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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by WillSaints81 We need something like 2009 when we brought in Sharper and Greer. It's not like they're not trying; they brought in Champ Bailey last year for just that reason. And have already signed Kenny Phillips to ...

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Old 01-04-2015, 02:25 PM   #31
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Re: Big time names in 2015 Free Agency

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We need something like 2009 when we brought in Sharper and Greer.
It's not like they're not trying; they brought in Champ Bailey last year for just that reason. And have already signed Kenny Phillips to a contract for next year...
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:32 PM   #33
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No cap space and we have too many needs

Look where making a splash in free agency got us last year

We did not make a splash we signed one big name. And honestly we never even gave Champ a chance. He was cut before the season started. 2009 was making a splash. We need to find that silver lining player that people gave up on. Getting younger is not always better.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:35 PM   #34
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As someone said, Ike Taylor I agree, he's not elite but he has LEADERSHIP.
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No, got to get younger, Ike Taylor is TOO OLD...
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:48 PM   #36
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If you don't have someone the players can relate to help them, its all for nawt. Young people just do not have the years of wisdom. We can get younger players in the draft while getting a proven leader veteran.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:43 PM   #37
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ok not a huge splash but cap friendly maybe.

NT Dan Williams Cards - just might work if Shu does not kill the entire market

starter/solid backup? 2 to 3 mill might get em
OLB/DE, Brian Orakpo Redskins - franchised to IR to reasonable 1 yr deal
ILB Mason Foster Buccaneers - lost on the depth chart with upside
ILB Justin Durant Cowboys - IR to replaced? cap causality in dallas

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Old 01-04-2015, 08:06 PM   #38
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Im not really worried about the cap. Every year its the same thing and every year Loomis manages to work things out.
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Re: Big time names in 2015 Free Agency

The problem with rolling the dice with older players, is that the NFL is a young man's game. While there is the occasional hit like Sharper, that is usually 1 in 15 chance or worse of getting that hit.

The better option is to hope the scouts and coaches can communicate to the personel department and find those players who may not have done well in previous stops but are good scheme fits.
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Old 01-06-2015, 05:42 AM   #40
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In so much as the offensive line where you'd have to commit the FA money you can squeeze, you have to get Brees his 4+ second cushion back...

GM Homework for the Offseason Offensive Line Work -

It'll be a strong market demand for offensive linemen where many will be overpaid, but if we could get anyone, it'd be...

C Steve Wisniewski, not sure Oakland can afford to tag the young center, he was also an outstanding Guard as a Rookie...

Now alot of you like G Mike Iupati, my fear this is Ben Grubbs all over again, decent enough run blocker but he get his arse thrown by above average, better defensive linemen...

C Rodney Hudson, wait, another Center?!? Yep, thinking outside the box; should you sign Wisniewski and if he looks like he'd be great at guard and he's all-in, then get Hudson and now you can ride out one of the remaining guards on the roster and work the draft...

With regards to Bryce Harris, wonder if he wouldn't make for a better Guard than Tackle?!?

One name that's surging right now is Clint Boling who replaced Marshall Newhouse in the starting lineup for Cincy; though it's a small sampling size, he may be available at a respectable contract that doesn't spill the salary cap bean pot...

Another name is Orlando Franklin who moved to Guard this season from Tackle - just don't know after one season if I'd be ready to commit that much cap room after one season; but signing a guy named Orlando Jones/Clifford Franklin - that **** would just write itself...

Wisniewski is who we need to target in Free Agency...

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