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  1. Kamara's a really good back. He's not the best. He may be, in time, but I doubt it. Barkley is a stud, and he's the best in the league, in my opinion. McCaffery has done more than most, with very little to work with. In fact, he'd be much better if he didn't have to worry about Cam Newton's "50/50" vision and on again, off again play. Gurley is a stud, but his body isn't going to allow him to be the best. That leaves Kamara. He has vision, balance, patience, and is a unique guy, unlike any of us have seen before. He's doesn't have the superhero body type (like Adrian Peterson, Todd Gurley and company) he just has the "it" factor. I said it in his first preseason game, he is unlike anyone we've seen. Now, that doesn't make him the best, but it sure makes him really good, and he's in the right system. How's that for a Donkey?
  2. Try to make some sense. The Giants weren't mentioned. Just giving a guy some shiz. I'm not sad about anything with Kamara. He's still better than any back the Eagles have, or have had for....oh, how long??????
  3. Backs you'd take over Kamara... Coming from a fan of a team who has taken virtually every "maybe" player over the past 20 years over good players who are winning, this is nearly priceless.
  4. Saints extend DE Cameron Jordan (3 years, $52.5 M, $42 Gt'd)

    Plenty of room for future restructuring. This is Loomis's MO. He doesn't generally do "long term" deals. With the exception of Drew Brees first 2 contracts (6yrs and 5yrs), he generally signs for 3 or 4 years, and new vets to the team for just 1 or 2 on a "prove it" contract. I do agree, though, I was anticipating them locking him down with a 5 year leading into his retirement in Black & Gold.
  5. Saints sign WR Rishard Matthews

    I agree. Sometimes it's a culture thing, and of course, time will tell. Some people just need a change in their surroundings, regardless of whether they're a "good" or "bad" person.
  6. Saints extend Cam Jordan!

    This guy is such a stud. Great news!!
  7. 2019 NFL Draft Discussion

    I still think you're not grasping what I saying, and you're basing my comments on this draft, maybe? So if we don't use #17, we move all the way to #62? What about #18, 19 etc...? There a lot of value there. The draft is all about "maybe". If #62, 63, and 64 are all hell bent on a tackle, and we're not, trade down to #63 and get some additional picks. BTW, me moved UP in the draft to get the same guy that's cost us the final play in Minnesota. And frankly, he's been a standard contributor.
  8. I guess I'm just surprised that the Saints actually inked someone with character issues, or at least "potentially known" character issues. They don't typically go that route. Anyway, hopefully he's clean and plays well. Otherwise, this little thread will be his 10 seconds of fame.
  9. 2019 NFL Draft Discussion

    How many "ifs" were just used? I think we have a disconnect here. You're taking this as me saying it doesn't work. That's not at all what I'm saying, or you're simply reading a small portion of what I'm saying. Ah, so by your calculations, it has everything to do with where you pick, and not who you pick, or your scouting department, coaching staff, GM etc... Pretty poor argument here, Raves. You're better than this one.
  10. 2019 NFL Draft Discussion

    Sammy mentioned Kamara. We traded UP to get him in the 3rd, yet that was a leveraged pick. Here's the deal, our 2017 draft was our best...probably ever. Several of our picks were spots we acquired via the Cooks trade to New England. We actually won that chess match, and I'd love to see that more!!! Follow the 2016-2017 model, it worked!! And just like the run (LOL), when it's working, we abandon it.
  11. 2019 NFL Draft Discussion

    Yup! If you hold the #1 pick, you don't actually have to use it, right? So, let's just say we did hold that pick and decided we didn't want the #1 player, rather stockpile for other positions. Well, let's look at the most recent example. The 2016 draft, the Rams traded for the No. 1 pick, plus a fourth- and sixth- round pick from the Titans who received the 15th overall pick in the first round and the Rams' two second-round picks and a third-round pick. Tennessee also received the Rams' first- and third-round picks in the 2017 draft. The following year, the Titans used that Rams pick to trade UP in the draft to get their man. They leveraged wisely. So, Rams get their QB and 2 picks - and Give up 6 picks, including their following year's 1st round pick. So, a net loss of 3 total picks, yet the placement of those picks is huge. Rams Now, the Rams were smart during the rest of the draft and did some trading back to gain additional picks. The Saints rarely do that. The Titans used their bounty to trade up, which was a wash, basically. The Saints rarely do that.
  12. 2019 NFL Draft Discussion

    Why is it so absurd to want the absolute best? Why shouldn't anyone strive to be doing things the way the Patriots do it? We've both been lucky enough to have HOF QB's, and in that same time frame they've got 7 SuperBowl appearances to our 1. Insanity = doing the same thing expecting different results.
  13. 2019 NFL Draft Discussion

    See response above. I think you guys feel that I'm disappointed with our picks. I'm not. I'm disappointed in the trend of trading up, always. I feel better about our team than I have in a long time, AND, I feel it could have been better with an additional 2-5 picks, rather than leveraging 2-5 picks. I guess I'm just conservative. I don't like debt, and leveraging draft picks is debt. Pushing the cap to the limit, I love! If you've got it, and there's a limit, spend it and get great! But spending more than you should on a finite source like a draft pick, that just stinks.
  14. 2019 NFL Draft Discussion

    I feel GREAT about them. They also could have been achieved with a trade down, that's all I'm saying. I haven't said we lost out on people, I'm just pointing out the trend of always trading up, rather than down, ever. Unless they're the #1 pick, there's room to trade down to get your man.
  15. 2019 NFL Draft Discussion

    Okay, Davenport may be or may not be worth 2 1st round picks, time will tell. The speculation of this year's 2nd rounder (and next year's) is also a big maybe. So, how about the 15 trade ups? All I'm saying, guys, is we continually trade up and end up with some good guys, yet have 1 Championship in the same period we've been trading up. I can name another team who continually trades down, uses used players, and wins Championships left & right. I kinda figured it was an obvious issue. Defend it however you'd like.
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