Drew

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  1. In addition to his on field accomplishments that you mentioned, his off field work before he even played a game for the Saints almost makes him worthy for the Saints hall of Fame.
  2. The "experts" anointed Ben Simmons as the next Magic which he could become, but still a far way off. His ball handling, vision and passing skills for a 6'10" is unreal and like Zion he is too big for guards and too quick for big men, however until he stops being afraid to take a jump shot he will never get better than he is right now. It just drives me nuts how the "experts" always claim this person is the next.... It happens in all sports but seems to be way more often for NBA prospects. I think the better term for these young guys is this guy has the potential to be a once in a generation talent, as too many once in a generation talents have failed to become that.
  3. The only 22 image that will pop in my mind is the one with the pumping right hand and index finger pointing upwards once knew he sealed the game.
  4. I think you are correct. The current process for slating rookie contracts takes it out of the agents hands and I think it is much better for the young player to be in camp on time not only for their development but also for their health and conditioning. The players union should focus on guaranteed contracts or allowing players to void contracts as easily as teams can.
  5. I don't follow basketball near as much as football or baseball, but it seems more so than any other sports the "experts" claim this every couple of years. The end of the day these guys do have great potential, but predicting how a 19 (18 before one and done) year old kid will develop and handle the NBA pressure is damn near impossible.
  6. As fjw70 responded, I was worried about the invasion of privacy of the innocent. People go to get a message and disrobe in what they think is a private room. I don't have a problem with video in general and think it is a great tool, but videos in bathrooms and changing rooms should never be allowed.
  7. If there was no human trafficking and no underage people involved, I find the video surveillance in a massage parlor where innocent people disrobe and being recorded and watched by investigators way more disturbing than the prostitution. At least the prostitution involves two consenting adults. Someone being video tapped while disrobing is not consenting and it is a sad testimony to how some of those involved with law enforcement think nothing of our right to privacy.
  8. You are dead on correct, and these stadiums are built with at least some tax-payer dollars and then you have to pay an outrageous one-time fee for the right to pay a lot of money for season tickets is crazy.
  9. I've been to a few games at the Linc and they have escalators and steps, and even though you have a little wait for the escalators, they move people quickly and would bet it ends up being quicker than walking ramps. I go to a lot of Phillies games and sit in the top section behind home plate. There is an option to take ramps or the escalators there, and I find the escalators are the faster option. Taking the ramps out will probably also give them space to add some more elevators to comply with current ADA standards as well. That being said, the escalators need to be better design than the ones I was one in the superdome when we had the WDZ game in 2004. The ones I went down there almost resulted in people getting crushed because the backup at the bottom of the escalator until someone hit the emergency stop button.
  10. I remember watching him as a Sophomore thinking this is a kid to keep an eye on but I don't think he really developed much over the next two years. He had offseason surgery which I think he was a little slow to recover from. With some Dennis Allen and Aaron Glenn this has the potential to be a great signing.
  11. Someone might want to tell Herb that the Saints signed Latavius Murray to maintain a great RB duo. I agree that the price was a little steep but like you said, this front office has been very the last couple years so who are we to second guess them. I guess if we look at it as we move up 14 spots from one pick and 86 spots from another spot and gave up next years' 2nd rounder for those moves, isn't horrible.
  12. A little but of a steep price considering what others were giving up to move up, but if pans out the way some of the other players have that the Saints have traded up for, it will be worth it.
  13. Here is a thought, if Aaron Rodgers was a better leader, he would have won more games and Super Bowls. Leaders don't backstab their head coach and they certainly don't say, "That is a stupid F%$king call" as the coach makes the call. Even if you don't like the play call, you realize that for it to have any chance, you need to support it and act like it is a great call so your teammates buy in as well. If the leader/QB doesn't buy in, no one does. I'm not saying that McCarthy wasn't wrong, especially if he wasn't as active during the week, but the QB/leader of the team must always support the head coach even when he doesn't agree with him; not talk negatively about him. To go even further, I will say he is a worse teammate than TO mainly because a QB is supposed to unite a team, not tear it apart by refusing to be on the same page as the head coach. Aaron Rodgers is as overrated as a QB as Jeff Fisher use to be as a head coach (everyone know realizes it, but didn't for years); and him likely being a first ballot Hall of Famer is a disgrace.
  14. I love the Jared Cook part they added to the end.