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

Refresh my memory...

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; When LeCharles Bentley left the Saints to go to the Browns, he made a comment about, "...would rather sit out the season than play for the Saints." Which, he did, as he got injured. But, what was it that got ...

Like Tree7Likes

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2014, 11:31 AM   #1
100th Post
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 354
Refresh my memory...

When LeCharles Bentley left the Saints to go to the Browns, he made a comment about, "...would rather sit out the season than play for the Saints." Which, he did, as he got injured.

But, what was it that got his panties in a wad in New Orleans?

I guess the talk of centers has made me think of him.
stickman is offline  
Latest Blogs
2015 Saints Bye Week Draft Last Blog: 10-16-2014 By: hagan714


"IRONY" Last Blog: 10-01-2014 By: teddybarexxx


Sainity Zone 9-30-14 Hail Last Blog: 09-30-2014 By: xan


Old 04-09-2014, 11:38 AM   #2
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress Tx.
Posts: 16,193
Re: Refresh my memory...

2005 was a different time for the Saints. Haslett was the HC, 3-13 record, Aaron brooks was QB... There is a lot left to be desired about that /his last season.

After his knee injury had healed he tried to return in 2008 and was g2g but asked to be released... Sounds a lot like his heart wasnt in it.

He also pissed-off Philly when he backed out of a deal to sign with the Browns.

Important to note that Bently was not very enthused about being drafted by the Saints.
CheramieIII, hagan714 and stickman like this.
TheOak is offline  
Old 04-09-2014, 11:46 AM   #3
100th Post
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 354
Re: Refresh my memory...

Okay, thanks. I wasn't sure if it was just a case of a guy who didn't want to be here, or if the front office did something he didn't like.

Still, you have to be careful when you make those comments, you may have to live up to them.
stickman is offline  
Old 04-09-2014, 11:47 AM   #4
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,965
Re: Refresh my memory...

Bentley was one of the most overrated Saints I can remember. He was a real good guard his rookie season and then they moved him to center where he stunk out loud. Seriously, it was unbelievable how terrible he was. It was enough to make me think he was trying to get benched.

As for the circumstances of his departure, I'm sure the Katrina year had a lot to do with it. But Haslett had a tendency to wear thin on players.
hagan714 likes this.
Jack Vegas is offline  
Old 04-09-2014, 11:57 AM   #5
Bounty Money $$$
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 5800 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA.
Posts: 11,478
Re: Refresh my memory...

He should never have been moved to center. We love moving players to new positions they have no experience with.
Rugby Saint II is offline  
Old 04-09-2014, 12:35 PM   #6
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort Alabama
Posts: 16,385
Re: Refresh my memory...

Originally Posted by TheOak View Post
2005 was a different time for the Saints. Haslett was the HC, 3-13 record, Aaron brooks was QB... There is a lot left to be desired about that /his last season.

After his knee injury had healed he tried to return in 2008 and was g2g but asked to be released... Sounds a lot like his heart wasnt in it.

He also pissed-off Philly when he backed out of a deal to sign with the Browns.

Important to note that Bently was not very enthused about being drafted by the Saints.
We also had that little issue called Katrina, and 8 home games away from the dome. Rumors about relocating to San Antonio were everywhere, and fans were pissed off...

I'm sure he wasn't the only player that wanted out.
Danno is offline  
Old 04-09-2014, 12:48 PM   #7
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress Tx.
Posts: 16,193
Re: Refresh my memory...

Originally Posted by Danno View Post
We also had that little issue called Katrina, and 8 home games away from the dome. Rumors about relocating to San Antonio were everywhere, and fans were pissed off...

I'm sure he wasn't the only player that wanted out.
He stated he didn't like being drafted by New Orleans and Cleveland is his home town, he wanted to go home.
Bentley wanted out before Katrina
5/1/2005
The Saints are not in negotiations with Pro Bowl C LeCharles Bentley, who has been absent from the Saints' workout regime all offseason. GM Mickey Loomis has put down an edict that he will not negotiate with players who are not reporting to Saints headquarters for voluntary workouts.
New Orleans Pro Football: 05/01/2005 - 06/01/2005
TheOak is offline  
Old 04-09-2014, 12:49 PM   #8
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,965
Re: Refresh my memory...

Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II View Post
He should never have been moved to center. We love moving players to new positions they have no experience with.
Except he had played center at Ohio St. and that's what he said he wanted to play in the NFL.

My general impression of Bentley (even back then) was always that he was kind of a whiner and malcontent. (I could be wrong but I think there was something about him and Will Smith getting in a fight over his supposed pouting/lack of effort). I was not disappointed to see him go.
Jack Vegas is offline  
Old 04-09-2014, 04:59 PM   #9
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Belle Chasse
Posts: 1,556
Re: Refresh my memory...

Bentley straight up quit in '05. I remember watching him and the left guard (forget his name) just stand up at the snap and not even try to block anybody. Aaron Brooks may have sucked but at least he never quit. **** L'Charles Bently.
hagan714 and Utah_Saint like this.
Boutte is offline  
Old 04-09-2014, 05:34 PM   #10
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 2,241
Re: Refresh my memory...

Originally Posted by Boutte View Post
Bentley straight up quit in '05. I remember watching him and the left guard (forget his name) just stand up at the snap and not even try to block anybody. Aaron Brooks may have sucked but at least he never quit. **** L'Charles Bently.
I remember that. It was funny and sad at the same time.
hagan714 likes this.
Utah_Saint is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/65400-refresh-my-memory.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
Refresh my memory... This thread Refback 04-09-2014 12:16 PM 25


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:37 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts