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Can Jenkins and Harper Effectively Play In A 3-4?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Harper is gone. Unfortunately we are stuck with MJ. We need a polamalu type back there. Perhaps we can work someone out and put MJ back on the bench....

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #21
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Harper is gone. Unfortunately we are stuck with MJ. We need a polamalu type back there. Perhaps we can work someone out and put MJ back on the bench.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:03 PM   #22
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Re: Can Jenkins and Harper Effectively Play In A 3-4?

I truly fail to see Quddus as anything but an average depth player let alone our starting FS.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:34 PM   #23
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I think Harper restructures.
He isn't going to get a big payday elsewhere and at this stage if his career why move.
With a change of formation and alot of the higher warning vets leaving his leadership will be important to the younger defensive players
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Re: Can Jenkins and Harper Effectively Play In A 3-4?

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I think Harper restructures.
He isn't going to get a big payday elsewhere and at this stage if his career why move.
With a change of formation and alot of the higher warning vets leaving his leadership will be important to the younger defensive players
But will it really if we switch to a D that he don't know how to play?
See past year for example.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:52 AM   #25
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Re: Can Jenkins and Harper Effectively Play In A 3-4?

I mean for in the locker room,team meetings etc as much as on the field.
When things go wrong you need a few vets round to hold things together imo.I cant see there being much difference in cost of a restructured contract and a straight cut.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:21 AM   #26
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Re: Can Jenkins and Harper Effectively Play In A 3-4?

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Harper is gone. Unfortunately we are stuck with MJ. We need a polamalu type back there. Perhaps we can work someone out and put MJ back on the bench.
Polamalu is not very good in coverage. He's much better than most SS's but I've seen several games where he was forced to play deep and he was abused. Even Collinsworth commented that the Steelers don't like to play TP deep because he gets targeted.

But in the traditional SS role playing up, there's not many better.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:28 AM   #27
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Re: Can Jenkins and Harper Effectively Play In A 3-4?

Polamalu freelances a whole lot, takes big chances to make big plays. Ome times it pans out and he looks like a genious and other times its utter catastrophy. I much rather have a disciplined guy back there who plays within the system.
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