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WhoDat!656 07-23-2012 07:36 PM

Saints need to make a move on Andre Carter before the Patriots
It’s no secret the New Orleans Saints need pass rushers, especially since Steve Spagnuolo took over the defense earlier this year.

Spagnuolo joins the Saints after three season as the St. Louis Rams head coach, and he brings with him a more complex defensive style that relies heavily on pressure from the defensive line.

Prior, the Saints defense was all blitz under former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. A change in philosophy has been long overdue.

Currently the Saints are a little short of defensive linemen, moreover pass rush defensive ends.

Starting right defensive end Will Smith is supposed to begin serving a four-game suspension at the start of the season, his penalty for alleged involvement in Williams “bounty” program.

To make matters worse the team also lost promising defensive end Greg Romeus to a season ending knee injury during mini-camp a month ago.

Sure, there is still some talent at the position, with Turk McBride, Cameron Jordan, and converted linebacker Martez Wilson, but the Saints truly lack an elite game-changing defensive end.

Enter Andre Carter, currently a free agent, and former New England Patriot defensive end who totaled 10 sacks in 14 games last season.

Saints need to make a move on Andre Carter before the Patriots

alleycat_126 07-23-2012 07:49 PM

Plus you could get him on the cheap coming of injury at the end of the Patriots season last year.

Ashley 07-23-2012 08:04 PM

Trust in the Loomis ! And then in Spags

Marlboro Man 07-23-2012 08:11 PM

I could go for that.

ChrisXVI 07-23-2012 08:14 PM

I'm sorry but having your front four be pass rushers isn't exactly a more complex defensive scheme lol. With that being said, sure why not give the guy a shot.

burningmetal 07-23-2012 08:22 PM

This guy is no spring chicken, and coming off injury. I have no reason to believe he'll be effective. Older defensive linemen just don't recover well.

Beastmode 07-23-2012 08:28 PM

Even with limited play he still made the Pro Bowl. If he passes the physical do it. I don't have a warm fuzzy feeling with what we got right now.

ChrisXVI 07-23-2012 08:33 PM

I feel great about Martez and Junior's potential under Spag's guidance but it can never hurt to have some veteran influence around especially if Will Smith won't be around for the first four games.

Seer1 07-23-2012 09:48 PM

And we do have some cash burning a hole in our pocket right now. -Especially if you-know-who makes you-know-who-else go home and stay there. Thirteen mil if that happens, is that right?

blackangold 07-24-2012 02:06 AM

I mentioned getting Carter in a few other threads, but Finsaint brought up the point that un-used cap space can be rolled over to next year according to the new CBA. Also, he is coming off of a season ending injury and the team that he produced 10 sacks for last season is not sure about his health (or they would have signed him already).

This is a risky move if you consider the extra space in the cap we could have next year. Remember Jimmy G is going to want his paper.

We have young talent there. I am excited to see what they can accomplish.

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