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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by The Dude I can reach down right now and pick up a piece of dust on the floor real quick too. At this point I want Merriman. He has more potential to revitalize his career here. If ...

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:43 PM   #41
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I can reach down right now and pick up a piece of dust on the floor real quick too. At this point I want Merriman. He has more potential to revitalize his career here. If he is healthy and doesn't want a ton of money I don't see much of a down side.

The Saints need pure LBs. Merriman is not that good at pure LB. He made his claim to fame in SD rushing the passer off a 3-4. Not a really good fit here.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:36 AM   #42
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Re: Saints trade Seahawks for LB Barrett Rudd for Undisclosed Pick

Im not sure i see the point in this trade.
Why waste a draft pick on a injury prone vet.Surely there would be free agents out there that could do the same job.
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Re: Saints trade Seahawks for LB Barrett Rudd for Undisclosed Pick

Been awhile since I have heard anything regarding Rudd. This is clearly a need and I would feel he came really cheap. Overall a space filler.
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Re: Saints trade Seahawks for LB Barrett Rudd for Undisclosed Pick

Ruud had shoulder surgery this offseason;

Barrett Ruud scheduled for surgery next week | Titans Insider

"The eight-year pro was limited during training camp because hes recovering from groin, knee and shoulder injuries he suffered last season."

Barrett Ruud back in NFC South
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Solid vet. Worth a look.
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Re: Saints acquire LB Barrett Rudd from Seahawks for an Undisclosed Pick

This is a solid pickup. And maybe Rudd can teach our boys how to tackle.
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This is a solid pickup. And maybe Rudd can teach our boys how to tackle.
Remember this guy as a high functioning linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He journeyed off to Tennessee then to Seattle, now to NOLA. For several years he led the Bucs in tackles.

Totally agree, let's hope he brings a solid TACKLING ethic.
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Re: Saints acquire LB Barrett Rudd from Seahawks for an Undisclosed Pick

We have learned that some players that do terrible at one team can actually flourish at another. Its all about fit.

If Loomis grabbed him it is either because he is better than his play has shown, or he is the best available. He is still better than Shanle.

Our front office has been pretty damn good at finding diamonds in the rough.....

Regardless of how you feel about Rudd, he probably will not see much of the field after week 2.

I look at Rudd as more of a replacement for Humber

Hawthorn and Lofton are projected to be back around week 1.

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I look at Rudd as more of a replacement for Humber

Hawthorn and Lofton are projected to be back around week 1.
Last night on WWLTV and Fox8Live Humber was projected to play in remaining preseason games. Apparently the Saints signed him knowing he had a 3 game suspension coming.

Again, the Humber suspension was not something new. It became apparent when Lofton and Hawthorne were reported as injured from the Jags game.
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Re: Saints acquire LB Barrett Rudd from Seahawks for an Undisclosed Pick

He was a beast with the Huskers. Unfortunately the injuries and age have diminished his ability. But not a bad move, he's got a world of starting experience if he can stay healthy.
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