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Roman Harper: Gregg Williams lit a fire, and we won’t let it burn out

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Danno Harper's problem is that he covers like a Strong Safety, not a Cornerback. Apparently many don't know the difference. As an old school SS Harper is excellent. Stone hands harper is my label for him since ...

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Old 05-28-2012, 06:34 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Harper's problem is that he covers like a Strong Safety, not a Cornerback.

Apparently many don't know the difference.

As an old school SS Harper is excellent. Stone hands harper is my label for him since year one. As long as he defends the pass all is good. INT's are not his forte.

NFL rules changes have almost put players like Harper out of a job. Pansy ball is killing their job market. Today's SS is more of a tweener FS/CB/LB. that's why they are hard to find. I believe many of the old time pro bowl SS could not survive in today's nfl due to the rule changes.

But every year i wish the same for harper, a jug machine for christmas
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:52 AM   #12
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So, it's okay to be a SS and not cover?
No, its unrealistic to assume a SS should cover like a CB.

Harper is a SS and covers exactly like one.
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I like the fire and intensity, now if we could just get back to some good old-fashioned tackling I'd be happy.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:46 AM   #14
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I wish he could have taught Harper how to cover.
Catching practice would also help
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