Interesting article on why the saints shouldn't go after Nnamdi
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re: Interesting article on why the saints shouldn't go after Nnamdi
Posted by windshieldman on 3/19 at 8:56 am to blueslover
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just to note, he started all 16 gamesin 2011. He missed 2 games last year. Not much of a case there. Someone like TracyPorteryou could say is a definite high injury risk.


Thanks, I was coming to reply something like that.



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Posted by MISSIPSAINT on 3/19 at 9:00 am to windshieldman
ok


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Posted by bountyhunter on 3/19 at 9:11 am to Zoombop
Greer has been our best starting corner for years, especially last year. Being injured for a couple of games in two years does not make you injury prone, it just happens in the NFL.

The only person to do well last season in the secondary was Greer, especially on goal scenarios. He has been the only bright spot in our secondary for a while now. He's not a big physical guy though, and Rob Ryan prefers to make offenses pay for getting yards in the air. Lewis fits the bill, and so would NA.

My only issue with him is the potential price tag.


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Posted by LSUFreek on 3/19 at 9:12 am to djrunner
I've gone on the record saying in order to improve this defense, the Saints need to sign guys like Keenan Lewis (relatively small name---big game---relatively low price). Up & coming LB Victor Butler would be an example.

I've gone on record saying the Saints don't need old stop gap possibly expensive big names like Bryant McKinnie (to fill offensive needs, especially OT, where Brees makes marginal-to-solid OT's look like All-Pro's).

I've gone on record saying the Saints need to drop-down in the draft, provided there is a willing partner, and acquire as many picks as possible, draft mostly defensive players & hope half of them stick, start, or surprise.

And yet, against my better judgement, I am on the Nnamdi bandwagon. Sure, he's older, hasn't played well recently, and could be expensive. However, just two years ago, he was arguably the west coast equal of Darrelle Revis. I'm hoping a change in scenery, a reunion with Rob Ryan & the system in which he once excelled, could return him to elite form, or at the very least, improve the Saints secondary.

There's no way to predict that Keenan Lewis will perform as advertised. It's unknown if Greer & Nnamdi can return to form either. Nothing is guaranteed. But the Saints have not had success with rookie CB's owning a corner. This time the Saints should roll the dice on a guy, that just two years ago, owned an island.



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Posted by bountyhunter on 3/19 at 9:14 am to LSUFreek
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he's older, hasn't played well recently, and could be expensive

He's not worth what he was making with the Eagles. When he and his agent come to that realization, I hope the Saints can get him.



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Posted by Brettesaurus Rex on 3/19 at 9:15 am to LSUFreek
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There's no way to predict that Keenan Lewis will perform as advertised. It's unknown if Greer & Nnamdi can return to form either. Nothing is guaranteed. But the Saints have not had success with rookie CB's owning a corner. This time the Saints should roll the dice on a guy, that just two years ago, owned an island.


Couldn't have said it any better



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Posted by htran90 on 3/19 at 9:22 am to Brettesaurus Rex
as of now, we still have a shot at picking up a DB that can play extremely well in a system he thrived in. The issue is that, is he past that prime or not?

In regards to the draft, we've missed on so many defensive players in the past 6-7 years, and then you see teams like seattle who hit on such a high percentage of their drafts. I just have a feeling this year will be the year we get some playmakers.



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Posted by sportjunkie69 on 3/19 at 11:23 am to blueslover
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Posted by djrunner on 3/19 at 11:41 am to Jones
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Greer looked pretty terrible last year. I know the whole defense was awful but I dont have much faith in Greer being 1/2 of a pretty damn good tandem


Yea, Nnamdi looked even worse, so I don't see the point. This will be a new D for both of them...



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Posted by adono on 3/19 at 1:11 pm to LSUZombie
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We have tried to draft corners and they've all been duds. Robinson, Jenkins, Porter (injuries), Usama Young, etc.


This is true.

This is sad. Doesn't say much for the evaluation process.



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Posted by TIGERSby10 on 3/19 at 1:31 pm to adono
I just don't see the need for Nnamdi. We have Greer, Lewis, and PRob. While I would have loved to have the guy prior to inking Lewis, adding him now with only improve the CB position marginally, and when you factor in what we will have to pay him, it just makes it that much less attractive.

I would much rather spend the remaining cap money on a vet LT or OLB.



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