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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by TheOak He was "just" cut so he had a preseason etc. and is probably in decent shape... Just probably way past his prime. 6'8" 320 can't be easy on the knees. "Trueblood signed with the Washington Redskins ...

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Old 09-04-2013, 06:05 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by TheOak View Post
He was "just" cut so he had a preseason etc. and is probably in decent shape... Just probably way past his prime. 6'8" 320 can't be easy on the knees.

"Trueblood signed with the Washington Redskins on March 14, 2013. On August 27 2013, the Washington Redskins terminated Trueblood's contract."
still gotta learn the offense in 3 days...
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #82
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So their RT is a weak spot, and we're gonna attack it with Hicks/Jordan, Haralson, and Wilson/Galette? This is gonna be sweeeeeet!
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You lost me when you said this receiving corp. is bad, I'm hoping you were joking. This is the most talented WR corp. IMO the Saints have ever had. When you're talking about Colston, Moore Toon and Stills not to mention the TE position, yeah the WR position is not a concern.
Then why did we need Meachum at the price we had to pay to pick him up? ($5 Million unless we cut him)
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Then why did we need Meachum at the price we had to pay to pick him up? ($5 Million unless we cut him)
???

We didn't claim him, he cleared waivers. San Diego takes the cap hit.

I'll bet we offered close to vet minimum for him, which is probably around 600,000. Chump change.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:20 PM   #85
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So their RT is a weak spot, and we're gonna attack it with Hicks/Jordan, Haralson, and Wilson/Galette? This is gonna be sweeeeeet!
Reading my mind! That's what I was telling Caddie in the smack talk area.... Matt Ryan can't hit receivers if he doesn't have time to throw and SJ won't gain ok that side either.

Those boys are hurting.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #86
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Originally Posted by poydras View Post
Then why did we need Meachum at the price we had to pay to pick him up? ($5 Million unless we cut him)
Where are you getting your info? If he signed before Sunday it's guaranteed because he is a vet... Cutting does nothing. Chargers had to eat $5M.

Meachem signed for 1 year, for $715k

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So their RT is a weak spot, and we're gonna attack it with Hicks/Jordan, Haralson, and Wilson/Galette? This is gonna be sweeeeeet!
We'll have to make a looping gif out of that....
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Quick Inventory

Reasons for Doubt...

(1) Outside Linebacker Depth
(2) Uncertainty of Returning Starting Safeties
(3) Questionable Defensive Coordinator
(4) Special Teams Coverage


Reasons for Optimism...

(1) Big John Jenkins
(2) Keenan Lewis
(3) Akiem Hicks
(4) Kenny Vaccaro
(5) Glenn Foster
(6) Martez Wilson
(7) Ramon Humber
(8) Cam Jordan
(9) Kenny Stills
(10) Nick Toon

oh, and, an offense led by Sean Payton and Drew Brees...

Maybe I'm just a perfectionist, but it's easier pointing out the bad, though significant issues, when we've got a lot going for us...
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:45 PM   #89
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Well, in all fairness, one more reason for doubt (#4) is gonna be special teams. Based on the preseason body of work, it seems that the plan this season is going to be, give the other team the ball on the 40 or 50 at least once or twice a game, and just make Ryan deal with it, and make Brees deal with it if Ryan can't. So assume that special teams will basically add 7 or so points to whatever prediction you are making for the Falcons offense, because odds are good the special teams WILL give ridiculous field position up, or take points off the board, at least once. It's true I did fall asleep during the Miami game, but ofo the ones I was awake for, there really hasn't been a preseason game yet where something bad didn't happen on special teams to give the other team the ball around the 40 or 50 or better. Is it the end of the world? No. But it's gonna lead to at least one score in the Atlanta side of the board.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:24 PM   #90
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So their RT is a weak spot, and we're gonna attack it with Hicks/Jordan, Haralson, and Wilson/Galette? This is gonna be sweeeeeet!
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