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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Curtis Lofton is a tackling machine, with that said he is a liability in coverage, do we trade him for a good draft pick or keep him?...

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Old 01-16-2014, 08:52 AM   #1
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What to do with Curtis Lofton?

Curtis Lofton is a tackling machine, with that said he is a liability in coverage, do we trade him for a good draft pick or keep him?
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

If we did trade him we wouldn't get a high draft pick so I see us keeping him.. I'm sure he won't look so weak in coverage once we get some help around him from yhe corners and lbs.
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

If he can't cover, don't put him in situations where he has to. Play your players to their strengths, not to a scheme. Roman Harper and Lofton shouldn't even see the field on passing downs.
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

Its his last season without a restructure. $9ml in 2015 for a ILB that cant cover,only $2ml dead money so restructure or go imo
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

As well as the defense played this year, I don't think they should mess with things too much. Although, I do think ILB is a position of concern in the future.
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:34 AM   #6
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If he can't cover, don't put him in situations where he has to. Play your players to their strengths, not to a scheme. Roman Harper and Lofton shouldn't even see the field on passing downs.
Well, you've got two QBs that run the read option playing for a conference championship this weekend. What does that tell you?
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:35 AM   #7
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

Has it really come to us questioning our best ILB?
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Has it really come to us questioning our best ILB?
lol It shouldnt
Lofton played really good this year. I do think we need more speed at LB but I dont think Lofton is a player the Saints need to get rid of just yet.
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:15 AM   #9
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Re: What to do with Curtis Lofton?

Originally Posted by rezburna View Post
If he can't cover, don't put him in situations where he has to. Play your players to their strengths, not to a scheme. Roman Harper and Lofton shouldn't even see the field on passing downs.

Rez, that's fine if we knew on each down what the opposing offense was going to do...

And I get what your saying about the obvious situations, but something has to be done for all three downs; just don't get that we no longer have three down players and they make 5x's what the players of the 80's made...
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:05 PM   #10
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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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