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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 So who would you bring in? How long would you give that person??? Did you want to fire Sean Payton early on as well?? I'd rather give the proven DC with poor talent another year to ...

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:39 PM   #51
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Re: Resign please spags

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So who would you bring in? How long would you give that person???

Did you want to fire Sean Payton early on as well??

I'd rather give the proven DC with poor talent another year to draft, sign and coach his own unit to success.
I can remember after the 7-9 and 8-8 season some people were calling for Payton's head. We can't make people be rationale and objective.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:01 PM   #52
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Spags is not going anywhere. Even if he was the problem, With no HC, or Gm who would do that. No One will...
Now as far as talent goes, clean house. We have a lot of trash, and I mean A LOT! This can be done, we have done it before and will do it again. I think SP has seen enough of this. I believe once he is back next year, things will change no doubt!!!
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Spags is not going anywhere. Even if he was the problem, With no HC, or Gm who would do that. No One will...
Now as far as talent goes, clean house. We have a lot of trash, and I mean A LOT! This can be done, we have done it before and will do it again. I think SP has seen enough of this. I believe once he is back next year, things will change no doubt!!!
Which players do you consider trash? Are you referring to starters who wouldn't even make decent backups?

We have enough talent as is to be middle of the pack IMO. 3 or 4 key additions and we're in the 10-15 range easily.
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Which players do you consider trash? Are you referring to starters who wouldn't even make decent backups?

We have enough talent as is to be middle of the pack IMO. 3 or 4 key additions and we're in the 10-15 range easily.
Danno I usually agree with you on just about everything, but with Alabama. But you really think we have talent? Who. In my eye I only see just a few. I think we only have one lb. You should know who I am referring too. On the line who do you think? Smith is old and is in the past. Hicks is the only one I like up there. Your going to say Cam Jordan, he is good but is not playing like a first round. Aldon Smith is playing like a first round pick. Yes he was the 7th pick over all. But Cam was 24th. Huge difference, yes they are not the same style player. They are both ends and both first round picks. SO lets keep him.
Now in the Back field I only like Greer and Johnny Patrick, the rest are what they are trash. Corey white maybe. Safeties ??? I do like Harper but slow and not the best in coverage.
I know we cant drop them all, but I am just pissed about all the 1st rounders we have back there that are not playing like 1st rounders.
I know that Harper was not a first and some of the other ones I am talking about are not. But this team needs more than just a few to be in the middle of the pack
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Honestly, I was more angry at the offense than the defense while watching the game against the Broncos. Naturally, it could be that I was expecting the defense to be rather poor, but you can't expect to win a game if you can't score more than 7 points in a game - because that late TD doesn't even count in my mind - that is if you aren't the Browns playing the Chargers. The playcalling was horrible and the execution was even more atrocious.

As for Spags and his DC capabilities... I'm still supporting him for better or (the much more likely) worse. Maybe it's just my stubbornness, but since I really wanted to see him in New Orleans, I just can't bail on him now, because there are numerous outside factors that have affected how this season has gone. It would've been interesting to see how things would've worked out with SP as the HC and no BountyGate ever having been surfaced, but I guess all the would've could've should've's in the world don't make much difference now.

Still, I hope Spags remains as the DC and hopefully he'll be able to abandon some of the things he would like to do with the Saints' defense in order to do some other things that the current defensive players are capable of doing successfully. Then maybe next year with some key additions and subtractions to the defensive line-up the Saints' defense will look and perform much better. I guess the silver lining here is that the only way is up for the Saints' defense after this season.

I know I'm in the minority, but that is how I feel... at the moment.


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Danno I usually agree with you on just about everything, but with Alabama. But you really think we have talent? Who. In my eye I only see just a few. I think we only have one lb. You should know who I am referring too. On the line who do you think? Smith is old and is in the past. Hicks is the only one I like up there. Your going to say Cam Jordan, he is good but is not playing like a first round. Aldon Smith is playing like a first round pick. Yes he was the 7th pick over all. But Cam was 24th. Huge difference, yes they are not the same style player. They are both ends and both first round picks. SO lets keep him.
Now in the Back field I only like Greer and Johnny Patrick, the rest are what they are trash. Corey white maybe. Safeties ??? I do like Harper but slow and not the best in coverage.
I know we cant drop them all, but I am just pissed about all the 1st rounders we have back there that are not playing like 1st rounders.
I know that Harper was not a first and some of the other ones I am talking about are not. But this team needs more than just a few to be in the middle of the pack
I think adding a stud DE, 2 OLB' and another CB and this defense can definitely finish in the 10-15 range.

When I hear trash, I think of players who wouldn't even be in the league if we cut them. We only have a couple of those.

Will Smith is grossly overpaid, but certainly not trash. I think Jordan, Bunkley, Hicks, Lofton, Vilma, Greer, Smith and Harper are all above average players.

I think Jenkins and Robinson still have potential, although I am losing faith in both.

The only starting players I think are below average are Ellis and Shanle, and whoever starts opposite Shanle (Casillas, Hawthorne etc).
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Sadly, this is what I was thinking last night as well. By the end of the 1st half the whole team just looked like they were going through the motions. Phoning it in. I really did not expect that.

The 4th down fail was epic suckage, but it almost seemed to me like they started to give up even earlier than that, after Deverey and somebody else (?) dropped those 2 or 3 deep balls. Like, oh well, no deep ball, we're doomed, and they just rolled over and the whole team turned off.

I don't know about playing Chase the rest of the year, that's a liiiiiittle over the top, but there was no reason Drew should have been in that game, taking hits and getting thrown to the turf, with the score at 31-7 with 5:27 to play
Drew hit him right in the chest! I think that was his most accurate deep ball this year
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I have one question... Where the hell has Hawthorne been?
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The Defense in one word: TERRIBLE! they're consistently burnt on the back end, being pushed back on the line, linebackers dont get offf blocks. Will Smith is barely avg. he gets washed down for the cutback everytime Sed Ellis is Horrific when on the field Akiem shows promise. Pat Robinson gets burned because he always tries to press against bigger /stronger WR's. I agree with Danno I dont think we need a 'Genocide' just 5 additions and let spags do Spags w/ what he wants we do need: CB,S,DE,OLB,T. I blame the players they have to WANT to be better they make the same mistakes week in week out thats not spags Wide open WR's. But there are bright spots NOT alot but some Abdul and Akiem I still see potential in Corey White. Spags one full season w/ Payton and with a feel for what he needs on defense I got us next year being a top 10-15 defense. Go SAINTS! I still see potential idk why but I do
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I think adding a stud DE, 2 OLB' and another CB and this defense can definitely finish in the 10-15 range.

Will Smith is grossly overpaid, but certainly not trash. I think Jordan, Bunkley, Hicks, Lofton, Vilma, Greer, Smith and Harper are all above average players.

I think Jenkins and Robinson still have potential, although I am losing faith in both.

Will Smith overpaid?!

While this season his cap hit is "only" $5,4M, it'll be much worse for the upcoming seasons. His cap hit for next season will be $14,5M and for 2014 it'll be $13,9M, and that is definitely an outrageous overpayment.

The problem is also that only Ellis and Shanle are going to be FAs after this season from the "problem players" most of us have identified, so I'm not sure how big of a difference a season will bring to this defensive roster.

Casillas, Galette, and McBride are the only other defensive UFAs come next offseason, from the players who actually see some playing time. So, either they're going to keep this defensive roster largely intact for next season or the front office is going to have to pull off some really awesome trade-magic from out of nowhere... or they're going to have to cut some players with remaining guaranteed money on their contracts in order to make some room for new additions, but how would they then pay those new guys?! Any way you look at it, it's going to be very difficult to blow up this defensive roster or even have a significant amount of turnover for the next couple of seasons.

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