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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by FinSaint I hope you're true, and I do think that they have some promising young guys and it'll be an interesting fight between them for the roster spots for sure. Still, a lot is riding on Patrick ...

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:20 PM   #21
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I hope you're true, and I do think that they have some promising young guys and it'll be an interesting fight between them for the roster spots for sure.

Still, a lot is riding on Patrick being able to fill Porter's shoes, but I did like what I saw out of him last season, so hopefully he'll be a happy surprise this coming season - the Saints could sure use one of those.
Was it Darren Sharper that said we'll be extremely impressed with Johhny Patrick next year?

I know someone stated that he improved tremendously over the course of the season just a month or so ago.



Adder: Here it is. It was Greer...

Interim head coach Joe Vitt, asked in a predraft interview about cornerback potentially being one of the team's biggest needs this year, quickly pointed out that the team is excited about Patrick.

And veteran corner Jabari Greer said he "definitely" believes that Patrick's growth last year helped the Saints' front office and coaching staff feel better about losing Porter and Torrence.

"The coaches are even speaking to him in meetings this year. That's a good sign. That's better than when they're just talking around you," Greer cracked. "He didn't get a lot of opportunities early last season. But at the end of the year he made some big hits and some big plays, and really showed what an asset he can be. He raised a lot of eyebrows and caught a lot of the veterans' attention.

"We're seeing that same growth we saw with Patrick (Robinson) from Year 1 to Year 2."
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:53 PM   #22
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i still think porter will be missed
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i still think porter will be missed
The CB version we saw in 2009 and 2010? Yes

The NB version we saw in 2011? Not at all.
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I agree Porter was not impressive last year, being reduced to a nickle-back. Spagnoulo likes bigger press corners anyway, so I don't think that losing Porter was a significant loss in the new system...
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I agree Porter was not impressive last year, being reduced to a nickle-back. Spagnoulo likes bigger press corners anyway, so I don't think that losing Porter was a significant loss in the new system...
I forgot about his preference, but Tracy could bring it for a little guy. He was a lot tougher than given credit for.
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I wonder if we let him walk by choice, or was it a money issue?
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tough cap year for sure.
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I forgot about his preference, but Tracy could bring it for a little guy. He was a lot tougher than given credit for.

Well, I didn't see a lot of toughness in those half-hearted attempts to tackle the incoming players' legs, but the same could be said about other guys on the Saints' backfield as well.
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