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Old 08-27-2014, 10:43 PM   #1
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Brandon Coleman - there was a reason he went undrafted, and that was due to being more of a body catcher and dropping passes as well as not being very fluid with his movements nor having much explosive ability. If he can get on the practice squad then great

Nick Toon - always good in practice but doesn't perform come game time. Sounds like Corey White, right? After three seasons, I think we've seen what we'll be getting from Toon. But he'll stay on the team with Stills injured

Bryce Harris - big surprise to me this training camp. he was decent last year but has seem to struggle in games thus far. We seriously have a lack of depth at the tackle position...

Terrence Fredrick - haven't seen much of him so can't make much of a judgement other than we are loaded at the DB position so it was a huge uphill battle from the beginning for him

Tavon Rooks - had no idea why we reached for him when he was clearly predicted to be an UDFA much like it's clearly predicted that the sun will rise tomorrow. Does he make the PS just because he was drafted? I sure hope not. I'd imagine there will be some other cuts from other teams who could play the tackle position better than Rooks.
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Out of the 5, two of them are tackles. The Saints will have to keep looking for o-line depth. Seems like they're always looking for o-line depth.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:23 AM   #4
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Last year we needed a run game. O-line was most of the issue. We have some amazing talent at RB this year -- and we need to be able to use it.
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Brandon Coleman - there was a reason he went undrafted, and that was due to being more of a body catcher and dropping passes as well as not being very fluid with his movements nor having much explosive ability. If he can get on the practice squad then great

Nick Toon - always good in practice but doesn't perform come game time. Sounds like Corey White, right? After three seasons, I think we've seen what we'll be getting from Toon. But he'll stay on the team with Stills injured

Bryce Harris - big surprise to me this training camp. he was decent last year but has seem to struggle in games thus far. We seriously have a lack of depth at the tackle position...

Terrence Fredrick - haven't seen much of him so can't make much of a judgement other than we are loaded at the DB position so it was a huge uphill battle from the beginning for him

Tavon Rooks - had no idea why we reached for him when he was clearly predicted to be an UDFA much like it's clearly predicted that the sun will rise tomorrow. Does he make the PS just because he was drafted? I sure hope not. I'd imagine there will be some other cuts from other teams who could play the tackle position better than Rooks.
This is exactly why I think Marcel Jones will make the ballclub (lack of depth at tackle). I am also convinced the Saints will be scouring the waiver wire with the last round of cuts for players who can play tackle especially. So the "final 53" will likely not be "final".
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:56 AM   #6
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Toon will make it but by default. The injuries are unclear with Stills and Morgan, the odds of either going the distance is not good. I also see Coleman working his way back in later.
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Harris did okay filling in last year, and we have used him in the old Zach Strief tacklle-eligible, which could mean he is being groomed. I think he is safe.
Jones gives us flexibility, although we have Lelito, which means Kelemete might make it instead. I don't see us carrying 9 OL, unless we are worried someone might get picked up. I'd rather carry 9 linemen than a second kicker

Who is Frederick? shouldn't even be mentioned in this article
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:08 AM   #8
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Reddick and Sweeting not being able to build off of making the team last year is more disappointing to me. Coleman may make the roster by default. Somebody has to line up at WR opening day. He has potential. Toon has made the roster. It's up to him to take advantage of it. Harris is a backup in the NFL. Not a bad thing. Just nothing special. Frederick never had a shot with the talent ahead of him. Rooks was a project at best and still most likely has a shot at the practice squad to get a year of seasoning.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:22 AM   #9
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So far Toon plays like tarzan in practice then turns into Jane in the live game.I would like them to keep jones or Coleman over him.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:48 AM   #10
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Harris is a solid swing tackle. I'm not worried about him. He's done well in games when it counted. As for Marcel Jones, the fact they moved him to guard says to me they don't have faith in him as a tackle. And with Kelemete being so good at guard, I don't see why they would keep Marcel over him.
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