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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; When you look at Brandon Coleman and Marques Colston and see the similarities in their builds, itís hard not to begin making comparisons between the two players. While Coleman is listed two inches taller at 6-foot-6, both men are roughly ...

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When you look at Brandon Coleman and Marques Colston and see the similarities in their builds, itís hard not to begin making comparisons between the two players.

While Coleman is listed two inches taller at 6-foot-6, both men are roughly the same size and have similar body types. These measurements long led to the assumption that when Colstonís time came to an end in New Orleans, as it did this week, Coleman would be tapped to fill the void.

General manager Mickey Loomis fanned the flames last month by referring to Coleman as Colstonís heir apparent, and in many ways, he likely is going to be asked to take on a bigger role in the offense next season.

There is, however, nothing apparent about the situation. There are hopes. There are assumptions. There are even some likelihoods. But nothing is guaranteed about Colemanís ability to step in and capably fill the void left behind by Colston.

While similar, these two players are different in just as many ways. That much became clear after going back through the tape of the 2015 season and charting how each man was used in the offense.



When Colston landed with the Saints in 2006, he was at the forefront of the movement that saw teams using bigger receivers in the slot. Not much has changed since then.

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Re: Can Brandon Coleman replace Marques Colston?

I guess we will see. I would like to see Treadwell here.
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don't drop the damn ball!
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:26 AM   #4
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Re: Can Brandon Coleman replace Marques Colston?

Lets start by holding on to the ball.
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Re: Can Brandon Coleman replace Marques Colston?

He's an adequate replacement for the no. 12 we saw in 2014 and 2015. To replace the no. 12 from 2006 to 2013; ain't no way
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Re: Can Brandon Coleman replace Marques Colston?

I think he can, he's only gonna get better... We even saw improvement as last season went on...
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Re: Can Brandon Coleman replace Marques Colston?

BC needs to make the most of his opportunities starting in camp.

Outside of the size, I don't see many similarities to the great M Colston.
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he's got a snow ball's chance in hell to REPLACE Colston, he just needs to concentrate on being the best version of Brandon Coleman
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You can't teach "heart"

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He has to get better. We only need about 60 catches, 750 yards and 8 TD's from him.
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