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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by saintshrimp You know what I think needs explaining is why posters on this site one year will say oh player x is great he is a beast, he's a player that will Carry this team etc but ...

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Old 08-21-2016, 10:19 PM   #11
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You know what I think needs explaining is why posters on this site one year will say oh player x is great he is a beast, he's a player that will Carry this team etc but as soon as he is no longer a saint it's oh he sucks awful player and the scum of the earth. I've seen it happen time and time again here.I don't understand alot of posters here when it comes to players but those same people act as if management does no wrong or ever screws up. IMHO we have a ton of hypocritical fans
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Maybe, just maybe, Lewis can't play anymore, and that's why he was cut.
He's 30 years old and has multiple injuries. We'll see how many teams line up to sign him.
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From two different articles,

On March 14, 2013, Lewis signed a five-year, $26.3 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.[4] On November 26, 2015 Lewis was placed on injured reserve with a leg injury, ending his season. Lewis had been slowly recovering from January 2016 hip surgery. He started training camp on the physically unable to perform list, and although the team activated him from PUP on Aug. 3, 2016, he practiced just one day and had been sidelined ever since. On August 19, 2016, Lewis was released by the Saints.

Keenan Lewis was a star under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in his first season with New Orleans back in 2013.
Now that Dennis Allen is running the defense, the Saints have cut ties with the veteran cornerback.
Is it the change in coordinator that led to Lewis' Friday exit? He certainly believes that's the case, telling ESPN's Josina Anderson that he was never "one of (Allen's) guys."

"Dennis Allen, we never got along since day one. It was something that happened years ago," Lewis said. "... Like he told me seven years ago, I didn't have what it takes to make it. He told me face-to-face that I wasn't going to make it. So I always used that as my motivation every time I see him."

Lewis was limited to six games in 2015 due to a litany of injuries that resulted in surgeries for an MCL tear, torn labrum and a sports hernia. He tried to played through the two labrum injuries last season, just as he battled through a 2014 injury that left his knee swollen to a degree that he describes as "the size of a bowling ball."
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:24 AM   #14
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As I posted elsewhere there were only two ways to keep Lewis on the roster:

1. On the active 53
2. IR and return later in the season.

Option 2 likely went out the window when Rankins broke his leg. Option #1 is tough going when DBs such as Crawley and Harris have the ability to both play on the defense and play special teams.

Honestly, I believe the Saints did Lewis a favor. Instead of spending another whole year on IR, Lewis can get healthy, then make a workable deal to play the remainder of this season.

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I still don't agree with the options. I would have rather kept him on the active roster than let him go. I mean as it has been pointed out several times, what has Byrd done for us? Nothing. With Keenan and Breaux we have arguably the best 2 Corners in The NFC.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:32 AM   #15
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I have rarely had a problem with anyone the Saints have gotten rid of, be it a release or a trade. It's some of the moves they make to bring players in that have been questionable at the very best.

I can't believe writers are still complaining about the Graham trade. I was watching the replay of the game against Houston on NFL network the other day, and I heard Spencer Tillman say something like "the Saints are still paying for that mistake". I can't remember his exact words, but I know he called it a mistake. It was one of those moments where you wish you could be sitting next to the guy to tell him how dumb his comment was, and ask him if he watched any football last year, or if he he just graded the trade when it happened and went straight into hibernation.

Because last I checked, Jimmy did next to nothing, then got injured and missed the rest of the year, while we got Max Unger to make the line just a little less awful. Stephone Anthony still has a lot to prove, but even if he doesn't work out, there isn't one solid piece of evidence to suggest that the Saints lost the deal.

I even thought trading Jimmy would force Brees to spread it around more instead of forcing it to said player so freaking much. And that's exactly what happened. Unfortunately, Drew got hurt, and the line continued to stink overall. But Jimmy would not have made any difference in my opinion.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:49 AM   #16
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This Lewis thing, I'm not sure about yet. He absolutely drew my ire, and that of others, when he got all butt hurt about his contract a while back. People try to inflate the value of players all the time, but when you are UNDER CONTRACT, you have no right to complain. Nobody owes you retroactively if you out play your deal. Just keep playing and you'll make good on the next deal. Instead he couldn't stay healthy. So that doesn't make him look good.

However, this seems really early to release him. Would it REALLY be so detrimental to just wait it out till final cuts, instead of cutting him now and letting bubba bo bob brain, or whoever, get knocked around at the bottom of the roster for a couple of more weeks instead of Lewis?

That's my only issue. It's not like he was going to cost PJ Williams or Delvin Breaux a roster spot. I can only guess that there might have been some off the field problems with his attitude or something. But that isn't confirmed, so I'm still just a little surprised.
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Apologize, hell Keenan was a walking body cast. Graham hasn't been the same without Brees and never will be. They tried to replace Sproles with Spiller on the cheap. Harper was no where near him prime. Gallette was a walking rap sheet and isn't he on the IR this year or in jail. Jenkins is probably the only one I would say anything about, so all in all I think they did OK with the majority of these moves. I will never fault the organization for trying to make the team better it's when they do nothing when I will complain the loudest.

We did win a Superbowl with the people they want to apologize! So there you have it!

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This Lewis thing, I'm not sure about yet. He absolutely drew my ire, and that of others, when he got all butt hurt about his contract a while back. People try to inflate the value of players all the time, but when you are UNDER CONTRACT, you have no right to complain. Nobody owes you retroactively if you out play your deal. Just keep playing and you'll make good on the next deal. Instead he couldn't stay healthy. So that doesn't make him look good.

However, this seems really early to release him. Would it REALLY be so detrimental to just wait it out till final cuts, instead of cutting him now and letting bubba bo bob brain, or whoever, get knocked around at the bottom of the roster for a couple of more weeks instead of Lewis?

That's my only issue. It's not like he was going to cost PJ Williams or Delvin Breaux a roster spot. I can only guess that there might have been some off the field problems with his attitude or something. But that isn't confirmed, so I'm still just a little surprised.

Exactly. Keeping him on the roster wouldn't have hurt. Only helped us.
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