Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

Who should survive?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; There has been so much discussion lately on who Benson should fire. I'm curious if there are people we think Benson ought to keep. Should anyone from the current regime stay in New Orleans? Additionally, any players that should go ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-06-2004, 10:32 PM   #1
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,762
Who should survive?

There has been so much discussion lately on who Benson should fire. I'm curious if there are people we think Benson ought to keep. Should anyone from the current regime stay in New Orleans?

Additionally, any players that should go (aside from the obvious)?



[Edited on 10/11/2004 by Halo]
BrooksMustGo is offline  
Old 10-06-2004, 10:43 PM   #2
5000 POSTS! +
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 5,631
Who should survive?

No coach should survive, that\'s for sure. A complete house-cleaning is needed if you ask me. I suspect that there would also be A LOT of change at LB and CB as well. Otherwise, I don\'t see any glaring needs personnel wise - the problem is with the coach.
WhoDat is offline  
Old 10-07-2004, 12:08 AM   #3
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 1,800
Who should survive?

IMO

Dump \'em: Venturi, McCarthy, Haslett, Victor Riley, Ki-Jana Carter, Darren Howard, Jonathan Sullivan, Keyou Craver, Sedric Hodge, Tebucky Jones, Ashley Ambrose

Keep \'em: Mickey Loomis, LeCharles Bentley (back to guard), Mike Karney, Deuce McAllister, Donte Stalworth, Devery Henderson, Charles Grant, Will Smith, Michael Lewis, Mel Mitchell, Rodney Leislie, Mitch Berger, Mike McKenzie, Fred Thomas (for the nickel)

The rest are mediocre in my book. Replaceable, though many could be coached into becoming reasonable players.

Biggest problem is the linebacking corps.

I know people will question the Darren Howard call. He\'s good - but I don\'t think he\'s great, not at the cost he will want after the franchise tag was used on him last year. Will Smith will be a star, so Howard probably has more trade value right now than longterm value for the team.

Horn is questionable. He\'s holding all the records, but he\'ll be expensive for his next contract, and that hamstring is starting to go. He still has trade value now, before old age and crutches finally take him. So I\'d unload him during the regime change, when Haslett is let go.


can anyone help me id this tune? it goes thwap thwap boom tch boom tch boom tch.

Qui a laissez sortir les chiens!
LordOfEntropy is offline  
Old 10-07-2004, 12:12 AM   #4
Kinder, gentler
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dirty south
Posts: 3,889
Who should survive?

No coach should survive, that\'s for sure. A complete house-cleaning is needed if you ask me. I suspect that there would also be A LOT of change at LB and CB as well. Otherwise, I don\'t see any glaring needs personnel wise - the problem is with the coach.
Damn right. Amputate the whole hand, don\'t pick and choose between the fingers.
BlackandBlue is offline  
Old 10-07-2004, 12:14 AM   #5
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Orlando,FL
Posts: 1,367
Who should survive?

All should go...............next question
subguy is offline  
Old 10-07-2004, 12:41 AM   #6
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,020
Who should survive?

Keep Pease and McCarthy , Cut the rest of the coaching staff .

Pease is a worthy candidate to keep .

McCarthy , name one quarterbacks coach in the league that has taken 3 third stringers in the league and coached them well enough to take a team to the Play offs ? As an offensive coordinator McCarthy blows but as a quarterbacks coach , he seems to excel .
saintz08 is offline  
Old 10-07-2004, 01:23 AM   #7
500th Post
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Gulf Coast
Posts: 602
Who should survive?

Anybody think Mueller would come back for GM? Loomis seems to be a good contract guy, but not a GM. Haz and both coordinaters should be long gone by the time next season starts.
turbo_dog is offline  
Old 10-07-2004, 06:31 AM   #8
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort Alabama
Posts: 15,251
Who should survive?

Dump:
Coaching staff...Hire a true football GM and let him fire/keep whoever he wants.

Players-Release or trade Darren Howard (salary), Joe Horn (why do you think we drafted Henderson)

Everyone else fights for their jobs in TC next year.

Positions to upgrade with quality Free-agents...
RT
WLB
SLB (sign 2 guys, Cie will never play again)
C (move Bentley back to RG)
QB-probably best to take a QB with a late day 1 or early day 2 pick. Brooks will leave soon and we need to develop someone for about 2 years.



Danno is online now  
Old 10-10-2004, 04:11 PM   #9
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,762
Who should survive?

Any new candidates after today?
BrooksMustGo is offline  
Old 10-10-2004, 04:16 PM   #10
5000 POSTS! +
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,703
Who should survive?

saintz08 i\'d say to keep pease also
spkb25 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:45 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts