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Old 11-27-2015, 06:30 AM   #1
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10 biggest NFL free agent busts of 2015 season

Saints made the list twice!

Brandon Browner, CB, New Orleans Saints

There havenít been many players in the NFL ó at any position ó whose trashy play can compare with the odorous putrescence that emanates from Browner on a weekly basis. Letís just put it this way, heís making Byron Maxwell look downright serviceable.

As the ďlead dogĒ of New Orleansí vapid secondary, Browner is allowing opposing receivers to catch 67.3 percent of passes, has allowed 15.6 yards per catch, has racked up a league-high 16 penalties and has only gotten his hands on five passes (one interception) in 55 attempted passes to his man. For all this, Pro Football Focus has him as the worst corner in the NFL in their rankings.

Heís also been a poor leader who hasnít comported himself with much professionalism.

The only consolation that can be proffered to the Saints is that Browner at least wasnít one of the highest-paid free agents this past offseason. Still, after the Saints gave him $7.75 million guaranteed, his production (or lack thereof) can only be viewed as a tremendous disappointment.

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C.J. Spiller, RB, New Orleans Saints

If Sean Payton cannot find a big role for Spiller, then itís time to admit there is no hope left.

This is a guy who was once thought to be one of the leagueís most dynamic playmakers, but injuries and terrible coaching in Buffalo put a damper on his ability to make a lasting impact. Heís been healthy this year but still hasnít found a way into the heart of the New Orleans offense. This is a fact that irks the running back, who doesnít understand why heís not being featured.

ďI go in when Iím told to go in. Thereís nothing I can change,Ē Spiller said (h/t Mike Triplett of ESPN.com). ďI know what I can present to this league. So itís the same questions, [but] thereís no different answer. Thatíd be something, I guess for upstairs to answer, not me.Ē

To this point in the season, Spiller has totaled 318 yards and two touchdowns. He hasnít looked explosive as a runner but is still an effective receiver. However, nobody should expect him to ever be a featured back in the NFL, and heís quickly going the way of Reggie Bush in this regard.

To this point, itís clear the Saints overpaid by a long shot by giving him $9 million guaranteed on a four-year, $16 million deal.

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Old 11-27-2015, 08:19 AM   #2
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And Byrd from 2014's list too!

We are doing so well in free agency recently.....not!
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How can you be a bust when "The Coach" won't play you?
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Ingram is our #1. Spiller is the change of pace back. Our coach can't stand to leave him in for more than 2 plays but in that defense, he hasn't done much with his opportunities when given the ball more.

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All of these mentioned players are a prime example of why the Saints are not a good team. The Saints organization used to stay out of the big name free agent market and go for 2nd tier type of guys. I get some of the shift in philosophy has to do with lots of bad drafting over the years, but they seriously need to circle back to what worked and stay away from big money free agents.
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All of these mentioned players are a prime example of why the Saints are not a good team. The Saints organization used to stay out of the big name free agent market and go for 2nd tier type of guys. I get some of the shift in philosophy has to do with lots of bad drafting over the years, but they seriously need to circle back to what worked and stay away from big money free agents.
Very good points.

The Bobby McCray, Jeremy Shockey and Jabari Greer type moves were the ones that won us a Superbowl.
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Very good points.

The Bobby McCray, Jeremy Shockey and Jabari Greer type moves were the ones that won us a Superbowl.
Yep ..and not to exclude that ball hawking fool Darren Sharper, Vilma, Fujita etc... great pieces to the puzzle.


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Yep ..and not to exclude that ball hawking fool Darren Sharper, Vilma, Fujita etc... great pieces to the puzzle.


Boy, how times have changed down in N O.
They were not a great D but they at least got their assignments right and were able to produce alot of turnovers which made them at least respected. These units we have put together since then are just not that good and instead of getting better have gotten worst.
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During the offseason we fired our college scouting head honcho. We need to find a new pro scout as well.

The problem is we don't have a consistent definitive plan for drafting. We're a 3-4 defense.....no wait we're a 4-3 defense.....no wait we're a 5-2.......

We need to review and rewrite our mission statement and stick to it for longer than Sean's attention span.
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During the offseason we fired our college scouting head honcho. We need to find a new pro scout as well.

The problem is we don't have a consistent definitive plan for drafting. We're a 3-4 defense.....no wait we're a 4-3 defense.....no wait we're a 5-2.......

We need to review and rewrite our mission statement and stick to it for longer than Sean's attention span.
Can't argue with that. Got to have an identity, we don't. Square pegs in round holes seems to be our moto.
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