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This NBA Finals seems very eerily similar to 2004 Finals - Geauxgurt
Favored team splits first 2 games, then gets dominated for 3 straight to lose the series. Pistons were a lot like this Spurs team. Well coached, talent and depth at several positions and bench players that contributed. Lakers were lauded and expected to be amazing, Kobe sucked a big one while ...


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Should the NBA institute extreme anti-racism campaign within the game? - Geauxgurt
Clearly, the NBA is making it clear it will not tolerate any racist beliefs in its business. If this is the fact, then it should not simply selectively apply this rule to a single owner, but to the entire league from top to bottom. This should include harsher punishments or consequences if prejudice...


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Don't forget about PRob at CB next season - Geauxgurt
I think people are overlooking P Rob's potential as our 2nd CB this coming season. He showed serious flashes in 2011 and even in 2012. His development was a bit stunted with the Spags zone cover debacle which went away from his strengths, but I think he has a chance to be a legit corner for this tea...


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To clarify to some, Cam Jordan isn't a guaranteed FA next season - Geauxgurt
Saints have the right to get a 5th year from him as a 1st rounder. His compensation will then be based on his draft position, which will give him the average of the top 4-25 paid DEs the previous year. It is akin to a franchise tag but better for the team and was agreed upon in the new CBA. That ...


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Is Jimmy Graham worth more than Gronk? - Geauxgurt
Ok, so given the supposed gap in Jimmy and the Saints for his new contract, let's see what everyone thinks in this comparison. I think it is fair to say that both Gronk and Jimmy have had great QBs throwing to them, so that would be a wash. I also think it is very clear to anyone with a brain that G...


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A few restructures and one cut can get Saints to about $15.5 million under cap - Geauxgurt
Looking at the Saints Cap figures as of now just 3 restructures and a single cut can put the Saints at around $15,000,000 under the cap. All numbers per contract and cap figures on Spotrac Current Cap figure: $125,317,010 Current Cap with 2013 Rollover ($500,000): $126,800,000 Current Cap Spac...


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Some savings for Saints players via trade or cutting: - Geauxgurt
All three top RBs (Sproles, PT, and Ingram) are on the final years of their contracts. Player - Savings (Dead Money) PT - $2,500,000 ($400,000 but maybe 0) Sproles - $3,500,000 ($750,000) Ingram - $1,386,375 (973,500) Lance Moore - $2,711,250 ($2,357,500) Roman Harper - $2,180,000 ($3,69...


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Let's look at how a Brees restructure would potentially work - Geauxgurt
Brees' contract was 5 years for $100 Million with a signing bonus of $37 million. His current signing bonus hits each year at $7.4 million. That is fixed for the most part as a cap hit each year. He is owed a base salary of $10.75 M next season + his cap hit + a $250,000 workout bonus. Let'...


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For those worried about Cam's contract after next season - Geauxgurt
As a 1st round member of the 2011 draft class, the Saints have the option to extend Jordan for a 5th year at an average of the 25 highest players at his position. What this means is that it is kind of like a mini-franchise tag that must be applied by May 3rd of this year. His salary would like...


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2014 Defensive line - Geauxgurt
Since we now know that Freak and Ego are gone, looking at the DL players and the potential rotations will be interesting. I think the rotations look a bit like this (not including potential incoming recruits): Defensive Tackle: LaCouture ------- Thomas M. Johnson ------ Herron* Gilmore* ------...


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Great to see Auburn lose in this fashion - Geauxgurt
Hate both teams, but it's great to see Auburn lose that way given how they won several games this season. ...


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34 of last 51 points given up on the road have come following Brees turnovers - Geauxgurt
That is in less than 2.5 road games. Just FYI. ...


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Despite their road record, the Saints aren't as bad as some think - Geauxgurt
They have 5 road losses. 2 came on last second drives against both 2 seeds in the playoffs. Another came off key missed FGs against the Jets. Clearly, they arent as good statistically on offense and turnovers have been killers in several of the losses, but it's not as dire as some make it out to...


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Pelicans continue to beat mediocre to bad teams - Geauxgurt
Ill give the pelicans credit. They mostly beat the bad teams they play. Can't beat a good one to save their lives, but they usually beat the mediocre ones. ...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Poor replacement of departed position coaches - Geauxgurt
While I know everyone wants to blame talent for the OL and WR issues this year, but both are more likely due to the losses of Curtis Johnson and Kromer, two top guys, with mediocre to bad replacements. WR corp was subpar starting last season and OL reall struggling this season. It's not s coinci...


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CB situation next year - Geauxgurt
Reading lots of talk on this board about drafting a CB in the top 3 rounds of the draft this year. While I understand the current situation pushing most to think about that, is the CB situation next year as bad as some think? Assuming no more major injuries, your CB depth next season will be: ...


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Question on race and how its definitions change for convenience - Geauxgurt
Reading through the black Santa thread, and question came to mine. This isn't directed at any race in particular, but to everyone in general. Why is it that people will openly claim that a group is not like them, until conveniently they need it to back up some random or ridiculous assertion. ...


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Ingalls is the biggest issue on the OL. - Geauxgurt
Whether people want to accept that or not, the entire line has regressed under his coaching this season. Kromer was a huge loss, and the Saints, decided to switch Ingalls from RB coach to OL coach, which was utterly stupid. DLP is a prime example. He played so well last season, yet Kromer leaves...


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Saints defense on the road this season in losses: - Geauxgurt
NE: 17 points in first half, only gave up 13 in second. NYJ: 20 points in first half, only 6 in the 2nd half. SEA: 27 points in first half, only 7 in the 2nd half. STL: 24 points in first half, only 3 in the 2nd half. All that said, Saints win this game if Brees doesn't throw 2 unforced ...


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Flynn leads a great comeback!!!! - Geauxgurt
Shake your haters Matt! Shake your haters! :bow:...


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Bye Hartley! - Geauxgurt
:doublebird:...


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Coaching Changes
Why would Saban be announced as UT's head coach before Sunday? - Geauxgurt
I am not saying that he is or isn't going to UT, but given he has a player being honored on Saturday as a Heisman finalist, would it not be strange for Saban to: 1) Go representing Bama if he's taken the UT job. 2) Jilt AJ and not go? Seems a bit of a strange situation if you ask me. ...


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Any updates on Butler? - Geauxgurt
Just wondering if there are any updates on whether Butler will be activated this year or sent to IR? I know he was practicing, but hadn't seen anything else on him playing this season. Didn't they have 3 weeks to decide once he practiced? :dunno:...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Since 2009 and prior to having clinched our final playoff spot - Geauxgurt
New Orleans is 6-0 against Carolina with Payton on the sidelines. Even if you count the 2009 season finale where we had already clinched home field advantage, the Saints are 6-1 against Carolina with Payton as coach. Yes, the Saints under Payton are 7-6 against Carolina, but 5 of those 6 losse...


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Geaux Noles! - Geauxgurt
Hurts to say it, but beat the frack out of Auburn in a month. ...


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For those who worry still about Monday night's loss, take heart in this - Geauxgurt
2012 Baltimore Ravens Championship team lost: Week 7 @ Houston 13-43 Week 15 @ home to Denver 17-34 This team then went on to beat Denver in Denver on its way to their Super Bowl victory. ----------------------------------------------- 2011 New York Giants won their Super Bowl after losi...


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Winning 3 of the next 4 guarantees the division and the 2-seed - Geauxgurt
Starting with a win next week, the Saints could wrap up the 2-seed and rest the last week of the season. Seattle will be the 1-seed, but they haven't been invincible at home including struggles against Tampa and Tennessee. They could lose in the second round to a team like San Fran or Carolina. ...


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Bad games happen. At least Saints got it out of the way in this one. - Geauxgurt
Even if Saints won this game, Seattle still had the edge of an easier closing schedule. The Carolina game is more important as if they win out Saints are on the road for the entire playoffs. ...


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This Seattle team gave up 21 straight points to Tampa at home a few weeks ago - Geauxgurt
TheY tend to play jekylland Hyde a lot. Let's hope that is the case tonight. ...


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Apparently Okung never is going to be called for holding - Geauxgurt
Even when he's choking Gallete. Not why the Saints are losing but this officiating is pathetic. ...


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