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maxxrajun70
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Member since Oct 2011
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Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
MT is gonna get his before the season starts.

We all know Alvin is a flat out stud. Best in the league and you cannot let him go.

Ram is also top tier and will be for another 5-7 at least.


Lattimore is a stud also but there is only so much to go around


Chalkywhite84
New Orleans Saints Fan
New orleans
Member since Dec 2016
2629 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
easy answer is yes.

money can always be moved around and the saints are actually in a good cap situation.

this is the make it or break it year for armstead.


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RJL2
LSU Fan
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Member since Apr 2015
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re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
Really depends on how much we end up spending at QB after Drew. If we go with Teddy it'll be more expensive than trying to find someone in the draft



Laaz2750
New Orleans Saints Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Aug 2008
5974 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
Does Teddy stick around if Brees doesn't retire after this season?


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Northshore Saint
New Orleans Saints Fan
Covington, LA
Member since Feb 2013
1184 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
I believe we can. I'd have to check but I don't think top RBs are pulling in the kind of money anymore that is going to eat up a large portion of a team's cap space. Ram is a RT, not a LT, so his shouldn't be astronomical either. Lattimore is going to be expensive due to CB being a premium position.

Sheldon Rankins is another one that the team will have to make a decision on in the next couple of years. When healthy he's a beast in the middle but he's suffered significant injuries in two of his three seasons here. He missed most of his rookie season, missed the NFC championship game, and now will miss a good portion of this upcoming season.


Other young players with upcoming contract decisions:

Andrus Peat
Marcus Williams
Vonn Bell
Eli Apple
David Onyemata
Alex Anzelone





TigahJay
Maryland Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2015
4243 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
Yes. Drew will be off the books and Loomis will work his magic.


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Jones
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Oct 2005
78632 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
Lattimore is expendable from that group

Dude was that great last year


Zach Lee To Amp Hill
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Mar 2016
3539 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
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Dude wasn't that great weeks 1-2


FIFY


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GynoSandberg
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jan 2006
62083 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
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Lattimore is expendable from that group


you mean least expendable i assume


PFF's highest graded CB in the NFC south in 2018

Locked down in the playoffs

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Marshon Lattimore locked it down in the playoffs this year.

- 82.9 overall grade (2nd among playoff CBs)
- 3 catches allowed on 7 targets
- 2 INTs
- 32.7 passer rating allowed
- 9 total tackles (8 solo)


Lowest passer rating allowed CBs over the last 5 years, minimum 1000 coverage snaps

Sherman - 64.5
Bouye - 66.8
Lattimore - 68.8

23 games of allowed 50 yards in less in primary coverage





TwoDatBait
New Orleans Saints Fan
Northshore, LA
Member since Jul 2011
2302 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
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Lattimore is expendable from that group Dude was that great last year



Not sure you know what expendable means....


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re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
I think we can, if Drew is off the books and we have a rookie QB. If we’re paying Teddy 20 mil/yr (which is what a vet starter gets), forget it.


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Geauxgurt
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2013
6306 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
Ram and Lattimore have 5th year options the team can easily pick up pushing them off a year from Kamara. AK is also a year after Thomas meaning both could in theory be franchise tagged in their first FA year without affecting the other.

I think Ram will be fine as he'll shift into the position held by Armstead as far as current money being shifted. Armstead will not get that same amount of money again with his injury issues.

Also remember that the Cap keeps going up each seasons, sometimes significantly. It is possible, but the Saints will need to continue hitting on their draft picks.


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JGuidry7
New Orleans Saints Fan
The University of Texas
Member since Jan 2013
870 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
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Ram is a RT, not a LT, so his shouldn't be astronomical either

RT is actually the premier OL position in today's game, so I would pay him "LT money"


jennyjones
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Apr 2006
6494 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
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RT is actually the premier OL position in today's game, so I would pay him "LT money"


It depends on if the QB is right handed or left handed


JGuidry7
New Orleans Saints Fan
The University of Texas
Member since Jan 2013
870 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
Think about all the best pass rushers in the league. They all line up on the strong side nowadays: Von Miller, Cam Jordan, JJ Watt, Danielle Hunter, etc.

Think Kollmann mentions it in here LINK



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NoSaint
Member since Jun 2011
6189 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
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depends on if the QB is right handed or left handed



Less so every year.

Great pass rushers are being spread across the line much more and the blind side isn’t quite as scary as it once was.

Won’t be popular but I’d run Kamara into the absolute ground through his rookie deal and maybe a tag and then take the 3rd round comp pick letting him walk IF I had to choose the most expendable of the group.

He will also be the cheapest by about 50% so it might not be unmanageable


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WicKed WayZ
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Is that Bruce Vilanch?
Member since Sep 2011
20068 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
Yes but in order to compete in life after Brees we will have to bank on the cap continuing its steady increase or bank on getting a decent rookie QB on a rookie deal.

You’ll also likely see us part ways with guys like Armstead, Davis, Klein, Ginn, Lat Murray and Cook in 2-3 years in order to make room. The only one out of those I could see us not paying is Lattimore. CB’s are some of the most sought after FA targets and I’m thinking he could want to leave for more money. Ram, Thomas and Kamara will be here for a long time though


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El Campo Tiger
Houston Astros Fan
El Campo, TX
Member since Mar 2015
7910 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
Nope


TigerStick
LSU Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Aug 2005
1044 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
Lattimore is arguably the best corner to ever play for the saints.


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Unknown_Poster
Member since Jun 2013
3588 posts

re: Is it going to be possible to keep MT, Alvin, Ram and Lattimore?
Saints' scouting department has shown a better propensity for finding quality offensive lineman in the draft than they have skill position players. The few times they do hit on skill players they need to retain them at all costs. Especially a HoF level talent like Thomas.


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