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Old 03-15-2015, 01:49 PM   #1
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This isnít it.

The white flag isnít waving. The Saints arenít tapping out.

It might be hard to see whatís happening over the pile of bodies in the corner of the room, but there is a retooling taking place in New Orleans. Itís a new beginning, with new philosophies. Where it all leads is yet to be determined.

Itís possible the Saints will drown under all this change. They felt the culprit behind last seasonís 7-9 finish was in part the result of shipping out too many familiar faces for fresh ones. Maybe that happens again. But at its core, what has happened in the past week is a refusal to settle for the status quo.

This is setting the house on fire to gain the flexibility and space needed to not just win the NFC South but to transform back into a contender. Will it work? Thatís the question that will determine whether this is remembered as one of the darkest periods of the Sean Payton era or the extension of one of the most successful runs in franchise history.


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Old 03-15-2015, 02:39 PM   #2
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Re: Saints are betting big that their retooling and newfound flexibility pay off

The draft will certainly be interesting this year.

I just hope they won't throw away too many of their picks to move up in the draft.
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We're gonna go 3-13 or 13-3 lol. Probably closer to 10-6 to be realistic. No expectations after last year.. I think this offseason will be good for us long-term but hopefully we get some impact rookies.
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The draft will certainly be interesting this year.

I just hope they won't throw away too many of their picks to move up in the draft.
Exactly unless they somehow get more I think its best to stay put as it is right now. I hope they only move up for an OLB but thats it.
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:54 PM   #5
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Re: Saints are betting big that their retooling and newfound flexibility pay off

The only player reasonable to move up to get is Vic Beasley, I hope they stay put and find some players to reduce their cap. They done it with Kenny Stills, hopefully Ellerbe will be worth it.
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We're gonna go 3-13 or 13-3 lol. Probably closer to 10-6 to be realistic. No expectations after last year.. I think this offseason will be good for us long-term but hopefully we get some impact rookies.
I'm thinking 12-4, I like what we have done so far. I'm not so sure about impact player being taken over solid players that contibute on a regular basis. This draft has a ton of solid players, it's a great draft.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:34 PM   #7
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I just meant players that can come in and play ball you know? They dont have to be amazing, but some solid starters would be amazing.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:43 PM   #8
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Re: Saints are betting big that their retooling and newfound flexibility pay off

We have 9 draft picks so far. And since no one will be picking them to make the playoffs I say let's shock the world.
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I've been pumped with all the wheelin and dealins , its gonna put us in the mix again, we sent some problems away. jimmy grahm started thinkin he was bigger that the team imo, he was sent off and we have and all pro center in return. hell ya i'm gonna miss the cracker but I missed reggie bush too, and he got sent off too when he disappeared in the seattle game back when. i'm lovin payton more and more he wants players with stomick, not run ob .
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Ya think they might trade a player during the draft?
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