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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Kevin Zeitler and/or Andrew Norwell, even one of them gives us an elite offensive line, both would give us the best line in football... Defensive End would be my next priority and I'd sign Chandler Jones; he's a speed end, ...

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Old 01-26-2017, 09:24 PM   #91
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Kevin Zeitler and/or Andrew Norwell, even one of them gives us an elite offensive line, both would give us the best line in football...

Defensive End would be my next priority and I'd sign Chandler Jones; he's a speed end, with good height, 6' 5", enough weight at 260 lbs. and he's a proven pass rusher and would fit great opposite Cam Jordan...

That would give us just enough money still to bring back CB Sterling Moore, FB John Kuhn, and pay WR Willie Snead is Exclusive Rights FA contract...

If we'd want another guy, we could start rolling it forward, which would be a mistake after being in cap hell these past few years...

The other option would be extend Drew, maybe Cam to bring back Fairley, but he's probably played himself out of the market for us...

Unless Fairley wants to give the hometown discount for some peace, happiness and a championship...

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Old 01-26-2017, 09:27 PM   #92
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
I'd go DE in free agency. Rookies can take the most time to develop at DE.

If it's my $30M, I sign Hightower and Melvin Ingram.
Well, you've certainly got a lot to say lately...

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Old 01-27-2017, 05:24 AM   #93
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Chandler Jones? Big Big ticket signing. Great pass rusher but is not the greatest against the run.
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Chandler Jones? Big Big ticket signing. Great pass rusher but is not the greatest against the run.
I could live with that trade off for a guy that has 47 sacks in 5 years. If we can get an improvement in LB play that could take care of any slack a player like Jones might leave.
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Whatever they do, speed on defense is a must.
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:45 AM   #96
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Kevin Zeitler and/or Andrew Norwell, even one of them gives us an elite offensive line, both would give us the best line in football...

Defensive End would be my next priority and I'd sign Chandler Jones; he's a speed end, with good height, 6' 5", enough weight at 260 lbs. and he's a proven pass rusher and would fit great opposite Cam Jordan...

That would give us just enough money still to bring back CB Sterling Moore, FB John Kuhn, and pay WR Willie Snead is Exclusive Rights FA contract...

If we'd want another guy, we could start rolling it forward, which would be a mistake after being in cap hell these past few years...

The other option would be extend Drew, maybe Cam to bring back Fairley, but he's probably played himself out of the market for us...

Unless Fairley wants to give the hometown discount for some peace, happiness and a championship...
Jones is getting tagged if he doesn't get a new deal in Arizona?

Bruce Arians: Chandler Jones won't reach free agency - NFL.com
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:13 AM   #97
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Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
Chandler Jones? Big Big ticket signing. Great pass rusher but is not the greatest against the run.
Even if he's adequate, what we'd gain on 3rd downs would be tremendous...
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Whatever they do, speed on defense is a must.
Actually, I believe our team speed, and more distinctly, our playing speed is markedly improved on defense...
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Know some here have a mixed bag on CSC, but this is pretty good...

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With the quality DE and LBs in upper rounds of this years draft, I hope the Saints can address the OLine in free agency. I think one thing the Saints have going for them when it comes to attracting guards will be the opportunity to play between Unger and Strief, Armstead, Peat. Those guys have the ability to make the guards position easier and give them a chance to shine.

Zeilter seems to be a no brainer. I'll be disappointed if the Saints aren't at least in the running. Money shouldn't be an issue.

We're in a great position when it comes to Norwell. Since he's a RFA, we can run up the offer and force Carolina into spending more than they wanted. Their offensive line was a mess this year. Norwell was the one constant. I would imagine they'd be willing to pay through the nose to keep him. And they still have to resign Kwann Short, Mario Addison and Charles Johnson.

Larry Warford of the Lions is another UFA the Saints should go after. He's had some injury issues, he's missed 7 games in the last 4 years and in few of the games he's been healthy, he didn't play particularly well but when he's on, he's one of the best in the league.

Ronald Leary had an outstanding season allowing him to show off his skills before his inevitable separation with the Boys. He came off as a "me first" kinda guy last season when he was beat out of his starting position by La'el Collins, but who knows if that was real or blown out of proportion by the Cowboys to lessen his FA value this year. If the Saints coaches are confident this isn't a problem, he'd be a definite upgrade.

T.J. Lang is a UFA but there is serious doubt as to whether the Packers will let him hit the market. That said, very few people expected them to let Josh Sitton walk last year either. If he does make it to FA, I hope the Saints are ready to make him an offer.

The Saints also need to get a replacement for Strief on the roster. He's a beast but with those knees, he's not going to last a lot longer. Of course, I've been saying that for 3 years now and he keeps proving me wrong.
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