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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by hagan714 I watched him a ton in the northeast and warned all the people going gaga over him that the Pats always wanted him locked into coverage and not allowed to roam free. That was the game ...

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Old 04-01-2016, 10:37 PM   #31
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Re: Restructure for Byrd?

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I watched him a ton in the northeast and warned all the people going gaga over him that the Pats always wanted him locked into coverage and not allowed to roam free. That was the game plan to neutralize him..

...Kenny and Byrd marriage was a match doomed to fail before the ink dried on the deal...

...Also Byrd came from the AFC East. Every team in the AFC East has a revolving door at the QBs locker, except the Pats. So INT came easy and often with such bad QB play year in and year out in the division...

...So this is why I hated the contract and all the media hype surrounding him...

...Till the saints do something to plug this crippling cap situation they created and have done absolutely nothing to make it work, I can not see a valid reason to paint yourself any further into a hole with him by redoing his contract...
My issue was reading all the fan comments about how Byrd had to leave games with injuries, seemingly constantly, and missed some subsequent games; when Buffalo fans are laughing at you for signing a guy that can't stay on the field, well, that's cause for pause...
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Old 04-02-2016, 12:53 PM   #32
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Re: Restructure for Byrd?

Now granted that I am not watching Byrd on every single play like my life depended on it, but it SEEMS to me like after Ryan left, Byrd has been inching and creeping his way back towards the action, where the game is happening, and not lining up 30 and 40+ yards down the field all the time -- like he's waiting to return a punt or something.

Which was always my "eyeball" problem with him, ever since I first noticed it, in his first pre-season here with Ryan. I'm not a coach, and I'm no genius of the X's and O's; I get that he's supposed to roam and play center field, sure sure. But on many plays when Ryan was here, it looked to me like Byrd would often be lined up way, way way WAAAAAY back, 30 and 40+ yards away down the field. Sometimes it felt like the Saints were playing 10 men against 11, and I feel like that may have contributed to a lot of the frustrating first downs on 3rd and long, a lot of the opponents' successful plays under 20 yards, big gashing runs, inability to get off the field, and things like that. When he's in the right position, Byrd certainly makes plays. When he's lined up on the 35 and the two teams are all playing the game on the other 25 yard line, at the other end of the field from him, he's not so effective. We'll have to see what happens next.
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:44 PM   #33
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Re: Restructure for Byrd?

On Byrds, he came from a pretty good 3-4 D with good coaches. Coming to a 4-3 with a pathetic D and the good ole' boys as coaches. I think he took the deal because he was hurt myself. A healthy Byrd on a good D is a very good FS.
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