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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Donte Stallworth... This kid has been a dissapointment thus far...he did come on a little bit this year...but..should this team invest more time and money in this kid?..can he be a solid reciever for the Saints on a consistent basis? ...

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Old 01-04-2005, 12:45 AM   #1
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Donte Stallworth...

This kid has been a dissapointment thus far...he did come on a little bit this year...but..should this team invest more time and money in this kid?..can he be a solid reciever for the Saints on a consistent basis?

and..if we lose him..trade or whatever...who will be the guy who steps up?..I think Pathon is an outstanding 3rd wide out...and his position shouldn't be changed...Henderson sure as heck isn't going to be a starter without major off season work..even then..I'm not convinced of his taking over the 2nd spot...

We would basically have to go get a big namer...cuz if Horn goes down..we need a big reciever to keep us competitve,and we lack that right now...

So..it should be Interesting to see what direction we go in...Either way..be prepared for some serious changes this off season...Stallworth might very well be a coveted reciever for a trade....everyone else seems to think he's superman...go figure
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:13 AM   #2
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Stallworth stayed healthy this year, although he didn\'t have a great season. I think there are a number of pros and cons with this guy, but ultimately, he\'s worth keeping around.

For starters, he\'s got the rare strength and speed that makes WRs great. He is certainly having a hard time maturing, but he was closer to being there this year than any before. I still think it will click with this guy.

He also proved this season that he\'s a lot more than just a deep threat. I can\'t count the number of times he caught passes that lead him into monster hits. This guy is a player.

He needs to work on his hands and he needs to focus every game. I think the rest of his production concerns are on McCarthy, for misusing him in the offense, and Brooks, for often locking into Horn or Pathon. I say resign the guy, but not at big money.

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Old 01-04-2005, 12:35 PM   #3
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I\'m with Who on this one. Well said buddy.
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Old 01-04-2005, 01:11 PM   #4
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I too thought Donte improved quite a bit this year. He still has 3 more years left on a cap friendly contract so I see a ton more upside than downside.

That catch he made Sunday while getting hammered illustrates his improved concentration.
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:08 PM   #5
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Definitely wanna keep Stallworth.
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:13 PM   #6
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Definitely wanna keep Stallworth.
Wurd....especially if we can geta OC that will consistently throw him screens
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I too thought Donte improved quite a bit this year. He still has 3 more years left on a cap friendly contract so I see a ton more upside than downside.

That catch he made Sunday while getting hammered illustrates his improved concentration.
I think the only reason he held on to it was because the opponent \"pinned\" it to his chest when he tackled him.

I think we should keep DS but the more I watch him the more I notice that he can\'t run AND catch..... he is good at running.... and he can catch.... but not both at the same time.....
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Old 01-04-2005, 05:55 PM   #8
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Stallworth\'s hands frustrate me so much at times, but what I like about him is that he is a player. He competes hard. You always see him throwing his body around on blocks, and he doesn\'t run out of bounds, or jump to the ground to avoid hits. Plus I often see him on the sideline cheering on the team, or running over to congratulate teammates for good plays. If he starts catching balls consistently he will be awesome.
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Old 01-04-2005, 06:49 PM   #9
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He\'s a keeper... the problem with this debate of sorts is that you have to keep in mind he wasn\'t drafted to be the number one guy. He was drafted to be a speedster and get TD\'s.
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:22 AM   #10
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Before this year I would have said to trade him in a heartbeat, but I think he was one of the real pleasant surprises this year. He got off to a slow start, but he really started showing me some heart, and I agree that his run blocking was pretty good. Leave him on the roster. His presence keeps Pathon working hard too.
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