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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; i was stressing the point you made. first and for most affordable depth is key...

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Old 02-16-2013, 05:59 PM   #241
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i was stressing the point you made. first and for most

affordable depth is key
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:24 AM   #242
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Okay, so why does it seem like it's been so much easier for us to spot the hidden talent on the offensive side? Is it our scouting or is it our coaching, or lack thereof? Over the years we've picked up some bigger names like Franklin and Ellis and they pretty much come to little. If our track record doesn't improve, does it really matter who we pick up?
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Okay, so why does it seem like it's been so much easier for us to spot the hidden talent on the offensive side? Is it our scouting or is it our coaching, or lack thereof? Over the years we've picked up some bigger names like Franklin and Ellis and they pretty much come to little. If our track record doesn't improve, does it really matter who we pick up?
Offense looks easy because Brees spreads the ball around and they are coached well and understand the schemes. Coach Payton has been cementing his offensive mentality into the vets since 2006 and that is passed onto the rookies.

As far as D goes, I think we have the talent but not the right coaching for the talents they possess. We have gone through now 4 defensive coaches since 2006 and force feeding them to adapting to the coaches style of D instead of using their strenghts.

Having said that, I think we could use upgrades at several positions but we can use some of the guys we have if they work hard and if Ryan can teach them in ways thats they can be at their best
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A big part of that seeming disparity between the offense and defense when it comes to getting the most out of rookies and FAs has probably a lot to do with the lack of continuity on the staff the Saints have had on the defensive side.
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Do you think Sean's ready to focus on the D after having to watch our amazingly historic defense on tv last year?
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Several of you have keyed on the problems being coaching and others on talent...

The truth is its been both our scouting department and defensive coaches together have failed miserably in identifying and developing talent...

...and that's where Coach Payton really needs to address and cement his place as an elite coach besides just his salary indicating same...
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #247
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Top Ten FA List [Updated - 02/18/2013]

01 LT Jermon Bushrod, NO
02 OC Brian De La Puente, NO *RFA
03 FS Kenny Phillips, NYGF
04 WR Danario Alexander, SD *RFA
05 DE Ricky Jean Francois, SF
06 LB Daryl Smith, JAX
04 NT Terrence Knighton, JAX
08 LB Conner Barwin, HOU
09 WR Julian Edelman, NE
10 LB Brad Jones, GB


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Affordable FA driven list

William Beatty OT NYG

Terrance Knighton NT Jags

Brandon Myers TE OAK

Brad Jones ILB GB

James Ihedigbo S/ST BAL

Leodis McKelvin CB Bills - i want to see him come in at least

Priority #1 OT


OT is the issue this off season and will drive everything in FA and/or the draft.

William Beatty OT NYG will be cheaper to sign than Bushrod IMO.

- can play both RT and LT
-Draft in round 1 or 3 LOT/ROT if one falls to you
-Both players should be about the same as Bushrod will be asking.
-i believe you have solved the OT position for the next 3 to 4 years.

imo that would be the best cap move plus would aid in the running game and give Ingram a fighting chance to prove his worth as a #1 pick in this offense

Priority #2 - True 34 NT run stopper for depth

Terrance Knighton NT Jags - talked at length already

Prioity #3 , Insant Impact


Brad Jones ILB GB

Brandon Myers TE OAK

James Ihedigbo S/ST BAL

Signing any of these players would free up the draft greatly and would have the biggest bang for the buc,

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i wonder why the saints are not asking these players to stop in workout

Aaron Curry - 34 ILB
Selected by: Seattle Seahawks
Traded to Oakland
Round: 1 (4)
lmao overhyped "can't miss" star
mistake was putting him at OLB
knee soreness ????

Sergio Kindle - rush linebacker in a 3-4
Round: 2 (43rd overall)
labeled as one of the most versatile hybrid defenders
lmao overhyped and yet i have to admit i fell for it too
bad knee, which required four surgeries by the time he entered the draft
fell down the stairs, fracturing his skull
DUI arrest back in December of 2010

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Affordable FA driven list

William Beatty OT NYG

Terrance Knighton NT Jags

Brandon Myers TE OAK

Brad Jones ILB GB

James Ihedigbo S/ST BAL

Leodis McKelvin CB Bills - i want to see him come in at least

Priority #1 OT


OT is the issue this off season and will drive everything in FA and/or the draft.

William Beatty OT NYG will be cheaper to sign than Bushrod IMO.

- can play both RT and LT
-Draft in round 1 or 3 LOT/ROT if one falls to you
-Both players should be about the same as Bushrod will be asking.
-i believe you have solved the OT position for the next 3 to 4 years.

imo that would be the best cap move plus would aid in the running game and give Ingram a fighting chance to prove his worth as a #1 pick in this offense

Priority #2 - True 34 NT run stopper for depth

Terrance Knighton NT Jags - talked at length already

Prioity #3 , Insant Impact


Brad Jones ILB GB

Brandon Myers TE OAK

James Ihedigbo S/ST BAL

Signing any of these players would free up the draft greatly and would have the biggest bang for the buc,
Totally agree with the priorities...

But it's either Bushrod or Bust; and then we'll definitely have to lean on the Draft...

NT is a definite must-add...

Hope we have enough left to grab a defensive play-maker...
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