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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Boutte Yeah so lets get rid of one the best D players we have. Makes perfect sense. Also a lot was said about the lack of veteran leadership last year and now dumping PT and Lofton, two ...

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Old 03-05-2015, 08:46 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by Boutte View Post
Yeah so lets get rid of one the best D players we have. Makes perfect sense.

Also a lot was said about the lack of veteran leadership last year and now dumping PT and Lofton, two of the leaders we have left. Might as well dump Colston and Evans as long as we're gutting any semblance of Veteran presence.
How do you know Lofton was the best?

How do you know Lofton and Pierre weren't part of the problem?

I do recall hearing PT in particular was upset about Sproles being traded.

Colston did not live up to his contract, neither did Evans.
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How do you know Lofton was the best?

How do you know Lofton and Pierre weren't part of the problem?

I do recall hearing PT in particular was upset about Sproles being traded.

Colston did not live up to his contract, neither did Evans.
And Lofton was a good player, but not great. I'll agree with Boutte in the sense that Lofton was one of our better defenders, but he's not even close to being worth his cap figure this year.

If we can get something good in return for Lofton, then I don't think its a bad move.

A 7th rounder? No F'ing way... but if its a mid rounder we should really listen.

And as holloween said, maybe we're trying to acquire solid 3-4 players instead of tweeners.
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PFF docked Lofton for 22 missed tackles in 2014 while giving him poor marks against the run and in coverage.

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I hate to say it, but if Lofton is dealt, he will not fetch more than a 5th-6th round pick. If this report is true, it means the Saints have decided to part ways due to cap reasons and are trying to get a little something before cutting him.
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:54 AM   #55
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
Lofton is a 2 down LB in 3 down clothing.

I defended his tackle total but that may have been more due to sheer number of snaps.

He missed A LOT of tackles last year....
Like I said....


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PFF docked Lofton for 22 missed tackles in 2014 while giving him poor marks against the run and in coverage.

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And Lofton was a good player, but not great. I'll agree with Boutte in the sense that Lofton was one of our better defenders, but he's not even close to being worth his cap figure this year.

If we can get something good in return for Lofton, then I don't think its a bad move.

A 7th rounder? No F'ing way... but if its a mid rounder we should really listen.

And as holloween said, maybe we're trying to acquire solid 3-4 players instead of tweeners.
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Has anyone seen how bulked Vaccaro has looked lately?!?
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Has anyone seen how bulked Vaccaro has looked lately?!?
Interesting. .. tell me more.
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That's what has me p**sed the most about PT, leadership was a huge question mark last year so we salary dump a veteran. Brilliant
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Has anyone seen how bulked Vaccaro has looked lately?!?
He needs to be dropping weight and muscle, not adding. He was so slow and out of position last year that I wanted to throw the remote at my tv almost every game he was out there
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Has anyone seen how bulked Vaccaro has looked lately?!?
*gets "randomly" drug tested*
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