| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Malcom Jenkins to the Eagles - mm2316 on 3/11/14 at 4:12 pm|
[quote]mediocre in coverage.[/quote]
Mediocre is being generous. Addition by subtraction for our defense, IMO....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: McCluster Signs w Titans - mm2316 on 3/11/14 at 3:23 pm|
[quote]Whew, glad we didn't touch him. Regardless of the odd, overwhelmingly high opinion of him on this board, he is a 1 dimensional scat back that has been very average throughout his career.
While I'd like to replace Sproles with a guy like him, I think we can do that without shelling out 3.5 ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: DeAnthony Thomas - RB/WR Prospect out of Oregon - mm2316 on 3/11/14 at 12:00 pm|
Agreed, 3rd would be too high for DAT. Besides his fumbling problem, it seemed like even after coming back from his injury last year, Oregon still didn't use him as much as they did the previous year. He may still have had lingering effects from the injury, but it looked like they just trusted Marsh...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Free Agent Predictions - mm2316 on 3/11/14 at 11:46 am|
[quote]Bush is a more than serviceable FS in the Saints defense. He is one of the best tackling Safeties in the league and actually had the best tackling efficiency rate of any safety in the league last year. [/quote]
I really like Bush, but I feel like his fit is a 3rd/nickel safety. I'd be intere...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Dexter McCluster...sign this guy up - mm2316 on 3/11/14 at 11:36 am|
I may be the only one not fascinated with signing McCluster. He seems to have a few teams interested, which means he won't come super cheap. Also, with the extremely limited cap space, we have other positions that I'd like to see addressed. If we could get him around $2 mil a year, while still addre...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Free Agent Predictions - mm2316 on 3/11/14 at 11:34 am|
Munnerlyn and Clemons are my two biggest (realistic) hopes for FA. Our biggest holes are RT, C, FS, and CB. If we can address at least 2 of those holes in FA, we'll look pretty good going into the draft....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Why is the tank off? - mm2316 on 3/10/14 at 12:37 pm|
So they are letting their rookie sit and not deverlop because they are tanking? You really think Noel will help them win any games this year if he is able to play?
Agreed. I don't think the reason Noel isn't playing is because they are trying to tank. ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Louis Delmas visiting the Saints today - mm2316 on 3/10/14 at 12:27 pm|
[quote] "Saints not likely to sign S Louis Delmas, per source." - Mike Triplett, ESPN Saints[/quote]
The FS search continues....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Newest mock from Profootballtalk - mm2316 on 3/10/14 at 11:03 am|
If Dennard's available and we pass on him, I hope that means we signed a CB in FA....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Strief no offer from Saints; dlP & Jenkins definitely hitting FA too - mm2316 on 3/7/14 at 12:21 pm|
[quote]Why would they extend him an offer before they can evaluate the market? [/quote]
Because that's what happens when a team has a FA that they want to, and can keep? So they can work out a deal before he hits FA and another team offers more money? Like I said in a previous post, the team can't ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Strief no offer from Saints; dlP & Jenkins definitely hitting FA too - mm2316 on 3/7/14 at 12:18 pm|
I realize that we can't extend an official offer because of the cap space, but I am sure the team and Strief's agent would and could at least discuss figures of what they would be willing to offer once space is cleared. Maybe it's his agent twisting words, but I don't see this as just wanting to te...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Strief no offer from Saints; dlP & Jenkins definitely hitting FA too - mm2316 on 3/7/14 at 12:10 pm|
It's one thing to test the market, but we haven't even extended an offer to Strief (not that we much much to offer anyway). At least with Nicks (and I believe Bushrod as well) an offer was extended before they tested the market....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Brandon Spikes - mm2316 on 3/7/14 at 10:37 am|
[quote]Money is tied up in Lofton and hawethorn till next year so no.[/quote]
This. If we did address ILB this year, I'd prefer someone more athletic, that can drop in coverage. Spikes would give us the same problems we have now with Lofton and Hawthorne....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Free Agency Countdown, the shopping list - mm2316 on 3/7/14 at 10:34 am|
If we re-sign one or both lineman, and a starting caliber CB, I'm all for moving up in the 1st to grab Dix or Pryor....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Ryan Shazier in the 1st? - mm2316 on 3/7/14 at 10:30 am|
[quote]Shazier clocked a sub 4.4 40 this AM[/quote]
Impressive, even if it was hand timed....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Ryan Shazier in the 1st? - mm2316 on 3/7/14 at 10:29 am|
[quote]so... do the Saints snap a 19 year streak of not picking a LB in the 1st round and pick this dude?[/quote]
Payton said we would have picked Cushing is Jenkins was gone, but I could see it this year. Shaizer would be the typical 1st round pick for us that not many expected....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: WR Brandin Cooks is rising up the board in all the mock drafts - mm2316 on 3/7/14 at 8:41 am|
[quote]depending on those 3, we could end up with a CB/S.[/quote]
That's my ideal scenario. While I would be happy with any of the WRs mentioned in the 1st, at least 2 of Matthews, Robinson, Moncrief, or Paul Richardson. I feel like at least Matthew and Robinson would be getting late 1st round cons...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: WR Brandin Cooks is rising up the board in all the mock drafts - mm2316 on 3/7/14 at 8:22 am|
[quote]Fwiw, Kiper has Odell Beckham at #17 in the new list. Both Cooks and Beckham are now ranked ahead of Marqise Lee at #20.[/quote]
I'm guessing he has Watkins and Evans all before Lee. I know this is his big board, and not a mock draft, but when's the last time 5 WRs went in the 1st? If Cook...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Lance Moore is gone - mm2316 on 3/7/14 at 7:57 am|
[quote]Wow, I hope he was traded. [/quote]
It would be nice to get something in return, but I doubt any team is giving up anything for a 500 yard WR on a $5 million salary....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Lance Moore is gone - mm2316 on 3/7/14 at 7:54 am|
Just as a reference, the "news to me" was tweeted last night, and the one in the OP was tweeted 45 minutes ago.
Even though their production no longer matches their salaries, it's pretty sad to see many of the key pieces from the Super Bowl team leave this offseason....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Heard on NFL insiders that the Saints are shopping Moore, Thomas and Sproles. - mm2316 on 3/6/14 at 4:08 pm|
[quote]one that come to mind is 3rd and short and we run a reverse with a 3rd string tight end [/quote]
It was actually on 4th down, which makes it even worse....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Ryan Shazier in the 1st? - mm2316 on 3/6/14 at 10:47 am|
[quote]Pretty sure Shazier is OLB
Here's a pretty good article about him from a Steeler's blog with some highlight GIFs
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - mm2316 on 3/6/14 at 9:58 am|
[quote]I like the age minimum thread/discussion and thought I would start a new one with links to general NBA topics.
First, Beckley Mason on the lack of sleep due to NBA travel and it's impact on the product.
While it's difficult to feel sorry for a bunch of young millionaires playing...
| More Sports Board|| re: Per Chris Broussard - "Bulls pitched to Melo during All-Star Break".. - mm2316 on 3/6/14 at 9:48 am|
Melo would definitely have to adjust his game to fit with the Bulls, but he would have to do that anywhere if he wants to win a ring. Wouldn't this be tampering on the Bulls end?...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Ryan Shazier in the 1st? - mm2316 on 3/6/14 at 9:34 am|
[quote]I have a feeling that's our target and it will be[/quote]
Yep. Hopefully RT, C, CB, and FS are all addressed in FA or in rounds 1-2 of the draft. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Nickname for the arena: The Big Smooth? - mm2316 on 3/6/14 at 9:31 am|
I remember "The Blender" had been talked about on here for at least a week, and then our good pal Fletcher tweeted "My friend @soandso suggested The Blender as a nickname for the SKC. Love it!"....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Ryan Shazier in the 1st? - mm2316 on 3/6/14 at 9:21 am|
I wouldn't be upset with Shazier. We have a number of needs before ILB, but I would like to see us get more athletic at that position. Hawthorne and Lofton aren't going anywhere this year, as it would cost us to cut them, but we could save a lot next year by cutting one, or even both.
As far as t...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Morstead's contract - Wow ($21 million) - mm2316 on 3/6/14 at 9:01 am|
[quote]1 Britton Colquitt at Punter $3,892,333
2 Dustin Colquitt at Punter $3,750,000[/quote]
I thought it was pretty funny that the top 2 highest paid punters for the 2014 season are brothers....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Morstead's contract - Wow ($21 million) - mm2316 on 3/6/14 at 8:48 am|
As of now, he's worth it. But his cap number does go up every year from here on out, and his dead money goes down, so he'll most likely do some kind of restructure or extension in the next couple of years....
| More Sports Board|| re: Update: Kaepernick won't settle for less than $20 mill - mm2316 on 3/5/14 at 12:39 pm|
[quote]Wilson will pull probably 11-13 million per. [/quote]
I would expect Wilson to get $16 mil at the very least....