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A: We Nailed It. Championship! 7 10.94%
B: Not Too Bad At All. We Mostly Rocked It! 36 56.25%
C: Meh. I'm Not Much Impressed. 14 21.88%
D: Were The SaintSations Running The Draft This Year? 6 9.38%
F: Terrible. Time To Think New Coach/GM 1 1.56%
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Grade Our Draft!

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by TheOak Is it really that bad? When you look at out roster do you see 4-12 or something close to it? Not this coming year as we already have the talent we need.... for the most part. ...

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Old 05-11-2014, 04:20 PM   #71
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Is it really that bad? When you look at out roster do you see 4-12 or something close to it?
Not this coming year as we already have the talent we need.... for the most part. Our true deficiency last year (and looking like this year) was on the OL, and I don't see any improvement on that. Most of Drew's picks came from him being hurried and that was from an insufficiency at the center spot not to mention a lack of choices in the tackle spots as well. We've lost Kromer and I didn't see Ingalls as being any kind of equal to him. Even if he is, he needs some material to work with. We are easily a knockdown, a hurry, a sack or a pick away from a Superbowl.

Don't really like La Bust either at second. He was kind of like a Brady Quinn. Looked really good against lower level teams, but you don't see many in the way of highlights when he played against the two good teams.

I will be happy to be proven wrong, very happy, but...

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Old 05-11-2014, 05:18 PM   #72
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Not this coming year as we already have the talent we need.... for the most part. Our true deficiency last year (and looking like this year) was on the OL, and I don't see any improvement on that. Most of Drew's picks came from him being hurried and that was from an insufficiency at the center spot not to mention a lack of choices in the tackle spots as well. We've lost Kromer and I didn't see Ingalls as being any kind of equal to him. Even if he is, he needs some material to work with. We are easily a knockdown, a hurry, a sack or a pick away from a Superbowl.



Don't really like La Bust either at second. He was kind of like a Brady Quinn. Looked really good against lower level teams, but you don't see many in the way of highlights when he played against the two good teams.



I will be happy to be proven wrong, very happy, but...

Lelito - We don't know yet, all e can so is trust for now and wait and see.

Armstead - Played better than Chuck no? Played a good bit better in the end and playoffs, no?

So far unless your disagreeing we've gotten better... At very worst stayed equal.

I 1/2 agree with you on Drew's passing issues. The other 1/2 was WRs not getting separation, Stills really came along at the end and Cooks should be able to do at least as well.

4th ranked defense. Are we worse anywhere?

Didn't think so.

O-Line issues running first 1/2 of the season was the o-line adjusting to the new blocking scheme. Got better in the end and playoffs.

Special Teams - Who knows, not caring now. I still see that as a coaching issue.

So..... We lost Sproles. Loss of talent.... But became a worse team? I'm not so sure, id go with less predictable and that's is what everyone has wanted.

Lost Moore? Replaced him with worse?

So you see, I don't get it. If it's not this coming year then we will have another free agency period and draft before each season after.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:38 PM   #73
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B ? So far 56.5%

I hope by the polls and writers blog that this is right and this was a We Rock It Draft
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You grade drafts based on the potential and quality of players you picked, not on whether they addressed some perceived need.
Don't knock the players we picked just because they don't play Center.
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B ? So far 56.5%

I hope by the polls and writers blog that this is right and this was a We Rock It Draft

Those same people had Houston and Atlanta in the SuperBowl last year.

Trust in our front office.
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You grade drafts based on the potential and quality of players you picked, not on whether they addressed some perceived need.
Don't knock the players we picked just because they don't play Center.

Coach Payton already said there were only a hand full of Centers and their value didn't align with our draft picks.

Reach for a Center and the parade starts lining up, reach for a WR and here come the fire and brimstone.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:33 PM   #77
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Those same people had Houston and Atlanta in the SuperBowl last year.

Trust in our front office.
The polls are by us @ top of page and blog I referred to call this draft a winner
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Don't knock the players we picked just because they don't play Center.
nailed it.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:30 PM   #79
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Fourth in defense even with all of our injuries is what I'm sayin'! We were fine especially with our FA pickups. We could be so much better than last year with a little help for the offensive side. My draft order was:
WR
OL
Trade away
OL
WR
OL
K

But hell, we needed somebody in this thread to throw a fit. Everyone else was being way too calm. It wouldn't have been Black and Gold. com without that.

Oh yeah, and now I have to throw out some stats and tell all of you how uninformed you all are or something insulting just to round it out.

Ummm, don't really have any stats and my weekend was way too good overall to pick any fights so I guess I'll call it good, duct tape the teeth marks on my couch and say, "Who dat?"

Now when do the training camp debates start?

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Old 05-12-2014, 12:05 AM   #80
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I'm not a fan of this draft. There is not one pick that really gets me excited. I don't see how we became any more physical team in any way.I'm kinda Tired of the finesse type team. I rather we Have a bunch of mean and nasty slobber knockers out there.

And another thing which isn't draft related but also think is important going forward. Sean and company have to do something with the playbook it really needs a few new wrinkles. The Screen, Run, Go Deep or The Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy play calling is getting pretty predictable.
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