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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by WW_Who_Dat There you stating facts again ... geez some people. Like him missing the entire 2013 season on IR. Amazing how that critical piece of info is scoffed at like a French king. And if he is ...

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Old 09-05-2019, 04:23 PM   #31
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: Saints work out former RB Marcus Murphy, 11 free agents in tryouts

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There you stating facts again ... geez some people.

Like him missing the entire 2013 season on IR. Amazing how that critical piece of info is scoffed at like a French king. And if he is so good why does he keep getting passed around like a lot lizard but we will see. The only real fact is RB's over 30 have a horrible track record. Only a small sample has proved that incorrect.
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:28 PM   #32
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Like him missing the entire 2013 season on IR. Amazing how that critical piece of info is scoffed at like a French king. And if he is so good why does he keep getting passed around like a lot lizard but we will see. The only real fact is RB's over 30 have a horrible track record. Only a small sample has proved that incorrect.
2013 was his first season, and yes he spent it on IR. But, since 2014, his first on the active roster, he has played in 77 out of 80 possible games. As for his ability, nobody is saying he is the second coming of Deuce McAllister, but that he can fill the role required with ease. It is you that keeps trashing the guy for no reason whatsoever. You even put up $20 betting that he wouldn't appear in eight games this season. Talk about negative. He's played in all 32 games the past two seasons. And now he's going to magically have the lowest attendance of his now six year NFL career?



Oh, and he isn't "over 30". In fact he won't even turn 30 until January.

I am frickin' pissed!
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:25 PM   #33
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Not unreal at all. We cut Ozigbo because he wasn't good enough for the 53 man roster. He was most likely targeted for the practice squad but didn't clear waivers. That's a very common gamble this time of year. As for Murphy, he was one of ELEVEN players brought in to be tried out. EVERY team brings in a number of players after the cut to 53. That is also standard operating procedure throughout the league. Injuries always occur and having a Rolodex of possible replacements is a must. You can't try them out when they are on other team's 90 man rosters.
Yea but the fact that half of those players were RBs is a sign that they are still not comfortable with what they have at the position . We only have 2 TE on the roster which pretty much makes it a given that they will have a third. We are banged up at LBr so that makes sense, thereís a need.
I have no reason to believe thereís not a need for another RB. Iím betting itís a need because they arenít comfortable with Murray.
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:44 PM   #34
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Yea but the fact that half of those players were RBs is a sign that they are still not comfortable with what they have at the position . We only have 2 TE on the roster which pretty much makes it a given that they will have a third. We are banged up at LBr so that makes sense, thereís a need.
I have no reason to believe thereís not a need for another RB. Iím betting itís a need because they arenít comfortable with Murray.
You're bet is full of crap. You aren't comfortable with Murray because you always have to have someone to ***** about every season. Love you, Dude, but it IS how you roll. The most replaced position during the season are RB's and CB's. Of course you look at everyone possible. The more likely replacement would be for Washington at RB3.

And I think we already have TE3 on the roster in Taysom Hill. He saves a roster spot ... or two or more ... because of his versatility.
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:38 PM   #35
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He's closer to 30 than 29. He will be over 30 if we make the playoffs and SB. The wheels start falling off at 29. The odds of him making the entire season are very slim. Same will happen to Ingram. Justice Hill and Gus are going to run him out of town before week 5. He'll get traded mid season.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:08 AM   #36
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: Saints work out former RB Marcus Murphy, 11 free agents in tryouts

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Letting Ozigbo get away was a mistake.


Iíve been biting my tongue since this Iím pissed wtf were we thinking . Now weíre doing try outs for rbs Payton can kiss my ass on this one. Sorry if it irks anyone.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:31 AM   #37
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: Saints work out former RB Marcus Murphy, 11 free agents in tryouts

Originally Posted by AsylumGuido View Post
Not unreal at all. We cut Ozigbo because he wasn't good enough for the 53 man roster. He was most likely targeted for the practice squad but didn't clear waivers. That's a very common gamble this time of year. As for Murphy, he was one of ELEVEN players brought in to be tried out. EVERY team brings in a number of players after the cut to 53. That is also standard operating procedure throughout the league. Injuries always occur and having a Rolodex of possible replacements is a must. You can't try them out when they are on other team's 90 man rosters.


Well he didnít have to try out for the the jags he on the 53. We have a third rb that just got cold cocked in last preseason game and we let a legitimate rb go that went thru a whole training camp and now weíre bringing in try outs for the practice squad. I know thereís more to it so save the analytic bs. Ozigbo probably mumbled something back at Patton and he was out the door.
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:34 AM   #38
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: Saints work out former RB Marcus Murphy, 11 free agents in tryouts

Same discussion and positions taken last year with Boston Scott ... OMG the entire coaching staff missed ... OMG he was picked up ... 2019 cut not in the game.

I think Ozigbo was just below Washington on the depth charts and coach went with the best all around fit and special teams contribution was the deciding factor.

Ozigbo definitely has it sorry it didn't work out ... playing to win THIS YEAR.
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:57 AM   #39
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Same discussion and positions taken last year with Boston Scott ... OMG the entire coaching staff missed ... OMG he was picked up ... 2019 cut not in the game.

I think Ozigbo was just below Washington on the depth charts and coach went with the best all around fit and special teams contribution was the deciding factor.

Ozigbo definitely has it sorry it didn't work out ... playing to win THIS YEAR.


Yes Washington held his own against 3rd stringers but couldnít catch a cold in Alaska and in Payton offense this is a head scratcher to me anyway and zigbo fumbled . Washingtonís a pounder zigbo a slasher they both have there good with the bad and Washingtonís a special team need. Zigbo needed another year to get in on that.
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:31 PM   #40
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