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  1. It's inevitable, reality....actually i'm surprised Aranda hung around as long as he did. Will be interesting to see who they get to replace them, maybe some one already on staff will step up....we will see....
  2. It was inevitable really, I hate that he went to a team in our division. But at 30, how can he not take this job....I really don't think Cincy will trade the pick but we will see....
  3. Maybe, but I'm not sure his career was long enough, we will see. I applaud Kuechly for his decision, and I hope he has a good long life after football...I always respected him as a player....
  4. Oh, I don't expect it either....I never do....but, to me, again we lost that Vikes game because of a god awful (inexplicable really) performance by the offensive line and a couple of major coaching gaffes (IMO) by Payton....main one being the Peat start (over Easton)....I think Payton will learn from this loss. And I think we will be a more run oriented team next year....I also think injuries were a real factor for us defensively, which is why the Vikes had success running the ball, I really don't think Cook goes off with Rankins and Davenport in the lineup....I think we need to bolster the depth on both lines....If we don't do this and keep reverting to a pass happy offense next year then I will start to feel the way you do.... One thing to keep in mind is we have had some good to excellent drafts over the last few years, that is cause for optimism...IMO....
  5. I respect both you guys and your takes but I believe you couldn't be more wrong on this....
  6. Agreed, well put. I think Brees signs a contract similar to the last one and plays at least 1 more year possibly 2. Health is always an issue, the 9er's dline is now intact and shocker!!!! they stopped the Vikes cold. We need to bolster both lines with quality depth, let Peat walk as he has clearly regressed, I think Easton showed he was capable of holding down that G position. For those clamoring for a 2nd WR, I understand the notion but I also think Deonte Harris and Taysom will be more heavily involved in the passing game next year (especially if Brees comes back which i believe he will)....WR is not as high on the list of needs to me....Oline and dline depth and CB/S are more pressing IMO....
  7. I'm really not the type of LSU fan (and there are too many IMO) that think LSU is way better than they actually are (if you know what I mean).... But this LSU team, the offense is an absolute scoring machine and the defense has gotten healthy and keeps improving. Clemson is a very good team, but honestly I think LSU would have to have a bad day (turnovers, missed blocking assignments) for Clemson to have a chance....
  8. This is exactly how I feel. I think SP made a big mistake playing Peat instead of Easton (who had been as solid as a rock), I think that was at least part of the problem as Warford was also getting beat. Brees didn't suddenly change into a has been or already done based on one game where the offensive line shat the bed, folks are really getting ridiculous with this stuff....I think he will play at least one more year maybe 2 if he is healthy....and maybe they work Taysom in alot more next year which I would certainly welcome...I really think if Brees comes back (which I think is about 80%) Teddy will be signed elsewhere, and I will wish him well....
  9. I think folks are dead wrong about Brees being done with the Saints. You are exactly correct about the reason for the loss (and they don't have the excuse of injuries this year), the offensive line flat out stunk....at a minimum they need to let Peat walk, he should have been benched after the 1st half, he was getting beat like a drum...Easton is the better player right now....I also blame SP for this loss, they really didn't look ready to play....I hope we see some better roster moves next year....
  10. I agree, his offensive line is average at best, if he had a better oline he would be a top 3 QB IMO....
  11. Right, I had forgotten about that...Thanks
  12. I agree Richard, but let me add the reason that Brees is playing better has more to do with the offensive line being relatively healthy (Armstead, Ram, McCoy played the whole year) and having better depth (Easton has been rock solid)....that gives me some optimism for this post season....
  13. He is fresher this year, no doubt. But I think his play late last year was more a factor of the offensive line not being healthy....they are almost completely healthy right now which gives me some hope for this post season....
  14. I do too....which means Schefter was off (again) with his report that the Saints are looking at him for next year...which made little sense to me....
  15. As have I old friend. There are 2 things that stand out about MT to me (all of the greats have great hands so not going there): 1) Route running is only as good as the quickness a WR has to elude (quickness does not equal straight line speed)...I haven't looked it up but MT's cone and shuttle and short burst must be outstanding for a WR his size.... 2) He has an incredible cagey way of using either arm to keep defenders off of him, it's like a short arm bar or something. I'm guessing he may practice martial arts because it takes incredible strength and technique to do that consistently...most WR's fully extend the arm and sometimes get OPI, can't remember the last time OPI was called on MT... That is all....Cheers