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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; According to Mike Detillier..... The Saints are going to bring in former Michigan and Chicago Bear running back Anthony "The-A-Train" Thomas and Seattle Seahawks tight end Itula Mili for visits tomorrow. No link but it's from a reliable source....

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Old 03-05-2005, 09:17 PM   #1
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Anthony "The-A-Train" Thomas to visit

According to Mike Detillier.....

The Saints are going to bring in former Michigan and Chicago Bear running back Anthony "The-A-Train" Thomas and Seattle Seahawks tight end Itula Mili for visits tomorrow.
No link but it's from a reliable source.
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:31 PM   #2
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More people who we don\'t need. :casstet:

We already pay Stecker 1 mil per year to back up, we don\'t need to waste more money on a free agent commanding the same amount to alternate btw 2nd/3rd stringer. I rather draft a Gore in the late rounds of the draft, maybe even a Clarett if we wanted a bruiser.

If we sign Mili and not cut either Conwell or Williams, I\'ll jump off the highrise. Conwell, Williams, Hilton, and Hall is our depth at TE. Definately a waste of visit.
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:35 PM   #3
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Do you think perhaps the Saints are serious about having McAllister and Stecker on the field at the same time? Perhaps we\'ll try out a pro-set this year? I can\'t see how that will be good for McAllister given his love for a lead blocker, but might open up the short passing game with the back (Stecker)?

Every year we seem to need someone to backup Duece. Do you think they are trying harder this year?

I like Dayne over Thomas though.
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:37 PM   #4
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papz-

You do realize our rushing attack was one of the worst in the NFL don\'t you? When Deuce got injured, Stecker simply couldn\'t carry the load and we finished 27th out of 32-teams in the NFL.

Runningback is a tough postion to play and it\'s common for a RB to sustain some kind of injury. IMO, if there ever were a position where you needed a good backup, it would be runningback.

And why knock the Saints for paying too much. Do you know how much they are going to pay him?

[Edited on 6/3/2005 by GumboBC]
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:41 PM   #5
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Anthony Thomas Rushing Stats:
2001 CHI 14 278 1183 4.3 46 7
2002 CHI 12 214 721 3.4 34 6
2003 CHI 13 244 1024 4.2 67 6
2004 CHI 12 122 404 3.3 41 2
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:55 PM   #6
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Gumbo do you realize that Deuce was hurt last year? Do you realize Stecker did fine in his absence? Do you realize that if we weren\'t down by 14 at halftime every game, we\'d actually run the football in the second half? Do you realize once teams are down at halftime, they abandon the run game? Did you notice that happened a majority of the time last year? Do you think that contributed to our rushing attack nubmers? Do you think that if Deuce is healthy next year he\'ll be primed for 1500 yards again? Have you actually been watching the games?

How much do you think the going rate for this guy would be? Do you think it would be around the salary of Steckers who is not as good of a rusher as Thomas is? Do you think it would be a better idea if we drafted a back instead?

Hey you know what? If we can sign this guy for around 750k or a little more without having to give this guy a good bonus, go for it. I\'m all for it. I\'m also like Dayne would would probably come cheaper. Remember we are looking for a third running back on our depth chart.

Do you guys think it\'s kind of ironic that with so much problems on defense, we are always talking about getting players on offense? We need to worry about signing Smith, trading Howard, or signing a stud linebacker than worry about a petty 3rd string running back.

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

All little common sense goes a long way.
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Old 03-05-2005, 10:00 PM   #7
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papz--

Hey, man, no matter what you say, Stecker didn\'t perform very well last season. He had ONE good game. Besides that, Stecker isn\'t an every down type of back.

Stecker is great is situational duty, but he CANNOT be counted on if Deuce goes down. Which is why Deuce played hurt last season.

I\'m trying to talk about upgrading at runningback, which is what this thread is about:

We need to worry about signing Smith, trading Howard, or signing a stud linebacker than worry about a petty 3rd string running back.
Since when did bringing in Thomas prevent us from doing any of that?
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Old 03-05-2005, 10:11 PM   #8
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A healthy Deuce solves all the problems. I like developing young players so I would address our problems through drafting for a position of this nature. Two different people, two different ideas. I can\'t say I\'m right or I\'m wrong or vice versa with you. We can\'t expect everyone on this board to think alike if not it would be absolutely BORING. Like I said, I\'m fine with signing the guy if he\'s cheap because I rather spend our money to sign a marquee free agent (<~~ answering your question) Starter over depth at 3rd string rb \"first\", anyday for me.

1280 AM. I listen to it all the time and funny how Stecker\'s name always come up on there. From what I hear and feel, I\'m not the only one that thought Stecker did fine. If we didn\'t feel he could have done the job, we wouldn\'t have give that multi million dollar contract he received last offseason.

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

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Old 03-05-2005, 10:17 PM   #9
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A healthy Deuce solves all the problems.
Listen to what you\'re saying, papz. Sure a healthy Deuce solves all problems. But, Deuce has gotten injured for 2-years in a row!!

Last year the coaches rushed Deuce back on the field because Stecker wasn\'t getting it done.

Stecker is great for certain things, but he\'s never been a full time RB in the league and I think the Saints are looking for a #2 runningback who can carry the load if Deuce goes down.

Look at the situation in Carolina. They\'ve got 3 guys who have proven they can carry the load. Stecker, on the other hand, has rushed for 100-yards only once. And the bottom line is we finished 27th in rushing with Stecker as the back-up.



[Edited on 6/3/2005 by GumboBC]

[Edited on 6/3/2005 by GumboBC]
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Old 03-05-2005, 10:36 PM   #10
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The bottom line is that our OT\'s and LB\'s suck and we are bringing in A-Train, hence anyone reasonable would concur that our FO is STUPID!!!!!!!
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