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Old 02-25-2015, 06:47 PM   #51
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For the right price I'd welcome Reggie back, he's an automatic upgrade on Cadet and could help draw coverages away from other players.
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:52 PM   #52
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Re: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston says loss of Darren Sproles contributed to offensive struggles

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For the right price I'd welcome Reggie back, he's an automatic upgrade on Cadet and could help draw coverages away from other players.
I don't think he's much of a significant upgrade anymore and any scat back draws coverages away from other players.

I think there are probably better options out there.
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Re: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston says loss of Darren Sproles contributed to offensive struggles

Yes, Sproles was factor. A factor of many factors.

There were mayn, many other factors.

For resigning Reggie Bush, no.
His best and better days are over.
I liked him for all he did here and , perhaps, there would have been no SB win without him that year. HE was a BIG factor in that year and the years leading up to the SB year. He was part of just the right mx at just the right time.

I like RBush. He was a pretty guy on and off the field.
All the best to him. I hope he just retires. N.O.-Saints--MiamiDolphins---DetLions. Just retire. He had a great college football run and a good run in the NFL. He should leave it before it leaves him.
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Re: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston says loss of Darren Sproles contributed to offensive struggles

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I wonder what led to all the passes he dropped and the fumbles he committed?
An eye exam might do wonders for Colstons game.
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Re: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston says loss of Darren Sproles contributed to offensive struggles

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Sproles production dropped off, everyone on the D side knew how to play their D when Sproles was on the field, he was Brees go to guy. Now since he's gone Brees go to guy is Graham and just like when Sproles was on the field the D knows just how to game plan for the Brees to Graham connection. Our drop-off on the O-line has made things alot worse and believe this ,if that line don't get fixed and our high dollar TE don't start fighting off 189lb. CB's it's going to be a very long season. At Brees age ( window closing) a great ground game is going to be needed to compliment him. I would agree 100% our play calling has gone stale and been figured out by alot of D's. The O-line is fixable, I don't think that high dollar TE we have is.
I agree with all of this 100%. Graham shows pitiful effort and I can't help but wonder if it's contagious. He doesn't block, break tackles or try hard to catch off-target passes. He is one of the highest paid players on the team. It's time for his effort to match his talent. I know he is one of the most dangerous pass-catchers in the league, and has sometimes looked like an NFL MVP, but this isn't basketball and if Jimmy wants to be remembered as a great football player, he's gonna have to start playing a little meaner and nastier.
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I agree with all of this 100%. Graham shows pitiful effort and I can't help but wonder if it's contagious. He doesn't block, break tackles or try hard to catch off-target passes. He is one of the highest paid players on the team. It's time for his effort to match his talent. I know he is one of the most dangerous pass-catchers in the league, and has sometimes looked like an NFL MVP, but this isn't basketball and if Jimmy wants to be remembered as a great football player, he's gonna have to start playing a little meaner and nastier.
Very true

If a pass isn't directly heading towards his chest Jimmy puts little effort in to catch it, most of the time he just sticks one hand out and bats the ball up into the air resulting in a pick.

The worst thing was when Jimmy started a fight pregame vs Seattle in the playoffs talking about how good he was, then he went on to catch 1 pass for 5 yards, with 3 drops and flinched every time he saw earl Thomas.
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Re: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston says loss of Darren Sproles contributed to offensive struggles

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I agree with all of this 100%. Graham shows pitiful effort and I can't help but wonder if it's contagious. He doesn't block, break tackles or try hard to catch off-target passes. He is one of the highest paid players on the team. It's time for his effort to match his talent. I know he is one of the most dangerous pass-catchers in the league, and has sometimes looked like an NFL MVP, but this isn't basketball and if Jimmy wants to be remembered as a great football player, he's gonna have to start playing a little meaner and nastier.
Good grief. You couldn't be more wrong if you tried.
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Re: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston says loss of Darren Sproles contributed to offensive struggles

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Good grief. You couldn't be more wrong if you tried.
He's certainly got better at blocking but I don't think he tries that hard to catch off target passes

E.g the one vs browns, Brees overthrew it a little, Jimmy still could have caught it but let it go straight through his hands and it got picked, whilst the browns ran it back Jimmy just walked away.
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Re: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston says loss of Darren Sproles contributed to offensive struggles

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He's certainly got better at blocking but I don't think he tries that hard to catch off target passes

E.g the one vs browns, Brees overthrew it a little, Jimmy still could have caught it but let it go straight through his hands and it got picked, whilst the browns ran it back Jimmy just walked away.
I've seen Colston alligator arm a few off target passes too. Is he soft? Does he lack effort?
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I've seen Colston alligator arm a few off target passes too. Is he soft? Does he lack effort?
Colston in his prime didn't disappear at the very moment that DB's get a little physical with him.

New England showed the league that if you hit Jimmy at the line he loses interest and lacks effort making the catch.
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