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duece4pres 07-03-2005 06:44 AM

:D Do you think the Saints will use Smith as a DB in certain games and move Bulloks in his spot to better compete with some of the WR corps we will face this year?

zachsaints52 07-03-2005 10:16 AM

RE: Strategy!!
Do you mean CB? I think if Bullocks shown he can come in and start (which I think someone says he does real good so far), than I think it would be pefect. And than move #2 CB to slot (Fahkir hopefully) and we have a pretty good defensive backfield.

papz 07-03-2005 10:30 AM

RE: Strategy!!
We have Mike, Brown, Thomas, and Craft at CB... I think they can handle their task at hand. I rather take Bellamy out on passing downs and keep Smith and Bullocks back there at safety. This way we'll be able to cover the field better and limit the amount of big plays we give up.

JKool 07-03-2005 10:59 AM

RE: Strategy!!
My view on this remains this: it is hard enough to be really good at one position. Why take a guy who is turning out to be quite good at one spot and move him around? Doing such a thing just limits the number of reps (and, in turn, vaulable experience to be gained) at his primary position.

That said, I can imagine some circumstances where it would make sense to move Smith to CB (perhaps specialize packages too - like nickle), but I just don't see him starting at CB barring some wierd set of happenings.

zachsaints52 07-03-2005 11:08 AM

RE: Strategy!!
Nah, I wouldn't wnat him to start there either. I mean just on plays like 3&6+..... sure fire passing plays.

JKool 07-04-2005 10:30 AM

RE: Strategy!!
I guess, I'd also like to see Bullocks play some down - maybe preseason downs - before I start worrying about how to get him on the field.

Zach, I agree, he may take some small number of snaps at CB in the nickle or dime (or some variation of those), but I'm pretty certain he won't in the basic package.

Danno 07-04-2005 03:33 PM

I think we'll see him lined up at CB either in nickles, or perhaps even the short yardage plays.

Maybe he's the guy who plays CB/FS in the 4-4-3 scheme. In the short stuff we can bring in an extra LB and have Smith play a combo CB/FS role, depending on what the Offense does at the snap. We have more fast LB's than we know what to do with. A 4-4-3 (3 DB's) might just work. Of course I'd just rather keep 2 CB's, Smith at FS and either Bring Bellamy up to the LB level, or insert a fastass #4 LB like Bockwoldt or Cie Grant or Fisher.

Bottom line is Dwight Smith gives us flexibility, as does Bullocks.

We can probably stack the line more without getting toasted deep.

saintswhodi 07-04-2005 05:22 PM

How about a strategy to spell NICKEL correctly. :wink:

J/K. "Nickle" is a variant of the word NICKEL. :lol:

Danno 07-04-2005 05:32 PM

And jerkwad is often inserted when words like assshole are too frequently edited.

saintswhodi 07-04-2005 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by Danno
And jerkwad is often inserted when words like assshole are too frequently edited.

Heard those terms often hey? Sorry, can't help you with that. They happen to be true for ya. :wink:

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