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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Any time you can get a good character guy with veteran experience it is not a bad thing. I hope the money is right, but that would be my only concern. This guy will demand effort from everyone else and ...

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Old 03-17-2016, 10:15 AM   #31
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Any time you can get a good character guy with veteran experience it is not a bad thing. I hope the money is right, but that would be my only concern. This guy will demand effort from everyone else and I think he will be a solid player for a year for us.
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:33 AM   #32
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This I would be ok with. Kikaha has a really good pass rush. The only problem is if we move him to DE, count on him there and a OLB gets hurt. What then? Plug in a OLB that has no business starting? Move him back and start a DE that has no business starting? Appears if this is the case they are praying for no injuries.
I think that may have been some of the reasoning behind the Nate Stupar signing yesterday. In a few games that he had to start last year for the Failclowns he graded highly at least according to PFF. Small sample size of course.

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Old 03-17-2016, 10:51 AM   #33
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At one time hearing of this signing would have made me piddle down my leg, now although excited to a lesser degree, expectations are tempered. Will have to wait and see. If anything, the recent signings will do one thing, create a competitive atmosphere day in and day out. The older cats and the younger cats, it will be fun to watch
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good signing I think again like said before locker room and field presence for accountability; as for the money its going to cost us is not relevant, all this cap this and cap that will be done with when 2017 rolls around.
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I was really high on Laurinaitis coming out of college but its hard to tell what he has left in the tank. He is 29 and that is no real age so I hope he feels discareded and will be out to show everybody, kinda like when we got Vilma.
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Anthony showed me a lot last year but he struggled w/ discipline and command of the defense. Laurinaitis will come help the young fellow along and stabilize our defensive core. Great move to me
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FYI... Laurinaitus played most of last year with a pretty bad elbow injury.
His run defense grades were the worst of his career.

Lets hope he heals up and gets back to his pre-2015 form. If so, its a great signing.
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FYI... Laurinaitus played most of last year with a pretty bad elbow injury.
His run defense grades were the worst of his career.

Lets hope he heals up and gets back to his pre-2015 form. If so, its a great signing.
I really hope that's the reason he was so bad. If not, we're screwed.
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FYI... Laurinaitus played most of last year with a pretty bad elbow injury.
His run defense grades were the worst of his career.

Lets hope he heals up and gets back to his pre-2015 form. If so, its a great signing.
I've got mixed emotions about this signing. A lot of indicators are pointing to his decline but a change of scenery and good health might be just what the doctor ordered. I feel cautiously optimistic.
I just worry that Anthony might be less effective playing another position. You know we have a penchant for the square peg-round hole scenario.

Actually, the theory that we can just move a player and make it work hasn't paid off that well. Cam Jordan has played well wherever we put him but he's the exception more than the rule. If we are going to draft someone to play a position then do it!
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I don't trust any player with a last name that I have to google to learn how to spell. But we shall see...
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