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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; We have 2 tackles on the practice squad, but we signed this guy to the roster. I guess we have as much confidence in Rooks as we did in Fortt?...

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We have 2 tackles on the practice squad, but we signed this guy to the roster.
I guess we have as much confidence in Rooks as we did in Fortt?
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Re: Saints place FB Austin Johnson on IR, sign OT Nick Becton

Johnson was doing a fine job I think, so far Lorig has stunk it up. Maybe rust maybe not ,until he start producing at Johnsons level or better we lost the better of the 2.
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Re: Saints place FB Austin Johnson on IR, sign OT Nick Becton

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Lorig Vs. Johnson

Hybrid FB vs Traditional FB

Poor Blocker vs one of the league's better lead blockers

pass catcher vs blocker

This one thing that drives me nuts about the saints. Traditional TE and FB have value for the love of god.. sometimes toys for SP win out to much and basic skills sets for key positions are thrown out the window.

Mark is not all that thrilled with this turn of events i am sure.


Nick Becton interesting signing. I like the move. lets see if we are benefiting from other teams coaching and time invested. I think Harris might need to keep an eye over his shoulder? maybe. Still does not change my mind that RT is an area of need that is moving up the off season priority list

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Becton couldnít earn a start in his first three years with the Hokies, as veteran depth and a 2010 turf toe injury kept him coming off the bench. The former top high school recruit did rotate into games regularly as a junior, however, showing has the requisite size, length and athleticism to be a valuable NFL reserve capable of filling in at either left or right tackle. His athletic skill set will likely see a team take a chance on him late.

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We have 2 tackles on the practice squad, but we signed this guy to the roster.
I guess we have as much confidence in Rooks as we did in Fortt?
It was a strange pick to say the least.

Outside of Cooks we are not seeing much from any of them. need to start getting more from our picks
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....The specifics of Johnsonís knee injury are unknown. Itís a shame his season ended so early since the underdog had been off to such a great start. ...
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It was a strange pick to say the least.

Outside of Cooks we are not seeing much from any of them. need to start getting more from our picks
Except Sunseri
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Lorig needs to make the impact that I expected from him.
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