Brees Gives Endorsement to Austin Carr (1 Viewer)

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“I think Austin’s had a great camp. he continues to get better each day. I’m really developing a lot of confidence in him,” Brees said. “There are a lot of little subtle things he does well. At the end of day for a receiver, there is a timing and then there is a feel to everything.”
I just don't see it. Has he been tearing it up in practice or something? I think there are several WRs with much more potential we should be keeping over Carr.
 

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Yea he’d never say anything bad about any of his guys, so take this with a grain of salt. Can’t keep all of them, and it’s likely we’ll have to let some talented fan favorites go
 

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For most NFL WRs, it takes 3 years to really learn the offense, so--as I think you are suggesting--Carr's experience among a relatively young position group could be the deciding factor on keeping him on the roster, especially if some of the younger players can be stashed away on the practice squad.
I think that if our WR group ends up being:

Thomas
Smith
Ginn
Kirkwood
Carr
Harris (RS only)

Then that will be all the proof we need that knowing the playbook and special teams value trump potential in our coach's mind.
 
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Correct, but you also don't win games on lack of potential along with lack of production.

Carr has done essentially nothing as a Saint and we heard this same kind of praise last offseason.
And dont forget how quockly he disappeared after Kirkwood was promoted from the PS
 

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I have to take back something I said earlier in this (and other threads). I've been giving Austin Carr "special teams value".

Well, I just went and looked at the Saints 2018 snap counts and he only played ONE play on special teams.
243 snaps on offense though.

I guess should have done my homework before making those statements.
 

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Again, the key thing here that Brees was asked a direct question about Carr.

I wouldn’t expect anything else but some nice compliments. He would’ve done the same thing for any WR, IMO. Not sure if it means anything as far as his place on the team.
 

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I think he’s being truthful, even a player who is on the bottom of the roster during preseason is still a good player or good athelete. It’s just there are only a few spots and they might need to cut someone who they like
 

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for Drew to say something bad about you, you have to be worse than hitler. He is the ultimate professional. Always talking his teammates up. Heck, even Manning talked about his "idiot kicker". I think Drew wants Carr to become his new Lance Moore. No one spectacular but steady and dependable. Not sure if he is there yet. And there is still that final roster cut down at the end of the preseason. we might pick up a vet receiver then.
 

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Again, the key thing here that Brees was asked a direct question about Carr.

I wouldn’t expect anything else but some nice compliments. He would’ve done the same thing for any WR, IMO. Not sure if it means anything as far as his place on the team.
Lol, Brees: "Carr? Absolute garbage. He is an awful person, and an even worse player. The guy makes me physically ill."

I have never heard Brees speak ill of anybody, especially a teammate. The author basically created that story out of a nonsense, throw-away question. Otherwise, Brees would stand there and "endorse" every player on the team.
 

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Might Austin Carr be turning into the Fujita and Shanle of the WR corps? Discipline over raw athletic ability? The tortoise beats the hare yet again? ;)
Actually Fujita had atheletic ability, you forget the play when he out ran Vickto the sideline just the play before Gleason's infamous block.
 

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Actually Fujita had atheletic ability, you forget the play when he out ran Vickto the sideline just the play before Gleason's infamous block.
Indeed. Those two didn't stick around for several seasons for nothing.

I was referring to how Carr's status is trending toward being a guy who's too fundamentally sound to be beaten out, despite having already reached his ceiling.
 

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Correct, but you also don't win games on lack of potential along with lack of production.

Carr has done essentially nothing as a Saint and we heard this same kind of praise last offseason.
This.

Carr has essentially been invisible since arriving here. Some players may produce in camp but in games that matter he hasn’t been productive. I’m personally over the Austin Carr experiment and wouldn’t be upset if we moved on.
 

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Carr’s not making the roster after that comment. Whenever Brees endorses someone on the bubble they usually end up getting cut. See Cadet and Brandon Coleman for reference.
 

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If memory serves, Carr lit it up in preseason for the Pats. I believe we poached him and stashed him on our 53 for that reason. Since then, he's been very quiet, but when targeted, has made the plays. He's reliable, but may get bumped for more appealing prospects - Butler, Humphries, Cobb, Grayson, Dural, etc.

If cut, the Pats may still have an eye on him.
 

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If it will stop cringe worthy threads like the ones that popped up last year such as "Time to let the Ferrari out of the garage" etc.. then i'm all for someone else getting that spot. Plus, I really like the rookies.










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