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Saints Linebackers Suffer Injuries and a Suspention

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by burningmetal Yeah, I think we might see the Saints bring in a cheap vet just in case these guys have problems recovering, but that's about it. Agree with others in another thread, for all the poor tackling ...

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Old 08-20-2012, 05:15 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by burningmetal View Post
Yeah, I think we might see the Saints bring in a cheap vet just in case these guys have problems recovering, but that's about it.
Agree with others in another thread, for all the poor tackling in the Jags game it appears the team, especially the defense, was gassed coming into that game. They flew to the HOF game, left that night with layover headed strait to Connecticut to practice with Pats. Half week of one-on-ones with the Pats then a Preseason game, they fly back to NOLA on a short week and play the Jags on Friday.

Including prep for HOF game, that puts them going straight since about the end of July. Today is the 20th of August.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #12
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And who do you replace? The only player we lost was Chamberlain.
Chamberlain for one.
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Lofton will not play opening day nor will Hawthorne, 6 to 8 weeks is the normal recovery time for a high ankle sprain so I would be happy to see Lofton by week 4. Hawthorne will end up missing 4 weeks and be back for week 2 hopefully. I would be shocked if we had both for opening day. We will need to move Wilson back to LB, and should look at bringing is Shawn Merriman.
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"It's speculation now that they will be out for the first game," Vitt said. "We certainly think Curtis will be ready for the first game. The diagnosis for David has been encouraging. He hurt it early in the (Jaguars) game, and he played on it. He's got a chance to be back for that game."
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:25 PM   #14
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You know how the Saints are. Vitt is no different than SP and he will keep the injury concerns to himself. Anyone remember how many times we heard P.Thomas was going to come back in 2010? Doubt either of them plays week 1.
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Re: Saints Linebackers Suffer Injuries and a Suspention

Jesus, where is Jo-lonn Dunbar when you need him, for a backup he was better than vilma
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Re: Saints Linebackers Suffer Injuries and a Suspention

Just a couple of days ago I thought we looked pretty good at LB'er.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #17
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Re: Saints Linebackers Suffer Injuries and a Suspention

A high ankle sprain can be a season-long injury that nags Lofton... He may be able to play come week 1 but will he be 100%?
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:09 PM   #18
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Re: Saints Linebackers Suffer Injuries and a Suspention

You can play on a bum ankle. Tommy Meyers had a high ankle sprain for about twelve years.
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Re: Saints Linebackers Suffer Injuries and a Suspention

We still have Casillas. IF he can stay healthy....
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What about this dude.... Shawne Merriman released by Bills after one season - NFL.com
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