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Danno 06-04-2013 10:33 PM

Quick hits from Saints minicamp 6/4
 
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METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints just finished the first practice session of their minicamp.

Letís take a quick run through some notes, highlights and observations:

Most of the talk about the safeties has centered on veterans Roman Harper and Malcolm Jenkins, and rookie Kenny Vaccaro. Harper and Jenkins worked with the first team Tuesday, and Vaccaro worked with the second team. But the one safety I saw make several big plays was backup Isa Abdul-Quddus.

Payton has said second-year running back Travaris Cadet has some similarities to Darren Sproles. But Cadet will have to come up with some big plays to make Payton and the coaches forget about what happened on a short pass about halfway through practice. The perfectly-thrown pass went right through Cadetís hands and was intercepted by Corey White.

There clearly is a competition for the backup quarterback spot between Luke McCown and Seneca Wallace. I thought Wallace had the better performance Tuesday morning. I also think the Saints might be wise to keep Wallace. His mobility could be used on the scout team to help the defense get ready for the likes of Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick.

Wide receiver Jarred Fayson was the first name Payton mentioned when asked which young players stood out to him. Fayson had several nice catches. Fayson and cornerback Rod Sweeting had a brief shoving match after they collided at the end of one of Faysonís catches.

Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said he was impressed by the performance of rookie linebacker Rufus Johnson. Heís working behind Will Smith and Junior Galette at ďJackíí linebacker. I saw Johnson swat down a pass, and he looks like he has some quickness.

Running back Mark Ingram hasnít been much of a threat as a pass-catcher. But the Saints seemed to be throwing to him a fair amount Tuesday. I think that might be a sign of things to come.


Quick hits from Saints minicamp - NFC South Blog - ESPN
good stuff

Crusader 06-05-2013 02:44 AM

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Jason Smith, who is competing for the starting left tackle spot, limped off the field about halfway through practice and was taken to the locker room.
Are all the LTs on the roster made of glass or are they just a bunch of pansies??

dizzle88 06-05-2013 04:04 AM

Re: Quick hits from Saints minicamp 6/4
 
Nola.com Live updates also mentioned:

Rookie Kenny Vaccarro had a solid workout, didn't make any spectacular plays but didnt give up any either

Also reported he had perfect coverage on Marques Colston 3 times while running at nickel DB

glad to hear that

SaintnDE 06-05-2013 05:51 AM

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Good stuff...glad to hear the Defensive install packages are being put in abundance.

halloween 65 06-05-2013 08:29 AM

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Quddus will be starting this season, Ruffus might end up being the man. We need one.

K Major 06-05-2013 09:00 AM

Re: Quick hits from Saints minicamp 6/4
 
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Originally Posted by dizzle88 (Post 506596)
Nola.com Live updates also mentioned:

Rookie Kenny Vaccarro had a solid workout, didn't make any spectacular plays but didnt give up any either

Also reported he had perfect coverage on Marques Colston 3 times while running at nickel DB

glad to hear that

That is good to hear.

Seer1 06-05-2013 10:35 AM

Re: Quick hits from Saints minicamp 6/4
 
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Originally Posted by Crusader (Post 506594)
Are all the LTs on the roster made of glass or are they just a bunch of pansies??

I'm going with glass...

hagan714 06-05-2013 02:19 PM

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Running back Mark Ingram hasn’t been much of a threat as a pass-catcher. But the Saints seemed to be throwing to him a fair amount Tuesday. I think that might be a sign of things to come.

this is good news
very good news

hagan714 06-05-2013 02:29 PM

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Wide receiver Jarred Fayson was the first name Payton mentioned when asked which young players stood out to him. Fayson had several nice catches.

Fayson, an undrafted rookie out of Illinois in 2011, spent the second half of the 2012 season split between the New England and New Orleans practice squads
Jarred Fayson - New Orleans Saints - 2013 Player Profile - Rotoworld.com

Has the 2011 "Diamond in the Rough" Jarred Fayson arrived?

6'0 207 4.38 speed reps 21

that is coming out of college. a year of solid coaching in two different complex offense systems to boot? worth keep-en an eye on this kid

could this be one of the best wr corps the saints have ever had? might be.

let play some ball and find out asap

Rugby Saint II 06-05-2013 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by halloween 65 (Post 506614)
Quddus will be starting this season, Ruffus might end up being the man. We need one.

I am high on both of these players. Quddus was a baller last year when he was on the field and could get a lot of playing time this year.


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