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Originally Posted by |Mitch| View Post
so with Smith out for the first 4 games, does Junior start? and does Lofton or Hawthorne take over for Vilma? I assume Lofton and Hawthorne will be on the field at the same time?
I'd assume the depth chart looks like
LDE-Jordan
DT-Ellis
DT-Bunkley
RDE-Galette

SLB-Wilson
MLB-Lofton
WLB-Hawthorne

I can live with that.
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Originally Posted by |Mitch| View Post
so with Smith out for the first 4 games, does Junior start? and does Lofton or Hawthorne take over for Vilma? I assume Lofton and Hawthorne will be on the field at the same time?

Hard to say about Gallette, I guess it all depends on the camps and preseason, and what Romeus' health situation will be at the start of the season.

We don't know how Jordan has developed/progressed during this time of and how that will carry through to the off-season workouts and preseason, so he could be a strong candidate for a starting role.

Hawthorne played Will with the Seahawks, so I guess the logical thing would be to see Lofton as the Mike, but there'll definitely be quite a lot of rotation and substitutions going on within the LB corps within the span of the game.

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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
I'd assume the depth chart looks like
LDE-Jordan
DT-Ellis
DT-Bunkley
RDE-Galette

SLB-Wilson
MLB-Lofton
WLB-Hawthorne

I can live with that.

That would certainly be a nice front 7 with a group of good talent still on the rotation.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:04 PM   #134
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I was was 99% sure Vilma would miss the whole season, as soon as Payton's suspension came out. Roger likes to make example's of people, so it was obvious this was going to happen to Vilma.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #135
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The NFL (RG) is between a rock and hard spot. With Vilma's PR it appears he is prepared to challenge his suspension in court if necessary. If RG or a court reduces or dismisses Vilma's suspension, how is the NFL (RG) going to maintain Payton, Loomis, and Vitt's (even Williams) suspensions.

Vilma will have the NFLPA on his side.

If RG upholds Vilma's suspension, then to court Vilma will go. Might take time, but RG had better have his lawyers and ducks in a row!!!!!!

IMHO, this "could" get interesting.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:14 PM   #136
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Originally Posted by biloxi-indian View Post
The NFL (RG) is between a rock and hard spot. With Vilma's PR it appears he is prepared to challenge his suspension in court if necessary. If RG or a court reduces or dismisses Vilma's suspension, how is the NFL (RG) going to maintain Payton, Loomis, and Vitt's (even Williams) suspensions.
If Vilma wins in court, the floodgates will open and every person suspend will follow suit. They can all make easy money suing the NFL. Some will wait 5 years, some like SP, I imagine will sue immediately.
Not sure if Benson would sue, he's more a part of the NFL.
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I believe this is going to hurt us a lot more than some of you guys think (Most importantly Vilma). He was the "quarterback" of our defense, and even though his physical play has declined a bit, his football intelligence was top notch.

The bright spot is that the organization planned for this situation and made some great moves in the off season that will help us deal with it.
Cut Vilma and sign him as a advisor for the lb corps. Resign next year if it deems ness which I doubt it will.
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Cut Vilma and sign him as a advisor for the lb corps. Resign next year if it deems ness which I doubt it will.

They'll gain more cap space by him being suspended (base salary won't count towards the cap) than they would if they were to cut him.
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