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RockyMountainSaint 07-02-2012 10:09 AM

Martez Wilson thinks he’ll be a Hall of Famer one day
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If someone walks up to you and says the name Martez Wilson, you will likely have one of two reactions.

If you’re a Saints fan or Illinois alum, you likely recognize him as a linebacker who went in the third round of the 2011 Draft. If not, you probably aren’t too familiar with him at all since Wilson’s rookie year was spent mostly as an anonymous special teamer and backup. If Wilson has his way, his name will be on the tip of everyone’s tongue before his career is over.

“I see myself being a Hall of Famer one day,” Wilson said, via

Now for a little context. Wilson is moving from linebacker to defensive end, a position he hasn’t played since high school, this offseason and was answering a question about how he’s growing into the new position. He said the Hall of Fame thing as a way of illustrating how much better he believes he will become, which would seem to be something every player should have in mind entering the second season of his career.

The Saints think Wilson can provide pass rush help from that spot while also fulfilling coverage responsibilities that Steve Spagnuolo has added to the defense. The move began this spring and everyone feels good enough about the way it went to continue the experiment during training camp.

Wilson will need to master the new position this summer to earn significant playing time, the first of many prerequisites before he should be buying any non-refundable airplane tickets to Canton.

Crusader 07-02-2012 11:17 AM

I like that spirit!

Seer1 07-02-2012 11:38 AM

Me too!

Danno 07-02-2012 12:42 PM

I'd settle for a solid starter.

Rugby Saint II 07-02-2012 01:19 PM

He is impressive........let's hope he keeps it up.

Seer1 07-02-2012 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by Danno (Post 415813)
I'd settle for a solid starter.

+10 more!

UK_WhoDat 07-02-2012 05:12 PM

Go for it!

QBREES9 07-02-2012 09:24 PM

Lets make the team first.

mutineer10 07-04-2012 11:14 AM

If he does it, I hope it's as a Saint! We could use a few more in the HOF.

dizzle88 07-04-2012 01:18 PM

If he uses that mindset every game day to abuse the tackle and hit the QB he will do well for us, looking forward to seeing him play the position

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