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Old 03-18-2013, 04:19 PM   #41
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:23 PM   #42
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Re: Saints Sign Ben Watson, Re sign Humber

In the grand scheme of things, it's a mediocre signing. But it's the mediocre signings that help solidify a ball club. We could have done a lot worse than sign Ben Watson who fills a role on our ball club that we needed to address.

-Can he block? Check.
-Can he catch? Check.
-Does he fill a need? Check.
-Does he play special teams? Check.
-Was he cheap? Check.

Looks like a winner to me.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:27 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Yep, and my guess is that he was signed merely as a back-up, not a starter.

Should be probably double vet minimum. I can live with that.
Sounds about right on the $. Love having a vet like Watson bc Graham seems to lose his focus at times (evident in drops last year).

Look for an UDFA TE signing as well.

Anyone think Charles Brown will have his hands full now??
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:29 PM   #44
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I can't imagine it being more than 5.5/3.
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Yeah, solid pick up... guess we pick up one in UDFA as well... another basketball converted players perhaps.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #46
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Dave Thomas clone good not great. One less need to address.
Definitely not a clone. Watson is a much better receiver. Thomas had good hands but no athleticism. Watson can stretch it down field a bit more, and that makes him a very nice player to have as a backup. We can also run some two tight end sets, and the defense will have to respect both players. with Thomas, you knew he was in there to block. His catches were usually for very minimal yardage.

I like the signing. Just don't know how much we're paying him yet.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #47
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i watched him for years here in NE so i will hope for 100% from him. that there is the issue. not what he can do but what he does
so from here on out he falls into the gag rule for me.
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"He's versatile," Payton said. "He's one of those players when you watch the tape: he run blocks well, he's a threat in the passing game, he plays with great leverage, he plays with great experience. He does a lot of things well. When we watched the film on him, we kept getting back to how many times we were putting a tackle in the game to report eligible. I think his signing will maybe give us more versatility."
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:51 PM   #49
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look the guy has always had pro bowl talent but

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Old 03-18-2013, 04:54 PM   #50
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Payton loves his versatile players, mismatches and problem causers for defenses
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