Nice Coleman article (1 Viewer)

crosswatt

Gone Fishing.
Staff member
Administrator
VIP Contributor
Joined
Jul 10, 2001
Messages
32,282
Reaction score
46,065
Location
Chesapeake, VA
Offline
After all, somebody has to make up for the lost production from Colston and Watson. It might as well be Coleman.
It's like he's unaware of the Fleener signing or the Thomas drafting. In my opinion, Coleman will be at best the fifth option in the passing game, and probably sixth or seventh behind Ingram and Spiller. One thing that is not lacking on this team is bodies for Brees to throw the ball to.
 

BoNcHiE

Every team's Elixor
Joined
Dec 16, 2004
Messages
56,687
Reaction score
68,459
Offline
All judgements of Coleman's ability aside, just objectively speaking, it looks to me like TLL has passed him up for snaps.

In the 3rd preseason game, TLL was playing (and making plays) with the starters while Coleman was getting work in the 4th quarter.
 

bobad

Son of Adam
VIP Contributor
Joined
Sep 21, 2006
Messages
24,891
Reaction score
17,667
Location
Saints Country
Offline
Something about Coleman: 6'6-225 is rail thin. If a 6 foot receiver were as thin, he would only weigh about 185. TLL would weigh about 140. When Coleman gets up to 235-240, and he surely will, he could play a lot differently.
 

St.Dan

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Aug 17, 2011
Messages
5,013
Reaction score
6,227
Age
45
Location
Central Mississippi, via Da West Bank
Offline
I don't usually click sports blog stories, and just the few comments this has picked up suggests it feels like it was written during minicamp or something.

Bottom line, Coleman needs to go because he hasn't learned how to use his size as an advantage. Perhaps his weight has plateaued and he can't get any heavier. I do know this -- Saints nerds like myself remember Tyrone Young from the early 80s. He was also 6-6 and what little time he spent with the Saints (cut short by a knee injury, I believe) was far and away better than Coleman so far.
 

srcampbell

Hall-of-Famer
VIP Contributor
Joined
Oct 5, 2006
Messages
4,882
Reaction score
2,598
Age
45
Location
New Rochelle, NY
Offline
Something about Coleman: 6'6-225 is rail thin. If a 6 foot receiver were as thin, he would only weigh about 185. TLL would weigh about 140. When Coleman gets up to 235-240, and he surely will, he could play a lot differently.
No matter how big he gets, Coleman will still play like he's 5'9.
 

superchuck500

guarding the potatoes
VIP Subscribing Member
VIP Contributor
Diamond VIP Contributor
Joined
Aug 9, 2004
Messages
56,425
Reaction score
84,390
Location
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Offline
No matter how big he gets, Coleman will still play like he's 5'9.

That's the thing - if the main reasons why he's going to succeed are all his size, he's been that size since he came in the league. At some point, you have to make plays. I'm not writing him off, I'd love the see the light go on with him. But if it doesn't happen this season, it almost certainly isn't going to happen.
 

catothagreat

Veteran
Joined
Jun 3, 2005
Messages
284
Reaction score
229
Offline
Saints fans get used to it. To quote the late great Denny Greene, Coleman is who we think he is. I'm not knocking the young man, but he's not the second coming of Colston. He'll make the occasional nice play, but he's probably reached his ceiling
 

wnelson

Who Dat Nation
VIP Contributor
Joined
Oct 17, 2006
Messages
11,492
Reaction score
9,024
Age
40
Location
metry brah
Offline
Tommy Lee will take Coleman's spot.

Coleman will join Arrington, toon and many other SR tales of WR lore.
 

rockthedox

Veteran Starter
Joined
Jul 26, 2015
Messages
392
Reaction score
826
Offline
Not sure I agree with it given what he has done so far though.

Coleman can be a 6'6 225-pound wrecking machine
I didn't get past the title. Coleman is a solid receiver and has shown some flashes but I've never seen him 'wreck' anyone. I just don't think he's that type of player, though I would LOVE to be proved wrong and just watch him run through people like Graham. Maybe if he bulked up? JG is 6'7" and 265. He may do more damage if he could bulk up to 245 or so?
 

rockthedox

Veteran Starter
Joined
Jul 26, 2015
Messages
392
Reaction score
826
Offline
Megatron is 6'5", 236 pounds. I think he needs to bulk up more.

Interesting thought about jump balls in the article though...maybe we will see more of that?
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)



Headlines

Top Bottom