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Old 05-02-2017, 09:25 AM   #1
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Sometimes improvements are made in ways that aren't immediately obvious and require time to appear.

Each time a microphone was placed in front of a member of the New Orleans Saints front office this offseason, the interview almost always included an answer about how it was imperative to improve a pass rush that recorded 30 sacks last season.



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Old 05-02-2017, 10:40 AM   #2
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Re: Underhill: If you're miffed Saints didn't draft big-name pass rusher, consider this ...

Take the time to read this article. It addresses EXACTLY what I have been saying about the DE position and how it was addressed this off-season.
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Old 05-02-2017, 11:00 AM   #3
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Re: Underhill: If you're miffed Saints didn't draft big-name pass rusher, consider this ...

ScottF, please read this article. It mirrors exactly what I was trying to point out to you in that other thread. You are "miffed" we didn't take a big-name pass rusher just like this writer's work addresses.
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Re: Underhill: If you're miffed Saints didn't draft big-name pass rusher, consider this ...

Watched East-West Shrine game with just the plays he was in...Hendrickson certainly gives 100% on every play & is quick, but added strength plus a different move or two would make him a pretty danged good pass rusher...we got the coaches now to make that happen. It does look like he'll be a pretty decent special teamer right away. It'll be fun watching him in the camp battle for that open DE spot.
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Old 05-02-2017, 11:29 AM   #5
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Re: Underhill: If you're miffed Saints didn't draft big-name pass rusher, consider this ...

I read the article. I also listened to Loomis and Payton before the draft. It seemed they wanted a DE early. Instead we got a Maserati CB that odds are will be in the shop more than on the track. A moderate risk pick with a high reward. Higher reward than a DE if it works out. I understand it but I'm not a risk taker. I would have went with the DE but I have no access to what they know. Maybe it's much less of a risk than I assume.
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Re: Underhill: If you're miffed Saints didn't draft big-name pass rusher, consider this ...

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I read the article. I also listened to Loomis and Payton before the draft. It seemed they wanted a DE early. Instead we got a Maserati CB that odds are will be in the shop more than on the track. A moderate risk pick with a high reward. Higher reward than a DE if it works out. I understand it but I'm not a risk taker. I would have went with the DE but I have no access to what they know. Maybe it's much less of a risk than I assume.
Why do you assume he would be "in the shop more than on the track"? Is it the hamstring issues he faced when he was 17-18 years old? It has been explained that he went through a major growth spurt during that period. That plays havoc with any young man, but especially with an explosive athlete. He has outgrown those issues and played at a very high level all this past season. Those were age related issues, not chronic issues. Very much different.

And, yes, Payton and Loomis wanted a DE early, but they also said that all the ones they wanted were gone when it reached their valued spot. Bad teams draft for need only and pass on value.

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Re: Underhill: If you're miffed Saints didn't draft big-name pass rusher, consider this ...

Running can help the defense. Couldn't do it every play, but imagine a 4th and 1 or gaolline....our O line with Hoomanawanui and Phillips at TE with Ramczyk as a 3rd TE and Kuhn at FB and AP at RB. We used to bring in Strief when he was young for plays like this and run smash mouth style.
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I was unaware of the growth issue. All I know is we use to have a decent WR with a hamstring issue his whole career. Up and down.
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Re: Underhill: If you're miffed Saints didn't draft big-name pass rusher, consider this ...

If you been following the saints draft for the past few years there is a trend.

BPA no matter the position. If we get BPA that fills a need great! The trend is drafting a player on each level of O and D. 3 levels of D (DB, LB and DL), O (OL, WR, Backfield).

I don't know why people get so caught up on filling needs... those are addressed during FA. Drafting is just trying to get someone that turns out to be a home run and keep our cap down.

If you look at it from this perspective... I am not surprised one bit of what, who and when.

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Re: Underhill: If you're miffed Saints didn't draft big-name pass rusher, consider this ...

I had hamstring issues when I was younger. One time a player across the field yelled at me when I went down that he heard it pop. I got over it though and it hasn't been an issue in decades.
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