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Old 12-22-2015, 09:09 AM   #1
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With their beloved New Orleans Saints eliminated from the playoffs for a second consecutive season, some ardent fans have suggested the team intentionally tank games down the stretch in order to secure a higher pick in May's NFL Draft.

The idea being that a top-10 pick could accelerate the club's rebuilding process in the offseason.

For the record, the Saints weren't tanking on Monday night. It just looked that way.

And after watching the lowly Detroit Lions dominate the Saints from start to finish in a misleadingly close 35-27 victory, it's apparent the Saints are much more than a high draft pick away from contention in the NFC.

When you are dominated by the likes of the Lions and Tennessee Titans on your home field, well, you have serious problems. More problems than one draft can fix.

If I were making a wish list for the Saints in the offseason, I'd start with an edge rusher then quickly turn my attention to the following: linebacker; cornerback; wide receiver; guard; defensive tackle; and tight end. Truth be told, the Saints could use help at every position on the roster except running back. And they probably need more than one addition at cornerback, guard and linebacker.





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Old 12-22-2015, 09:19 AM   #2
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It's almost like the Saints play up to their competition ... good vs teams like Carolina, Tampa Bay and their rivalry with Can'tlanta, but can't get motivated vs the crap teams like Detroit/Tennessee ... it's not that uncommon, .
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Poor coaching. Draft and free agency can't fix that.
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:40 AM   #4
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Draft may not fix all our problems but scrapping the entire coaching staff and starting again might.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:27 PM   #5
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Re: Saints have more problems than 2016 draft can fix

I totally disagree

2 more drafts and a ton of dead money off the books then this idiot can say what he wants. the sky is not falling. rob is gone so onwards and upwards.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:43 PM   #6
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It's almost like the Saints play up to their competition ... good vs teams like Carolina, Tampa Bay and their rivalry with Can'tlanta, but can't get motivated vs the crap teams like Detroit/Tennessee ... it's not that uncommon, .
Detroit and Carolina were similar except Carolina we got a defensive TD and allowed 13 points after Brees was too ineffective.
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Old 12-23-2015, 11:19 AM   #7
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Re: Saints have more problems than 2016 draft can fix

100% agree about firing the D coaches. A scheme change on D is needed. Then draft square pegs for square holes. Fix both front lines( believe it or not the D line needs tweeked in a 3-4).
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Complete NEW defensive coaching staff. An offensive guard. A defensive tackle.
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Oh Lawd Jesus!!! We're doomed!!!
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:01 PM   #10
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Re: Saints have more problems than 2016 draft can fix

We don't need that much, and what we do need won't cost a fortune.

OG's are typically cheap FA's and middle round draft prospects.
Solid DT's can be had in the 1st 3 rounds.

The toughest task will be a pass rusher and a starting WR.

Between the Draft and Free Agency, we'll address every need with at least an adequate player.

I'm looking forward to seeing how Ireland's influence helps this years draft.
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