| Pelicans Talk|| re: Time to play the lottery - higgsBoson on 4/18/14 at 4:27 pm|
I got Wiggins at number 2 on the second try. Can't get in the top five again
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Our Defense looks stacked (as for starters), but who are our backups? - higgsBoson on 4/16/14 at 12:18 pm|
[quote]Only frightened about our backups at the LB position. Humber has looked pretty good at playing ILB and I think he is capable (with lots of work) of doing it all. But our starting OLBs and ILBs are very restricted in what they can do. None of them are particularly good at coverage, some are go...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Notable Players Drafted at the Same Position in the Same Year by the Saints - higgsBoson on 4/11/14 at 12:03 pm|
I think we could go 2 WRs again this year.
ETA: it might be a bad idea but I wouldn't mind Cooks in the first and Matthews in the second lol...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Does Landry's 4.58 move him away from 58? - higgsBoson on 4/9/14 at 5:21 pm|
[quote]Not sure if serious. Obviously haven't watched him enough. If we get him late 2nd round, I will be ecstatic. Will be a really good pro for a long time[/quote]
I've watched every single game he's played as a Tiger. I don't get the fascination with Landry. Besides physicality and hands there...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Does Landry's 4.58 move him away from 58? - higgsBoson on 4/9/14 at 2:44 pm|
Who cares? There are better wide receivers in the second and first round that we will get before Landry comes off the board. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Is Brandon Harris the official starting QB now - higgsBoson on 4/8/14 at 5:25 pm|
[quote](1) Neither may be a legit, top-tier SEC QB this year or any year; [/quote]
Harris had 4 TDs and almost 300 yards of total offense after only a spring with the team. Obviously you "never know". But with Harris' skill set and Cam's track record I think it's obvious Harris has a great chance...
| SEC Rant|| re: Northwestern coach blasts union effort . . . - higgsBoson on 4/7/14 at 8:28 am|
This makes sense on the surface but is fraught with problems. If there isn't a set salary then small programs won't be able to compete for recruits. Texas and USC can just outbid every program. Then you might have to do a salary cap problem. And you have to worry about ...
| SEC Rant|| re: LSU Spring Game Thoughts - higgsBoson on 4/6/14 at 9:50 am|
[quote]Scoop I was at the game yesterday and right now if you gave me +35 for the LSU Bama game I am unsure if it would be enough for me to take the bet. Gonna get hung on the cross for my comment, but we have some QB issues, some MAJOR QB issues[/quote]
That is hilarious. No one i...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Official: Champ Bailey signs with Saints. 2 year deal. *Meateye with the tweet. - higgsBoson on 4/4/14 at 2:46 pm|
Yeah I think the idea that a safteys and CBs roles are very different are changing. Especially in a 3-4 scheme. With 5 WR looks, Safteys have to do the work of a CB more often than in the past. I think Bailey will be rotate around the defense like Vaccaro did a lot last year. ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Marqise Lee to visit Saints, Panthers - higgsBoson on 4/4/14 at 12:11 pm|
If be happy with him as a WR. He obviously can play ball. I worry about his durability, but he was only hurt one year. He has the ability to be a playmaker in the NFL...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: What's everyone's expectation for Ingram next season? - higgsBoson on 3/31/14 at 6:14 pm|
I think these numbers are realistic. It's obvious that we will run the ball more, but I think he falls short of this while splitting carries with Robinson and whatever rookie we draft. He played well at the end of the season and I expect him to carry that over to this year....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Fwiw, Kiper's latest mock draft released today - higgsBoson on 3/28/14 at 1:04 am|
[quote]so you have to be an elite receiver to be a true #1? come on people. Colston must not be a #1 than, because he sure as hell isn't elite. Yea he was pretty damn good, but he wasn't elite. All those guys you listed are elite. [/quote]
Exactly. To me a WR #1 is a guy who can run any WR route ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Fwiw, Kiper's latest mock draft released today - higgsBoson on 3/27/14 at 6:20 pm|
[quote]Is Brandin Cooks a #1 WR? no, because of his size. Same can probably be said for Odell Beckham Jr. [/quote]
These are both good points but aren't addressed in your original post calling people out.
I said that if there's no WR #1 we shouldn't draft one.
I agree that there may not be ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Fwiw, Kiper's latest mock draft released today - higgsBoson on 3/27/14 at 6:07 pm|
[quote]People that want a WR in round 1 just don't understand value, and the depth of WR in this draft. Ford would be an excellent pick IMO. COrnerback I could understand too. [/quote]
I agree going BPA, but it's not really fair to say that about those wanting a WR in the first. We don't need a...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Silver to ask for LeBron's permission? - higgsBoson on 3/24/14 at 6:25 pm|
Why wouldn't he ask Lebron, the best player in the league about how players feel about their apparel? ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: In vs. Out for next season - higgsBoson on 3/24/14 at 1:39 pm|
[quote]Morrow doesn't have to go. But I think he played well enough this year to grab some money a little over the vet minimum[/quote]
Truth. I would like to keep him, but it probably won't be feasible. Maybe if we can move Gordon and we cut Aminu. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: What if EG and Reke switched roles next season? - higgsBoson on 3/24/14 at 8:25 am|
[quote]Or we could trade him. [/quote]
I wonder if his value is more as a player, even in a reserved role from what we can get from him on the market. I guess that's a judgement call based on what we can get for him and what we could do with the saved money.
I just don't know if anyone would ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: In vs. Out for next season - higgsBoson on 3/23/14 at 11:10 pm|
Why do you think Morrow needs to be gone?...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Should Davis Play the Five After All? - higgsBoson on 3/23/14 at 9:02 am|
I think getting a big defensive 5 and an athletic 4 who are role players but can contribute ~15 min per game is a great idea for this team. With Ryno and Davis, we don't need studs around then just guys that can contribute and play their role. It doesn't matter if AD is a 4 or a 5. His game doesn't ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Cooks/Beckham vs. Benjamin/Robinson/Matthews - higgsBoson on 3/19/14 at 10:03 am|
[quote]Stills and Morgan can stretch the field. What we need is some short area quickness that we lost in Sproles but in a reciever. [/quote]
Exactly. That's why I've been a proponent of Cooks or OBJ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: In light of the latest signings, who do you think the Saints will draft 1st? - higgsBoson on 3/18/14 at 11:17 am|
[quote]...a #2 CB may be a need, but you can't count on one from the late first round (rookies in general)...it'd be a long shot that whoever we draft would be better than White or PRob in year one. JMO [/quote]
This is my point too. CBs are a crap shoot in the draft.
I think it's Cooks or OBJ ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: How is Denver not over the cap? - higgsBoson on 3/16/14 at 5:45 pm|
[quote]Can you spell "dead money"?[/quote]
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: With the Bryd signing, is a #2 CB that big of a need? - higgsBoson on 3/13/14 at 9:18 pm|
I just feel like the Saints wouldn't have signed Byrd if they wanted to sign a new CB in free agency. CB is one of the hardest positions to transition from college to pro and I don't think we can draft a guy to start next year. I want a WR in the first, but a CB in the third sounds fine to me. I thi...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Don't forget about PRob at CB next season - higgsBoson on 3/11/14 at 11:40 pm|
Playing with Lewis, Byrd, and Vacarro will make things easier for him....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: If we can get away with a play making WR in the 1st. - higgsBoson on 3/11/14 at 11:38 pm|
I wonder if with the Byrd signing we are going to try and upgrade our CBs. Both he and Vaccaro have good coverage skills. Maybe we just see if P Rob can hold down the number 2 spot or draft a CB in the 2nd or 3rd.
I think WR is a bigger priority. We have almost no firepower from our offensive...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Draft post Byrd Signing - higgsBoson on 3/11/14 at 11:27 pm|
I think WR is clearly our biggest need at this point. I understand that people don't want to draft a WR in the first, but we have serviceable bodies on the OL. We have scrubs and an aging Colston at WR. This is passing league and we are a passing team. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: So I don't keep up with NBA that much but I have some questions - higgsBoson on 3/11/14 at 8:50 pm|
We would definitely do better in the East, but we still couldn't compete in either Conference.
We have one player with superstar potential, but he's not there yet. We have a few pretty good players around him: Holliday, Anderson, Evans, and Gordon. 2 (Holiday and Anderson) are hurt and 1 (Evans)...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: DeAnthony Thomas - RB/WR Prospect out of Oregon - higgsBoson on 3/11/14 at 1:04 pm|
I think the Saints grab a RB in the draft. Id love Archer, Thomas, or Seastrunk. I definitely think we grab one of them in the mid rounds. ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Herm Edwards on Brees cap hit - higgsBoson on 3/11/14 at 12:46 pm|
[quote]I fail to see how this solved the issue. Like raising the minimum wage it is an extreme short term bandaid that just ends with inflation and no change to the status quo[/quote]
You ever take economics? Raising the salary cap is a response to inflation. As contracts get inflated every year ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Mock Draft BS- Odell Beckham is not a good return man - higgsBoson on 3/10/14 at 5:57 pm|
[quote]Landry has great hands and works hard at running precise routes, but he doesn't have elite size or speed. In the grand scheme of things, that limits his potential some. [/quote]
It doesn't just limit it some. It could make him uncompetitive in the NFL. We all saw Landry make freak catches ...