Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

Saints sign James Laurinaitis

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I wouldn't rule out the Saints FO drafting a LB in the 1st 3 rounds. We desperately need a LB who can consistently cover TE's ....

Like Tree66Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-17-2016, 03:04 PM   #41
Threaded by K Major
Site Donor
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bedford, TX
Posts: 5,473

Blog Entries: 1
Show Printable Version Email this Page
Rating: (0 votes - average)

I wouldn't rule out the Saints FO drafting a LB in the 1st 3 rounds.

We desperately need a LB who can consistently cover TE's.
Views: 5365
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 03:28 PM   #42
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,285
Re: Saints sign James Laurinaitis

Originally Posted by K Major View Post
I wouldn't rule out the Saints FO drafting a LB in the 1st 3 rounds.

We desperately need a LB who can consistently cover TE's.

We should seriously consider drafting guys like Deone Bucannon. In todays NFL faster undersized LBs (safeties turned LBs) are not rare breed. Give those guys solid D-line and watch them dominate the game. This draft class has some intriguing players (Jack, Jones, Lee...)
K Major likes this.
brees84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 03:31 PM   #43
Hou Saints Fan
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 4,725
Re: Saints sign James Laurinaitis

Given the injury, Jack might be there at 12
RaginCajun83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 03:43 PM   #44
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bedford, TX
Posts: 5,473
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Saints sign James Laurinaitis

Originally Posted by RaginCajun83 View Post
Given the injury, Jack might be there at 12
I don't see how Miles gets past pick #7. Athletic, hits HARD, dynamic and elite coverage ability. In this pass happy league, he is gone early. We could be looking at the Von Miller 2.0 in a few years.

Damn, if he is there at #12 take him .
jeanpierre and RaginCajun83 like this.
K Major is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 04:28 PM   #45
100th Post
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 365
Re: Saints sign James Laurinaitis

I want to know how much he costs us, what defense we will be running. If this was RR last year I would like the pickup. But now that DA is running the defense, we are running a 4-3, not a 3-4. Plus, Kikaha is made for the 3-4 along with Davis Tull who we redshirted last year. If we had a track record of drafting sure fire defensive players I wouldn't be worried but outside of Cam, Stephone, Kikaha and Viccaro, we haven't really hit on defensive players recently. Coach needs to make sure we have the right pieces to make this thing work. Coach Payton you said you're in this for the long haul, time to prove it.
halloween 65 likes this.
WhoDatFan26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 05:26 PM   #46
5000 POSTS! +
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 6,950
Blog Entries: 5
Re: Saints sign James Laurinaitis

Whew... FINALLY making some moves on D.

Anything is considered and upgrade!!!
Euphoria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 05:31 PM   #47
Merces Letifer
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,731
Re: Saints sign James Laurinaitis

Originally Posted by Halo View Post
SHANLE II !!!!!
Shanlenitis ... sounds contagious.
Tobias-Reiper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 06:06 PM   #48
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,957
Re: Saints sign James Laurinaitis

Originally Posted by blackangold View Post
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).

Let's not get ahead of ourselves about what he will play because people did this last offseason and it wasn't what they expected.
K Major likes this.
WillSaints81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 07:29 PM   #49
Hou Saints Fan
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 4,725
Re: Saints sign James Laurinaitis

Originally Posted by K Major View Post
I don't see how Miles gets past pick #7. Athletic, hits HARD, dynamic and elite coverage ability. In this pass happy league, he is gone early. We could be looking at the Von Miller 2.0 in a few years.

Damn, if he is there at #12 take him .
I don't think he gets out the top 10 but you never know some teams might be scared of his medical and pass on him
RaginCajun83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 07:32 PM   #50
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Grand Haven, Michigan by way of a little Mississippi River town in Louisiana
Posts: 4,244
Re: Saints sign James Laurinaitis

Good signing if we play the right scheme. It's going to be mute if we don't get pressure up front.
halloween 65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/77200-saints-sign-james-laurinaitis.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
The Latest New Orleans Saints News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 03-16-2016 09:56 PM 9
Saints sign James Laurinaitis This thread Refback 03-16-2016 09:50 PM 1


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2014 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts