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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by ProMallNinja I scored a 27 10+ years ago, but I was a solid test-taker. Like I said, to say that answering 100 questions in 45 minutes is a good judge of someone's intelligence level or capability to ...

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Old 08-21-2013, 11:18 AM   #11
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I scored a 27 10+ years ago, but I was a solid test-taker. Like I said, to say that answering 100 questions in 45 minutes is a good judge of someone's intelligence level or capability to be a successful person is unfair, at best. There are so many examples throughout history of successful people (even perceived geniuses) that did not do make good test scores in grammar school/high school. Einstein comes to mind initially for me. He failed his college entrance exam, which was the equivalent to the modern day ACT/SAT at the time.
You guys blew it out the water! Lol. I see you're from the coast like me. You'll probably remember these names. DeAndre Brown? #3 receiver in the nation behind only Julio Jones and A.J. Green. He went to USM because of a technicality. If not he would've been at LSU. Me and him were team mates. Vick Ballard? Perk. Trumaine Brock? Perk. Terrence Cody? Perk. John Jenkins? Perk. The list goes on. A lot of our best athletes went JUCO first.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:32 AM   #12
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You guys blew it out the water! Lol. I see you're from the coast like me. You'll probably remember these names. DeAndre Brown? #3 receiver in the nation behind only Julio Jones and A.J. Green. He went to USM because of a technicality. If not he would've been at LSU. Me and him were team mates. Vick Ballard? Perk. Trumaine Brock? Perk. Terrence Cody? Perk. John Jenkins? Perk. The list goes on. A lot of our best athletes went JUCO first.
I remember every one of those guys (and watched most at some point in person)! Brown was a FREAK!!! His broken leg in the New Orleans bowl still haunts my memories of gruesome football injuries.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:36 AM   #13
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I remember every one of those guys (and watched most at some point in person)! Brown was a FREAK!!! His broken leg in the New Orleans bowl still haunts my memories of gruesome football injuries.
I played cornerback, so me and him used to have some pretty heated battles in practice. That injury though....I was so hurt for him when it happened. After he had such a terrific freshman year. I wish he could stick with an NFL team.
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I played cornerback, so me and him used to have some pretty heated battles in practice. That injury though....I was so hurt for him when it happened. After he had such a terrific freshman year. I wish he could stick with an NFL team.
Dude was such a freak athlete. 6'6" 230 lbs., if I remember right, and still looked faster than anyone else on the field. Craziness. I wonder what has kept him from being able to stick. I know that had a few little nagging injuries even after he recovered from the broken leg. Maybe he is the Greg Oden of football. :-/
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Dude was such a freak athlete. 6'6" 230 lbs., if I remember right, and still looked faster than anyone else on the field. Craziness. I wonder what has kept him from being able to stick. I know that had a few little nagging injuries even after he recovered from the broken leg. Maybe he is the Greg Oden of football. :-/
He was hurt in pretty much every game we ever played and still the fastest person on the field. His ankle used to be humongous! He's probably about 250-260 lbs. now. All muscle. I can't really say why it hasn't worked out for him, I just hold out hope that it does. Because i was with him on draft night when he didn't get picked, and it was a horrible feeling for everybody.
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He was hurt in pretty much every game we ever played and still the fastest person on the field. His ankle used to be humongous! He's probably about 250-260 lbs. now. All muscle. I can't really say why it hasn't worked out for him, I just hold out hope that it does. Because i was with him on draft night when he didn't get picked, and it was a horrible feeling for everybody.
250-260 all muscle!!!! Almost sounds like Jimmy Graham 2.0! Ha Yeah, I always hope for the best for our south MS prospects. We're really a very underrated source of football talent. The heated rivalries between Jackson, Harrison, and Hancock county schools breeds some fierce competition. I went to Hancock, by the way. Back when we were good. My senior year (2001-2002) was our first year at 5A (the biggest class back then), and everyone said we were going to get smashed. We ended up 9-2 and missed out on south state because of a BS tiebreaker. We were tied for second in our district with Meridian, and they beat us on a points tiebreaker. Of course, Brandon HS and Jerrius Norwood were #1. That kid was another freak on the field! Hattiesburg had the #1 passing game in the state that year, and we beat them twice in one night. We won the game, and on the last snap we cleared the sidelines and sent them home with a good old fashioned ass kicking to boot. LOL I'm on a tangent reminiscing now. My bad.
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250-260 all muscle!!!! Almost sounds like Jimmy Graham 2.0! Ha Yeah, I always hope for the best for our south MS prospects. We're really a very underrated source of football talent. The heated rivalries between Jackson, Harrison, and Hancock county schools breeds some fierce competition. I went to Hancock, by the way. Back when we were good. My senior year (2001-2002) was our first year at 5A (the biggest class back then), and everyone said we were going to get smashed. We ended up 9-2 and missed out on south state because of a BS tiebreaker. We were tied for second in our district with Meridian, and they beat us on a points tiebreaker. Of course, Brandon HS and Jerrius Norwood were #1. That kid was another freak on the field! Hattiesburg had the #1 passing game in the state that year, and we beat them twice in one night. We won the game, and on the last snap we cleared the sidelines and sent them home with a good old fashioned ass kicking to boot. LOL I'm on a tangent reminiscing now. My bad.
I remember Norwood! My cousin won state with Moss Point against Norwood. You remember how good Bilbo was??! Man. I hear Hancock might finally be good again. We were playing our JV against them back in '08. Meridian always knocked us out the playoffs. Except my freshman year when we played Panola in state. Derek Pegues......
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I think Rufus shines Sunday. He's looked good in camp, he just hasn't shown much in the games.

He might be the 1st draft pick to be cut if he looks bad Sunday.
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Nothing personal all of our test scores are irrelevant to if this kid makes the team or not. I wish him luck.
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So far he has been a relatively disappointment. Hope he shines Sunday.
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