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Danno 07-20-2012 08:04 AM

Grade the Saints position groups
 
OK, this is different than a power ranking, honest!

What grade would you give our position groups...

QB - A plus (obviously)

RB - A-minus. A very good top to bottom, our worst would start on a lot of teams.

FB - B-plus. Pretty good combo of pass pro and skull crusher, and both play special teams well

WR - B-Plus. We have some question marks near the bottom of this group, but even without Meachem its a very good group

O-Line - A. One of the best in the league. Our tackles worry me a little, but there're a good cohesive unit.

TE - A-minus. We have a superstar in Graham and if he stays healthy a great do-it-all type in Dave Thomas. Could use a bit more depth

DT - B-minus. We did great getting Bunkley, but there are still questions about Ellis. Is Spags the answer? Good looking prospect in Hicks and a good rotation guy in Ayodele, but an injury to Bunkley may expose this unit as sub-par.

DE - C plus. If Smith was available for all 16 I'd give this group a B minus. Lots of young potential and McBride is about NFL average. Probably our most worrysome group.

LB's - B-minus We threw a bunch of players at the problem, will they gel? Lofton was a steal, and we may have actually signed enough OLB talent to supplant Shanle. I do like the fact that our guys can play inside or out.

CB - B-Plus. I'd give this group an A-minus if I was positive that Johnny Patrick will develop as expected and camp reports are correct that he looks great. NB is really the only concern here.

S- B-Plus. Its a double edged sword. I think if Spags does play a lot more zone by his safeties, its gonna be great for Jenkins, but not so much for Harper. I'm hoping for a solid mix of schemes.

K - B. I have faith in Grandpa Kasey, but that leg's gotta be getting old. I don't have faith in Hartley, at all.

P - A-plus, but its the punter.

CharityMike 07-20-2012 09:03 AM

I think your grades are pretty solid. I would have to say though that if we have

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Originally Posted by Danno (Post 419925)
LB's - B-minus We threw a bunch of players at the problem, will they gel? Lofton was a steal, and we may have actually signed enough OLB talent to supplant Shanle. I do like the fact that our guys can play inside or out.

then this grade should be at worse a B plus - A.

papz 07-20-2012 10:03 AM

Offense - All A's.

Defense - All B's.

ST - A's.

Should be another good year.

Seer1 07-20-2012 10:26 AM

I'm givin' a whole bunch of Incompletes until I actually see some football this year. There real unknowns to me circle around the coaching changes. I think that'll be the most important factor in the performance of all of these position groups.

SapperSaint 07-20-2012 10:54 AM

No faults to nick-pick in those grades, Danno.

TheOak 07-20-2012 12:18 PM

I agree on all accounts... Some of the positions are ?'s but in theory I agree totally.

Totally?

Yes Totally.

njsaintsfan 07-20-2012 02:03 PM

isa abdul-quddus is a friend of mine... hope he gets some more playing time this year cause hes a beast... GEAUX SAINTS!

Rugby Saint II 07-22-2012 09:30 PM

:band:
P - A-plus, but its the punter.[/QUOTE]


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