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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter Saints will ask LB Jonathan Vilma and DE Will Smith, two players the NFL linked to its bounty scandal, to restructure their contracts. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter No surprise. I kinda saw that coming after the Payton interview. I agree....

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:01 AM   #1
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Saints to ask Vilma and Smith to restructure

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Saints will ask LB Jonathan Vilma and DE Will Smith, two players the NFL linked to its bounty scandal, to restructure their contracts.
https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter

No surprise. I kinda saw that coming after the Payton interview.

I agree.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:13 AM   #2
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Not surprised about Vilma but it will be interesting to see what happens with Smith.I hope it's not any longer than a year otherwise its going to be the same next year.
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Good! Win-win for the Saints.

One sentence and Richard Cranium still had to add in a bounty dig...
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:18 AM   #4
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Not surprised about Vilma but it will be interesting to see what happens with Smith.I hope it's not any longer than a year otherwise its going to be the same next year.
I think re-signing Smith is a good thing. He's our best DE (albeit Jordan is closing fast) and I'm of the opinion you don't cut your best player at a position unless you have better options.

We don't know if Hicks can be that 16 game DE in this league yet. Having a veteran like Smith around will only help. Smith played that 3-4 DE spot quite a bit under GW and on certain packages under Spags, so the coaches do know what he brings to the table.

He may not be the final answer at DE, but we damn sure could do a lot worse than Will Smith.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:34 AM   #5
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Re: Saints to ask Vilma and Smith to restructure

How are we ever going to change the D with the same players that under-perform. Bring in some new-blood at those positions. Even when Williams was the DC if it were not for the turnovers in 09 our D still stunk! I have a hard time believing we will get better keeping players well past their prime. In a 3-4 Vilma will be eaten alive, Smith will be kept for depth purposes but I don't think he's starting material in a 3-4 or a 4-3 either. I truly love my Saints and only want the best for us and them but being blind and actually being able to see are 2 totally different things.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:39 AM   #6
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Also, might as well sign Ellis to a huge contract for all the ole gang can be here. Why not??
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Also, might as well sign Ellis to a huge contract for all the ole gang can be here. Why not??
We aren't giving them a huge raise, we're asking them to restructure, which I hope and assume includes a reduction in yearly salary.

When we sign or draft someone better, I'm all for releasing them.
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Re: Saints to ask Vilma and Smith to restructure

Still talking about the "bounty scandal"?? Good lord Adam and ESPN get a life.


"And here comes Tom Brady and coach billichick who were involved in spygate"Says no ESPN reporter. "Hey Louisianaians Joe Horn who was 1 of the 1,200 players involved in the saints bounty scandal will be in mandeville Saturday selling his BBQ sauce"
Says every ESPN reporter ever. Smh
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Re: Saints to ask Vilma and Smith to restructure

I can't say I'm really happy about this, but I'll reserve my judgment until the terms of the restructures are announced or if there'll be another outcome to this.
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Saints will ask LB Jonathan Vilma and DE Will Smith, two players the NFL linked to its bounty scandal, to restructure their contracts.

defamation of character baby. sue espn
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