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Who's Position Does Vacarro Take? Jenkins or Harper?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Danno So lemme get this straight, Harper and Jenkins were placed in a zone scheme that required both of them to play deep a lot. Many thouhgt it was a good fit for Jenkins, but not a ...

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Old 04-26-2013, 01:47 PM   #51
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Re: Who's Position Does Vacarro Take? Jenkins or Harper?

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So lemme get this straight, Harper and Jenkins were placed in a zone scheme that required both of them to play deep a lot. Many thouhgt it was a good fit for Jenkins, but not a good fit for Harper (including your's truly)

And when the season ended Harper ended up being graded better than Jenkins, even though Spags scheme wasn't friendly to traditional SS's and certainly didn't play to Harper's strengths, while it did play toward Jenkins' strengths.

And everyone apparently thinks Harper's spot is the one Vacarro is gonna take?
Come on Danno, you seemed shocked. You know he's the whipping boy of the secondary... that's not suddenly going to change.

We should ease the young man in... if he beats out someone, then he deserves it. If he's going to replace anyone, make him earn it.
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Re: Who's Position Does Vacarro Take? Jenkins or Harper?

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New Orleans Saints select Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro with the 15th pick | NOLA.com
But the Saints apparently believe they have their safety of the future in Vaccaro. It remains unclear how the selection of Vaccaro will impact the future of the 30-year-old Harper, who struggled in coverage last season. Although the Saints haven't given any indication what they will do with Harper, they can save $5.2 million against the cap by releasing him.

Payton said he wasn't going to speculate about Harper's future but said there will be competition at the position.

"We'll see how it goes when (Vaccaro) comes in," Payton said. "We want to create competition. If he was available we felt like we were getting an awfully good football player. That kind of stuff will sort itself out."

Vaccaro said he doesn't know what will happen with the incumbent safeties or exactly what his role will be in first-year defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's system.

"I don't even know," he said. "I plan on doing whatever they want me to do."
Which is what they could do is release Harper.

Vaccaro now, might be one of the big names to come out of the 1st rd of this years draft when you start looking back in past years drafts and probowlers/starters.
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Re: Who's Position Does Vacarro Take? Jenkins or Harper?

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Rugby Saint II voted for Jenkins....

Are ya'll even watching the Saints secondary? Jenkins can't read and react.....the boy always looks totally lost.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:14 PM   #54
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Re: Who's Position Does Vacarro Take? Jenkins or Harper?

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Are ya'll even watching the Saints secondary? Jenkins can't read and react.....the boy always looks totally lost.
That was in Spag's read and react defense. He looked much better in Williams' man coverage. The whole secondary was lost. That scheme didn't match their talents. Just getting back to man coverage will be a huge move.
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Re: Who's Position Does Vacarro Take? Jenkins or Harper?

4th DB we have taken in the 1st round - maybe 4th time is the charm?
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