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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Sheldon was not drafted to be the anchor in the middle. It is not in his skill set. Never was. He is a disruptor that needs to be freed up. He is a piece to the solution not the corner ...

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Old 11-05-2017, 09:15 AM   #11
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Sheldon was not drafted to be the anchor in the middle. It is not in his skill set. Never was. He is a disruptor that needs to be freed up. He is a piece to the solution not the corner stone to make it all work.

So far no one has stepped up to anchor the middle and take over the corner stone role of the defense.

The saints someone to do the dirty work of taking on double teams, holding their gap and yet the skills to play off double teams and still stop the run. Not an easy player to find.

A proven veteran with this skill set already is perfect and why I am for

DaQuan Jones DT/DE Titians 6036 322 5.35 #90 R4 2014 - $3/4 M

He has filled this role for years as a 34DE and was ranked as the 16th best DL against the run in 2016. That will go up once he no longer asked to provide an out side pass rush. He manged this also by being pegged as a two down run stopper. He is a 3 down 43DT all game long eating up blockers, plugging gaps and pushing the pocket.

Break your protest for one week and watch the respect teams give DaQuan Jones of the Titian. I have been keeping an eye on him since he was drafted. He owns his gap and the gaps of others. He is a beast just beating up on offensive linemen.

This is the player type Sheldon rankings needs next to him so he can be all he can be. Jordon and the LBs will also benefit from a player like this.

Glamor stats are nice but its the guy who does all the dirty work that goes unnoticed that makes it all possible for others to dance over the QB

The saints need a cornerstone to build upon not more window dressings on the DL.

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The did give him a physical didn't they?

Either way he always had a heart condition that could become a issue any time. Can't blame them for it happening after so many years of playing without a issue.
Two weeks after the extension a more thorough cardiac workup was done and that's my issue; that workup should've been done weeks before Free Agency so we'd be better prepared...
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Two weeks after the extension a more thorough cardiac workup was done and that's my issue; that workup should've been done weeks before Free Agency so we'd be better prepared...
Right
I agree then.

I like Fairley but wanted Harrison far more
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If Fairley comes back will he be any good?
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Bump ...
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Rankins looked the part today.

Looked like a TE on that INT.
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I'm pretty sure Rankins got the message!
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I always knew the players reads this site.
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I always knew the players reads this site.
If so, there's NO WAY they can do that against the Skins!!!
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Side note - nice clean up tackle by (#26) PJ Williams.
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