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Old 04-04-2016, 10:13 PM   #41
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Re: Bottom of the Barrel: Saints Off Season Moves Grade Poorly

I'll save you a lot of time and math on the Scooby Doo debate ...

Draft a kicker.
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bravo danno, bravoooooooe.
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What did Danno do? I don't see a post in the last page.
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What did Danno do? I don't see a post in the last page.
I think it was probably for my overall astute awareness of all things related to Saints football along with my generally charming personality and smashing good looks.

Or maybe it was one of my 2 posts earlier in this thread.
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I'd give it a C-minus at this point in time. That's based mainly on what they failed to do instead of what they actually did. Getting Fleener (overpay), Fairley (1-year stop gap), and Lauranaitis could end up as good moves. But not addressing this team's most serious holes (DE, DT, Safety, OG) is a head scratcher. Loomis has crippled this franchise with a series of terrible FA signings, unwise extensions, and poor results in the draft. Leading the league in dead money is not a good thing. Let's hope we do better in the 2016 draft.
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In slamming Loomis you are giving him FAR too much credit. Loomis' main job is to make the money work. You are terribly mistaken if you blame personnel moves on him.
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PFF must have a real large staff because the other side of the building didn't get the lead story of this thread...

ProFootball Focus: 5 BARGAIN FREE-AGENT SIGNINGS THAT WILL MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT

1. Nick Fairley, DT, New Orleans Saints

Nick Fairley has had the luxury of playing beside two of the most dominant defensive tackles in the NFL since being drafted in the first round of the 2011 draft. His first four years in Detroit were alongside Ndamukong Suh, while his 2015 campaign was spent in St. Louis with Dwight Stephenson Award-winner Aaron Donald.

Consistently a productive player, it’s fair to wonder why Fairley struggles to land a multi-year contract in the prime of his career (he also signed a one-year deal in 2015).

As a Ram in 2015, Fairley recorded the 11th-highest overall grade among DT/NTs. Despite this, he found his market rather dry and settled for a one-year, $3 million contract in New Orleans.

The Saints ranked 31st in the league in run defense in 2015 (129.8 yards per game allowed), and last in yards per carry allowed (4.9). Fairley seems like an ideal fit in the middle of a defense that has been gashed time and time again in a division with three other teams who run the ball well.

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I think it was probably for my overall astute awareness of all things related to Saints football along with my generally charming personality and smashing good looks.

Or maybe it was one of my 2 posts earlier in this thread.
Nah, pretty sure it's the "underboob" in your avatar, .
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:48 PM   #48
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We did address DT and why do you think we have a serious hole at safety?
I'm not sold on Fairley... coming off back-to-back sub-par years I'm not getting too excited yet. Maybe he'll prove me wrong and come out hungry because he's on a one-year deal, but it looks like a pretty underwhelming move IMO and doesn't upgrade the unit.

Loomis & co. gave Byrd a monster contract that he's not even come close to living up to (not only has he been hurt, for a guy billed as a ballhawk, he's got one INT to his name in black and gold). Our cap numbers are so out of whack again, that we let Bush leave town, and we didn't have enough to sign anybody else. So yeah, I'm worried that we've got Byrd who is injury prone and virtually no depth.

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In slamming Loomis you are giving him FAR too much credit. Loomis' main job is to make the money work. You are terribly mistaken if you blame personnel moves on him.
Perhaps I am, but the buck stops with the GM, he's ultimately responsible for how the roster looks. And if his main job is to make the money work, he gets an F- from me the last few seasons for how poorly he's done that job. Again, having the most dead money in the league is squarely on Loomis.

Again, I hope they prove me wrong, but I just don't see a lot of upgrades to our roster from last year.
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Graded (initially) the worst by 3 media. We will see.

I bet the season will show otherwise.
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Again, I hope they prove me wrong, but I just don't see a lot of upgrades to our roster from last year.
Seriously? We've upgraded several spots, and the draft isn't here yet. Our LBs are much improved even if we draft any.
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