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Saintswrath 02-17-2010 06:09 PM

Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
Free Agent Series: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?


Free agency is all set to begin a new year in the NFL on March 5 and the world champion New Orleans Saints have a bit of work to do. There isn't a lot of things that need to be done, but a number of names are on the list as restricted or unrestricted free agents.

Should the Saints get an offer on a restricted free agent (RFA), then they can either choose to match it and keep the player or not match it and lose the player. Losing the player means.......


Free Agent Series: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?










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gumbeau 02-17-2010 06:43 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?....
 
Silly question

73Saint 02-17-2010 06:43 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?....
 
He's got so much heart, not even a question IMO.

st thomas 02-17-2010 06:46 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?....
 
this cat is so legit, don't make a mistake and let him go. i really think hes more valuable than bush. he's a big bruiser in a little mans body. has great hands, can return kicks, is a little fragile but not as much as bush. has awesome balance. find a no.32 pick in the draft that has all this then let him go.

MATHIUS 02-17-2010 06:54 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?....
 
uuuuuuuuh...:rolleyes:

st thomas 02-17-2010 07:29 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?....
 
he needs to change contracts with bush.

Danny Cox 02-17-2010 07:54 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?....
 
I know the question itself is silly...but it's sort of like a series I'm running and going through all the free agents the Saints have, restricted and unrestricted.

Gonna touch on the contracts of Bush and Charles Grant as well. It'll run the rest of this month.

Pierre?? Yeah, give the dude the money he deserves.

breesfan27 02-17-2010 08:19 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?....
 
Abso-f***in-lutely!!!

MatthewT 02-17-2010 08:24 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?....
 
PT is a true keeper. The Saints should have no problem keeping him on the team. He is only a restricted free agent, I really doubt anyone is going to break the bank for him. He is a good back but has not been a big time money back yet. He was banged up much of the season, did play exceptionally well when in there, but still has a history of not being a full time guy. His value is clearly as a role player with the Saints, he will get the opportunity to continue.

Choupique 02-17-2010 08:44 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?....
 
Nah, cut him so Atlanta can get him.

Oh, wait... those days are gone!

Danny Cox 02-17-2010 08:49 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Choupique (Post 208975)
Nah, cut him so Atlanta can get him.

Oh, wait... those days are gone!

Oh you mean the days of the incestuous original NFC West?

bobad 02-17-2010 09:28 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
Hahaha... my vote made No 23 to 0!

Saintswrath 02-17-2010 09:43 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Choupique (Post 208975)
Nah, cut him so Atlanta can get him.

Oh, wait... those days are gone!

"Heart Attack - Bayers Post of the day"

QBREES9 02-17-2010 09:56 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
Bring back, and give him a fat contract.

Turbo Saint 02-17-2010 10:02 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
pay the man...he totally deserves it all.

BigAlHeDMan 02-17-2010 10:11 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
Still can't figure out why Pierre wasn't drafted originally. His Understudy, Rahard Mendenhall was taken by Pittsburgh. Anybody share some light on this

Danny Cox 02-17-2010 10:33 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
My guess is that Thomas and Mendenhall were sharing carries when Thomas left Illinois. His numbers weren't overly impressive honestly when he left because of the dual-back system.

Mendenhall on the other hand had a monster last season in college as I can recall meriting his pick by Pittsburgh.

jeanpierre 02-18-2010 12:27 AM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
PT is an excellent football player...

a role model on hard work and perseverance...

so there are three only three questions...

what will the market bear?

what will the other back compromise?

what will the draft afford?

Crealtine 02-18-2010 03:54 AM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
without a doubt

Saint_LB 02-18-2010 04:27 AM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
HA HA! Out of 36 people...including myself...only 1 got it right so far. It really does depend on how much he's asking...right?

So...when the question is asked in regard to PIERRE Thomas, who gets it right?

jeanPIERRE...that's who!

D_it_up 02-18-2010 04:57 AM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
The Saints won't let the best RB on the team slip away. Mickey Loomis has done a fantastic job in the front office with keeping players around that have strong work ethic, good character, and most importantly, great field production. I don't see Pierre breaking the bank, but he is definitely due a substantial pay raise. He has done nothing but produce when he is on the field and he has earned everything coming to him.

jeanpierre 02-18-2010 07:48 AM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by D_it_up (Post 209023)
The Saints won't let the best RB on the team slip away. Mickey Loomis has done a fantastic job in the front office with keeping players around that have strong work ethic, good character, and most importantly, great field production. I don't see Pierre breaking the bank, but he is definitely due a substantial pay raise. He has done nothing but produce when he is on the field and he has earned everything coming to him.

Good Call Bro...

Danno 02-18-2010 08:13 AM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BigAlHeDMan (Post 208989)
Still can't figure out why Pierre wasn't drafted originally. His Understudy, Rahard Mendenhall was taken by Pittsburgh. Anybody share some light on this

I think its the whole obsession with measurables problem.
Not very big, but big enough.
Not very fast, but fast enough.
Not super impressive on tape, but good enough.
Not a big name football factory, but good enough.

And as someone mentioned he split carries with Mendenhall so no one was sure he could handle full time NFL RB duties.

On day 1, he was no better than that prima donna we drafted from tOSU. But he worked his butt off every day and got better and better.

In my opinion, he turned mediocre talent (by NFL standards) into above average talent by busting his butt every single minute in practice.

He did it the old fashioned way. He earned it.

strato 02-18-2010 10:21 AM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 209041)
I think its the whole obsession with measurables problem.
Not very big, but big enough.
Not very fast, but fast enough.
Not super impressive on tape, but good enough.
Not a big name football factory, but good enough.

And as someone mentioned he split carries with Mendenhall so no one was sure he could handle full time NFL RB duties.

On day 1, he was no better than that prima donna we drafted from tOSU. But he worked his butt off every day and got better and better.

In my opinion, he turned mediocre talent (by NFL standards) into above average talent by busting his butt every single minute in practice.

He did it the old fashioned way. He earned it.


This^

Rugby Saint II 02-18-2010 12:44 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
I think that if he wants too much money then let him walk. He played very well for a little bit of money.....it is time to pay the man, just not too much.

bmwilder139 02-18-2010 01:01 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
I didn't read it, I thought this was the Mike Bell poll. I meant to vote for YES! Accidentally voted for maybe...

Choupique 02-18-2010 01:12 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
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Pay the man. He has earned it.

I'm a loyal Pierre fan. Keeping someone like him around is a no brainer to me. He is yards after the catch, tackle attempt... hell, he gains yards from the second they hand him the ball. To tackle him hurts, I assure you.

Keeper. No debate.

homerj07 02-18-2010 06:43 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
No doubt - He is a keeper. Good heart, good legs, takes a hit - delivers hit & does not get tackled much by the first guy

UK_WhoDat 02-19-2010 04:14 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
That was easy. Next!

Saint_LB 02-21-2010 04:09 AM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 209041)
Not very big, but big enough.
Not very fast, but fast enough.
Not super impressive on tape, but good enough.
Not a big name football factory, but good enough.

Xavier, I think?


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CantonLegend 02-21-2010 05:58 AM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
coming from someone who didnt have a lot of respect for pierre thomas, i believe we should keep him because he is our best back right now

he breaks more tackles per game than any running back i see and has improved a lot on carrying the ball correctly and holding onto it tight

as of now i really dont see a lot of improvements that he can make and i still dont believe he increased his squats that much or whatever somebody said this offseason but the dude is a baller

he deserves a new contract

bobad 02-21-2010 11:51 AM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II (Post 209079)
I think that if he wants too much money then let him walk. He played very well for a little bit of money.....it is time to pay the man, just not too much.

Yea, but that's true about EVERY player.

hitta 02-21-2010 11:56 AM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
Pierre Thomas is one of the best backs in the league, you definitely don't lose him. He gets 5.4 yards a carry; better than Adrian Peterson and close to Chris Johnson. The amount of carries is the only thing that separates them; and thats because we have a good RB core.

Danno 02-21-2010 01:43 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
I think he's our 3rd most important free agent to re-sign.

1. Jammal Brown
2. Jahri Evans
3. Pierre Thomas

And I know he's not a FA, but re-doing Brees' contract is a must. I can see Brees taking all of Grants 2010 money, and probably most of Reggies too.

pakowitz 02-23-2010 08:58 AM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Saint_LB (Post 209022)
HA HA! Out of 36 people...including myself...only 1 got it right so far. It really does depend on how much he's asking...right?

So...when the question is asked in regard to PIERRE Thomas, who gets it right?

jeanPIERRE...that's who!


he doesnt get to ask.. he is a restricted FA; the saints more then likely will place the 1st n 3rd round tender on him and let him talk to other teams; if the other team signs him the saints can match and automatically win or can let him walk and take the 1st n 3rd round pick

Euphoria 02-23-2010 09:05 AM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
are you serious... I won't even vote this is so stupid.

Although we are going to have to make room in our backfield for LT... he's coming, for some reason I think he is going to be a Saints. Brees may have already spoke to him last off season.

darstep 02-23-2010 01:26 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hitta (Post 209532)
Pierre Thomas is one of the best backs in the league, you definitely don't lose him. He gets 5.4 yards a carry; better than Adrian Peterson and close to Chris Johnson. The amount of carries is the only thing that separates them; and thats because we have a good RB core.

Not to mention a lights out passing game. It was the Thomas extra effort yards that lit a fire under us early in the 2nd quarter. But he has run like that all year for us. He runs hard and breaks lots of tackles doing it and "rarely" puts the ball on the ground. He's a good back and fits well into our schemes. Pay the man.

st thomas 02-23-2010 02:05 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
we need more of a pounder than another finesse back. l.t. would be another national attention getter but lock up p.t. first. i really think payton loves hamilton. so he won't be going away.

blakwidows8 02-23-2010 02:08 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
why even ask such a dumn question

xan 02-23-2010 02:30 PM

Re: Should the Saints re-sign Pierre Thomas?
 
It's all about the fight in the dog. Sign the 3rd most effective RB in the League last season and move on to more pressing problems.


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