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Old 11-20-2014, 12:19 PM   #11
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The failures in Free Agency are rapidly outweighing the successes...
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Big Foot Lorig is on-fire this year:

2 carries / 3 yards - 1 fumble / 1 fumble lost
6 catches / 24 yards - 1 first down

8 touches for 27 yards with 1 first down and 1 lost fumble. Brilliant.

Also got pushed back in the pocket @ CAR that helped force yet another fumble, this one by Brees.

If Lorig is the answer, I am terrified of what the question was.
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:36 PM   #13
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If Lorig is the answer, I am terrified of what the question was.
The actual question was, apparently a real head scratcher. We let Jed Collins walk, who is currently tearing it up in Detroit, who are paying him $710,000, a 1 yr deal? And we signed Lorig to a 4-year, $4.8 million contract, paying him $40K MORE this year than Jed is getting???? It's not like Collins walked away with tons of suitors and left the Saints for a zillion dollar payday. WTF. He took less.

Can some Loomis style cap wizard, please explain? Because five minutes of looking at the details on Rotoworld had me feeling nauseous and worried about puking on my keyboard. I sure can't figure this one out.

Jed Collins = proven commodity in a Saints uniform. He definitely had some "beast mode" style touchdowns and cool plays, for us

Lorig = ??????

Did Jedediah do something to piss Payton off and make him cut him, did he fumble or wear the wrong cleats or something? I don't remember hearing anything.
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And we signed Lorig to a 4-year, $4.8 million .
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Old 11-20-2014, 04:58 PM   #15
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Re: Can Lorig gain a yard or break a tackle?

Collins was a below average run blocker while Lorig was one of the better run blocking FBs in the league while with the Bucs.

Letting Collins walk and signing Lorig was a further sign of the "commitment to the run" which the team was preaching all off-season long and for what many of the fans were screaming for.

It may not have worked out like they hoped it would, but I do see the basis for the decision they made.
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:10 PM   #16
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The actual question was, apparently a real head scratcher. We let Jed Collins walk, who is currently tearing it up in Detroit, who are paying him $710,000, a 1 yr deal? And we signed Lorig to a 4-year, $4.8 million contract, paying him $40K MORE this year than Jed is getting???? It's not like Collins walked away with tons of suitors and left the Saints for a zillion dollar payday. WTF. He took less.
Alright, SaintsBro, thanks for answering my question? So what you're saying is that we're paying more for a dude (Lorig) for a longer period of time and doing way less than a dude making less (Collins) for a shorter period of time and doing way more for another team. Add Johnson to the "makes less for a shorter time but did more than Lorig is doing" stat pile.

Interesting facts: Johnson touched the ball 10 times, got 7 first downs, had 1 TD, and had ZERO fumbles. Lorig has touched the ball 8 times for 1 first down & 1 lost a fumble & is mostly responsible for another lost fumble with his pass protection against Carolina. With our fullback roster moves, it's almost a "Loomis, choke thyself" moment.

Just wish we had more of Austin and way less of Lorig at this point in the season...

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Old 11-20-2014, 06:29 PM   #17
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You guys are blaming the FB now? Hilarious.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:46 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
You guys are blaming the FB now? Hilarious.
Sure are...nearly every position has played like turds these last 2 games and they all need some kind of improvement in one form or another.

So why not nit-pick on a fullback? Folks are always complaining they don't get enough press. Here we are. Make a first down on short yardage. Block worth a crap on running plays and in pass protection. Don't fumble the dang ball. Earn your pay, Lorig.

Spicing it up a bit...everybody flames the o-line, the defense, et al. Just providing some equal opportunity.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:54 PM   #19
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IIRC he threw a key block on a blitz pick up in the Green Bay game that resulted in a 50 yard TD to Cooks (?). It was a thing of beauty.

I think the piling on is ridiculous. He's a frigging FB that's played 4 games. FOUR!!!

Sounds like you girls are just looking for something to whine about.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:22 PM   #20
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IIRC he threw a key block on a blitz pick up in the Green Bay game that resulted in a 50 yard TD to Cooks (?). It was a thing of beauty.

I think the piling on is ridiculous. He's a frigging FB that's played 4 games. FOUR!!!

Sounds like you girls are just looking for something to whine about.
Yes, the blitz pick up on that play was critical for executing that play. I'll give him that one for sure. With this thread Lorig's play was brought up, and we all gave our opinions on this dude's play. I see nothing wrong with pointing out his lack of effectiveness.

He is certainly not the reason we dropped that turd on Sunday against Cincinnati, but if us girls want to whine about his play, I think he's fair game the same as with SJB, Colston, the O-Line, our secondary, our coaches, ad nauseam...
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