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Old 12-20-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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Remember how everybody has been talking all year about how the receivers are slow, and aren't getting open/getting separation?

I don't know what his original numbers/stats are, but Thomas had a rep for "fast."

Just kicking the tires. I don't know much about him but the Lions worked this Charles Hawkins guy out too, in September.

Personally, I think it's Payton trying to trim a few fractions of a second off ALL our current wide receivers' speed, LOL. Guys tend to run faster when they think there's someone chasing behind them.
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Agreed, I think Sean is just putting the "nobody's job is safe" message out there.
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Cut Toon and bring this dude in... Sounds good to me. Toon may have a better grasp of the play book but stone hands equals wasted roster spot.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:30 PM   #5
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5 yr veteran receiver Mike Thomas.

Also on the tried out list

offensive tackle Zebrie Sanders,
linebacker Alex Albright,
defensive back Derrius Brooks,
wide receiver Charles Hawkins
offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe.

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Old 12-20-2013, 09:30 PM   #6
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Payton is not kidding around and I don't blame him. The drop off in recent weeks is a serious problem. Very unconventional this late in the season but it's either put people on notice or accept defeatism.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:42 PM   #7
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Agreed, I think Sean is just putting the "nobody's job is safe" message out there.
I am thinking that's the case.
Dawson looks like he is out again, but a LB? We are carrying 10
Thomas might be better than Toon and Tanner, but that doesn't get him on the field

seems like a strange way for coaches to be spending a Friday before the biggest game of the year, but what the hell do I know?
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This might explain why Payton's press availability today was like, three minutes long and he split.

We don't know, it could have even been like, multiple player tryouts at the same time, like two tackles on each side of RG4, vs. backup or practice squad Saints DT's, throwing to a WR in coverage by a linebacker, who is cussing like "oh man -- they called me in for a tryout to do my weakest, worst thing -- ain't this a b--ch" or just looking at different stuff from each guy. We don't know what happened, but it sounds to me like a little mini scrimmage to look at specific people, and Payton may not have even been there.

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Old 12-20-2013, 10:59 PM   #9
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I don't blame Coach Payton one bit. This team is basically the best, most-balanced, most promising team we've had since 2009. With a future HOF QB, as well as the standard-issue amazing Saints offense, and this year an amazing defense -- there should be NOT EVEN A QUESTION OF US GETTING BACK TO AT LEAST THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SB Part Deux. It would be pissing away the embarrassment of talent on this team. Payton and the whole team should be mad as hell at any one not playing their best right now. If poor performers need to go to get Job #1 done, then so be it.

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