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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Beastmode Maybe a TD or sack enables a veteran to hit an earmark or make the PB but it doesn't happen because they are benched for backups. I know teams bench starters if they are in the ...

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Old 04-22-2015, 08:46 AM   #31
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Maybe a TD or sack enables a veteran to hit an earmark or make the PB but it doesn't happen because they are benched for backups. I know teams bench starters if they are in the Playoffs but that is a much different situation. Just playing devil's advocate here, something to think about if you are a veteran on a bad team. I would not want to lose a big incentive over a draft pick. I would be quite upset about it and would want to be traded if I missed it knowing I could have likely achieved it in two benched quarters.
True, but what if you are Ryan Griffin, Stanley J-B, Powell, S.Jones, B. Coleman, etc? There will never be an opportunity to get game experience like this.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:50 AM   #32
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I agree that we shouldn't just lay over and quit. You do play to win the game. That being said, it was a very pathetic, meaningless win in a pathetic, meaningless game. I agree that we should've let our backups play for evaluation purposes going into the off-season. Nobody seems to complain when we pull our starters going into the playoffs. I dont really care that much about our draft position. We could have the number one pick and he could turn out to be a failure. Many of the stars in this league aren't first rounders. The draft really is an educated guess.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:38 AM   #33
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We were trying so hard to win that game (with our starters) and Tampa was trying so hard to lose (with backups).

We barely won. That's pathetic.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:19 AM   #34
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Big picture of this: Coach to starter "We're going to sit you this game so we lose and get a higher draft choice to come in and take your job next year." Anything for the team ( I won't be on next year ) coach!!
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:32 PM   #35
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Big picture of this: Coach to starter "We're going to sit you this game so we lose and get a higher draft choice to come in and take your job next year." Anything for the team ( I won't be on next year ) coach!!
But that was happening anyway- we have shed 12 already players since that game. The players put themselves in that position.

As far as incentives, just as an example, if Gallette got 2 sacks in that game, he would have gotten $2.5 million. Other than JG and his agent, who would think that was reasonable?
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Old 04-22-2015, 01:30 PM   #36
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Well if he would of shown up in the previous 15 games, Gallette would of had that incentive hit before the TB game, sitting starters for a draft pick is what the Titans and Jaguars do, Saints and Payton do not
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:18 PM   #37
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Loosing a game on purpose...
Not sure I like that mindset in the locker room.
Draft posistion is next year. Anyone remember Finish Strong?
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:57 PM   #38
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Lol.

Football should be played like chess not checkers.

I for one am glad people don't always agree. If everyone agreed this would be a boring forum.

Winning tge game had no tangible effect on the team while losing would have. It also would have been a great time to try out sjb and powell.
It's not about forum harmony. Trust me, I enjoy debating. Do you think I'm only here for the cats???

I just don't like the "we should quit" mentality on any team.

Besides, how do you know Payton wasn't using that game to assess who should be cut/traded?
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:12 PM   #39
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Well if he would of shown up in the previous 15 games, Gallette would of had that incentive hit before the TB game, sitting starters for a draft pick is what the Titans and Jaguars do, Saints and Payton do not
Galette was #2 in the NFL with 29 QB hurries. 3 behind JJ Watt and 3 ahead of Justin Houston.

It's not like he wasn't getting there. Our secondary wasn't covering worth a $hit.
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So what, if he was as good as those stats say then the CBs wouldn't had to cover as long as they had to during games last season
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