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  1. Norman Hand, when healthy and somewhere south of 330lbs was an absolute one man wrecking crew. Fresh out of training camp in the first 5-8 games of the season he would be unstoppable but as the season went on and he gained weight the nagging injuries would begin and he wasn't the same player by the end of the year. Had he been able to keep his weight in check he could have been one of the all time great DT's in my opinion.... It was so sad that he died so young by all accounts he was a good guy...
  2. I have a hunch that he will turn out to be an impact player for us. He has off the chart athleticism, great size and strength and by all accounts is a hard worker and fast learner. Forget big sack numbers, if he can get consistent pressures on the qb, with Cam on the other side? Turnover city, especially with our much improved, young and hungry secondary. I was initially shocked at the price to move up to grab him but I'm feeling much better about it now.
  3. Exactly, I think some folks need to pump the brakes a bit, he is valuable to our team in many ways, not just running the ball. Ultimately we will see how much SP values his production. I'm not ready to give up on Ingram just yet....
  4. Ha! I'm old man, he was a year behind me, I was class of '82....
  5. Believe man, believe. If you look at our roster (fully healthy roster) and the FA's we signed it is a steep uphill climb for any player drafted in the 4th round or later to make our roster, some examples: Boston Scott (RB-ST) - I could see him beating out the likes of Trey Edmonds, he looks like a more explosive, versatile player and he could be a key ST'er. To me he is the most likely of the group to make the team and maybe get a bit of playing time behind Ingram/Kamara Natrell Jamerson's (DB) - if he makes the team it will be because of his versatility, able to play CB/S and ST. But he would have to beat out the likes of a Chris Banjo or Justin Hardee, both ST aces. Kamrin Moore (CB) - I give him very little chance to make the team. That is not a bad thing, its just our DB roster is very strong and deep. Will Clapp (G/C) - I'm a bit prejudiced here as he went to my HS. But I do think he has a shot to make the team or at least the practice squad. He is versatile and a tenacious, over-achieving type player, but not a big upside. He could turn into a serviceable backup. Rick Leonard (OT) - probably the most puzzling pick. We are extremely deep at the OT position, the Saints braintrust must thinks he have a big upside/potential, not sure he will make the roster. I think if 3 of these players (my prediction is Scott/Jamerson/Clapp make the team and/or practice squad then that is a win for us. And I think if just 2 make it, it is not necessarily a bad thing, we just don't have a ton of needs right now...as opposed to prior years.
  6. I hear ya face. I've said it many times, Armstead's health is the absolute key to our offense being effective for 2 reasons: 1) When healthy I think he may be the best LT in the NFL, at the very least in the top 2-3. We scored nearly 10 more points a game when he was in the lineup last year and our rushing yards per game nearly doubled. 2) When he is on the field, we get Peat at LG, he may be the best LG in the NFL. I haven't looked up or seen the stat but with them in the lineup it would be interesting to see what our RB's YPC is when running to the left side. I bet it is off the charts good. Boris, makes a great point, if just Klein, Okafor and Peat can return and stay healthy next year, then we will be in great shape. I also maybe be one of the few that haven't totally given up on Fleener yet, he made some big plays at very opportune times last year that helped us win 2 games, I still think if healthy he can be a key contributer....we will see my friend....
  7. That's ok though, we really only need to hit on a few of the picks, the situation is a lot different than last year, we have fewer needs. If we hit on Davenport and 2 of our other picks make the team and contribute on ST's I will consider this draft a success. The other thing to consider (I can't recall where I read this) is it very well could be the Saints didn't necessarily draft BPA they drafted players with the highest ceiling/potential available. It makes sense I think...
  8. I went to HS with his dad (Tommy), didn't know him well but he had the reputation of being a really nice guy....I hope Will makes the team...
  9. I'm not worried about re-signing Ingram. I think he really wants to be here and 30ish year old RB's (he will be 29 or 30) don't command big money these days. I hope this kid can contribute on ST and give Ingram/Kamara the occasional break...he looks impressive....
  10. Cooley is an absolute utter Redskin minion, that totally does the bidding of Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder. He went on a McGloughin smear campaign immediately after they fired him. I used to think he was not so much insightful than entertaining, now I think he is the most obvious example of an organization using a former player as a token/tool in the media....the media coverage around here for the Skins has to be among the nations worst....
  11. The highlights are great and all but my concern is I don't see any examples of great route running, it seems in most of these he just blows by or sits down in zone coverage and catches the ball. His run after the catch is very good. But I think the WR coaches are going to have to work with him on route running, if he can become proficient in that area he will be very good for us....
  12. I have my doubts that they will improve their offensive line. McGloughin tried to and they were on their way to improving the unit but he is now gone, my theory is he didn't get along with Bruce Allen and Napoleonic Danny...when healthy (which they are only about half the time) they are a good pass blocking unit, but they are not a good run blocking team. They really don't have a mauler type on the roster and they have little quality depth. The NFL is and always will be the evil empire, those billionaire owners and their schill Gooddell don't give a crap about the players, its all about protecting their shield at the expense of just about every thing else...a feel bad for Guice and feel he should be within his rights to sue the team that asked him those questions...
  13. Yep, I feel bad for Guice. Unless they vastly improve their offensive line run-blocking he is in for a tough season...I was shocked (but glad) when the Panthers passed on him...
  14. Trading Armstead would be insane, he is a top 3 LT in NFL, albeit when healthy and he is only 26. Our offense is not the same when he is out. I hope we take the best defensive player available wherever we draft (be it CB, DT, DE or LB), I would not be upset if we took the best OL available either, but I don't think any TE is worthy of a 1st round pick. I also don't think we should trade away multiple picks (including some of next years) to move up in the top 10....
  15. I remember it differently but don't have any solid evidence. But I thought that it was fairly common knowledge (at least it was spread/alleged by the local sports folks) that Haslett wanted Deuce playing at 230+....no way to know for sure....