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  1. I'll need to try to remember to stream WWL during the next game. Hopefully, nobody expects Strief to come in and pick up where Henderson left off.
  2. I'd love for us to have at least one more above average NT/DT. Hopefully someone steps up and provides depth there. We'd be kind of thin if either Rankins or Onyemata get injured.
  3. ATN, You my bro! We're living in an age of political polarization that is tearing our bonds as fellow citizens apart. I am proud and thankful that the service of you and countless others have done to protect - not the symbols of freedoms - but the actual freedoms themselves. The NFL is a collection of corporations that have to balance the forces of polarization. As a result, they have made some unfortunate stances to placate segments of our society. The players themselves have not. I stand with the players at the end of the day. I could give a rat's ass about the billionaire owners, it's the players that I root for and want to see succeed. It's easy to get mad and turned off by the billionaire's club of owners. Take solace in the fact that your support may not necessarily be for them. The busyness of my life is what prevents me from posting as often as I used to "back in the day". Keep the faith...the Saints are coming!
  4. I feel terrible for Guice. https://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2018/08/watch_derrius_guices_season-en.html
  5. That would be Earle Bruce, n'est-ce pas?
  6. Is Eric Reid still blackballed?
  7. No, I understand the importance of every man on the roster. What I meant was that Drew Brees can make anyone that can hold onto the ball have meaningful stats and he elevates the games of lesser players. Brees distributes the ball to everyone. Other QBs have favorite "go to" guys they depend on and when those receivers are injured or go to another team, that QB's effectiveness drops. With Brees that does not really matter...we just reload. That is what I mean by 'interchangeable parts'. The only receiving position where the players are not interchangeable parts, IMHO, is Tight End simply because there are fewer numbers at that position so when we go from a Shockey or a Graham to a person not as good, it shows. Coleman was a victim of kind of a logjam at WR coupled with a lingering injury. He could be back on the roster after the season starts.
  8. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2018/08/05/ohio-state-gene-smith-keeps-quiet-amid-scandal/911132002/
  9. Timed with the sexual abuse allegations against the former wrestling team dosctor, I think tOSU will probably move quickly and definitively to assure the public that they do not tolerate abuse of any kind. He is the face of the university and by extension the university lied on camera about what he knew and when he knew it.
  10. The thing about the NFC South is that it seems like it goes in cycles between being one of the toughest divisions in football to one of the most pedestrian. I don't know if that is because of NFL scheduling, injuries or lack of, or just bad luck but it has consistently been an inconsistent division. I think the biggest additions to the team this year will wind up being Demario Davis and P-Rob. Davenport will definitely, have some impact, but I see that coming primarily late in the season once he gets the NFL game internalized and by then the team's fate will have been largely determined. Meredith will probably have some impact as well, but I look at him as being an 'interchangeable piece' in terms of Brees having options of where the ball can go. Snead and others were also 'interchangeable pieces'...Brees gives anyone who can catch opportunities to shine. The biggest area of concern I have is RB with Ingram out for 1/4 of the season. Kamara will be keyed on from day 1 by opposing defenses and we're less effective if we get backed into relying primarily on Brees' arm to win games (even though there is nobody I'd rather have under center during those conditions).
  11. I'm really excited about Davenport, but I don't expect him to make a huge, immediate impact. He'll show flashes at times, but it might take a fuill season or slightly longer for him to fully digest NFL techniques and the defensive playbook before everything becomes instinctive for him. Of course, I'd be ecstatic to eat my words.
  12. Two of my favorite Saints player stories were Beerman and Breaux. Hope he keeps his career going.