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I don't think I will be able to take another season watching Bullocks back there. I think he is one of the main reasons we are so suseptible to the long ball. Roman Harper will be more than a year removed from his knee injury, and if we team him with someone who actually has field awareness, our secondary will be immensely improved!!!!
 

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Gary Gibbs was said to be high on Bullocks, so he apparently disagrees. You won't see a clear-cut upgrade over Bullocks this offseason I don't think.
 

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Gary Gibbs was said to be high on Bullocks, so he apparently disagrees. You won't see a clear-cut upgrade over Bullocks this offseason I don't think.


Probably not, but you could see one drafted because Bullocks contract is up after the season I believe.
 

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Gary Gibbs was said to be high on Bullocks, so he apparently disagrees. You won't see a clear-cut upgrade over Bullocks this offseason I don't think.

Wow. Then what the heck does he see in him that we don't? I understand that his Saints player knowledge far exceeds mine and most of this board, but man.. how long do we give him for his "potential" to come around? He may be very good, but there is no denying that he was a major reason we got burned deep over and over last year.
 

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Wow. Then what the heck does he see in him that we don't? I understand that his Saints player knowledge far exceeds mine and most of this board, but man.. how long do we give him for his "potential" to come around? He may be very good, but there is no denying that he was a major reason we got burned deep over and over last year.

Agreed. Maybe the coaching staff saying that they like him is a smokescreen. Hopefully it is because I am not a Bullocks supporter.
 

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if we have a fierce front 7 this year we will see what we have in bullocks. I think he does make bad decisions but last year was so bad for our defense we dont know what to expect.
 

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Wow. Then what the heck does he see in him that we don't? I understand that his Saints player knowledge far exceeds mine and most of this board, but man.. how long do we give him for his "potential" to come around? He may be very good, but there is no denying that he was a major reason we got burned deep over and over last year.




Probably alot, since he's the DC and were just fans, who view everything on television and replays....Gary Gibbs see's the guy in practice, on game day, and when we break down film...I dont think Bullocks is so bad were he needs to be replaced...he needs to get things corrected....but with Reis and KK behind our starters, I could see us getting a prospect at one of those two positions.
 

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most of the time he was running around trying to cover for jd's butt and lost his own assignment. you gotta remember this is only his third year and he played ss most of his career with us. hes still learning the free safety position, hes young and very althletic....just like anyone else we try and draft to replace him so thats y i think the staff is high on him. they know the real reason hes out of position, and i highly doubt it has anything to do with his football iq. young players bite on playaction thats just the nature of the game next year hell be more experienced and ready some of the tricks thrown his way. with that said if he struggles this year that i too would be calling for his head. but i got all the faith in the world he'll be MUCH improved if he puts the work in. good luck josh.
 

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most of the time he was running around trying to cover for jd's butt and lost his own assignment. you gotta remember this is only his third year and he played ss most of his career with us. hes still learning the free safety position, hes young and very althletic....just like anyone else we try and draft to replace him so thats y i think the staff is high on him. they know the real reason hes out of position, and i highly doubt it has anything to do with his football iq. young players bite on playaction thats just the nature of the game next year hell be more experienced and ready some of the tricks thrown his way. with that said if he struggles this year that i too would be calling for his head. but i got all the faith in the world he'll be MUCH improved if he puts the work in. good luck josh.

I willingly choose to think of him like this until the season starts. Thank you.
 

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most of the time he was running around trying to cover for jd's butt and lost his own assignment. you gotta remember this is only his third year and he played ss most of his career with us. hes still learning the free safety position, hes young and very althletic....just like anyone else we try and draft to replace him so thats y i think the staff is high on him. they know the real reason hes out of position, and i highly doubt it has anything to do with his football iq. young players bite on playaction thats just the nature of the game next year hell be more experienced and ready some of the tricks thrown his way. with that said if he struggles this year that i too would be calling for his head. but i got all the faith in the world he'll be MUCH improved if he puts the work in. good luck josh.

His job as a FS is to "cover for jd's butt"...so I fail to see how thats an excuse.
 

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Even if we draft a safety they will have a hard time getting bullocks job, he's a 2 year starter..... experience>talent when it is combining with a rookie..... that said, there are some "decent" safeties in the draft and a few corners that could be good safeties ala flowers..... hopefully we can upgrade that position but i still think if bullocks is on the team, he starts... ;(
 

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i wouldnt be surprised to see him traded on draft day - but if not i dont think he gets a pass like he got last year with KK on the roster and played well last year when JB was hurt.
 

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Even though he blew many assignments on his own, he didn't look any better "helping" JD in coverage. I really don't understand why he is being given another chance, but the FO knows better, I hope.
 

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Gary Gibbs was said to be high on Bullocks, so he apparently disagrees. You won't see a clear-cut upgrade over Bullocks this offseason I don't think.

This I don't understand.

The proof is in the pudding. I don't see what Gibbs sees that makes him "high" on Bullocks.

Maybe Bullocks is a practice player? The only thing he seems to do consistently well is support the run.

But how many times to you have to see him late or AWOL over the top? How many times do you have to see him struggle to find the ball in the air? How many times do you have to see him mistime his jump?

How many times in actual game before you cut bait?
 

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I would love to see the Saints draft Tom Zbikowski S from Notre Dame. He is 6' 210lbs, quick , strong, ballhawking and a great return man. Plus he has a mean streak and is a boxer. I see him turning out to be a John Lynch type player.
 

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His job as a FS is to "cover for jd's butt"...so I fail to see how thats an excuse.


no his job is mostly playing center field, we mostly go cover 1 and he has to cover that zone not play over the top of jd. him playing over the top of jd is the reason we had a huge void in the center field. i can remembe countless plays when he(jb) would run back to his spot on the field trying to play catch up. we play alot cover 1 with man coverage underneath. the problem is our corners have to be able to cover for this to work. both of them not just mm.
 

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