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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This is posturing by a man that knows he has not provided "value" recently enough to be relevant. I wouldn't be surprised is he doesn't leak that he would actually be better in a 3-4 before the decision is made....

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #11
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This is posturing by a man that knows he has not provided "value" recently enough to be relevant.


I wouldn't be surprised is he doesn't leak that he would actually be better in a 3-4 before the decision is made.
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Re: New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith says he sees himself in the team's 2013 mix

He needs to go..............that roster spot needs to be taken by another player that we can develop or an instant impact player(kind of like we thought Smith would be).
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Re: New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith says he sees himself in the team's 2013 mix

Two words... Vet Minimum.

OK, maybe a bit more but it damn sure won't be what he's making now.
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Fellas, we don't have to keep throwing out the "restructure" caveat. Smith knows this just as much as the organization.

League min for 9 and 10+ years would be 940k and 944k.

I'm betting he's a Saint for the next 3 years at 4.5 - 6 million
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cant we just be done with the ws experiment already?
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Two words... Vet Minimum.

OK, maybe a bit more but it damn sure won't be what he's making now.
Took the words out of all our mouths. I am certain he sees himself with a reduced salary too, right?
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Will Smith. Good luck with that thought
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Re: New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith says he sees himself in the team's 2013 mix

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He does fit in a 3-4 and pretty well imo. But with the type of money he's making, it's just not a logical fit. His presence on the team also impedes Hicks' development process. If he's willing to be one of the guys, instead the guy, and at a very reduced rate, I honestly wouldn't mind having him back.

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I see him on the 2013 3-4 scheme, too. $2.5 mil plus 500 in incentives in a two year deal. Otherwise,

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I don't know guys, I don't see him really fitting in any of the LOS positions in a 3-4, because he's too small and not explosive enough to be a 3-4 DE, and he is too slow to set the edge and doesn't have the coverage skills to be an OLB. And he's definitely not a match at NT, so I really don't know how he could fit in the 3-4 scheme.

Of course they can make him fit, but isn't that just the kind of thing that we as fans have been frustrated with in the past (and present) - the whole "square peg into a round hole" thing?! I'd rather they got rid of the players that don't suit the future scheme and replace them with players who do. This is nothing against Smith, but I think that he might have better opportunities to be a more effective player with some other team and scheme.
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Fat must be cut..... No hard feeling but it's gotta be cut from somewhere!!!!
I agree with you & he has not lived up to his 1st round status. He simply makes too much money for the production we have been getting over the years.
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For the last two seasons Smith has not proven to be worth more than the league Minimum.

If he gets to stay and proves value beyond the league minimum in the 3-4 after 2013 is over then discuss a raise.
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