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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon keeps hearing the comparisons, Marques Colston, Vincent Jackson, and his father Al. His father, Al Toon, was a former track star and receiver for the New York Jets from 1985-92. He was a three-time ...

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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WR Nick Toon fits the ‘big’ receiver role: ‘Obviously Marques is a guy that I will naturally be compared to’

New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon keeps hearing the comparisons, Marques Colston, Vincent Jackson, and his father Al. His father, Al Toon, was a former track star and receiver for the New York Jets from 1985-92. He was a three-time All-Pro and the 1986 AFC Player of the Year.

Now, Nick is looking to develop his own identity as he tries to secure a roster spot on the team. He was drafted by the Saints in the 4th round of the 2012 draft, but was placed on injured reserve. However, the loss of Joe Morgan opened up the starting slot role and Toon who caught a 56 yard pass last week from Drew Brees is pushing hard for the spot.

"Obviously Marques is a guy that I will naturally be compared to because we are similar body types (6 feet 4, 220 pounds) and we play the same position here," Toon said, via Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com.

"It's hard for me to compare myself to other players. I see myself on film, but I am really just trying to build my own brand, become my own player and take positive things from the guys that have had success in this league.

"Two examples, Vincent and Marques, both have had a lot of success and are phenomenal players."

"I think I am probably most like him if we are comparing in those three guys," said Toon, who like his father starred collegiately at Wisconsin. "I have his blood running through my veins. He was a track guy and I hope I am better. Time will tell."

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Re: WR Nick Toon fits the ‘big’ receiver role: ‘Obviously Marques is a guy that I will naturally be compared to’

Arent we high on ourselves.
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Re: WR Nick Toon fits the ‘big’ receiver role: ‘Obviously Marques is a guy that I will naturally be compared to’

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Arent we high on ourselves.
I certainly am.
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Re: WR Nick Toon fits the ‘big’ receiver role: ‘Obviously Marques is a guy that I will naturally be compared to’

One job, catch the dam ball.
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Re: WR Nick Toon fits the ‘big’ receiver role: ‘Obviously Marques is a guy that I will naturally be compared to’

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Arent we high on ourselves.
Well, it's not exactly "Diva WR" talk, is it?

I will take this kid's confidence. He seems to fit in well here so far.

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Re: WR Nick Toon fits the ‘big’ receiver role: ‘Obviously Marques is a guy that I will naturally be compared to’

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