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What's up with Hawthorne?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This guy was a pretty well ballyhooed free agent but we've heard nothing about him so far. Lofton and Vilma seem right now to be the two ILB starters, so he's not doing that. Seems unlikely he'll be a rush ...

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Old 06-12-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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What's up with Hawthorne?

This guy was a pretty well ballyhooed free agent but we've heard nothing about him so far. Lofton and Vilma seem right now to be the two ILB starters, so he's not doing that. Seems unlikely he'll be a rush end. Maybe he could come in on nickel downs.

BUT, this guy has a $2.5m cap hit this year and that goes up to 3.5 next year. Are we really paying him all that money to be a backup? Is he maybe trade bait at some point?
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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Re: What's up with Hawthorne?

My guess is he'll be a starter when the season opens.
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Re: What's up with Hawthorne?

He'll nail down Vilmas spot.
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Re: What's up with Hawthorne?

All the talk has been about how well Lofton and Vilma work together though. I don't think that's something you want to throw away. Any kind of built-in chemistry at this stage will really help the defense and it is pretty vital that the two inside guys in a 3-4 are sympatico.
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Re: What's up with Hawthorne?

Hawthorne was battling injuries all last season, I expect to see his play improve this season...
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Re: What's up with Hawthorne?

Three ILB set anyone??? I think he'll be a good contributor this season.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:20 PM   #7
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Re: What's up with Hawthorne?

He'll likely start at SAM.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #8
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Re: What's up with Hawthorne?

to early to tell but of all the ILB he can play outside probably better than them all. let pray he stays out of the whirl pool
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:44 PM   #10
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Re: What's up with Hawthorne?

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to early to tell but of all the ILB he can play outside probably better than them all. let pray he stays out of the whirl pool
I remember when we signed him the reports stated he played all the LB spots well in Seattle.
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