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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by iceshack149 I think that Galette would be a good-great OLB. He seems more fit as an OLB than he does a DE. Pass coverage is a must for the OLB's. I just don't know if he's got ...

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:02 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by iceshack149 View Post
I think that Galette would be a good-great OLB. He seems more fit as an OLB than he does a DE.
Pass coverage is a must for the OLB's. I just don't know if he's got the pass coverage skills to excell there.

I wonder though, now that we've gone to a 3-4 if he'll stop trying to put on weight (apparently difficult for him) and perhaps drop some weight in order to increase his agility and play that outside spot?
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:16 PM   #42
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Re: Martez Wilson....LB'er or DE?

Well, there's no guarantee that the Saints are even going to re-sign Galette, although one would think that they'd keep him around since he won't brake the bank as a RFA.

But like Danno, I question whether he can really play the OLB position on a 3-down basis since he doesn't have the coverage skills needed for that position whether it be the strong or the weak side.
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I can't see Galette making it at OLB in our new 3-4...

Right now we have:

Wilson|Lofton|Hawthorne|Draft

I think we gotta draft our OLB opposite Wilson...
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Wilson concerns me in coverage much more than Galette. However, to be honest I think our LBs are already set for the 3-4, Galette and Wilson will do fine. I am concerned with our NT situation. Hicks and Jorden will make great 3-4 DEs (hicks will be amazing there), but who plays NT?
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but who plays NT?
Still have F.A. and the draft to go; we weren't going to have all the pieces in place with such a drastic scheme change
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Wilson concerns me in coverage much more than Galette. However, to be honest I think our LBs are already set for the 3-4, Galette and Wilson will do fine. I am concerned with our NT situation. Hicks and Jorden will make great 3-4 DEs (hicks will be amazing there), but who plays NT?
Bunkley and a couple acquisitions either in the draft and/or free agency.

Bunkley excelled at it.

Year one is probably a 2 or 3 man rotation at the nose.
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Re: Martez Wilson....LB'er or DE?

I wouldn't be suprised if our front 3 were;

Tom Johnson at RDE - natural DT in a 4-3 but he is a big guy with good speed
Cam Jordan at LDE - this is a given, Cam Jordan is a beast
Akiem hicks at NT - he has the size and the play making ability to be that player, he could become a haloti gnata type of player, it would be awesome

Ofcourse I think this will change around the draft, DE and OLB should be drafted

Imagine if our 4 LB's went
Jack - Tez Wilson
2 ILB's - lofton and Hawthorne
And then we drafted another OLB, it would be great

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I wouldn't be suprised if our front 3 were;

Tom Johnson at RDE - natural DT in a 4-3 but he is a big guy with good speed
Cam Jordan at LDE - this is a given, Cam Jordan is a beast
Akiem hicks at NT - he has the size and the play making ability to be that player, he could become a haloti gnata type of player, it would be awesome

Ofcourse I think this will change around the draft, DE and OLB should be drafted

Imagine if our 4 LB's went
Jack - Tez Wilson
2 ILB's - lofton and Hawthorne
And then we drafted another OLB, it would be great
Hicks was born to dominate the 3-4 DE position. Jordan at RDE, the weakside to exploit his pash rush ability and Hicks at LDE because of his power/speed ratio.

Hicks at NT would be wasting his speed/agility.
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Hicks at NT would be wasting his speed/agility.
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Hicks was born to dominate the 3-4 DE position. Jordan at RDE, the weakside to exploit his pash rush ability and Hicks at LDE because of his power/speed ratio.

Hicks at NT would be wasting his speed/agility.
That sounds good to me then

Either way I'm really excited about this change to 3-4 and if the players fit into that formation the way we think they will, our D will be exciting to watch
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