| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Strief no offer from Saints; dlP & Jenkins definitely hitting FA too - blueslover on 3/7/14 at 12:02 pm|
Strief and the #saints wanted the tackle to return to the team, but #nola isn't in a position to make an offer, the agent said.
#saints tackle Zach Strief will become a free agent, his agent just told me over email.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Where Are They Now?: Benny Ricardo - blueslover on 3/6/14 at 3:22 pm|
Ah, the days when the Saints were a joke
23 of 42 FG with 3 missed XP in 1980-81
Posting cuz it is almost too poetic that he is now a stand up comedian.
[link=(http://youtu.be/S95spsNi2vw)]Watch him HERE[/link]
gotta be some of the worst form I've ever seen...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Bush Tendered - blueslover on 3/6/14 at 2:43 pm|
Saints extended original-pick tender to restricted free agent S Rafael Bush.
That's the "low" tender of $1.431 million. Bush was an undrafted free agent, so the Saints won't be entitled to compensation if they let Bush walk. The Saints' No. 3 safety last season, Bush's return is important with Malc...
| Music Board|| CDs for sale - blueslover on 3/5/14 at 1:32 pm|
Moving out of the country so I'm liquidating the discs In Baton Rouge. Sold a few thousand at an estate sale last weekend. Estimate 700 copies with cases and 500 factory CDs still available. Big eclectic mix. Largest groups remaining would be classic rock, metal, stoner, and blues.
| Music Board|| Digital Music Management Software - blueslover on 3/5/14 at 12:57 pm|
I'm tired of iTunes. There's a ton of alternatives and I'm not seeing any consensus on the best. What are you using that you like more? About 3 TB to deal with.
DoubleTwist looks like the leader now....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Curtis Lofton Looking For Puppies - blueslover on 3/4/14 at 8:18 pm|
Curtis Lofton ?@CurtisLofton50 8h
Need help y'all! Anyone know where I can find a chocolate lab puppy with papers?
here's an opportunity for a dog breeding whodat...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Free Agency Countdown, the shopping list - blueslover on 3/4/14 at 10:50 am|
Here are two updated lists of free agents by ranking. Look'em over over and give your top players that you think the Saints could conceivably afford.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Non 1st Rd WR Discussion - blueslover on 3/4/14 at 10:26 am|
Who ya got?
Donte Moncrief looks great to me in the 3rd. His stock is rising though. It might would take the #58 to get him. Dunno if he merits that myself. Any of you that have seen a lot of him have a take?
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| It's a Jimmy Graham Thread! - blueslover on 3/4/14 at 10:17 am|
I've stayed out of most of the fray of these threads. Much is rehashed ad nauseum. I browse plenty of stories looking for insights. The following two are among the best I have seen in analysing the capology of what is entailed in the tag and contract outlook-
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Steven Hauschka, should we? - blueslover on 3/3/14 at 4:02 pm|
A while back I was on the sign Nick Folk train. He had been on 4 consecutive one year contracts. The Jets Franchise Tagged him, so no go.
Hauschka I actually considered better but thought the seachickens would tie him for this year, whether new deal or tag. Seattle has decided to let him test ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| A few new mocks - blueslover on 3/3/14 at 3:30 pm|
27 New Orleans Saints: [b]Dee Ford, DE/OLB, Auburn[/b]
The Saints could use another edge rusher for Rob Ryan's defense. An edge rusher like Ford would be a nice weapon on the other side from Cam Jordan. Ford also co...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Draft Success by top schools and Pro Day Schedule - blueslover on 3/3/14 at 2:45 pm|
pretty interesting [link=(http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Which-colleges-produce-the-most-NFL-talent.html)]STORY HERE[/link] on drafting efficiency from different universities. As in, are Alabama players over rated/drafted?
Worth a look if you get into the draft that much.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Morris Claiborne, We should - blueslover on 3/1/14 at 7:40 pm|
starting this thread cuz of how surprised I was not to see the story/link.
That and kudos to Waldeaux24 for creative thinking of this [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/46393749/Morris-Claiborne-a-Saint.aspx)]LINK[/link]
Basically just throwing out the idea that the boys might be inte...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Early Radar: Calvin Pryor S Louisville - blueslover on 2/26/14 at 8:21 pm|
At this early date before free agency I put Pryor in the Top 10 Most Likely to Be the Saints #27. Re-sign Jenkins or more than a warm body and this bet is off. Actually reminds me of Vaccaro the more I see. Haha might be a better match for better coverage skills. A Kenny-Calvin duo could leap up...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Where Are They Now?: Russell Erxleben - blueslover on 2/24/14 at 8:35 pm|
AUSTIN, Texas -- Former Texas All-American and NFL kicker and punter Russell Erxleben was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in federal prison for running an illegal investment scam that netted $2 million.
Prosecutors said Erxleben scammed investors from 2005 to 2009 with fraudulent deals ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| WR Draft History - blueslover on 2/24/14 at 11:31 am|
I'm not leading the WR @ #27 push. Beyond team needs, 1st Rd WRs have a higher failure rate than most positions. Plenty of great ones come later too. Just some general WR draft history-
Tavon Austin #8- 40 catches, 4 TDs, nothing special in returns
Keenan Allen #76 3rd Rd- 71 catches, 8...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Beckham & Landry Combine Aftermath - blueslover on 2/23/14 at 1:56 pm|
Since most are more familiar with these WRs it is a good case study to gauge the impact of the Combine.
At the conclusion of the season you would find them both neck 'n neck somewhere in the 2nd Rd on most boards. ODB blazed and pushed his stock into 1st Rd territory. Landry fizzled. The Rotow...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Combine: Ryans are out scouting - blueslover on 2/22/14 at 8:14 am|
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Current Starter Holes, FA Safety Talk - blueslover on 2/16/14 at 12:33 pm|
Center- all we have is rumor that they really like Lelito.
Right Tackle- Bryce Harris might be serviceable
Cornerback- PRob, Corey White, Sweeting, Trevin Wade return
Safety- Rafael Bush.
Of these positions this is the one that looks weakest, as to who we have in house.
I'm praying the...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Backup Quarterback Should We - blueslover on 2/16/14 at 8:38 am|
Keep the experienced vet McCown at a $600K cap hit?
Is Griffin ready for the backup reigns in year two? Only $500K also.
The Chiefs can save $1.4 million by releasing Chase Daniel.
Daniel is due a $2.35 million base salary next year and isn't a lock to beat out Tyler Bray as Alex...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Latest Mocks Pre-Combine - blueslover on 2/15/14 at 10:29 am|
[b]Kony Ealy[/b] DE Missouri
[link=(http://nfltraderumors.co/2014-nfl-mock-draft/)]nfl trade rumors[/link]
[b]Dee Ford[/b] OLB Auburn
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Real Early Saints Potential #27s - blueslover on 2/15/14 at 10:07 am|
Still too early to mock IMO. Here's where I start-
Players I count as
[u]Absolutely Will Be Gone Before #27[/u]
That's 12 in my no way available list. So we need the next 15 to comprise ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Red Flag Reports - blueslover on 2/15/14 at 8:34 am|
We discuss intangibles and character about players to consider getting. NFP is the only one I have seen that does focused reviews of that aspect. Thought some of you might like to see how this is quantified from a former scout. Here's three relevant potential draftees (more detail at links):
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Tribute to Cut Players - blueslover on 2/14/14 at 9:03 am|
I believe in the necessity of roster change to stay cap healthy. Still it's with some sadness to see guys who were vita...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Keyunta Dawson Re-signed - blueslover on 2/12/14 at 11:18 am|
The Saints signed LB Keyunta Dawson to 1-yr extension on Tuesday. A minimum salary benefit deal: $5k guaranteed, $575k cap number
Dawson played just over 100 snaps for the Saints in 2013, recording three tackles, a ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Who would ya like to play in the first game? - blueslover on 2/11/14 at 11:39 am|
I always like one of the easiest games first to get a win under the belt to start. With that I would go Vikings at home. I'd be confident about @ Cleveland too. It would be good to get that one out of the way early for winter weather p...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Saints Defense Breakdown - blueslover on 2/10/14 at 12:11 pm|
[link=(http://espn.go.com/blog/new-orleans-saints/post/_/id/5032/scouting-breakdown-saints-defense)]Read it HERE[/link]
Posting not cuz of how detailed but in that I think I agree with every analysis presented. Comments?
On Malcolm Jenkins' value as a free agent: "I wouldn'...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Backup TE Speculates about Harper - blueslover on 2/9/14 at 7:48 am|
Chicago Bears interested in signing Roman Harper?... One name that is starting to pop up is Roman Harper, who is expected to be released by the New Orleans Saints as they scrounge for money ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Payton Interview - blueslover on 2/8/14 at 9:18 am|
on [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1hX5nS2Tl0)]Fox Football[/link]
Interesting that he mentioned hiring coaches as vital. It isn't capped and there are no rules to how many, how much you pay, or how you configure your staff. He sounded happy with the organization in that way (ie some te...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Balance The Saints Cap - blueslover on 2/7/14 at 1:36 pm|
Like the draft simulators, I found this cap simulator tool. You can input cuts, restructures, and decide on which free agents to retain. It is a daunting process when you get into it.
For anyone however, it's prolly worth a few minutes just to get a rough grasp of what might need to be done to ...