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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by WillSaints81 ^Idk. All I know is while it is sad to see the era end with him and all that nolstagia, it is for the better of the team now. He probably could have still been a ...

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Old 02-24-2016, 12:38 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by WillSaints81 View Post
^Idk.

All I know is while it is sad to see the era end with him and all that nolstagia, it is for the better of the team now.

He probably could have still been a little productive but his presence limits the snaps for Coleman and Snead. They need to be on the field as much as Cooks to get more targets.
Just because he is on the team doesnt mean they have to play him. Give Coleman, Cooks, Snead all the snaps and just use Colston as you would any other 4th or 5th wideout. And that would be under the assumption that there isnt another option that is better. Nothing says he would have to take snaps away from anyone. That being said I agree there is no reason to keep him on for nostagias sake. If there is a better option you gotta take it. Wouldnt surprise me if we see him back mid season if there is an injury. The Saints have proven they are willing to cut ties with fan favorites and major producers if they think it will help the team. Happened with Reggie, Moore, Ivory, Stinch, Gleason etc etc. and several others.

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Old 02-24-2016, 01:45 PM   #32
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My 10 year old son yelled YES!!!! When he read it. I had to put him in check and make him understand how he is one of the best players in Saints history and just how much Colston meant to the Superbowl run. Very Very sad news.
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Keep him at what cost????? Keep a #4 or 5 WR at 6 million? Even at 2 million it would be a mistake. I love the guy just like the rest of you but why keep him when we could drft or sign a guy for 700 K? Sorry to see him go but this is a business.
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:37 PM   #34
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A lot of people are often like "why don't we keep this dude around, hes a good leader". And while I don't dispute these sentiments at times, understanding how a locker room works is very crucial to understand why these older guys are often released. Sometimes having older guys around kind of gets in the way of newer guys learning how to lead, because the older guys carry so much gravity.
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:16 PM   #35
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My 10 year old son yelled YES!!!! When he read it. I had to put him in check and make him understand how he is one of the best players in Saints history and just how much Colston meant to the Superbowl run. Very Very sad news.
that's a slap in the back of the head type of offense in my house, he got off lucky
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I sure hope they eventually bring him back at halftime and let him do a victory lap riding around the perimeter of the Dome, on the back of a convertible, like they have done with Deuce and a couple other guys. I would cheer my lungs out for that. Tears were welling up in my eyes that day when they rolled Deuce around the Dome on the trunk of the convertible, I will never ever forget it. Would like to have that moment with Colston, for sure.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:13 PM   #37
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Now here's what I think. since there's the risk of injury with the three we have, it might be best to get another receiver better than Snead and Coleman to line up opposite Cooks and have Snead and Coleman split the slot. If we end up going after a receiver that better be the case because you can't just have a fourth receiver as good or better than those two sitting on the bench. Snead imo is not a fit for the wideout role opposite Cooks because of his size. He should be in the middle splitting reps with Coleman. And should a injury occur, then we have three receivers playing full snaps in three receiver sets.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:44 AM   #38
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that's a slap in the back of the head type of offense in my house, he got off lucky
His mom jumped on him worse than I did.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:04 PM   #39
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Retire his #12. But give the man one more year at a reduced rate.

I bet his mama is proud!
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