Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

I for one am disappointed

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; with our draft. While Brown is an excellent player and probably a safer pick than DJ I have to say I wanted DJ -- and to know we could have had him -- I think we are going be end ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-25-2005, 08:40 AM   #1
500th Post
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 690
I for one am disappointed

with our draft. While Brown is an excellent player and probably a safer pick than DJ I have to say I wanted DJ -- and to know we could have had him -- I think we are going be end up being sorry in the long run. And as for another safety --- sorry -- there were better players around in round 2 when we picked. Like picking up McPherson -- think that he was a steal for that round
4saintspirit is offline  
Latest Blogs
The ArtiChoke Last Blog: 09-18-2014 By: Barry from MS


How to really handle Ray Rice and AP Last Blog: 09-17-2014 By: neugey


The Lost Art of the Trade Last Blog: 08-30-2014 By: jeanpierre


Old 04-25-2005, 09:41 AM   #2
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 1,800
I for one am disappointed

I am disappointed as well, but in typical perennial Saints fan fashion I\'m starting to hope/delude/pray/convince myself into believing it wasn\'t such a bad draft.

I wanted playmakers on defense in the high rounds, no doubt about it - DJ, Davis, T Johnson, Burnett, Blackstock, Thurman, Pool, etc, etc, etc. But.... the jury might still be out. Howard considering Howard hasn\'t been traded yet.

The trade up for Brown in the first definitely tore my heart out at first, but now I\'m considering that it may not have been so awful (assuming he really does fit in that much better than Barron, and assuming his run blocking can improve fast enough to not lose the opening games).

Even the Bullocks pick might not have been that bad (if he actually does end up playing at SS as others were saying). We needed an upgrade for Bellamy desperately, and Bullocks appears to get those turnovers.

There\'s no way to rationalize the 4th round pick, though. That just can\'t be massaged into credulity.

Time will tell, and there\'s not a whole hell of a lot we can do about it. I think it\'ll come down to how well we can (or can\'t) top the run. The O\'s certainly improved this offseason - but the O wasn\'t our glaring problem to begin with. But with Venturi on the sidelines this year, 2 good safeties starting, a couple new LB\'s, and Howard still waiting, there\'s hope.

At least, that\'s what I\'m telling myself.

can anyone help me id this tune? it goes thwap thwap boom tch boom tch boom tch.

Qui a laissez sortir les chiens!
LordOfEntropy is offline  
Old 04-25-2005, 09:54 AM   #3
5000 POSTS! +
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 6,412
Blog Entries: 5
I for one am disappointed

No that O line simply SUCKED... we were horrible on the OL. Talent in key areas made us ok at time but we didn\'t use the clock we couldn\'t protect brooks like we should have and they could have done better blocking for Deuce. That OL needed a MAJOR upgrade, just as bad as some areas of the D. Brown was a good - great pick up. Best OL in the draft. Will contribute to the team more so than any of the D picks will have at that spot in the draft.
Euphoria is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts