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What to do with Curtis Lofton?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I don't say replace him but you could draft his potential replacement to add depth to The ILB position. Maybe someone with more superb cover skills. As a veteran he can really teach a lot to a new LB, even ...

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Old 01-16-2014, 12:05 PM   #11
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

I don't say replace him but you could draft his potential replacement to add depth to The ILB position. Maybe someone with more superb cover skills. As a veteran he can really teach a lot to a new LB, even if they drafted a OLB he could enlighten them on somethings.
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:26 PM   #12
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

What to do with him? Well maybe see if he will restructure and extend. Lofton is a tackling machine and played well this year. Why the hell would anyone want to get rid of him yet?
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:34 PM   #13
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

We've been over and over this several times during the season. Lofton is a really good player. Getting rid of him would be foolish. And if he's such a liability in coverage how come we had the second-best pass defense in the league this year?
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:14 PM   #14
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

What do we do with him?
I am thinking we let him lead the team in tackles again, with an average of 2 more tackle than the second guy.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:22 PM   #15
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

In order to save time let's list everybody who doesn't need to be replaced. I'll start
Kenny Vaccarro
Keenan Lewis
Khiry Pobinson
Terron Armstead
ummm uhhhh........

Man we SUCK!
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:23 PM   #16
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

If anybody doubts Lofton or Hawthorne are good players, watch some Saints games from this year, then go back to 2011 and watch our linebackers then. The difference is night and day. If you want to get rid of Lofton for a "fast" guy like Casillas or Dunbar you are not paying attention.

People are overreacting because we didn't make it to the Super Bowl. So what. We were in the final 4 teams in our conference, one last-second loss away from a division title. You don't start throwing away good players from a roster that good.
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

Originally Posted by Jack Vegas View Post
If anybody doubts Lofton or Hawthorne are good players, watch some Saints games from this year, then go back to 2011 and watch our linebackers then. The difference is night and day. If you want to get rid of Lofton for a "fast" guy like Casillas or Dunbar you are not paying attention.

People are overreacting because we didn't make it to the Super Bowl. So what. We were in the final 4 teams in our conference, one last-second loss away from a division title. You don't start throwing away good players from a roster that good.
WRONG!!!!!

If you don't win the Super Bowl you must blow up the team. Come on... Everybody knows that.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:50 PM   #18
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

Lofton is a toughest question for me going into a 3-4 D, yes he is good in a 4-3, unknown in a 3-4. Lofton is an animal on run plays, maybe he could be used like a Sam Mills type lb in the 3-4. If we run the 4-2-5 with a 3 safety set he gets picked on in coverage. Tough call when we still need speed on the ILB. position.
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

The dude played the most snaps on defense that played very well. Give it a break.
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

Originally Posted by halloween 65 View Post
Lofton is a toughest question for me going into a 3-4 D, yes he is good in a 4-3, unknown in a 3-4. Lofton is an animal on run plays, maybe he could be used like a Sam Mills type lb in the 3-4. If we run the 4-2-5 with a 3 safety set he gets picked on in coverage. Tough call when we still need speed on the ILB. position.
Here's the thing
we don't really play a 3-4, or a 4-3, and yes, we seem to have 3 safeties on the field a lot. We play whatever Ryan scheme has conjured up to get the 11 freshest/best players on the field, and that will almost always include Lofton.
Today's fun fact: Lofton was on the field for 96% of all defensive snaps. I think Ryan might know what he is doing
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