Loud in the Plaza
- Mar 8, 2007
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This may have already been discussed, but please let me know if you have info on Spiller. Thought he looked fast in pre season.
None of that explains why Cadet is being used ahead of Spiller. Saying that Cadet is featured more in the game plan is a non-answer. We want to know why Spiller isn't factoring into the game plan. The Saints chose to release Cadet and sign Spiller to take on that role. Cadet was not supposed to be a better option than Spiller. Something has gone wrong with the Spiller signing.According to Payton, they had a gameplan that Cadet was going to be heavily involved in, so the numbers just didn't necessitate Spiller being active. Ingram and Hightower are the one and two in terms of rushing attempts, and Lasco and Murphy were going to be active due to special teams responsibilities.
Cadet's involvement in special teams, along with his inclusion in the offensive game plan, essentially made Spiller expendable.
Several posters have felt that there was much more to the story, and that would make sense. But that was the answer given when Payton was asked about it. I guess we will get a glimpse over the next few weeks as to what was actually going on.
I don't disagree.None of that explains why Cadet is being used ahead of Spiller. Saying that Cadet is featured more in the game plan is a non-answer. We want to know why Spiller isn't factoring into the game plan. The Saints chose to release Cadet and sign Spiller to take on that role. Cadet was not supposed to be a better option than Spiller. Something has gone wrong with the Spiller signing.
I agree with all of this.Regardless of the reason (I speculate he was in the doghouse over something), my hope is that after seeing Murphy, Payton will decide that it's much smarter to have Spiller active returning kicks and as an option on offense. Murphy is just not good enough to be active IMO.
Cadet, for all the talk of him being heavily part of the gameplan, had 2 drops last week. He caught a gimme TD, and that's fine, but he wasn't great by any means nor did he look invaluable.
Spiller needs to be active this week against such a talented offensive team like the Giants. You never know what situation his unique skill set could come in handy (i.e. having Spiller to return that final kickoff this past week).
That's my opinion.
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