Sterling Moore: "Saints Finally Get Their Man" (1 Viewer)

MatthewV

Author of MR. NEW ORLEANS
Joined
Sep 30, 2013
Messages
127
Reaction score
450
Location
Olympia, WA
Offline
Sterling Moore had turned the New Orleans Saints down twice before.

The veteran cornerback has hit the free agent market in each of the past two seasons. Both times, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis made a call.

Moore opted for other opportunities both times. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound cornerback chose Tampa Bay last season and started nine games for the Buccaneers, then signed with the Bills this offseason.

New Orleans kept an eye on him anyway. When Moore was released in Buffalo's final cuts last weekend, the Saints pounced.
Saints finally get their man by landing cornerback Sterling Moore | Saints | theadvocate.com

Great piece that explains why the Saints were so quick to cut Cortland Finnegan and replace him with a much younger model they've been pursuing for a while.
 

bobad

Son of Adam
VIP Contributor
Joined
Sep 21, 2006
Messages
25,109
Reaction score
17,926
Location
Saints Country
Offline

insidejob

Respect existence or expect resistance.
Approved Blogger
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
32,273
Reaction score
53,902
Location
Back in 70124
Offline
I don't get this. Moore has been bounced around the league for several years, and not a single team liked him.
I think those teams were playing him as one of their top 2 - or at least as a boundary - corners. We're looking at him to take over the nickel spot. Different animal.
 

new city champ

ALL-MADDEN TEAM
VIP Contributor
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
1,999
Reaction score
1,515
Offline
Hope they have him scouted correctly. I liked the Cortland Finnegan signing...
 

new city champ

ALL-MADDEN TEAM
VIP Contributor
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
1,999
Reaction score
1,515
Offline
Also, didn't we swear off signing players from the Bills yet...
 

insidejob

Respect existence or expect resistance.
Approved Blogger
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
32,273
Reaction score
53,902
Location
Back in 70124
Offline
Also, didn't we swear off signing players from the Bills yet...
Technically, I'd say he's a former Bucs player since he never actually made the final roster in Buffalo...if that helps with your superstition.
 

insidejob

Respect existence or expect resistance.
Approved Blogger
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
32,273
Reaction score
53,902
Location
Back in 70124
Offline
Just a gut feeling, but i think we are all going to feel differently about the Bills players we have signed this season.
I'm with ya on that one. Spiller looked night and day different from last year and this is the first season that we've had Byrd coming off one season into the next at 100% with full participation in training camp. Those two being 100% healthy is something we've yet to see when it counts, except for when they were All-Pro players for the Bills.
 

los226

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Aug 13, 2011
Messages
6,167
Reaction score
8,890
Online
Corey White and PRob were also good slot corners who ended up on the outside. Hopefully we don't end up in the same predicament with Moore.
 

St.Fury

Staff member
Administrator
VIP Subscribing Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2004
Messages
23,084
Reaction score
25,867
Age
39
Location
Houma, La.
Online
Isn't that what we did with Randall Gay - Brought him in and played him mostly in the slot?
 

ELLIASJWILLIAMS

More than 15K posts served!
VIP Contributor
Joined
Nov 28, 2007
Messages
17,110
Reaction score
30,539
Online
I think those teams were playing him as one of their top 2 - or at least as a boundary - corners. We're looking at him to take over the nickel spot. Different animal.
Very well articulated.

The point of him not being able to do much in the 1st game cements my point that Finnegan likely had a small role if any or would have been inactive in Week 1 and that we'll be trotting out our 3 Safety set that we practiced so much on but didn't reveal much of in the pre-season.

Whomever is the 3rd/4th CB out of Moore/Harris will likely only be 4th/5th in the DB rotation due to Vaccaro's ability to play the Slot and the presence of Bell/Harris/

We'll prob play a lot of packages and as Emory suggested in his FBGameplan the Raiders could decide to go 4WR's to stretch us and with the signing of Moore i feel a little bit more comfy about that.
 

Bronson

used to be 6 foot 4
Joined
Mar 5, 2013
Messages
5,998
Reaction score
19,793
Location
when you take that bus, you get there
Offline
I think those teams were playing him as one of their top 2 - or at least as a boundary - corners. We're looking at him to take over the nickel spot. Different animal.
From what I've seen, I'd still prefer Finnegan. That ****** bag can play sideline or nickel very well.

But I'm looking forward to what Moore brings either way
 

barto

All-Pro
Joined
Mar 1, 2007
Messages
1,400
Reaction score
1,022
Location
Covington, LA
Offline
From what I've seen, I'd still prefer Finnegan. That ****** bag can play sideline or nickel very well.

But I'm looking forward to what Moore brings either way
I'm sure the Saints explained why they went the route they did to some degree. Assuming everyone stays healthy, then we have a younger guy. If heaven forbid we have more injuries, then we can always call Finnegan back and we don't have to guarantee his entire salary. This looks like a win win to me for the Saints.
 

BooBirdSaint

Super Forum Fanatic
Platinum VIP Contributor
Joined
Jan 17, 2007
Messages
11,456
Reaction score
10,473
Location
Houston, Texas
Offline
I think those teams were playing him as one of their top 2 - or at least as a boundary - corners. We're looking at him to take over the nickel spot. Different animal.
Sean Payton said. "I think he is a smart player. He is very good in short area."
Payton says YES!
 

lapaz

Super Forum Fanatic
VIP Contributor
Joined
Mar 15, 2002
Messages
7,037
Reaction score
4,174
Age
58
Offline
From what I've seen, I'd still prefer Finnegan. That ****** bag can play sideline or nickel very well.

But I'm looking forward to what Moore brings either way
Finnegan is much faster than Moore, but speed isn't everything, so we'll see.
 

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)



New Orleans Saints Twitter Feed

Headlines

Top Bottom