Shawn Merriman

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  1. 100%TigerBred

    100%TigerBred Founding Member

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    Do we sign him? reports are SD will release him as soon as he is healthy. I know there was alot of talk this offseason about trading for him. Is he worth a shot?

    IMO if he is healthy then he could only help our def. So, if the price is right then yes we go after him.
     
  2. watson1880

    watson1880 Founding Member

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    Pass... I don't think the talent or the personality (off the field issues) is there to help the Saints.
     
  3. 100%TigerBred

    100%TigerBred Founding Member

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    while the off the field issues are questionable (same could of been said about shockey) the talent is there and he is only 26. He could be to the olb position for us that jason Taylor is for the jets.
     
  4. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Quick, how many sacks has he had in the past 3 seasons?
     
  5. fanatic

    fanatic Evil Morty Lives...

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    True, but pair him with a strong leader like Jonathan Vilma and good things could happen. I'm not saying sign him to a max deal or anything. Give it a shot and if it doesn't work, release him.
     
  6. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    let me rephrase this so everyone understands the true context of this issue:

    how many sacks has he had since being busted for steroids?
     
  7. 100%TigerBred

    100%TigerBred Founding Member

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    I understand where everyone is coming from. But, a 1yr deal to see if he wants to prove he still has it, on a def with proven leaders. Its either get your act together or find a job outside the NFL. But, either way it is what it is and I trust Loomis and Payton. But if you believe ESPN, Adam Schefter, and Mark Clayton we are one of the top teams to get him. lol
     
  8. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    He hasn't been the same since the Steroid suspension and how many years ago was that?
     
  9. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    Exactly.

    I usually give people/athletes the benefit of the doubt. I don't think I'd be willing to make this guy a project.

    I'll pass on Shawne Merriman.


    edit: I wonder who kicked Tila Tequila's ass worse...

    Shawne Merriman SHAWNE MERRIMAN AND TILA TEQUILA: NFL Player Arrested, Accused Of Choking Reality Star

    or

    the raucious crowd at that Insane Clown Posse concert. Tila Tequila Attacked at Rowdy Concert | TMZ.com

    you decide.
     
  10. fanatic

    fanatic Evil Morty Lives...

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    She deserved it in both instances.
     

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