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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; yawn no biggie either way. he should cut us a check for the wasted 1st round pick on him. mentally i swear he just does not get it....

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Old 02-24-2014, 12:17 AM   #11
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Re: SAINTS, ROBERT MEACHEM HOPE TO HAMMER OUT NEW CONTRACT,

yawn no biggie either way. he should cut us a check for the wasted 1st round pick on him. mentally i swear he just does not get it.
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Re: SAINTS, ROBERT MEACHEM HOPE TO HAMMER OUT NEW CONTRACT,

Originally Posted by exile View Post
Speed sells.
Yeah, but this is a thread about Robert Meachem.
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Re: SAINTS, ROBERT MEACHEM HOPE TO HAMMER OUT NEW CONTRACT,

We are cap strapped. Why pay a 7 year vet minimum of $855k when you can grab two rookies at $420k each and save 15k?


What happened to the whole trade down for more picks train of thought. Letting him walk gives you two more options to explore.
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Re: SAINTS, ROBERT MEACHEM HOPE TO HAMMER OUT NEW CONTRACT,

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We are cap strapped. Why pay a 7 year vet minimum of $855k when you can grab two rookies at $420k each and save 15k?


What happened to the whole trade down for more picks train of thought. Letting him walk gives you two more options to explore.
I would guess that Meachem is a know commodity, and its possible we lose Moore.

Having a veteran that knows the system and is relatively cheap is a pretty good reason to bring him to camp.

I suspect they aren't worried about the 400K savings at a position that might be shorthanded on experienced players.

You can still bring several rookies in to compete, and if Meachem is a final 53 cut, you can resign him the following week without his contract being guaranteed and then his contract becomes week to week.

I don't see a downside here, considering we might lose Lance Moore, and perhaps Joe Morgan.
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Re: SAINTS, ROBERT MEACHEM HOPE TO HAMMER OUT NEW CONTRACT,

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I would guess that Meachem is a know commodity, and its possible we lose Moore.



Having a veteran that knows the system and is relatively cheap is a pretty good reason to bring him to camp.



I suspect they aren't worried about the 400K savings at a position that might be shorthanded on experienced players.



You can still bring several rookies in to compete, and if Meachem is a final 53 cut, you can resign him the following week without his contract being guaranteed and then his contract becomes week to week.



I don't see a downside here, considering we might lose Lance Moore, and perhaps Joe Morgan.

The down side is that you can't be over the cap at all and it limits us to prospects.

Yes Moore and Meach would be a loss of Vets but my opinion is that Colston/Brees/Payton can get a rookie up to speed just fine.

I just see it as a limiting factor in evaluating new talent.
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Yeah, but this is a thread about Robert Meachem.

Well if Meach is slow our other WRs are slugs.
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Re: SAINTS, ROBERT MEACHEM HOPE TO HAMMER OUT NEW CONTRACT,

We need a speedy receiver to open the middle with deep routes.
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Re: SAINTS, ROBERT MEACHEM HOPE TO HAMMER OUT NEW CONTRACT,

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We need a speedy receiver to open the middle with deep routes.
Got one.


I would play it like we did last year. Meachem isn't offered anything until we are done with FA, and we have vetted rookies. If we do not find equal talent for less $ then sign him to vet min.
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Re: SAINTS, ROBERT MEACHEM HOPE TO HAMMER OUT NEW CONTRACT,

Meachem actually played pretty well, he sparked our offense vs san fran when they were struggling with a 50 yard catch and run, then made another huge grab later in the game

like oak said, vet minimum and let them fight it out in camp

at the minute, stills is better but meachem is a good blocking WR
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Meachem actually played pretty well, he sparked our offense vs san fran when they were struggling with a 50 yard catch and run, then made another huge grab later in the game

like oak said, vet minimum and let them fight it out in camp

at the minute, stills is better but meachem is a good blocking WR
You may have misread what i intended.

Vet minimum - Only after camp is done and we know that there was nothing there of better value. We can sign him 4th week of preseason.
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