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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This has got to mean we're going 3-4. Laurinaitis at Weakside LB in a 4-3? That's just another slow LB who can't pass cover like Hawthorne was....

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Old 03-16-2016, 10:07 PM   #11
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This has got to mean we're going 3-4. Laurinaitis at Weakside LB in a 4-3? That's just another slow LB who can't pass cover like Hawthorne was.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:13 PM   #12
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is this guy really any good? I like all the LB signings while the dline still blows ass
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Laurinaitis and Anthony on the inside in a 3-4?

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He is going to play Mike in the 43. Anthony is going to the Will spot with Ellerbe as the Sam.

Anthony playing OLB makes sense as he is good in coverage.
You could also see James as the Sam, lot of options in the 43 with these LBs.

34 makes no sense as you'll have James playing out of position along with Ellerbe being an outcast in that system.

The only thing I know for sure is Allen has always run the 43 and went completely away from 34 looks when he got the promotion here. It would be odd to see him go back.

All that said, I like the signing. Vet leadership was needed and I think he'll be sparked to play better than ever being that his team just cut him (think Jenkins and Harper comeback).
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He is going to play Mike in the 43. Anthony is going to the Will spot with Ellerbe as the Sam.

Anthony playing OLB makes sense as he is good in coverage.
You could also see James as the Sam, lot of options in the 43 with these LBs.

34 makes no sense as you'll have James playing out of position along with Ellerbe being an outcast in that system.

The only thing I know for sure is Allen has always run the 43 and went completely away from 34 looks when he got the promotion here. It would be odd to see him go back.

All that said, I like the signing. Vet leadership was needed and I think he'll be sparked to play better than ever being that his team just cut him (think Jenkins and Harper comeback).
Harper wasn't a comeback. People liked to down him but he was pretty solid for us. He didn't do any better in Carolina
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According to this article, he's more of a liability against the run.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300...-agree-to-deal

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An average player but a great locker room presence and a true veteran at linebacker. He knows the fundamentals for sure. I predicted this one and love it.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:37 PM   #20
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Can't say nothing until I see contract details. Hope we didn't overpay.
As a mentor for Stephone Anthony I like the signing.

were there others out there? yep

Production as a starter? low expectation

so money is one thing and length of contract another

Then I will judge. I am not jumping up and down over this

Will we see Stephone Anthony deployed as an OLB once in while with this signing?
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