The MAIN reason I’m not freaking out over Onyemata’s suspension (2 Viewers)

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Nielsen's a wild man out there, his energy is insane. In the long run, his most valuable asset is probably recognizing talent, as you mentioned. We've lost 3-4 good linemen during Nielsen's tenure, but it's not his fault.
What was the promotion we gave Nielsen? Assistant head coach?
 
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Nielsen's a wild man out there, his energy is insane. In the long run, his most valuable asset is probably recognizing talent, as you mentioned. We've lost 3-4 good linemen during Nielsen's tenure, but it's not his fault.

Yeah, he is!

Before he came here, I saw some vids of him at practice at NCSt. Man, dude was an off the chain maniac! 😂

But there was another vid featuring the D linemen I spoke about. They talked about Coach Nielsen n his style of coaching. It was funny as hell! They did impressions of him n everything! But you could tell how much they truly loved n respected him, n were thankful for him being their coach!

That’s when I first felt that the guy was gonna be special for us!
 

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Exactly why SP did not want him to leave. I strongly believe in his ability to coach, but he’s not the one on the field unfortunately. However, I have not freaked out about the DT position. I’m more worried about LB and CB.
With the way the DL is shaping up at this too early point... I think Cam Jordan will line up inside quite a bit more than normaL... at least until #93 gets back.
 
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With the way the DL is shaping up at this too early point... I think Cam Jordan will line up inside quite a bit more than normaL... at least until #93 gets back.
Yep for now it seems we’ll likely keep 5 DEs: Cam, MD, Granderson, Tanoh, n Turner. So I can see Coach Nielsen kick one or 2 of em inside a lil more. In fact, even before the DO suspension, I felt like we were gonna see more DEs on the field anyway this season! I think we’ll see one of the DEs go n play inside when we’re in Nickel. I think we’ll see more 4 DE ( NASCAR) sets esp on 3rd n long too.

Along with Cam, Tanoh is the biggest player in the entire DE group. He also played DE in the 3-4. So he has some experience playing inside. And Davenport is tall, n a strong bull rusher. So I think putting him inside allows him to get directly in the QBs face, n help collapse the pocket too!
 

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It opens the door for Ironhead Jr. How cool would that be if Nielson polishes that diamond. We will need some people to step up but he's definitely a coach that gets results. I'm exited about Tuttle and Roach year 2.
Same here -- they're both going to learn a lot this season. Isn't shy going into his third season?
 

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This is a terrible loss for a defense that needs everyone on board in order to stay as a top tier defense.
 
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This is a terrible loss for a defense that needs everyone on board in order to stay as a top tier defense.
Agreed

But it is what it is.

Meanwhile, the start of the season is a long way off, so no need to hit the panic button, at least for now.

So til then, let’s all try to stay positive, n see what happens!

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It opens the door for Ironhead Jr. How cool would that be if Nielson polishes that diamond. We will need some people to step up but he's definitely a coach that gets results. I'm exited about Tuttle and Roach year 2.
😂

I think you mighta meant Lorenzo Neal Jr!

But I got it, as well as your other points, n I agree!

As for Neal, I recently saw a podcast on him earlier, n it was pretty interesting n informative. Of course, the host brought up his pedigree. His dad was drafted by the Saints back in ‘93 n ended up playing 16 years in the NFL. He talked about Neals college career. He said it started of pretty well, with Neal was putting together a resume’ that could have made him a mid to high level draft pick. But an ACL injury really set him back. Then along came COVID, which prevented him from rehabbing n working as much as he needed to get back to 💯 %, n hurt his draft stock.

But when he was healthy, you could see the potential n upside he had to play in the NFL. So the Saints brought him in for a tryout at their rookie minicamp, liked what they saw, and signed him.

But finally, like you, the host brought up Coach Nielsen, n his ability to teach n “coach up” his players. So if there’s an NFL player somewhere inside of Lorenzo Neal Jr, then , IMO, Coach Nielsen IS the man who can get it outta him!
 

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