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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; He played 13 snaps vs Oakland I never noticed him out on the field vs NY, he did not record a tackle and was not on the inactive list. I've got an awful feeling that they are phasing him out, ...

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Old 09-18-2016, 06:41 PM   #1
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He played 13 snaps vs Oakland

I never noticed him out on the field vs NY, he did not record a tackle and was not on the inactive list.

I've got an awful feeling that they are phasing him out, he was our best defensive player last season, they moved him for an overrated veteran and I haven't heard much so far.

I hope it doesn't turn out like Malcolm Jenkins, where he turns into a pro bowl player the minute he leaves our team.

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Good question... I was about to ask myself? Mauti surely can't be better than him.
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I just don't understand it. This topic always has to be prefaced with "Maybe he's still not fully recovered from the injury and they don't want to rush him back"... But who knows?

Wasn't the whole thing about making Dennis Allen the DC to simplify the scheme and get rid of communication issues? Shouldn't that have benefited Anthony if he was overwhelmed by Rob Ryan's strange scheme?

Imagine having super-athletic LB's like Robertson and Anthony on the field together.
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I just don't understand it. This topic always has to be prefaced with "Maybe he's still not fully recovered from the injury and they don't want to rush him back"... But who knows?

Wasn't the whole thing about making Dennis Allen the DC to simplify the scheme and get rid of communication issues? Shouldn't that have benefited Anthony if he was overwhelmed by Rob Ryan's strange scheme?

Imagine having super-athletic LB's like Robertson and Anthony on the field together.
Right. I just don't get Anthony not being out there at all, just saw Laurinitis, Robertson and Mauti. Was Anthony even active, did he even play special teams?
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:31 PM   #5
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Yeah, I have a hard time believing he isn't one of our best LB's. Why you would move a guy like that to a position that rarely sniffs the field due to playing in the nickel D so much doesn't make much sense to me. He's only in his second year, he needs to be on the field getting experience. They're gonna screw up his development if they don't find ways to get him involved.
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Probably be releasing him this week..... He should definitely be on the field !
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I heard over the radio on wwl, that Mauti is smarter, and that he was covering better than SA. Along with other things that was being said.
That same question was brought up.
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There's also some talk of Anthony pouting about the Laurinaitis signing and position change... Allegedly not even bothering to learn the defense or his assignments.
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Bull...

Anthony is an ideally suited 3-4 linebacker as is Hau'oli Kikaha and Davis Tull...

We tore the defensive plan to install the 3-4 out of the playbook when we brought back Dennis Allen...

Allen has affirmatively put his mark on this team and we're now a 4-3 team with 4-3 personnel...

Don't see a place for Anthony nor Kikaha on this team for the long term; expect a trade or outright release for both...

What really sucks is that Jonathan Casillas looked really good out there today for the G'nats...

It's another 3 year plan for the defense like the old Soviet 5 year economic plans...

But you know what? The defense looked great nonetheless and if it's 4-3, then so mote it be, good luck Stephone Anthony...

Wasted draft picks, yes, but we make it work with Undrafted Rookie Free Agents anyways...

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There's also some talk of Anthony pouting about the Laurinaitis signing and position change... Allegedly not even bothering to learn the defense or his assignments.
Can't blame Anthony altogether; Allen came in with a plan and some players were not part of that plan...

But this defense is on Payton, Allen moving forward and that's what it is...
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