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Old 08-26-2013, 02:49 PM   #41
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Get well Mr. Smith. They have to bring in Aaron Curry for a look.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:59 PM   #42
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Re: Will Smith out for the Season

Wow, harsh comments.

Guy still had some gas in the tank and has been a solid fixture for our D. He made a pretty athletic move yesterday on an end a round before he got knocked out of the game. He was a wily vet that will be missed. Who dat nation should be a little un easy at this point. We simply do not have the personnel to overcome these injuries.

Payton is gonna have to play some ball control to keep the D off the field. Nice to have a stable of competent backs.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:20 PM   #43
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Some very odd comments going on in here! Not sure we could be happy losing ANY player. Also it may help a lot of people to do some research on how the cap works

Smith has definitely been in decline. He also has not been as quick to pick up OLB as many would have hoped. That much is obvious. But he offers experience which the young guys need. He IS good against the run. And he IS a warm body (good turn of phrase this). So this is a loss for sure, however ......

I am not as concerned as I would have been had we have lost many of the other players. I know it's weird but if someone HAD to go down, he is one of the players offering me, personally, the least concern. I think we DO have options. Yes those players are going to have to step up mighty quickly but sometimes being thrown in at the deep end is the best way.

I feel sorry for Smith but his loss has not turned a #16 defence into a #32 defence. Best of luck to him in the future.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:47 PM   #44
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...however the guy was great at stopping the run.
I don't know if he was great exactly. We have D-linemen that can play the run. Humber and Lofton in the middle will help too. I think we'll be fine. We have a solid set of defensive linemen and Smith can still be a coach to the players. It's time for Gallette to bring it.
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We'll be ai'ight! We need some new blood anyway.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #46
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The injuries are piling up. That I don't like.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:02 PM   #47
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True, but at least it wasn't Keenan Lewis, Cam Jordan, and Lofton. Could have been much worse. I doubt any key players wil be in on Thursday.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:17 PM   #48
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Will Smith was one of the only good players that the Saints had on the defense over last few years. He's a great DE in the 43 and I appreciate what he did while he was here.

People forget that he'd worked all his life to get to the NFL and become successful. Many fans celebrated when he was in his prime and many now are celebrating his apparent departure.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #49
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He's a great DE in the 34 and I appreciate what he did while he was here.
There lies the problem, he was the starting OLB and only played on the line occasionally.
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Will Smith was one of the only good players that the Saints had on the defense over last few years. He's a great DE in the 34 and I appreciate what he did while he was here.

People forget that he'd worked all his life to get to the NFL and become successful. Many fans celebrated when he was in his prime and many now are celebrating his apparent departure.
He was always under appreciated. No one forced the Saints to pony up all that money to re-sign him. He was a very good and loyal Saint.
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