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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Utah_Saint And besides, with Ryan gone we gotta have someone to blame if the defense sucks again. Harper's got a lot of experience. It feels like the old days again! When I woke up this morning I ...

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Old 06-07-2016, 07:59 PM   #31
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And besides, with Ryan gone we gotta have someone to blame if the defense sucks again. Harper's got a lot of experience.
It feels like the old days again! When I woke up this morning I didn't expect to see Roman Harper debates lol. Get out those rusty pitchforks folks.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:16 PM   #32
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I was just looking through Harpers' twitter and he, PT and Smith were really, really close...

And I found a tweet with a bit of fore-shadowing perhaps...

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Searching Youtube for some Harper highlights and found a video that brought a tear to my eye


Here's another:

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Old 06-07-2016, 09:12 PM   #34
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Were probably just a bunch of old sentimental fools. For some reason reading about Harper today made sense to me.
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Solid player in his skill set. Can't have too many of them.
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We haven't exactly drafted anybody in the last 5 years who has turned into a great leader so we have to turn to free agency and bring in guys like Laurinaitis and Harper.
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I could live with Bell - Harper - Vaccaro being on the field at the same time. As long as he's being asked to blitz then I'm okay with this signing
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:37 PM   #38
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Welcome back, ya just couldn't stay away.
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Harper was a stud for us. I do feel he was misused at times, but that became a trend with our past few DC's. I am hoping Dennis Allen can use the players to their strengths instead of trying to force them into a "system" like Ryan tends to do everywhere he fails.
Misused? Harper is a defensive back and is asked to cover receivers? Heaven forbid we should ask him to actually cover anyone.

Harper is fine if you have uber players (e.g. linebackers, defensive backs) around him to limit his coverage responsibilities to a 3X3 area...

He's always been horrible in space by his limited athleticism; if he did Dancin' with the Stars, he'd be the first NFLer to go out week 1...

Why or why couldn't we have drafted one of the good Saban-coached Bama safeties?

Yeah, sure he could blitz but can't cover; do you bring a Corvette to a tractor-pull? Just make him a rush linebacker and be done with it...

It won't be any surprise to the league as to where he's going pre-snap unless he drops into coverage and you see Aaron Rogers eyes light up like Christmas...

I was curious to see who we release to make room for him - maybe a Tight End? No, a linebacker - maybe there's silver lining that we're set there.

What I don't want to see is valuable camp snaps go to an aged veteran when we've acquired some pretty good talent and need to man up and coach that talent up...

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We haven't exactly drafted anybody in the last 5 years who has turned into a great leader so we have to turn to free agency and bring in guys like Laurinaitis and Harper.
And there you've hit the proverbial nail on the head my friend.

Name one leader we've drafted besides Strief. Rankins looks promising if his play is as advertised.

Which brings us back to what the **** are our scouts doing?
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