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papz 02-15-2013 07:57 AM

Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
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The former Saints (and most recently Broncos) cornerback is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. All of his faults considered, Tracy Porter would be a good investment for the New Orleans Saints secondary.

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Danno 02-15-2013 07:59 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
Why? He was benched in Denver and looked awful his last season here. I'm skeptical that he's suddenly gotten better.

papz 02-15-2013 08:02 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
My main interest would be the vet minimum part.

Jamessr 02-15-2013 08:05 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
He's not very big or physical but he's fast. Maybe he just didn't fit Denvers scheme. I have no issues brining him back at a reasonable cost.

Danno 02-15-2013 08:06 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by papz (Post 480030)
My main interest would be the vet minimum part.

I'd be OK with that I guess. Is there a vet sub-minimum?

I'd rather bring in some younger up and comers. Rob Ryan likes man-press CB's that can re-route WR's off the line. I'm not sure Tracy gives us that press part.

dizzle88 02-15-2013 08:26 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
He was let go for shoddy coverage in 2010 and 2011, then got benched in 2012 by the broncos for the same thing allowing 3 TD's in one game

Why would we re-sign him?

FinSaint 02-15-2013 09:01 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
He wasn't re-signed for a reason, and I doubt he would fit Ryan's scheme any better than he did GW's during his last season with the Saints.

Thanks for the memories, but no thank you to his future services.


Talk about being a poor open field tackler...

K Major 02-15-2013 09:12 AM

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Yeah, thanks for the memories but I would rather develop new, young healthy guys.

SmashMouth 02-15-2013 09:18 AM

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Well... The altitude was a medical concern for him, he discovered... Yeah... As a backup for the min.... Possibilities there.

saintsfan403 02-15-2013 10:01 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
He's always injured

Rugby Saint II 02-15-2013 11:01 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
We let him go for a reason and that reason is still there.

saintfan 02-15-2013 11:07 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
I'll always love the guy - but no. If he came uber-cheap for depth, and I mean uber UBER cheap. I don't see it, and frankly we've got some talent we just need someone to use it properly IMO.

Seer1 02-15-2013 12:21 PM

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You'll get what ya pay for...

QBREES9 02-15-2013 12:26 PM

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Um .... No. He will never be forgot for his play in the Super Bowl

Jamessr 02-15-2013 01:08 PM

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I clearly remember someone here once say get Porter back and pay the the man whatever he wants....
God I wish I remembered who said that.

mikesaintfan 02-15-2013 01:19 PM

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league min.....that would work

B_Dub_Saint 02-15-2013 01:59 PM

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No and no

jeanpierre 02-15-2013 02:43 PM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by papz (Post 480030)
My main interest would be the vet minimum part.

That would be fair...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 480033)
I'd rather bring in some younger up and comers. Rob Ryan likes man-press CB's that can re-route WR's off the line. I'm not sure Tracy gives us that press part.

He could be an excellent nickel back, but how much is a nickel back worth?

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Originally Posted by K Major (Post 480050)
Yeah, thanks for the memories but I would rather develop new, young healthy guys.

Feelin ya'

Quote:

Originally Posted by saintsfan403 (Post 480060)
He's always injured

Probably why his play has sucked...

st thomas 02-15-2013 03:37 PM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
It was so suspicious him going down hill after the superbowl. I think the premadonna effect socked him. I'm not in on this idea.

vpheughan 02-15-2013 03:59 PM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
He's the "China Doll" remember?

ChrisXVI 02-15-2013 06:09 PM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
We will always love Tracy Porter for obvious reasons, but back when he became a free agent I was fine with letting him walk for previously stated reasons. So I'm gonna add another "No" to the question.

westbankdaze 02-15-2013 06:17 PM

No way. Dude mailed it in after he won the SB.

RailBoss 02-15-2013 09:22 PM

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Great appreciation to Tracy Porter for two of the key interceptions of our championship season. He also is local kid from Port Allen which was always part of his appeal. I think the seizures he suffers from are starting to become an issue which most teams are afraid to deal with. Tracy like Darren Sharper are great memories of the best season in Saints history.

TheEnigma 02-16-2013 12:07 AM

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.........no.........

hagan714 02-16-2013 07:41 AM

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porter for added depth and his cover skills i say go for it. as a nickle and dimer i can not come up with much better

SaintsBro 02-16-2013 09:08 AM

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That head/neck injury he had was actually pretty serious business and is precisely the sort of thing that can make a guy "lose a step" and maybe never get it back. Recovering from that type of injury can also affect a player psychologically in a game of split seconds and takes a long time to heal and come back from. I absolutely do not think he was "mailing it in" or wasn't trying, or was reading too much of his own press.

st thomas 02-16-2013 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by SaintsBro (Post 480207)
That head/neck injury he had was actually pretty serious business and is precisely the sort of thing that can make a guy "lose a step" and maybe never get it back. Recovering from that type of injury can also affect a player psychologically in a game of split seconds and takes a long time to heal and come back from. I absolutely do not think he was "mailing it in" or wasn't trying, or was reading too much of his own press.

Your right on SB48 and i believe Denver saw what your saying. He has done his time and the injuries are to great to overcome. Someone will need him and i hope hes in it for the love of the game and not a one more lick to an NFL team for another quick million signing bonus.

Mardigras9 02-16-2013 10:30 AM

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Woodson instead

The Dude 02-16-2013 10:59 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 480029)
Why? He was benched in Denver and looked awful his last season here. I'm skeptical that he's suddenly gotten better.

Its the offseason and they can't think of anything better to speculate. That would just be stupid.Even at the vet minimum I wouldn't take him. We have better with more of an upside in White and Mack for cheaper. Also whats all this appeal with local players? If they come from here does that automatically make it a good signing? It seems like a lot of people would rather the home town boy with mediocre talent than someone who actually has talent. To me weather or not they come from here makes no difference. I love how everyone wants to jump on any LSU players they can think of. Even though more LSU players than not turn out to be busts in the NFL. Some guy on the other board wanted to TRADE to get T bob Hebert.

NOLA54 02-16-2013 06:02 PM

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I live in Denver & tracy was not benched he has been experiencing health problems, not related to football

Jamessr 02-16-2013 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by NOLA54 (Post 480267)
I live in Denver & tracy was not benched he has been experiencing health problems, not related to football

whats up with him?

AlaskaSaints 02-17-2013 04:53 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
I'm not going to say yes or no...

BUT the man gave me THE HAPPIEST TWO moments of my Saints-loving life. His "point to the endzone salute" is worth more to me than any other gesture ever made by a Saint.

Who the F*** released Darren Sharper, so that he could LEAD the Saints to that Super Bowl victory... I can't remember. So, HE was "washed up" to some other coach and team, right?

We carry so much dead F****** weight, that I think Porter should have died an old-age natural death before we released that PORTER POSTER HERO.

LOCK THIS THREAD WITH THIS POST.

Alaska

FinSaint 02-17-2013 07:04 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
If I recall correctly it was Minnesota who "let" Sharper go, but it was more about the money than Shaper not fitting into their system or them not being satisfied with his performances.

In the age of strict salary caps and free agency teams won't be able to hold on to all of their star players, and that will benefit other teams looking to add a star player to their roster (and having the cap space to do it).

joker-saint 02-17-2013 08:14 AM

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How bout signing Sheldon Price in the draft. Watch the youtube videos of him at UCLA. He is going to be dangerous.

vpheughan 02-17-2013 10:24 AM

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Woodson is out of work because of the $10 million he was due. If we are $20 million over the cap, well it just can't happen. I doubt he'll play for a huge salary cut.

Luda34 02-18-2013 06:43 PM

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I love Tracy but I don't see us sign him back.

canucksaint 03-25-2013 11:38 AM

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Junior is hinting that Porter was in the facility today....

hagan714 03-25-2013 11:45 AM

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i would take him back in heart beat if the medicals all came back good

SmashMouth 03-25-2013 11:52 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hagan714 (Post 489725)
i would take him back in heart beat if the medicals all came back good

Well, the last time I checked the altitude was lower in New Orleans than in Denver. Evidently, unbeknownst to him, the rarified air caused him his medical issue.

FinSaint 03-25-2013 11:57 AM

Re: Saints Should Consider Re-Signing Tracy Porter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SmashMouth (Post 489726)
Well, the last time I checked the altitude was lower in New Orleans than in Denver. Evidently, unbeknownst to him, the rarified air caused him his medical issue.


But he was hurt a lot when with the Saints before that which caused him to be demoted to a nickel CB at the end of his tenure... those problems weren't probably caused by Denver's high altitude..?

And can't you remember how bad his open field tackling was? I mean he makes Robinson look like Winfield out there.


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