Interesting article on why the saints shouldn't go after Nnamdi
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Interesting article on why the saints shouldn't go after Nnamdi
Posted by djrunner on 3/19 at 6:35 am
Not necessarily my opinion but an interesting article non the less.

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Adding the former Philadelphia Eagles player would be like spraying air freshener on a stench that is going to linger for months. I can’t argue with the Saints trying to get better, but they need to improve the defense via the NFL draft rather than the free agent market. These players are available for a reason, and the Saints are so far behind the curve that they must focus on other ways to improve the roster.


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Posted by josh336 on 3/19 at 6:44 am to djrunner
I know its not popular right now, but i agree with him. Lewis and greer are a pretty damn good tandem. What happens to greer if you sign nnamdi? I think the money should be focused elsewhere.


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Posted by SaintLSUnAtl on 3/19 at 6:46 am to djrunner
I'd be fine either way. I agree about focusing more on the draft though. We seem to target free agency and trade away draft picks like it's nothing. They seem to strike gold in later rounds and UDFA though so I can't complain too much I guess. I would just like to see a superstar come from the first round instead of serviceable starters.


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Posted by LSUZombie on 3/19 at 6:52 am to djrunner
We have tried to draft corners and they've all been duds. Robinson, Jenkins, Porter (injuries), Usama Young, etc.

Asomugha would be an upgrade and though he had two down years in Philly (where he played a different scheme and not to mention the entire D was a dumpster fire), there's a reason he was an all pro four times.



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Posted by goatmilker on 3/19 at 6:54 am to djrunner
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These players are available for a reason


He lost me right there. The history of the NFL concerning free agents that have made a impact is undeniable.

And who doesn't want to build through the draft.



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Posted by Rickety Cricket on 3/19 at 6:54 am to djrunner
Sorry, going to disagree. Brees isn't getting any younger and they need to take advantage while the window is open. Veteran players can give you that immediate impact to win in 1-2 years.

Besides that, it's not like they went out and blew a ton of money on big name FAs, they sat back and waited to see the good deals to be made.



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Posted by higgsBoson on 3/19 at 6:55 am to SaintLSUnAtl
Well the thought process is that theres no way we get enough guys ready to win now in the draft. Maybe we get 1 or 2 if we're lucky, but 0 is as likely as any scenario. I'm fine as long as we make smart contracts and don't give out bad ones like the Smith, Vilma, and Harper deals.


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Posted by Elleshoe on 3/19 at 7:00 am to djrunner
its asinine because the Saints are in win now mode and saying frick the future. For good reason. Do what it takes to win as much as possible for the next 6 years and we'll worry about what happens after that when it gets here.


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Posted by St Augustine on 3/19 at 7:06 am to goatmilker
The guy had a freaking o-line coach running his defense.

We have a handful of years left with Brees and our offensive nucleus probably has 2 years left before we have to revamp it.



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Posted by whodatfan on 3/19 at 7:07 am to djrunner
Darren sharper

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Posted by F machine on 3/19 at 7:11 am to whodatfan
Not to mention this guy named drew was a free agent


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Posted by sportsfan on 3/19 at 7:20 am to djrunner
I'm a bigger fan of signing proven free agents over drafting unknowns, however in this case I tend to agree with this article at least in regards to signing NA. If he signs, it will definitely be an upgrade, but Lewis and Greer should be a solid tandem. That money could be used to fill other major holes on the defense and offense.


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Posted by whodatfan on 3/19 at 7:40 am to sportsfan
Greer has been getting absolutely torched lately. I'm not saying he doesn't still make some great plays here and there, but he is definitely getting burned a lot more on the reg now than I'd like to see. He's starting to get a little long in the tooth. Nnamdi, while not a youngster himself, adds quality depth to the cb position.


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Posted by IIxxBREADxxII on 3/19 at 7:43 am to josh336
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Lewis and greer are a pretty damn good tandem. What happens to greer if you sign nnamdi? .


When was the last time Jabari made it an entire season without injury?



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Posted by Jon1798 on 3/19 at 7:44 am to sportsfan
Rob Ryan's defense needs big, physical, press cornerbacks. I love what Greer has done for us, but he is not that. NA on the other hand is one of the best in the game.

And anybody that says you should ignore ANY chance to improve your team, FA/draft or otherwise, is an idiot that should not be writing about the national football league.




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Posted by Edible Dirt on 3/19 at 7:48 am to djrunner
This whole article is poop. Devin O'barr took a step back in his career by publishing this.




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Posted by sicboy on 3/19 at 7:48 am to whodatfan
Greer is our best tackler in the secondary, but whether it's injuries or just getting older, his coverage skills have declined quite a bit over the last couple of years.



ETA I will say this. Eric Allen and Jason David make it hard for me to get super excited about a CB FA signing.


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Posted by SaintEB on 3/19 at 7:50 am to whodatfan
The scheme change will help everyone in the backfield. I think that there is no way they don't get more pressure than last year. I think that there is no way this D is as bad as last year. And I think having the Boss back will elevate everyone's game, including the offense which will help this D out. They won 7 games with an inconsistent offense and a defense that gave up 7000+ yards. They almost swept Atlanta who had their best team in almost a decade and were in the game against the NFC Champs until the offense disappeared mid-third quarter.

My point is that this isn't Cleveland or Arizona. They have Drew and a great offense. They are a few pieces away from being a great team and competing deep into the playoffs again. I'm a build through the draft kinda guy, but this team needs 1 or 2 impact players on D to be in the double digit wins again.



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Posted by Edible Dirt on 3/19 at 7:51 am to sicboy
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whether it's injuries or just getting older, his coverage skills have declined quite a bit over the last couple of years.
Let's not write off the fact that the pass rush has been almost non-existent which makes a corner back's life a nightmare.



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Posted by whodatfan on 3/19 at 7:55 am to Edible Dirt
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Devin O'barr


Not related to O'bannion by chance?




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