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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by VegasSaint9 We're gonna go 3-13 or 13-3 lol. and this team NOT being predictable is a great thing....

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Old 03-16-2015, 11:17 AM   #11
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We're gonna go 3-13 or 13-3 lol.
and this team NOT being predictable is a great thing.
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:25 AM   #12
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Re: Saints are betting big that their retooling and newfound flexibility pay off

No one on the outside is giving us a chance. I could care less! The way I see it, we just added 2 super bowl players to our roster in Unger and Browner. Both have been labeled as leaders and I dont think we are getting any kudos for that. Outsiders act like we are doomed because we lost JG. As it has already been stated here, he wasn't on the team when we won our SB.
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Im concerned about our recievers if im honest. Take away the two vets and they dont have 110 receptions between them
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:26 PM   #14
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Ya think they might trade a player during the draft?
I'll be surprised if they don't.
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No one on the outside is giving us a chance. I could care less! The way I see it, we just added 2 super bowl players to our roster in Unger and Browner. Both have been labeled as leaders and I dont think we are getting any kudos for that. Outsiders act like we are doomed because we lost JG. As it has already been stated here, he wasn't on the team when we won our SB.
This is exactly right. All the "analysts" think this is a fire sale because of our cap mismanagement. They can't see beyond us moving Jimmy Graham, one of the best players at his position. They think addressing needs and lack of depth is less important than in my mind one of the least important positions in the game.

We were horrific on defense and we had no depth across our roster. Injuries killed us everywhere. We had far too many overpaid and under performing people on this roster and Graham and Grubbs were two obvious ones.

Unger is a massive upgrade from Goodwin/Lelito. Spiller adds on of the most dynamic athletes in the game and replaces the loss we suffered when we moved on from Sproles. We sorely missed that mismatch RB who could exploit the outside and the passing game. We have added a great veteran leader at CB and a promising LB for the 3-4 scheme. All while shedding cap overages.

Most teams that far over the cap purge contracts and don't add anything beyond league minimum players and draft picks. We are doing it while actually addressing major needs positions and with some of the top players available.

This is a re-tooling and not a rebuilding effort. As Loomis put it, we have a 7-9 problem. Being better across the roster is hoping to pay more dividends than being exceptional at one or two positions.
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:36 PM   #16
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Re: Saints are betting big that their retooling and newfound flexibility pay off

I feel confident we're moving up. I also think we get a either White or Amari.
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:56 PM   #17
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Our division was awful last year, and I don't see anybody else making moves to get better. 10-6 wins it
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:03 PM   #18
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The thing I like about the spiller signing is he's not only a third down back

The guy has ran for 1000+ yards before, he had a 1700 all purpose season with buffalo

He's faster than sproles, Spiller has that 4.3 speed, Sproles was quick in space but his long field speed was/is nowhere near CJ's.

The 2011 backfield was perfect and I think we need to get back to that, Ingram and Khiry Robinson running with power and Spiller being the change of pace back.
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