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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Opening night for Coleman, other rookies August, 8, 2014 By Mike Triplett Rookie receiver Brandon Coleman has been the clear choice for the New Orleans Saints' "Most Improved" player from organized team activities to training camp. And since the 6-foot-6, ...

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:28 AM   #1
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Coleman - Most Improved from OTA's to TC

Opening night for Coleman, other rookies
August, 8, 2014
By Mike Triplett
Rookie receiver Brandon Coleman has been the clear choice for the New Orleans Saints' "Most Improved" player from organized team activities to training camp.

And since the 6-foot-6, 225-pounder was already among the fan favorites in this yearís undrafted rookie class, Coleman will be one of the most compelling reasons to watch the second half of tonightís preseason opener against the St. Louis Rams.

Rookie receiver Brandon Coleman on his preseason play: "It's my job to get the coaches to notice me."
"Right now, the fans can say all they want. But itís my job to get the coaches to notice me," Coleman said when asked about the attention he has received from fans so far.

Itís easy for Coleman to stay humble after he admittedly struggled during OTAs in minicamp, dropping too many passes and showing some hesitancy in his route-running.

Over the past two weeks, however, the former Rutgers standout has made several nice catches while playing at a faster speed.

"Just the tempo of the game and just how to play at the pace," Coleman said when asked where he has made the biggest strides. "Just how to be a pro on and off the field. I took that, went home with it for three weeks and then came back and tried to just incorporate that into this camp."

Coleman was the most highly touted of the Saints' undrafted rookies for two reasons. One, heís a massive target, which will make him a unique offensive weapon if he can realize his potential. Secondy, he was highly rated by many scouting analysts heading into the draft for that reason.

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The Saints' receiver position is awfully crowded right now, with more experienced guys Robert Meachem, Nick Toon, Joe Morgan and Andy Tanner all fighting for the fourth and fifth receiver jobs. So I donít expect Coleman or fellow rookie Seantavius Jones to be able to leapfrog all those guys and crack the actual rotation this season.

However, it is possible that the Saints could keep Coleman on the active 53-man roster as a weekly inactive in a sort of "redshirt" capacity. That is something they have done in the past with talented young playmakers. But to get there, Coleman will have to keep earning that "Most Improved" title throughout the preseason.

Obviously Coleman wonít be the only rookie worth watching tonight since so many of them should get a ton of work....

Fellow draft picks like cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebackers Khairi Fortt and Ronald Powell, and safety Vinnie Sunseri have started to pick things up and make more plays in recent days.

Opening night for Brandon Coleman, other rookies - ESPN
Good news about Coleman, because he didn't look so hot at all in OTA's. I'd be surprised if he made the 53, but if he explodes in these pre-season games he may not clear waivers for the PS.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:43 AM   #2
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I agree, I really doubt he makes the 53 man roster. I think we're pretty set at WR with Colston, Stills, Cooks, Toon and Meachem/Morgan. But Coleman could get a "mysterious" ailment and be stashed on the IR.
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I agree, I really doubt he makes the 53 man roster. I think we're pretty set at WR with Colston, Stills, Cooks, Toon and Meachem/Morgan. But Coleman could get a "mysterious" ailment and be stashed on the IR.
Toon and Morgan are unknown factors basically and Meachem has seen better days. Coleman actually has a good shot in my opinion especially if he continues to improve.
I could see Meachem as the odd man out.(it figures I finally learned how to spell his name).
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I'll be pullin for him. I hope he gets a chance to show out.
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Toon and Morgan are unknown factors basically and Meachem has seen better days. Coleman actually has a good shot in my opinion especially if he continues to improve.
I could see Meachem as the odd man out.(it figures I finally learned how to spell his name).
It has sounded like Toon's had the best camp, for him, so far, so I don't see him being cut. And watching an interview with Brees the other day, talking about installing a new play, and Colston and Meachem will make adjustments to the routes, and Brees will hit them. Then the younger receivers say "that's not how it was drawn up" and Brees responded that its a thing he has with Colston and Meachem since they've been working together for like nine years. If Brees is that comfortable with him, and Meachem happens to be our best blocking WR and makes the plays when he has to, I could see him staying. Morgan... always seems like he's injured. But we'll see how that goes.

Irregardless, we have a very talented WR corp this coming season
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Colston 2.0?
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I think Morgan isn't kept. Just a gut.
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If they kept a spot for AA for years, they can make a spot for Coleman. I have a good feeling about this kid.....especially after I read that comment by Colston.
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Coleman looking terrible tonight .... Bye Felicia
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A drop earlier, now a pass goes right through his hands, off his helmet and into the hands of a defender...
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