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My pre-Texans 53 man roster, with surprises

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Hard to see them cutting a good lineman like Tom Johnson and keeping all those LB's. Think it's more likely Rufus Johnson or Martin ends up on the PS. I too would rather see IAQ on the team instead of ...

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Old 08-20-2013, 12:47 PM   #11
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Re: My pre-Texans 53 man roster, with surprises

Hard to see them cutting a good lineman like Tom Johnson and keeping all those LB's. Think it's more likely Rufus Johnson or Martin ends up on the PS.

I too would rather see IAQ on the team instead of Harper.
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I don't think Herring beats out Reddick, and I also have a feeling that Johnson is headed to the practice squad. Also, I would honestly rather see Harper get cut and Abdul-Quddus make the team, but I'm sure there are several that feel similarly. For my "surprise cut", I'm feeling like it's a lot more likely that Will Smith is the veteran that becomes the "odd man out". His coverage ability has been atrocious, & we have too many up and comers at DE. Just my $.02.
I agree I may end up swapping Reddick/Herring. Its just as Blackangold said sometimes its a decision based on who you think you can sneek onto the practice squad. It'll be interesting to see how Reddick plays these last two games.

I think Rufus' potential is too good to expose to waivers. Several teams may claim and stash him on their roster for a season. He's looked great as a situational pass rusher in camp. I think he makes the 53.

According to reports, IAQ is having a very poor camp. Harper is playing well. Nobody mentioned that Harper was in man coverage on WR's in the Oakland game several times, and didn't give up a completion to any of them. He's better than most of his critics think.

The surprise to me is Rafael Bush. I thought he was the weak link but he's played very well in this scheme and is running with the 2's. I think he's passed up IAQ now.

I think Will Smith is a lock because he can play LB or DE. He lined up at the strong side DE a few times too. And at Jack LB he won't be asked to cover.
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S - Isa Abdul-Quddus - Hopefully not.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:31 PM   #14
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Have to keep Sweeting. We can't be all Abuzz without him!
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It will make me sick if Q is cut, I thought he would take Jenkins FS spot and run with it. I can't stand Jenkins. If he is cut some team got themselves a true FS. I agree with most of your picks but I'll take Reddick over Herring all day long. He has more of an upside.
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It will make me sick if Q is cut, I thought he would take Jenkins FS spot and run with it. I can't stand Jenkins. If he is cut some team got themselves a true FS.
But if he's being out-performed in camp, how can you justify keeping him over someone who's performing well in camp?

Are you saying that you hate Jenkins enough to replace him with an inferior player?
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But if he's being out-performed in camp, how can you justify keeping him over someone who's performing well in camp?

Are you saying that you hate Jenkins enough to replace him with an inferior player?
Jenkins has had good camps before just to get in live action and look really stupid. I don't want an inferior player at any position but I don't think Jenkins in a real game knows how to judge deep balls, tackle, or just play FS at all. I hate to compare him to a work out warrior but that's as close a comparison as I can make of him.
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I don't think Tanner has any chance at the 53. PS - sure. But not the final roster
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Think Cadet stays. Experience and able to do a several things fairly decent to good.
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According to reports, IAQ is having a very poor camp. Harper is playing well. Nobody mentioned that Harper was in man coverage on WR's in the Oakland game several times, and didn't give up a completion to any of them. He's better than most of his critics think.
While I do agree that Harper is better than many say, I also think he has obvious limitations that other teams can take advantage of.

Quddus may be having a bad camp in fact. But the bottom line is Harper has been a disaster in coverage far too often and it has hurt this team in critical situations.
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