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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by K Major Unfortunately Dallas slapped the franchise tag on Spencer a short time ago according to reports out of Valley Ranch. Not necessarily a bad thing... at least it keeps the Saints from overpaying for his services ...

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Unfortunately Dallas slapped the franchise tag on Spencer a short time ago according to reports out of Valley Ranch.

Not necessarily a bad thing... at least it keeps the Saints from overpaying for his services and adding another potentially troublesome contract to their books.


As far as Bunkley having restructured; I'm glad, because it does signal that they have belief in the guy and that he'll probably be around for few more years. I do agree that last season was a disappointment, but it's really hard to judge any defensive player harshly based on just last season - doesn't help players like Ellis who've sucked almost their entire contract. I think Bunkley will fit the 3-4 much better and hopefully his monster upper body strength will finally be on show.
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Not necessarily a bad thing... at least it keeps the Saints from overpaying for his services and adding another potentially troublesome contract to their books.


As far as Bunkley having restructured; I'm glad, because it does signal that they have belief in the guy and that he'll probably be around for few more years. I do agree that last season was a disappointment, but it's really hard to judge any defensive player harshly based on just last season - doesn't help players like Ellis who've sucked almost their entire contract. I think Bunkley will fit the 3-4 much better and hopefully his monster upper body strength will finally be on show.
Its also two years in a row that Bunkley graded out very well according to PFF stats (he was #1 in the NFL against the run in 2011) . And grading out well on that 2012 unit is quite an accomplishment.
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Re: Brodrick Bunkley Restructures Contract

We need to improve every position in the secondary. That won't happen in a year. We can improve pass rush in a year though. One person could make the difference.
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I never did like this guy. At least we aren't paying him more then we have to.
He didn't seem to stand out to me but he did his job well enough to get a thumbs up from Danno. He graded well and that is what really matters. results....we don't see that on defense. Anyway, I'm glad we've got him and the FO likes him apparently.
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He didn't seem to stand out to me but he did his job well enough to get a thumbs up from Danno. He graded well and that is what really matters. results....we don't see that on defense. Anyway, I'm glad we've got him and the FO likes him apparently.
The downside of his grades are that he wasn't a full time player. He's been basically a 2-down DT.

Thats why I think he needs to be in a 2 man rotation. Most teams already do that though.

Here are PFF grades for our front line (2012 so grain of salt)

Defensive Ends (out of 109)
Jordan 66
Smith 108
Galette 19
Wilson 33



Defensive Tackles (out of 148)
Bunkley 29
Ellis 118
Akiem Hicks 29
Johnson 42
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Can I get a red "BREAKING NEWS" thingy?
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You can't blame Bunk's for his 2012 performance...or anyone when they're playing alongside Ellis.
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Originally Posted by saintsfan403 View Post
You can't blame Bunk's 2012 performance...or anyone when they're playing alongside Ellis.

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Originally Posted by saintsfan403 View Post
You can't blame Bunk's for his 2012 performance...or anyone when they're playing alongside Ellis.
I'm gettin' a little concerned that Ellis' contract hasn't reductured him right out the door. You think they're going to try to put in a Bunk- Ellis NT rotation? I'm thinking The Bunk is going to do right by us as NT. Ellis? Not so much.
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Ellis is out of contract.
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