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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by lee909 Just asking the question Are we in a position to make the playoffs or is it time to try and put the less experienced players like Hicks into the starting line up to get them used ...

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Old 11-06-2012, 10:49 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by lee909 View Post
Just asking the question
Are we in a position to make the playoffs or is it time to try and put the less experienced players like Hicks into the starting line up to get them used to the system that will be used.
I have only seen bits of the last couple of games due to kick off times and work.
You play your starters until someone proves themselves to be a starter through substitution.

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Old 11-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #12
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Re: Playoffs or damaging draft pick

Hoping for the playoffs, but probably just lowering our draft slot. But we have to play to win.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:19 AM   #13
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Re: Playoffs or damaging draft pick

Losing on purpose to gain a highly touted pick(s), I can't think of one sound argument to persuade me it's a smart move. Every player is trying to increase their value (or should be) win or lose. This creates opportunities not only for them, but also the team. Increased trade value, increased interest from FA's, increased interests for staff wanting to get to the next level.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:34 AM   #14
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Draft pics are a cr4p shoot... Look at ours.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:54 AM   #15
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OG Blaize Foltz 6th round "Freak List"
DE Margus Hunt 3rd round "Freak List"
LB Jarvis Jones 1st round
TE Joseph Fauria 5th round
QB Landry Jones or WR Quinton Patton 4th round (outside shots WAY OUTSIDE)
C Stephen Warner UD Traded our 7 for Barrett Ruud and released him a short time later.

We have a shortage of players that stand out physically.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:05 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by jcp026 View Post
OG Blaize Foltz 6th round "Freak List"
DE Margus Hunt 3rd round "Freak List"
LB Jarvis Jones 1st round
TE Joseph Fauria 5th round
QB Landry Jones or WR Quinton Patton 4th round (outside shots WAY OUTSIDE)
C Stephen Warner UD Traded our 7 for Barrett Ruud and released him a short time later.

We have a shortage of players that stand out physically.
mentally also
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:21 PM   #17
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Re: Playoffs or damaging draft pick

Winning on Monday night football could catapult us back onto a winning streak. If we were to lose the next few games then I could see us experimenting with a 3-4.
We run it a little I would like to see it more than we see it now. Hicks might do fine at NT with a little more experience.
Experience. That is what our back ups need. Film. That is what our coaches need on our back up players. We need to be able to better evaluate our depth at the end of the season.
In other words I'm for working towards draft picks if it is absolutely necessary. We're not there yet.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:53 PM   #18
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Re: Playoffs or damaging draft pick

2 years ago 10-6 won the Super Bowl
1 year ago 9-7 won the Super Bowl

So why are we throwing away the season?
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:54 PM   #19
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Excellent point Rugby. Can't evaluate players playing for picks and the draft is a poor evaluation of player potential. I'd say it's the worst farming system in sports because every year great players come out of nowhere from small schools.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:06 PM   #20
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2 years ago 10-6 won the Super Bowl
1 year ago 9-7 won the Super Bowl

So why are we throwing away the season?
This. All it takes is for a team to get hit at the right time. Get in and see what happens.

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