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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by lee909 With hindsight he may have proved a better option than Byrd,having said that you could have Earl Thomas,Richard Sherman and Revis in the backfield and with no pass rush you going to get passed on Not ...

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Old 10-23-2014, 11:47 AM   #11
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Re: New Orleans Saints' search for second starting cornerback failed from the start: Larry Holder

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With hindsight he may have proved a better option than Byrd,having said that you could have Earl Thomas,Richard Sherman and Revis in the backfield and with no pass rush you going to get passed on
Not writing him off as he needs time to develop a understanding with KV.
Totally agree with you...hind sight is always 20/20. I have no problem with getting Byrd- I think he's a great player. I just remember feeling like we needed to address the corner position a little more than the safety position. But then again, I expected the pass rush to be just as good or even better than last year.
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having said that you could have Earl Thomas,Richard Sherman and Revis in the backfield and with no pass rush you going to get passed on

Amen, like x10, exactly.
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With hindsight he may have proved a better option than Byrd,having said that you could have Earl Thomas,Richard Sherman and Revis in the backfield and with no pass rush you going to get passed on
Not writing him off as he needs time to develop a understanding with KV.
While true we do need a better pass rush, White has been easy to pick on for QBs. When QBs throw at white they are near perfect in their passer ratings. According to PFF on a pass coverage basis White ranks among the worst and it's no better with Robinson or Dixon so far.

White has been bad.
Robinson has been awful.
Dixon has not looked good, and looks worse with more playing time.

Why haven't we turned to SJB and given him a shot? Keep the calls simple for him (press man) and let him do what he did in college.
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While true we do need a better pass rush, White has been easy to pick on for QBs. When QBs throw at white they are near perfect in their passer ratings. According to PFF on a pass coverage basis White ranks among the worst and it's no better with Robinson or Dixon so far.

White has been bad.
Robinson has been awful.
Dixon has not looked good, and looks worse with more playing time.

Why haven't we turned to SJB and given him a shot? Keep the calls simple for him (press man) and let him do what he did in college.
We did give SJB a shot in the lions game

He was in for one play and his guy scored the winning TD.
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Dixon has not looked good, and looks worse with more playing time.

Why haven't we turned to SJB and given him a shot? Keep the calls simple for him (press man) and let him do what he did in college.
What is really scary is that this UDFA Dixon has seen waaaay more playing time than SJB. Sure Dixon has failed out there; he's a dang rookie DB...he's expected to fail against veteran NFL receivers and veteran NFL QBs.

The biggest failure is SJB...he's not even out on the freakin' field on nickle or dime. Dixon is apparently beating him out in practice, so to me that shows Dixon has better technique and a better grasp of the defense than SJB.

Now that is scary. SJB has so much more physical talent than Dixon, yet Dixon sees the field way, way more often. What does that say about SJB?

I'm guessing the players who have better practices throughout the week are the ones seeing the playing field. So far...Dixon > SJB. For shame.
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I'm not sure SJB has more physical talent than Dixon. I bet Dixon is faster. SJB is tall, but there's a reason there are VERY few 6"3 corners in the NFL. Most with that height could never be quick enough, which I suspect SJB is not either.
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Re: New Orleans Saints' search for second starting cornerback failed from the start: Larry Holder

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We did give SJB a shot in the lions game

He was in for one play and his guy scored the winning TD.
Not really a fair assessment. SJB was in on one play and there was some obvious confusion to who should cover him. It may have been Bush's job to fall back into the zone. This isn't like Dixon and White/Robinson getting beat man on man every play.
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What is really scary is that this UDFA Dixon has seen waaaay more playing time than SJB. Sure Dixon has failed out there; he's a dang rookie DB...he's expected to fail against veteran NFL receivers and veteran NFL QBs.

The biggest failure is SJB...he's not even out on the freakin' field on nickle or dime. Dixon is apparently beating him out in practice, so to me that shows Dixon has better technique and a better grasp of the defense than SJB.

Now that is scary. SJB has so much more physical talent than Dixon, yet Dixon sees the field way, way more often. What does that say about SJB?

I'm guessing the players who have better practices throughout the week are the ones seeing the playing field. So far...Dixon > SJB. For shame.
Wouldn't agree that Dixon is better than SJB. The coaching staff might agree with your assessment here but no one knows what goes on in practice. Personally I liked Dixon in the pre-season but he has been roughed up this year by WRs. If your going to let a rookie fail and get experience then why wouldn't you let SJB be the guy?
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Wouldn't agree that Dixon is better than SJB. The coaching staff might agree with your assessment here but no one knows what goes on in practice. Personally I liked Dixon in the pre-season but he has been roughed up this year by WRs. If your going to let a rookie fail and get experience then why wouldn't you let SJB be the guy?
I don't think they wanted to let a rookie fail, P-rob has a hamstring issue so the depth at CB is thin, the coaching staff are most likely putting Dixon on the field because they feel he is more ready than SJB, seen as SJB only played the position for 2 years and still is very raw.
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I don't think they wanted to let a rookie fail, P-rob has a hamstring issue so the depth at CB is thin, the coaching staff are most likely putting Dixon on the field because they feel he is more ready than SJB, seen as SJB only played the position for 2 years and still is very raw.
I agree, very raw indeed, but what's the worst that could happen?

Do you know how things become un-raw? They get thrown into the fire.
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