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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Payton about Swann: - Played multiple positions at their defense. - He's been under a couple of different defensive coordinator with whom the Saints have a "pretty good relationship." - Highly recruited DB coming out of high school. - See ...

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Old 05-02-2015, 09:16 PM   #21
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Re: So how excited are you about next season with the moves so far this offseason?

Payton about Swann:

- Played multiple positions at their defense.

- He's been under a couple of different defensive coordinator with whom the Saints have a "pretty good relationship."

- Highly recruited DB coming out of high school.

- See him as a CB who can compete for the nickel as well.

- Really like his football instincts.


I guess it's just a matter of them seeing him as a guy who can fit into their plan... they had a high grade on him going into the draft.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:26 PM   #22
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I'm fine with the Andrus Peat pick; not thrilled, it makes sense; just real disappointed we were that close to a talent like Vic Beasley and didn't package our pick 13 and either a future pick or a current player (i.e. Galette, Vaccaro or even Jordan) to move up and get Beasley; but the selection of Peat allows us to move Armstead to the more athletic need of Right Tackle where we'll see a huge improvement of run plays and screens on that side of the ball despite solid, mostly mistake-free football from Strief; plus when Armstead's contract comes due, it won't cost as much to re-sign him as a right tackle...

Totally pumped about the Anthony pick; I've mocked him for a long time at 31 for us despite the reach; but like I said then, unless we could trade back two, three spots into the second round, Anthony wasn't going to be there when we picked in the second - so it was the right pick for us...

The Saints fan in me is being positive for the Hau'oli Kikaha selection; but I question his athleticism with a second round pick and big defensive ends like Henry Anderson and Carl Davis were still there and I DON'T want to commit the money that Cam Jordan is asking; hopefully we'll hear plenty of Clint Eastwood Western sounding Ki-ka-koww sounds when he makes sacks in the Dome, if we don't lose a first for it...

Third Round, Drew has one, maybe two more good years left; people can get p/o all they want, but the guy's arm is not what it was REBUILT to do and we can't keep committing that amount of money of the cap and have quality stars to balance the roster, Grayson was an ideal pick, but I'd rather have waited and taking value at another position of need; but my wishful thinking as a Saints fan keeps saying - Montana was taken in the third round...

P.J. Williams was a late first, early second round that fell to us because of his judgement; so now we get a talented CB, who had three INT's and won the MVP in a National Championship Game - that's great production for a third round pick...

Can't believe we couldn't move Raphael Bush for at least a fourth round pick with all the depth we have at safety and the great talent that was still there in that round...

Well, the Saints have discovered something in the fifth round again; keep saying that we stole Davis Tull, stole him you hear! And if that didn't make my day, totally missed Tyeler Davison was still out there and got a buckstrong defensive tackle/end behind Akiem Hicks; but the Saints did it again and moved back up for a head scratcher for a pedestrian CB in Swann...

Nothing in the sixth for the Swann move..

RB Marcus Murphy is your Khiry Robinson/Pierre Thomas type of RB; but would he have been there as a FA and could we have taken a big NT or TE??!

Grade the draft a "B"...

This was essentially a rookie draft again for the new three headed front office with Jeff Ireland now in the mix...

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Old 05-02-2015, 09:30 PM   #23
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The only thing that can make up for a terrible 2014 season is for us to win the division and into the playoffs. Anything less will be just has disappointing.
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you guys should try out for coach when Paytons tenure is over.
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you guys should try out for coach when Paytons tenure is over.
Maybe not coach but I would sure as hell like to be able to draft for them.
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Re: So how excited are you about next season with the moves so far this offseason?

I am super excited, not because I expect all of these guys to come in and start or make an impact this year because I don't, but because we have a ton of competition and competition brings out the best in players.

I expect Williams to hold down Nickel for us and he could end up starting by seasons end. I think Anthony starts for us.

Our 5th round DT will get some playing time and will make an impact.
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I am super excited, not because I expect all of these guys to come in and start or make an impact this year because I don't, but because we have a ton of competition and competition brings out the best in players.
Not too mention, it was a solid draft! Talented, non flashy over-hyped "projects", strong leader and character players too
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Old 05-03-2015, 01:04 PM   #30
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We drafted what look to be good foundation pieces to the roster.
Not flashy but very solid. The players you can build on.
Like building a house on solid foundation rather than sand
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