He's on the team because he's dirt cheap, no one else wanted him, and as of yet has never taken a roster spot from a more deserving player. People act like he's the second coming of Fua, but it's much different, Fua stayed on the field and wasted space, kugbilla was always a project, might as well let him have 1 last training camp hurrah.
I wonder if he's found guilty if the NFL will take some disciplinary action. I mean they lost their poo when they benched a legally innocent man for the entire season, how is it gonna look if a convicted rapist is drafted #1 and the NFL does nothing. The women's groups who blasted the NFL in the wake of Ray rice, Ray McDonald and Greg hardy will have an absolute field day.
Awesome as usual Em, Love your breakdowns all the time. That said, the only missing thing I saw was the lack of a RB in the draft. I really think we're gonna get someone to groom. Also, as for Darren Reaves, I know you were HUGE on him last year, do you still like his potential in the near future or did his performance last year when given a chance kind of damper your expectations?
Yaboi got it twisted. Double-checked Frank's stats and found out he didn't play in the AZ game. Frank only played in the week 17 game vs. Atlanta. He was in for 33 snaps and had 1 tackle. Looking at it now, I'm kind of surprised he even got a jersey for that game. Being suspended for those first 14 games and not being able to be around the team during that suspension meant he had no chemistry with the guys that had played together without him all season long. Not surprised Rivera didn't play him in the playoffs. Frank only had 2 weeks worth of practice since early September.
You sir, are correct. The problem most people had was d-lo being active for the playoff game while big frank sat, which, honestly, I thouget he should play because his fresh legs and pass rush would help us the further we would get in the playoffs. It honestly didn't matter, I don't think we'd beat Seattle with him.
We'd have great leadership on defense. If Tillman is even serviceable his value would be felt in more this just his individual play. We're talking about a guy who knows Rivera's defense and has TDavis like qualities as a leader. Even if he's lost a step I bet he could make sure that all the young are exactly where they need be. Not to mention it's low risk and high reward so why not right?
He could have a Charles Woodson type effect on our team. Remember, 2010 Woodson was 34, this year peanut will be 34. Both are strong leaders and possess similar qualities. I really think he could be a great short term solution on the outside, move bene inside and give us a really decent 1-2-3 corner combo.
I'll never get it, how can the saints, who imploded last season and had one of the worst offseasons in NFL history can be considered anything but a cellar dweller. I guess Brees will throw to Brees, who will also block for Brees. Brees is also listed as their starting punter, kicker, DE, SS, and return man. I expect them to be no better than 6-10 next year.
That trade certainly destroyed their chances of a Superbowl, they got beat by a deeper 9ers team and once they started aging they had no quality depth. Don't get me wrong Julio is an awesome WR, but even for that it STILL wasn't worth it.
Now imagine if Cooper is a bust or not even 75% as good as Julio (very real possibility)
I'd even say, if he's as good as jones, I'd be furious, far to many holes in the near future to waste all the draft on one player. Also, no one will believe me, but this free agent receiver market has shown what the future holds, mark my words, receiver value is declining as drafts get deeper and deeper with day 1 starters at receiver. What happened with the running back market is soon coming to the wideout market, and guys will look back a drafting a receiver in the top 5-10 as ridiculous picks.