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Old 03-31-2016, 06:21 PM   #591
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Rams writer Jim Thomas talks pros and cons of Laurinaitis, Fairley signings: podcast | NOLA.com

Rams beat writer shares some insight on what to expect from our signings...
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:23 PM   #592
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Free agents New Orleans Saints signed 'were available for a reason,' NFL scout says | NOLA.com

Sounds like offseason bulletin board material for Animal and Big Boy...
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:31 PM   #593
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ESPN.com: Picking the worst-ever free-agent signing for all 32 NFL teams

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Wide receiver Albert Connell


Though I considered a few cornerbacks (Dale Carter, Jason David and Brandon Browner), Connell wins out because of the bizarre way his career ended in New Orleans -- and in the NFL, for that matter. The Saints signed him to a five-year, $14 million contract in 2001, with a $2.5 million signing bonus. But he caught only 12 passes in 11 games before he was caught on camera stealing a total of $4,363 from teammate Deuce McAllister's car and locker. Connell claimed it was a prank and that the story was blown out of proportion, and McAllister declined to press charges. Still, it was enough for the team to suspend Connell and eventually release him after one year. -- Mike Triplett



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Front office
Owner – Tom Benson
General Manager of Football Operations – Randy Mueller
Assistant General Manager of Football Operations – Charles Bailey
Director of Football Administration – Mickey Loomis
Director of Player Personnel – Rick Mueller
College Scouting Coordinator – Rick Thompson
Head Coach – Jim Haslett


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_N..._Saints_season

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Old 03-31-2016, 06:36 PM   #594
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ESPN.com: Picking the worst-ever free-agent signing for all 32 NFL teams

New Orleans Saints

Wide receiver Albert Connell


Though I considered a few cornerbacks (Dale Carter, Jason David and Brandon Browner), Connell wins out because of the bizarre way his career ended in New Orleans -- and in the NFL, for that matter. The Saints signed him to a five-year, $14 million contract in 2001, with a $2.5 million signing bonus. But he caught only 12 passes in 11 games before he was caught on camera stealing a total of $4,363 from teammate Deuce McAllister's car and locker. Connell claimed it was a prank and that the story was blown out of proportion, and McAllister declined to press charges. Still, it was enough for the team to suspend Connell and eventually release him after one year. -- Mike Triplett



From Wikipedia:

Front office
Owner – Tom Benson
General Manager of Football Operations – Randy Mueller
Assistant General Manager of Football Operations – Charles Bailey
Director of Football Administration – Mickey Loomis
Director of Player Personnel – Rick Mueller
College Scouting Coordinator – Rick Thompson
Head Coach – Jim Haslett


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_N..._Saints_season
Worst ever? A 2nd tier WR? Really?

And why did you bold Loomis? He doesn't pick players, he just makes it happen.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:15 PM   #595
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Worst ever? A 2nd tier WR? Really?

And why did you bold Loomis? He doesn't pick players, he just makes it happen.
Triplett selected him because of the theft of Deuce's property...

There were three people who's name I emphasized with bold as they were the three people mostly responsible for signing him...

Regarding Loomis, he has first hand experience in how bad a signing can go (e.g. later Junior Galette) so he should know to be extra vigilant...
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:08 PM   #596
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Triplett selected him because of the theft of Deuce's property...

There were three people who's name I emphasized with bold as they were the three people mostly responsible for signing him...

Regarding Loomis, he has first hand experience in how bad a signing can go (e.g. later Junior Galette) so he should know to be extra vigilant...
No, they were not the 3 most responsible.
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No, they were not the 3 most responsible.
Probably the receivers coach then...
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ESPN hands New Orleans Saints third-worst free agency grade

The Saints need to upgrade their defense, but their big-ticket purchase was for a receiving tight end in Fleener. Coach Sean Payton said the team simply wanted to add another quality player, which was fine, but the Saints remain a flawed team with burdensome salary-cap limitations.

“I do not have a lot of confidence in anything these guys do,” Riddick said. “Coby will be Jimmy Graham lite, but beyond that, what did they do?”

Dominik said some of the Saints’ moves could become addition by subtraction depending upon how New Orleans fills holes in the draft.

“They are constantly redoing deals and Brees could be the one they redo to create a ton of space,” Yates said. “If the Saints were to spend big for something this offseason, I never would have guessed it would have been on Coby Fleener. It feels like the Saints are going about this one year at a time from a cap standpoint. They have also lost veteran leadership.”

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