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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This will be one of the most talented rosters in Saints History... It's actually easier to point to the roster's flaws as there seem to be so few... Now some of the salary cap commitments will dictate players on the ...

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Old 08-30-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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This will be one of the most talented rosters in Saints History...

It's actually easier to point to the roster's flaws as there seem to be so few...

Now some of the salary cap commitments will dictate players on the roster that otherwise wouldn't make the team...

See two positions that are still of concern...

Outside Linebacker

The now projected Week 1 tandem of Galette and Wilson have yet to play together...

The Parys Haralson was a good trade in a position we should never have been...

But we still don't have that proven pass rushing linebacker and Martez Wilson would be better suited as a Will/Inside Linebacker (i.e. Vaughn Johnson type)

Rufus, whom I like as well as his story, but why draft a 43 DE when moving to a 34 front?!?

There are two players that could add depth to what could be a good rotation...

Kamerion Wimbley who signed with Tennessee from Oakland and was miscast as a DE when he is clearly an Outside Linebacker; the Titans are desperate for Wide Receivers and we've got plenty of that...

Dontay Moch is another square peg in a round hole situation; scouted as a (Correction) 34 OLB, the Bengals have tried to make a 43 OLB which are very different traits; he could easily rejuvenate his career in New Orleans...

Another concern has to be with the Offensive Tackle positions...

Daily Media Observers have posted the unlikelihood of Marcel Jones making the team; that leaves Brown/Armstead opposite Strief/Harris...

Strief seems healthy and able and Harris looks that he can develop into a quality Tackle...

On the other side, Armstead is struggling adjusting to the speed of the game and just needs to put it together; but having the well documented health history of Brown at Left Tackle, well, I'm just a simple fan and like Coach, it can keep you up at night...

Think the Saints may have to consider when setting their 53 man roster, they may have to have some wiggle room to acquire some depth for the OT position...

Unfortunately, several teams seem to have lost their Tackles for the season already, so losing Brown a couple of weeks into the season after all other options may have been scooped up could prove costly...

“Your best?!? Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home (with) the prom queen.” - Sean Connery in The Rock

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Old 08-30-2013, 09:12 PM   #2
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You are exactly right in comparing Tez and Vaughn Johnson, he reminds me of him to a tee. I wish they would move him inside, he could do damage for years. We would be flexible with that one move alone.
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Rufus, whom I like as well as his story, but why draft a 43 DE when moving to a 34 front?!?
His athleticism, don't remember the actual numbers; but he did very well at the Combine.

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Dontay Moch is another square peg in a round hole situation; scouted as a 43 OLB, the Bengals have tried to make a 34 OLB which are very different traits; he could easily rejuvenate his career in New Orleans...
So if he has not worked out as a 3-4 OLB, why trade for him to do the exact same thing?
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His athleticism, don't remember the actual numbers; but he did very well at the Combine.



So if he has not worked out as a 3-4 OLB, why trade for him to do the exact same thing?
Mitch, my mistake they've tried to make him a 43 OLB...

He had the rookie injury and he was suspended for PED last season...

We may not have to give up much to acquire him...

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I want defenders , big nasty , in your face , bleep your momma and your quarterback ...
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Mitch, my mistake they've tried to make him a 43 OLB...

He had the rookie injury and he was suspended for PED last season...

We may not have to give up much to acquire him...
I admit, I don't know much about Moch. He does have 90 speed and 64 strength in this years Madden though.
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You know sometimes I really wonder if Vitt knows how to put the lb.'s in their natural positions or try to put a sqare peg in a round hole, borrowed that saying from ya!! He might be the problem. If we get pi$$ poor play out of these guys this season he should go!!
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You know sometimes I really wonder if Vitt knows how to put the lb.'s in their natural positions or try to put a sqare peg in a round hole, borrowed that saying from ya!! He might be the problem. If we get pi$$ poor play out of these guys this season he should go!!
I am so F'ing happy that you said that. I've been debating for a while now whether or not I should post a topic about how Joe Vitt is a terrible LB coach because I figured I'd get so criticized.
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I am so F'ing happy that you said that. I've been debating for a while now whether or not I should post a topic about how Joe Vitt is a terrible LB coach because I figured I'd get so criticized.
He might be well respected around the league but he has not got us results in years. If he don't get it done this year bring in someone who can. I also wonder if Del Rio was passed up on because he wanted to bring in a lb. coach and that's how we ended up with Spags. I have no proof but it's a thought. We hired a 3-4 guy with Ryan.
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I admit, I don't know much about Moch. He does have 90 speed and 64 strength in this years Madden though.
Madden...LOL
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