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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by |Mitch| Meachem if healthy was always a deep threat, so even if he's not getting the ball he's stretching the field. All the more open space for the rest of the weapons... Exactly! The Saints would alternate ...

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #21
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Re: Vilma to IR

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Meachem if healthy was always a deep threat, so even if he's not getting the ball he's stretching the field. All the more open space for the rest of the weapons...
Exactly! The Saints would alternate sending Meachem and Henderson deep so each remained fresh. They would only be targeted a few times combined, but when they did it was usually a big play, or when they weren't it drew coverage away from the inside and shorter routes.
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Re: Vilma to IR

I really wish we used that pick on a linebacker now
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #23
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Hey, people!! Vilma has been designated to the return to action slot of IR. He'll be back. This clears a roster spot and gives him a chance to get to 100% while remaining with the team.
So we wasted a return to action slot on an over the hill has been.
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They're the coaches; they seem to know what they are doing... And I seriously doubt they care if "The Dude" is freaking out...
True as we all know...
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:24 AM   #25
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Vilma to IR

At this stage in Vilmas career, Hawthorne is a better LB, this is a major injury for vilma...
If Hawthorne stays healthy Vilma will not come off IR to play which couldn't possibly happen until week 9.

He is being stashed for retirement and to free up a roster spot.

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Old 09-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #26
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meachem deep is waste of money. thats all he can do.

Defense is is need of a player then again the OL could use a player also.

PT goes down we are sunk in the run game.

Wow amazing what 1 spot does to ya

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Old 09-04-2013, 10:59 AM   #27
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We may need Jon down the stretch.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #28
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Re: Vilma to IR

Vilma hasn't been top shelf since that sports hernia thing a few years ago.
He never really got his leverage back. He was already undersized, which
worked for him, and us, with his speed to the ball. He hasn't been that guy
for quite a while. It seems his ailments have begun to compound themselves.
I hope he can get back to 8 tackles a game. I'd be satisfied with 4.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #29
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Vilma was put on the return IR because he was elgible. No other player was a candidate or worthy of the designation. He may come back and contribute. He may not. Having him available to return can only be a positive for the Saints. As far as Meachem goes, all we've heard from the SD media is how he's physically done. Clearly, that's not the case or the Saints would not have signed him. If healthy, and I assume he is, he's absolutely an upgrade over Tanner.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #30
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he's absolutely an upgrade over Tanner.
Comparing Meachem to Tanner is apples to oranges... Way different type of receivers
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