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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Saints will deploy CFL import Erik Harris at safety MARCH 14, 2016 JOEL A. ERICKSON 0 COMMENTS The New Orleans Saints signed CFL product Erik Harris to play safety, general manager Mickey Loomis said. Harris, who was listed at 6-3, ...

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Old 03-14-2016, 07:52 PM   #1
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Saints will deploy CFL import Erik Harris at safety

Saints will deploy CFL import Erik Harris at safety
MARCH 14, 2016 JOEL A. ERICKSON 0 COMMENTS
The New Orleans Saints signed CFL product Erik Harris to play safety, general manager Mickey Loomis said.

Harris, who was listed at 6-3, 220 pounds, played linebacker in the CFL, but he has the speed and versatility to roam the defensive backfield.

A good athlete for his size, Harris has 4.57 speed in the 40-yard dash, and he had 43 tackles and two interceptions last season.

New Orleans has a need for depth at safety. The Saints lost Rafael Bush to Detroit in free agency, and veteran Jamarca Sanford is also an unrestricted free agent. The Saints get back injured safety Vinnie Sunseri, who tore his ACL in the preseason.
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CFL LB's have basically the same skillset as NFL strong safeties.

He might just be an upgrade to Vaccaro, who will be a free agent next year.

I read that he is Delvin Breaux's little brother.
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:05 PM   #2
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Great catch, Danno...

Now we need just one free safety draft pick to land in the draft and another UDRFA/special teams ace and we get younger and prepared to move on from the debacle that has been Byrd/Vaccaro...
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If we get a strong front seven they will dramatically improve the play of the back 4.
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Great catch, Danno...

Now we need just one free safety draft pick to land in the draft and another UDRFA/special teams ace and we get younger and prepared to move on from the debacle that has been Byrd/Vaccaro...
Last year a lot of draft analysts said that PJ Williams projected better to free safety. What do you think JP? Granted, we need him at CB but it's just something that I remembered.
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Last year a lot of draft analysts said that PJ Williams projected better to free safety. What do you think JP? Granted, we need him at CB but it's just something that I remembered.
Damian Swann was also projected to move to the backstop as well...

P.J. Williams is more of a bump and run corner; but before his slip up, he was liked because he looked good in zone coverage as well and was considered first round material...

If you're gonna move one to safety, it needs to start this offseason...

Need some leadership and firm decision making because this back and forth bs is stunting development of these promising young picks, investments...
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Great catch, Danno...

Now we need just one free safety draft pick to land in the draft and another UDRFA/special teams ace and we get younger and prepared to move on from the debacle that has been Byrd/Vaccaro...

Viccaro disappeRed in his second year when he lost his instincts

Byrd has beed a bust of major proportions
He only shows up when a player is already down
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Viccaro disappeRed in his second year when he lost his instincts

Byrd has beed a bust of major proportions
He only shows up when a player is already down
Or once we're out of contention...
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we need more CB/FS and SS/LB types. Keep them coming. This is what the pass happy NFL is all about now.

The first question out of a coaches mouth needs to be "But can he tackle?"

Our tackling has been terrible in the secondary. freaking ball tacklers
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I read somewhere that he has really good coverage skills and could cover tight ends. Teams killed us across the middle last year with the tight end. He could be a good role player for us and possibly develop into a solid contributor.......or he could flame out. I'm hoping that he follows in Breaux's foot steps and comes in ready to play.
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Vaccaro quietly had a solid year.

He doesn't deserve the hate, but he didn't make any flash plays.
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