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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Should see plenty of disagreement here, but what do y'all think of doing the following with the opening series "defense" in the Dome Sunday vs the Bucs? Deaderick, Starting NT...bench Bunkley. BB has been manhandled more often than he has ...

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Old 10-01-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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Benching Underachievers

Should see plenty of disagreement here, but what do y'all think of doing the following with the opening series "defense" in the Dome Sunday vs the Bucs?

Deaderick, Starting NT...bench Bunkley. BB has been manhandled more often than he has been doing the manhandling, and his play has directly affected Hicks and Jordan with them having to picking up BB's slack.
R. Powell, Starting OLB...bench Haralson. Parys hasn't been consistent in run support, something he was brought here to specifically do.
V. Sunseri, Starting SS...bench KVac. Don't think KVac is fully healthy, but he's becoming a liability in run & pass defense. Yes, bench a #1st round draft pick, especially if he is not 100%.
K. Edebali, Starting OLB...bench Galette. Wake & shake Junior up from his contract coma. Yes, bench the Captain in the Dome.

I do realize you can't keep this line-up going throughout the game, but replacing these starters who are underachieving with the young guys who might just overachieve and make those incumbent starters nervous about their jobs. Start pulling these young guys when they show signs of not being able to handle it, and leave them in if they are making plays individually and/or the defense is making stops. The NFL is littered with rookies making an impact for their team, even (gasp!) starting.

Who cares if the coaches make an underachieving millionaire mad...you don't perform, you get replaced by somebody who actually wants to perform.

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Junior is definitely not worth what we paid for him

One dimensional player, and he even sucks at that dimension this year
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I like it.
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Should see plenty of disagreement here, but what do y'all think of doing the following with the opening series "defense" in the Dome Sunday vs the Bucs?

Deaderick, Starting NT...bench Bunkley. BB has been manhandled more often than he has been doing the manhandling, and his play has directly affected Hicks and Jordan with them having to picking up BB's slack.
R. Powell, Starting OLB...bench Haralson. Parys hasn't been consistent in run support, something he was brought here to specifically do.
V. Sunseri, Starting SS...bench KVac. Don't think KVac is fully healthy, but he's becoming a liability in run & pass defense. Yes, bench a #1st round draft pick, especially if he is not 100%.
K. Edebali, Starting OLB...bench Galette. Wake & shake Junior up from his contract coma. Yes, bench the Captain in the Dome.

I do realize you can't keep this line-up going throughout the game, but replacing these starters who are underachieving with the young guys who might just overachieve and make those incumbent starters nervous about their jobs. Start pulling these young guys when they show signs of not being able to handle it, and leave them in if they are making plays individually and/or the defense is making stops. The NFL is littered with rookies making an impact for their team, even (gasp!) starting.

Who cares if the coaches make an underachieving millionaire mad...you don't perform, you get replaced by somebody who actually wants to perform.
At least your focusing on the right side of the ball.
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:05 PM   #5
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I said at halftime of the Dallas game something pretty close to this, out loud, and my kids can confirm it:

Bench every starter. All of them. In fact, remove them from the field. Make them shower, get on the bus, and wait for the rest of the team to finish the game.
Send this team a Mike Singleterry-type message. It's okay to get beat, but it is not okay to fail to show up - it is not okay to fail to play with passion and a sense of urgency. They don't owe us much of anything, as fans, but they do owe us that much.
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:08 PM   #6
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The starters look tired, even after getting a breather. At least start rotating. Certainly can't hurt anything.
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That cush training camp in VW made them too soft.
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Forget Deaderick, lets get John Jenkins back into the mix.
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That cush training camp in VW made them too soft.
In John maddens voice BOOM, he's nailed it!
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Forget Deaderick, lets get John Jenkins back into the mix.
I wanted to put Jenkins in that spot, but I ain't got a clue about his status as of Oct 1st @ 4:35 pm. Most definitely put Jenkins in there...Bunkley's play has made Hicks and Jordan look less-than-average. I mean, dang, Hicks is a better fit at NT than Bunkley, in my opinion. Hicks is a freakin' monster in the middle, and pretty sure he'd have held his own against the Boys' interior better than Bunkley did.
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