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TallySaint 08-30-2005 12:53 PM

McPherson Marching in/The New Orleans Connection
From (Aug 24)...


Despite the fact that he did not play last weekend, and despite speculation to the contrary, the Saints are not going to be releasing fifth-round pick Adrian McPherson, whom the franchise thinks could be their quarterback of the future. He has a roster spot locked up. McPherson has looked lost this summer, even lining up behind guard on one snap. But his talents are too incredible to ignore. He's got a rocket arm, and has worked very hard, showing up at the Saints training facility most every day before training camp to study film.

The Saints quarterback in trouble is Kliff Kingsbury, who spent parts of the past two seasons with the New England Patriots. Kingsbury is practice-squad eligible, and the Saints would like to bring him back there. He's talented -- just not as talented as McPherson or No. 2 quarterback, Todd Bouman.


A quarterback generating a lot of interest is former Saint and current Packers backup, J.T. O'Sullivan. Teams are very well aware of what quarterbacks Marc Bulger and Jake Delhomme went on to do once they left New Orleans' system. They feel the same could be true of O'Sullivan, who is now battling Craig Nall for the No. 3 quarterback job in Green Bay.

As of now, Nall has a slight edge because of his familiarity with the Green Bay offense. But the two quarterbacks are going to get plenty of opportunities to prove their worth during the Packers final two preseason games -- Aug. 26 against New England and Sept. 1 at Tennessee. Should O'Sullivan get released, New Orleans and Chicago could be two of the first teams that come calling. And whether it's in Green Bay or somewhere else, O'Sullivan will have a job in the NFL this season.

And one other note about Green Bay's QB situation: No matter how well Nall or O'Sullivan perform, and no matter how much he struggles, first-round pick Aaron Rodgers still is going to be the Packers No. 2 quarterback heading into the season.


Euphoria 08-30-2005 01:05 PM

RE: McPherson Marching in/The New Orleans Connection
I still rather see Bouman go than kingsburry... I haven't seen where Bouman stood out as the number 2 guy.

jrmllb 09-08-2005 03:17 PM

RE: McPherson Marching in/The New Orleans Connection
A-Mac is the man, I thought he looked kinda skinny in pictures I saw before camp started bu he looks alot bigger now. I like his style on film, always looking for the play and willing to make it himself if need be. Bouman looks likehe has no feeling out there, at least A-Mac could feel the pocket closing on him and get out in time....

Euphoria 09-08-2005 07:39 PM

RE: McPherson Marching in/The New Orleans Connection
Its called the Scared Chicken Play... running for his life. He has a lot to learn still.

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