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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I don't know who, but my gut tells me that this time around Payton is going to go the Mark Brunell route, and get somebody old, off the couch.... somebody experienced who can hold field goals for veteran minimum, one ...

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Old 03-13-2013, 03:53 PM   #51
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I don't know who, but my gut tells me that this time around Payton is going to go the Mark Brunell route, and get somebody old, off the couch.... somebody experienced who can hold field goals for veteran minimum, one year deal, and who has a good "baseball cap" style, of making suggestions, seeing things -- not just holding that clipboard, but also talking the QB talk to Drew.

I don't feel like they are going to groom another big elaborate youth project just YET, because they coached up Chase for 4 years and then didn't really get anything in return for him, in the end. Also I forget who it was, but back in 2006 Payton had somebody kinda old back there behind Brees. I think this time Payton goes back to that model, of an old experienced guy back there, who has too rickety knees as a starting QB but can hold field goals in his sleep and isn't bothered by pressure.

Idea: maybe this means they will now reconsider Garrett Hartley, since Chase held for Hartley in high school, and those two were kinda like a pair that went together. Seriously, that was part of their thing. Both came to the Saints around the same time and they were originally team mates in high school. This could mean something.
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Barkley at #15. Great onfield value. Great trade value. Fitzpatrick next.
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I really like the Fitzpatrick idea, but as was said he will want too much money. I'd snap up Cassel in a heartbeat. I like the guy and have wanted him since we played him as a back up in Philly I think.
Also, Payton might could nactually coach this guy into a good NFL QB.

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I'd snap up Cassel in a heartbeat. I like the guy and have wanted him since we played him as a back up in Philly I think.
You may be thinking of Kevin Kolb. He was the one who torched us for 400+ yards in our Super Bowl year (most of it trash time yards late in the game, because they were getting smoked and had to pass). Cassell has only played for the Chiefs and Patriots. He was the starter for the Pats after Brady tore his ACL.

Now having said that about Cassell, I would love to have the guy as our back-up. The guy was pretty much set up to fail in KC, because all they really had was Dwayne Bowe. If he had another couple of weapons, he may still have a job there. Other than that, he's been a fairly decent starter with a couple of pretty good seasons. I would feel more than comfortable with his as our back-up if something ever happened to Drew.

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You may be thinking of Kevin Kolb. He was the one who torched us for 400+ yards in our Super Bowl year (most of it trash time yards late in the game, because they were getting smoked and had to pass). Cassell has only played for the Chiefs and Patriots. He was the starter for the Pats after Brady tore his ACL.

Now having said that about Cassell, I would love to have the guy as our back-up. The guy was pretty much set up to fail in KC, because all they really had was Dwayne Bowe. If he had another couple of weapons, he may still have a job there. Other than that, he's been a fairly decent starter with a couple of pretty good seasons. I would feel more than comfortable with his as our back-up if something ever happened to Drew.
I agree. He stepped in when Brady was out and led the Pats to an 11-5 season. I would be absolutely thrilled to have a back up that could do that. Unfortunately 11-5 was not good enough to get them into the playoffs that year.
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C'mon now, this is the funniest thread to come along in a while. Don't be gettin' all serious on us here.
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Difficult to get anything in return when he doesn't see the field!
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