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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Fournette should be a great NFL back; but why draft another bruiser when you know Payton and Brees are running Air Coryell? Better fit will be Christian McCaffrey who'll be better in screens, draws, lining up outside, and the return ...

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Old 04-17-2017, 07:34 AM   #31
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Fournette should be a great NFL back; but why draft another bruiser when you know Payton and Brees are running Air Coryell?

Better fit will be Christian McCaffrey who'll be better in screens, draws, lining up outside, and the return game...

At least we can have a RB chewing up clock and still keeping Air Coryell flying high...
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Fournette should be a great NFL back; but why draft another bruiser when you know Payton and Brees are running Air Coryell?

Better fit will be Christian McCaffrey who'll be better in screens, draws, lining up outside, and the return game...

At least we can have a RB chewing up clock and still keeping Air Coryell flying high...
Not totally sold on McCaffrey, it's the durability thing I'm questioning. However, I think you're spot on about Fournette not being a good fit. We really don't smash mouth and we're not gonna as long as Payton's around. Sorry Smashmouth.
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Wouldn't worry about durability myself. 5'11 200 plus pound. He's not a small man
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Not totally sold on McCaffrey, it's the durability thing I'm questioning.
If Payton has been talking about him (he has), we probably won't draft him. I remember last month SP stated "he's a great player, but will not play a full-time roll". Possible Pre draft chess match to scare others away.

Edit, here is the article: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300...243-sf69490243
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With players like Fournette, sometimes I'm just afraid to miss out on what he could be. If all goes well for Fournette meaning his durability holds up and he plays to the level of his ceiling, he'll somewhere in the top 5 for all rushing statistics and be a Hall of Famer. On the other hand, injuries could hamper his career and cut it short never allowing him to live up to his potential. I just don't know if I could pass up rolling the dice. I'm a gambler.
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Please god no
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IF he were there at #11 and you were calling the shots; what would you do?

I personally would still pass...
Mitch, for the record I agree with you but I believe the Saints have some interest. I think the Saints will go BPA @ #11. If for some reason he is there, you take him. I also get it that we run zone blocking schemes, "blah, blah, blah". If the Saints showed interest in AP/Joe Mixon etc, then LF is someone that they would consider drafting.

As far as Ingram thing and "he deserves to be our starting RB", yada, yada ... football is highly competitive at this level. The best man wins the job. Who is to say LF or AP can't take Ingram's job?

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It just feels like it's either whew! glad we passed or, damnit! I shamed myself on B&G again.
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With players like Fournette, sometimes I'm just afraid to miss out on what he could be. If all goes well for Fournette meaning his durability holds up and he plays to the level of his ceiling, he'll somewhere in the top 5 for all rushing statistics and be a Hall of Famer. On the other hand, injuries could hamper his career and cut it short never allowing him to live up to his potential. I just don't know if I could pass up rolling the dice. I'm a gambler.
We're not going to have a Hall of Fame rusher in the foreseeable future. It's just not who we are.
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The new face of the franchise?

The saints would need to address all the issues on offense to make this work. He is a power back and SP offense is not built for the power run game. Get a RT to groom? A back up FB becomes a must. The Blocking skill set for the TE corp will have to improve.

What to do with Ingram is the next question. FA walk away? Trade down the road?

Add a 3rd down back as bigger need than we thought before the Fournette pick

Fournette would open up a whole new can of worms IMO.

Mixon would be a better fit for SP but will the saints go against their rules about avoiding players with major off the field issues? I just do not see it.

But damnnn what a good back he could possibly be. Would add a few years to Drew arm

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