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Old 04-28-2013, 06:02 PM   #11
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:08 PM   #12
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Lets hope so. Too many people become complacent after big contracts
Dude I was about to post the exact same thing. Also time off is not always a good thing. I agree things will be different though, for no other reason than our defense cannot be any worse than it was last year. We have a TOUGH division and a tough conference this year. I think you are pretty much going to have to be 13-3 to get into the playoffs this year. We HAVE to win the division. We will see, I am reserving excitement until camp for now.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:11 PM   #13
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This is the exact reason that I am excited to see how this defense performs this year. The personnel for the switch to 3-4 was already there for the most part with just a few more pieces that needed to be added. We got those pieces in free agency (Butler, Lewis), the draft (Vaccaro, Jenkins, Johnson), and in UDFA (Thomas, Martin, Reddick, Sweeting, Shipman). Past loyalty be damned. Let all these guys duke it out in training camp and may the best man win to put the best possible product on the field. I cannot wait to see opposing QB's lying flat on their backs.
remember that at the end of the year and do not give the DC to much for a performance we are all expecting that would come from any coaching change that uses people correctly. say a monkey
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:53 PM   #14
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With draft and FA over for the most part I feel like it is time for a state of the team thread. I will start with defense. Everything starts with the DL NT has three quality players which make for a good rotation. We also have flexibility in that the top three can and have played DE in a 34.
At DE we have Cam Jordan, Will Smith, K.Coleman A. Hicks and five others who all could contribute. IMHO deep group that is much better than the worse in history. We need for a player to emerge from the second tier and breakout.
LB group is led by C. Lofton David Hawthorne should be healthy this year and should be solid at ILB after a disappointing start in black and gold. Chris Chamberlain should be healthy after a year on IR. Not sure how he fits a 34. Martez Wilson and J. Gallette are faced with very high expectations and need to deliver. Romeus and Broughton are the wild cards as converted DEs. Victor Butler was brought in to rush the passer he needs to deliver.
CB A healthy Jabari Greer should bounce back from an off year. Keenan Lewis has pro bowl potential and should be a big improvement.PRob and Corey White should be good depth and capable in nickel roles.
S K.Vaccaro is expected to start and play

various roles. M. Jenkins had a bad year but I still think he can be. a very good player in the right scheme. J.Leonard, Isa Abdul-Quddus, R.Bush round out this position and show well last year.
QB Drew Brees reunited with Payton should continue his elite play At backup a good camp battle for the backup job.R.Griffin just might be a steal as a developmental QB.Should be very familiar with our system.
RB Mark Ingram should be given the chance to be the lead back we gave two picks for. Sproles is the weapon and P. Thomas the Swiss Army knife. Cadet is good depth and ST role player.We need to run the ball better and take some of the load off Brees and the Defense
WR Colston and Moore remain the focus Morgan needs to continue to grow in his role as the deep threat.Toronto and Stills round out this group. Opportunity is there for PS player to step up.
TE A healthy wrist should make for the continued success of the elite player. Ben Watson is a guy that I think will be a pleasant surprise. Look for more two TE sets
G Evans and Grubber give us the best tandem. Depth is a concern.
OT The biggest concern is can Charles Brown stay healthy. Strief should rebound and hopefully some among the other player emerge a valid options or upgrades.
C DLP has cemented himself as a solid starter. Quality of depth is an unknown to me.
ST P Morestead continues to be a stud
Hartley should have to face some comp.in camp. Kick coverage needs to improve.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:14 PM   #16
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The NFC South seems to get tougher every year. Remember not too long ago we were the worst division in the NFL or close to it? The good thing for us is that there aren't any elite QB's in the NFC South other than Brees.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:18 PM   #17
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There has been a major swing in division strength the last few years.NFC South and West are improved massively last couple of years
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