Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles? | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
Suntiger
USA Fan
BR or somewhere else
Member since Feb 2007
20954 posts

Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


Y'all know I'm not one to say that the Saints should sign every LSU player, unless it's Dwayne Bowe, Kyle Williams or Kelvin Sheppard. And there isn't much else going on this week, so...

Russell Shepard is not a WR and has been misused at LSU. He should be a 'scat back' and has excelled when used that way in his earlier career. Sproles will be 30 next year and will be in his 9th year in the NFL with. His contract isn't bad. (4.25 against the cap this year, 3.75 next year and 4.25 in 2014) but Shepard will be cheap with the rookie pay scale.

Cadet is ok, but I think Sheppard is a better version of Sproles than Cadet. I've looked for some profiles of where people think he may be drafted, but can't find any. I'm guessing 6th-7th round because he will likley have a fast combine numbers.

Sproles is a very versital and important part of this offense. First we had Reggie Bush. Now Sproles. Does Shepard fit the bill and could he be next?


What does ST think?







Back to top
Share:
Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
49794 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


quote:

Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?
quote:

Suntiger
CP3LSU25 alter






Back to top
kclsufan
New Orleans Saints Fan
Show Me
Member since Jun 2008
11145 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


He's not even a good college player; what makes you think he'll make a good NFL player, other than the fact he went to LSU?





Back to top
misterdavamoto
Iona Fan
Lakeview Proper
Member since Sep 2007
603 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?





This post was edited on 11/16 at 9:40 am


Back to top
Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
49794 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


quote:

what makes you think he'll make a good NFL player,
high school highlight reel






Back to top
CP3LSU25
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Feb 2009
34858 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


I think he will be better than sproles





Back to top
kclsufan
New Orleans Saints Fan
Show Me
Member since Jun 2008
11145 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


quote:

high school highlight reel

I have to admit you BOOM'ed me there.






Back to top
TheBoo
New Orleans Saints Fan
Thibodaux, LA
Member since Aug 2012
94 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


quote:

quote:
Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?

quote: Suntiger CP3LSU25 alter


Yup.






Back to top
CunningLinguist
Florida State Fan
Dallas, TX
Member since Mar 2006
13963 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


Lol no. I am sure some team will take a flyer on Shepard late and that will be a wasted pick





Back to top
Brettesaurus Rex
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
21894 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


He def is not a Sproles replacement, he'd be more of a Reggie player. He would never hold up running between the tackles, but getting him in space like we always did with Reggie would be productive





Back to top
Breesus
New Orleans Saints Fan
House of the Rising Sun
Member since Jan 2010
24544 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


quote:




^this






Back to top
Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
49794 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


if he didnt play for lsu this thread would never have been even remotely close to existing as a thought in someone's brain





Back to top
Lafayette VooDoo
New Orleans Saints Fan
Lafayette, Louisiana
Member since May 2011
602 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


quote:

Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


No.






Back to top
DestrehanTiger
USA Fan
Houston, TX by way of Louisiana
Member since Nov 2005
8133 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


I think people forget how awesome Sproles was at Kansas State.





Back to top
Hazelnut
LA-Lafayette Fan
The Flattz
Member since May 2011
11411 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


LET'S ONLY DRAFT LSU PLAYERS


This post was edited on 11/16 at 9:55 am


Back to top
Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
49794 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


quote:

LET'S ONLY DRAFT LSU PLAYERS
no we all know drafting ULL players is where it's at.



This post was edited on 11/16 at 9:58 am


Back to top
SaintLSUnAtl
New Orleans Saints Fan
THE REAL MJ
Member since Jan 2007
20040 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


I RA'd this stupid shit




















Not really. But it should be deleted.






Back to top
Suntiger
USA Fan
BR or somewhere else
Member since Feb 2007
20954 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


quote:

he'd be more of a Reggie player. He would never hold up running between the tackles, but getting him in space like we always did with Reggie would be productive


I guess that's where I'm going with this. This type of player has been/is a cog in our offense. Shepard isn't near as good as Sproles, but he's quick and is good in space and could 'presumably' catch the ball out of the backfield.

I don't think Cadet is the next player to fill that role.

Not many other players fit the role like Bush or Sproles. Maybe Kenjon Barner (Org.), D'Anthonty Thomas (Org.) Chris Thompson (FSU) or Andre Ellington (Clem)? Those guys are going to be high draft picks though.






Back to top
Suntiger
USA Fan
BR or somewhere else
Member since Feb 2007
20954 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


quote:

quote:

LET'S ONLY DRAFT LSU PLAYERS


no we all know drafting ULL players is where it's at.



I'm trying to figure out who will replace that Reggie Bush/Darren Sproles role in the future. I don't think it will be Cadet. I think Shepard has potential to do it and can be gotten on the cheap. I've even named some other running backs coming out the next two years. It's a Saints topic, bitches!!!


ETA: There isn't really anything else to talk about this week except how bad Carson Palmer sucks.
So again!



This post was edited on 11/16 at 10:08 am


Back to top
xxKylexx
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2011
1267 posts

re: Russell Shepard as an eventual replacement for Sproles?


Remember, JaMarcus Russell was just poorly coached in Oakland. I say bring him in......

















Back to top


Back to top




//