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Old 01-13-2015, 09:10 AM   #1
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It felt like a tease.

For years, fans of the New Orleans Saints heard stories and whispers about the feats and attributes of little-seen and little-heard-from wide receiver Nick Toon. Every year, he somehow figured into the mix at receiver, and every year ended the way it started: with Toon mostly behind the scenes.

To outside observers, at least, Toon was more of an idea than a tangible asset that was visibly helping the team. The 2014 season started the same way, and it appeared he was destined to end another season in the shadows.

After spending his rookie season on injured reserve, Toon caught four passes for 68 yards in 2013 as a second-year pro, then spent eight for the first 10 games of the 2014 season on injured reserve. It wasn’t until injuries robbed the Saints of depth at wide receiver that he was finally given a chance to play.

He broke out — or at least showed glimmers of his potential — by catching 17 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown.

Getting the opportunity to be on the field and serve as a regular member of the wide receiver rotation were all Toon needed to start cashing in on his potential. His confidence grew each week he was given the opportunity to play and, throughout the rest of the week, he felt he made great growth in practice.

“I feel like I’ve grown both mentally and physically and continue to make great strides in becoming a better player and better receiver,” he said. “I learned a lot this season. Got the opportunity to go out there and contribute a little bit and definitely grew as a player. That’s what it’s all about.”


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Old 01-13-2015, 09:54 AM   #2
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Prove me wrong Nick. The typical "3 years to acclimate in NFL" is up.
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After spending his rookie season on injured reserve, Toon caught four passes for 68 yards in 2013 as a second-year pro, then spent eight for the first 10 games of the 2014 season on injured reserve.
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sorry i did not see it. then again i never drank from this kool aid bowl for years now. the WR corp is vastly over rated and has been for years.
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Don't get me wrong, I'm glad Toon was there in a pinch, but its not like he lit up the score board. He did get more confident, but right now he's a average #3 at best. Not saying he doesn't have the ability to be a starter, but I haven't seen any big play ability yet. Just my opinion.
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Prove me wrong Nick. The typical "3 years to acclimate in NFL" is up.
and the article title has the word "young"
26.5 is young?
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our wide outs are pretty good in my opinion, my problem is the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about and that is drew brees. i wonder if he's on the decline and we're just in denial or is it really the lack of ol blocking and receiver route running the problem. the reason i oppose this question is because i watched probably and argueably the greatest qb in our lifetime p manning look like drew brees this past sunday. no one can say oh it was his ol or it was the lack of the run game i saw passes over thrown and if not over thrown, thrown behind them and often times to their feet. with our beloved drew brees we cant deny we say a flury of the same things.
So far I've give Brees the benifit of doubt, but when the O-line gets fixed and the throwing behind recievers, missing intermiate routes, bad reads' deep ball not there, ducks thrown then there will be no more doubt in my mind. It will be on him and him alone. Throwing into double and triple coverage is bad enough but throwing into it with no zip on the ball, thats almost always going to be an int.
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Toon, I'm still in wait and see mode. Really Cooks is the only one on the whole team right now who looks legitimately FAST out there.
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Toon is a good size and shouldn't really need to rely on pure separation to execute receptions.
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Toon, I'm still in wait and see mode. Really Cooks is the only one on the whole team right now who looks legitimately FAST out there.
What about Stills? I remember him burning safeties and catching the deep ball more than anybody else on our team.
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