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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; By John Sigler | Saintswire Cameron Meredith and the New Orleans Saints didn’t get the inaugural season they wanted. Meredith logged just 114 yards through six games before landing on injured reserve following a surgical procedure on his knee. Now ...

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Old 02-13-2019, 07:17 AM   #1
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Saints aren't good enough at receiver to cut Cameron Meredith


By John Sigler | Saintswire

Cameron Meredith and the New Orleans Saints didn’t get the inaugural season they wanted. Meredith logged just 114 yards through six games before landing on injured reserve following a surgical procedure on his knee. Now the Saints are staring at a $6.4 million salary cap hit for Meredith, knowing they can save more than $3.7 million by releasing him. But the Saints know something else: Their receiving corps isn’t good enough to punt on Meredith so soon.

Beyond Michael Thomas, no Saints receiver regularly threatened opposing game plans. Rookies Tre’Quan Smith and Keith Kirkwood had promising moments, sure, but quarterback Drew Brees struggled to connect with Ted Ginn Jr. after a terrific 2017 campaign. Austin Carr was talked up as a slot specialist and he notched as many catches as Meredith — in more than twice as many games. Tommylee Lewis was an afterthought forced into big moments due to injuries.

That deficiency is why we should expect the Saints to commit resources to improve the group in 2019. Dez Bryant should return for a second chance after his season ended before it could begin due to injury, similarly to Meredith. ...

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Old 02-13-2019, 08:23 AM   #2
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Our receiving corps will be better with a full off-season with Coach Curits...

We had no less than three rookie receivers (counting Dan Arnold move to TE) and that diminishes one-to-one time with the coach to get up to NFL speed...

I like our receiving corps already without Meredith, so if we can save that significant amount releasing him, then you release him...

Besides, we have that same receiver already in Keith Kirkwood who's younger, healthier, cheaper, and with a higher ceiling...

And, I'd rather have that money for an underneath WR like Adam Humphries or, better still, a defensive tackle or offensive lineman...

Will we ever learn? Never let it come down to the officiating...
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After Thomas, the entire WR depth chart is a giant question mark
Need more from Smith and Carr. Who knows on Kirkwood? Pick a position for Arnold. Then Ginn, Bryant, and Meredith: look great on paper if healthy, but the 25 combined catches might tell a truer story. Tommie Lee wouldn't be in the conversation if we didn't have these ^^ other ifs.

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Injuries. All season. Never could get momentum. PI doesn't help either.
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After Thomas, the entire WR depth chart is a giant question mark
Need more from Smith and Carr. Who knows on Kirkwood? Pick a position for Arnold. Then Ginn, Bryant, and Meredith: look great on paper if healthy, but the 25 combined catches might tell a truer story. Tommie Lee wouldn't be in the conversation if we didn't have these ^^ other ifs.
I'd be very surprised if Carr makes the final 53 for 2019. Completely invisible.

I believe Simmie Cobb could leap frog him at camp.
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I'd be very surprised if Carr makes the final 53 for 2019. Completely invisible.

I believe Simmie Cobb could leap frog him at camp.
Yeah, Brees surprised me when he jumped Carr's sh*t in a game for not being where he was suppose to be; that's still replaying in my mind when thoughts turn to Carr despite his talent...

I'd really like to see us make a modest run for Adam Humphries or Chris Hogan...
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I'd really like to see us make a modest run for Adam Humphries or Chris Hogan...[/B]
+1.

Chain movers and can create separation in crucial moments.

Read (Nola.com) where Michael Thomas was targeted 147 times last season. The rest of the receivers ... 122 and only 79 catches.

We gotta improve here.

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Somehow we've got to get good enough....
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...Read (Nola.com) where Michael Thomas was targeted 147 times last season. The rest of the receivers ... 122 and only 79 catches.

We gotta improve here
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That's a great point. Funny thing is, for most other teams, that is the norm...

Sometimes we take for granted Brees' amazing ability read, react, and distribute the ball to so many different receivers...
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Payton lost trust in Snead far too quickly.
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