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GumboBC 04-22-2005 05:46 PM

Final thoughts on Darren Howard
 
I get the feeling that many Saints' fans happiness, as far as the draft goes, is dependent on the possible trade of Darren Howard.

I am one of those who hope Darren Howard is traded. But only if it lands us a player that can help us out immediately. If that cannot be achieved, then I'd just as soon keep Howard for another year.

Keeping Darren Howard really isn't in the best interest of the team. I've heard all the pros and cons of the Howard situation.

But, the fact of the matter is, we do not need a 3-man DE rotation. Not when there are so many suspect areas on the team. Especially on defense!!

A 3-man defensive rotation is a luxury that makes very little sense.

On the flip-side. We cannot just give Darren Howard away, either.

It's hard to tell who is in the driver's seat on this trade!

Yesterday I thought that Loomis had the upper-hand, but now that I think about it, I'm not so sure. Once the draft starts, things would have to work out just right for us to get good value.

I cannot see a team giving up a 1st for Howard once the draft starts rolling. It's possible, but I just dont' see it. GMs and coaches really value draft picks and I've see better players go for much less than a 1st round pick. Patrick Surtain was just obtained for a second. We're going to get a 1st for Howard? Not likely!!

So, my stance has changed on Darren Howard.

It's been said that there are many LB in the 2nd round that should be better than average. And with the Saints' defense needing to find some way to stop the run, keeping Howard makes absoluely no sense to me.

Our DEs are fine. Our LBs are not.

Hopefully if we are offered a 2nd we will take it.

Who agrees or disagrees? I want to hear some thoughts on this subject.







[Edited on 22/4/2005 by GumboBC]

papz 04-22-2005 06:03 PM

Final thoughts on Darren Howard
 
Only like your 15th Darren Howard thread... so I doubt it will be the last. Once he gets traded tomorrow, there will be another one.

GumboBC 04-22-2005 06:06 PM

Final thoughts on Darren Howard
 
Quote:

Only like your 15th Darren Howard thread... so I doubt it will be the last. Once he gets traded tomorrow, there will be another one.
Actually, this is only the 2nd Darren Howad \"opinion\" thread I have started. The rest were aticles and news from around the net.

Are we good on the Darren Howard \"count\" now?

I just want to make sure you have your info. correct.

spkb25 04-22-2005 06:17 PM

Final thoughts on Darren Howard
 
we can get rid of him if the price is right and to me that is not a third or later. i wouldnt expect a first but wouldnt give him up for less then a second. im sure he will be traded. but if not and we can make his contract count only 2 mil against the cap like whodat said then we should keep him. without a doubt

WhoDat 04-22-2005 06:18 PM

Final thoughts on Darren Howard
 
I think there may be a lot of disappointed Saints fans tomorrow...

GumboBC 04-22-2005 06:21 PM

Final thoughts on Darren Howard
 
Quote:

I think there may be a lot of disappointed Saints fans tomorrow...
I\'ve been listening to several reports. Right now I\'m listening to Sirus Radio, and they think it\'s 50/50 that Howard will be traded. Most other sources don\'t think it\'s very likely.

I do NOT look for Howard to be traded tomorrow.

Maybe sometime during the offseason. But not on draft day!

CheramieIII 04-22-2005 06:53 PM

Final thoughts on Darren Howard
 
Trade him to Dallas for the 20th pick or anyone after that for a 1st or 2nd. I agree with Mueller about the depth but I don\'t think you need a start sitting on the bench.

I really believe that undermines the entire team attitude. If you sat me on the bench I would be talking crap about the coach all day long. Been there and done that one!!!




papz 04-22-2005 08:09 PM

Final thoughts on Darren Howard
 
SO basically I\'m right.


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