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  1. On 5/5/2021 at 4:49 PM, Mid Iowa said:

    It seems to me that we're forgetting that Book played/started for 3 years for a team that was pressing to be in the playoff race during that stretch.

    Sure, the Irish had their fair share of draft picks, but not a ton. Notably their o-line was really stout and 2 tackles and a guard got drafted. I say this because so many teams have high draft picks surrounding a "marquee" player. Not so much with this pick/team. It's not like Alabama or Ohio State where a huge amount of their players get drafted, so everybody looks great by default.

    But look at Book's numbers. The past 2 season he's 49-9 TD to INT ratio. Those are not slouch numbers, and certainly considering the competition.

    I don't agree with the notion of Book being a career backup. This isn't Chase Daniel we're talking about. This kid played against some of the better teams in college as a starter for 3 years and has one heck of a track record to show for it, unlike some of the other top picks over the last several years who've had 1 or maybe 2 good/great years.

    Winston is likely going to get the nod going into 2021 with Taysom playing the gadget QB. Book will be the insurance policy while he learns, and 2022 will be the tell tail, and will be the shape of our backfield for years to come.

    Is JW on just a 1-year contract now or is it longer?

  2. On 4/3/2021 at 2:50 AM, Dome said:

    I don’t hate the prospect, but I don’t like him enough for the trade. 

    If we only had Taysom I’d like it a lot more, but with Winston under contract I can’t get behind it. 

    Side note: I’m actually excited to see Winston sling it a bit, knowing full well it’s gonna come with turnovers. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen that from this offense. Harris can take the top off the defense, one of Trequan Smiths best skills coming out was his ability to high-point contested balls downfield and he hasn’t been given much of a chance to showcase that. Michael Thomas takes unfounded hate but he’s more than capable downfield and he’ll get more chances to show that as well. Hopefully Winston develops better chemistry with Kamara than Taysom has.  

    I'm with Dome on this one... build the surrounding cast a bit more on both sides of the ball. Just bloody give JW the chance, I think he'll pleasantly surprise a lot of folks. 


    Jones is good? Yes. Is he worth both a 1st and 3rd for each of the next 2 years? IMO, no. 

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  3. Having now read all the posts, I'm gonna add this to the mix... my two pence as it were... lol

    I think having Winston starting 2021 will benefit both he and MT. With Kamara and company to set up big plays and what not, then add Taysom to the mix and you have on badass offense. 

    The key to the defense, IMO, is retaining Hendrickson. The new DB coach is an instant improvement... period.

    Saints in 2021,  12-4 or better.

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  4. On 1/26/2021 at 1:32 PM, MookieMonstah said:

    I don't think thats a bad ranking. The Saints biggest weakness in the playoffs was Brees ironically.

    As much as Brees did for New Orleans as a whole... I tend to agree with ya here Mookie.

    Don't get me wrong, I love Brees (did ever since I met him at Purdue) as a player and motivator. He's a class act but for some odd reason he allowed the playoffs to be his nemesis.

  5. On 2/2/2021 at 11:32 PM, whodatworm23 said:

    Figured I'd open a topic on the coaching vacancies the Saints will be filling over the coming days/weeks.


    We start with today... Payton absolutely 💯  knocks it out of the park with the hiring of new secondary coach Kris Richard. Former defensive backs coach of the Legion of Boom in Seattle and Cowboys defensive coordinator.


    Other opening... TE's coach and QB's coach.


    Assistant head coach and defensive line coach Ryan Nielson has interviewed for Green Bay vacant defensive coordinator position so we'll need to keep an eye on that one as well.

    QBs coach... as I been saying... Drew Brees!!

  6. On 2/1/2021 at 3:17 AM, whodatworm23 said:

    Well we will know soon enough... Payton's saying all the right things about Hill and Winston but one of these days he'll have his poker face on and take a QB in the draft. Is it this year? Is all the talk about Hill and Winston just a smoke screen so that teams aren't wise to the Saints wanting a QB?


    I'll admit it... if I was Mickey Loomis (not Sean Payton) I would be trying to get into position for a QB I like this draft, not resigning Winston. Even if Winston  returns and has a solid season, he'll want a significant pay raise next off-season. The Saints could fix a ton of their cap issues now and in the future with a 1st round QB. Draft the QB, allow Winston to leave and start Hill in 2021 until you feel the young buck is ready. Hill has proven he can win games so he's a solid stepping stone to the next guy.


    Sadly I doubt this is how the Saints are thinking.

    Good point Worm, what would it cost to "fix" things in your scenario though? Is their such a QB in mid-rounds to fit the mold the Saints hold dear? 

    I still say talk to Drew Brees about becoming a QBs coach, roll with Winston... I believe you're allowing Winston's bad tape under a "less than mediocre" coaching staff dictate how you view this kid. I say give Winston the chance because if you put Hill starting under center that's what he'll demand even though his upside is much higher as a gadget player.

  7. On 2/4/2021 at 10:58 PM, whodatworm23 said:

    I don't know man... I feel as if Payton has very little interest in developing a highly drafted quarterback. Yes he wanted Mahomes but Mahomes was different, Payton has said that Mahomes was the highest graded QB he's ever scouted. I don't feel the Saints will draft a QB just for the sake of drafting one. With Jameis back I would look more so at a mid-tier guy that he can develop behind Winston and Hill who has zero pressure to start anytime soon. 

    So, basically you're talking about another possible Garrett Grayson scenario with mid-tier back-up?

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