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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I have sinned and not spent as much time on the threads as I would like, But I keep seeing folks talking about DB's for our team. I think an Impact player linebacker is what we need most for defense. ...

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Old 02-03-2005, 06:20 AM   #1
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I have sinned and not spent as much time on the threads as I would like, But I keep seeing folks talking about DB's for our team. I think an Impact player linebacker is what we need most for defense. Every great defense has at least one impact linebacker.
I am not busting on the guys we have, I am just saying I havent seen that explosive hit or timely interception, or even timely sack by one of our backers that changes the game to our favor.
It looks like Hartwell for the Ravens will be on the list this year, and he did a fantastic job when Ray Lewis was injured. Now I know the Ravens have Mccalister and Reed, But I still stand by my ipinion that we really need an impact linebacker to improve on D.
Any other linebackers out there worth mentioning?
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Old 02-03-2005, 06:49 AM   #2
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I haven\'t studied who is available in FA or in the draft much. I was spooked by Hartwell when I read he doesn\'t have good sideline to sideline speed and not so hot dropping into coverage. But thats just one guys opinion. Sounds a lot like Ruff. Is he just a really good fit for a 3-4? I don\'t know. I do know that I\'d love it if we did sign him as well as a couple others.
It wouldn\'t hurt my feelings one bit if we signed a couple FA LB\'s and our 1st two draft picks were LB\'s. Thats how much I think that unit needs help.
Allen-Good back-up, average starter
Bockwoldt-7th round rookie.
Watson-MLB of the future for this team.

Hodge-gone
Knight-done
Ruff-gone
Rodgers-done

We have 3 LB\'s worth keeping, and two are questionable starters.

If we don\'t have 4 new LB\'s going into next year we are in trouble.

[Edited on 3/2/2005 by Danno]

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Old 02-03-2005, 07:12 AM   #3
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I would like to get K. Bell from Pitt. if he aint asking to much money. He is young and very physical and thats what we need.
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Old 02-03-2005, 07:19 AM   #4
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I believe the Ravens played in the 3-4 this season and it seemed Hartwell did ok in that. I also like K. Bell a lor, but his price tag is a bit hefty.
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Old 02-03-2005, 08:05 AM   #5
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fa linebackers list-

Josh Stamer ERFA Bills
Eric Alexander ERFA Patriots
Justin Kurpeikia ERFA Patriots
Don Davis UFA Patriots
Jason Glenn UFA Jets
Kenyatta Wright UFA Jets
Morlon Greenwood UFA Dolphins
Bart Scott RFA Ravens
Edgerton Hartwell UFA Ravens
T. J. Slaughter UFA Ravens
Adalius Thomas UFA Ravens
Marcus Wilkins RFA Bengals
Nate Webster UFA Bengals
Frank Chamberlin UFA Bengals
Chris Clemons ERFA Browns
Kevin Bentley RFA Browns
Ben Taylor RFA Browns
Barry Gardner UFA Browns
Warrick Holdman UFA Browns
Eric Westmoreland UFA Browns
Dedrick Roper ERFA Steelers
Larry Foote RFA Steelers
Kendrell Bell UFA Steelers
Troy Evans RFA Texans
Marcus Bell UFA Texans
DaShon Polk UFA Texans
Gary Brackett RFA Colts
Rob Morris UFA Colts
Jim Nelson UFA Colts
David Thornton UFA Colts
Tony Gilbert RFA Jaguars
Rocky Calmus RFA Titans
Justin Ena RFA Titans
Brad Kassell RFA Titans
Donnie Spragan UFA Broncos
Scott Fujita RFA Chiefs
Quinton Caver RFA Chiefs
Tim Johnson RFA Raiders
Stephen Cooper ERFA Chargers
Zeke Moreno UFA Chargers
Donte Curry UFA Lions
Wali Rainer UFA Lions
Jody Littleton UFA Lions
Paris Lenon RFA Packers
Hannibal Navies UFA Packers
Torrance Marshall UFA Packers
Nick Rogers UFA Packers
Chris Claiborne UFA Vikings
Keith Newman UFA Vikings
Max Yates ERFA Vikings
Jeremy Loyd ERFA Rams
Trev Faulk RFA Rams
Tommy Polley UFA Rams
Ronald McKinnon UFA Cardinals
Orlando Huff UFA Seahawks
Ray Wells ERFA 49ers
Saleem Rasheed RFA 49ers
Brandon Moore UFA 49ers
Julian Peterson UFA 49ers
Jamie Duncan UFA Falcons
Eric Johnson UFA Falcons
Matt Stewart UFA Falcons
Artie Ulmer UFA Falcons
Sean Tufts ERFA Panthers
Vinny Ciurciu RFA Panthers
Brian Allen UFA Panthers
Jessie Armstead UFA Panthers
Mark Fields UFA Panthers
Will Witherspoon UFA Panthers
James Allen RFA Saints
Roger Knight RFA Saints
Sedrick Hodge UFA Saints
Keith Burns UFA Buccaneers
Ryan Nece UFA Buccaneers
Kalen Thorton ERFA Cowboys
Ryan Fowler ERFA Cowboys
Scott Shanle ERFA Cowboys
TJ Hollowell ERFA Giants
James Maxwell ERFA Giants
Keith Adams UFA Eagles
Jeremiah Trotter UFA Eagles
Lemar Marshall RFA Redskins
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Old 02-03-2005, 08:42 AM   #6
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Will Wtherspoon would be a good one if we could talk him out of leaving Carolina cause I\'m sure4 they will want him back.
Tommy Polley could be another one we could use for the right price.
Warrick Holdman I think we went after him a few years ago?

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I haven\'t studied who is available in FA or in the draft much. I was spooked by Hartwell when I read he doesn\'t have good sideline to sideline speed and not so hot dropping into coverage. But thats just one guys opinion. Sounds a lot like Ruff. Is he just a really good fit for a 3-4? I don\'t know. I do know that I\'d love it if we did sign him as well as a couple others.
It wouldn\'t hurt my feelings one bit if we signed a couple FA LB\'s and our 1st two draft picks were LB\'s. Thats how much I think that unit needs help.
Allen-Good back-up, average starter
Bockwoldt-7th round rookie.
Watson-MLB of the future for this team.

Hodge-gone
Knight-done
Ruff-gone
Rodgers-done

We have 3 LB\'s worth keeping, and two are questionable starters.

If we don\'t have 4 new LB\'s going into next year we are in trouble.

[Edited on 3/2/2005 by Danno]
:yourock: I would keep the same that u would, and boot the ones u would also!!!
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Old 02-03-2005, 05:59 PM   #8
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i really think that we should get a MLB and move Courtney Watson to roam the strong side... it is hard to believe that Has-not, a former LB himself, has his cuppard empty as far as LB\'s are concerned.
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