What Up With Dat?: Predicting the Future Edition

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Below are answers to reader questions submitted Monday. Special thanks to all those that participated. Feel free to continue the discussion on any of these topics in the comment section below.

Ed Staton/Bayou Buzz Article. Has Chase Daniel really looked as bad in practice as this dude says? If so, why would Saints hold on to him for five years? Seems like it would have been past time to begin grooming a stronger-armed back-up/successor. - Larry N.

I can't truly answer this question because I haven't attended any of the practices open to the public. Those observations, however, weren't made by Staton. They were made by some dude from Bleacher Report, then reported by Staton. So just consider the source before you go freaking out. Regardless, even if he did look that bad, it's freakin' June for Christ's sake! Daniel was probably nursing a hangover after a long night of booze and fish tacos at Lucy's. Let's cut him some slack. Besides, doesn't every quarterback look like crap when compared to Drew Brees?

With guys like Bryant McFadden, Andre Goodman, and Rod Hood floating around, why haven't the Saints attempted to bring in any of these guys for a look at the corner position? Is it more likely because of money, they're looked at as damaged goods, or are the Saints really happy with what they've got at corner? - Aryan S.

Always remember that in the NFL, if a player is worth signing, some team will pick him up. If those players you mention are still available, there's a reason. That's why the Saints haven't attempted to bring them in for a look. It is certainly not a sign that the Saints are happy with their cornerback situation.


Are Colston, Henderson, and Moore cemented into the roster as numbers 1 2 and 3 in their postitions? What role do you think Morgan, Toon, Roby, Arrington, Beyah, Givens, Hardy, and Tanner will play? I've had high hopes for Roby, but it seems as he will stay a special teams guy. - Matt D.

The answer to your first question is "Yes." As for your second, you can cross Beyah, Givens, Hardy and Tanner off your list. They won't make the final 53-man roster. Arrington, Toon and Morgan will battle it out for the fourth open spot and possibly the fifth spot, if Roby doesn't hold onto it with his special teams skills.


Quite early to tell but who do you think will be the Saints Defensive MVP in 2012? - Malcolm L.

This is a pretty ridiculous question to answer but what the hell. Let's go with Curtis Lofton. 100+ tackles. 5 INT. 9 sacks


Pick the most surprising Saints win and most disappointing loss of 2012. - Ben D.

The most surprising Saints win would and will be over the Green Bay Packers in Lambeau. They will most definitely be the underdog for that one. The most disappointing loss would be to the Chargers, simply because I hate Phillip Rivers and I really don't want to see a goofy smile on his face.


I HAVE A SAINTS FAN SINCE 1967 AND THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN STINGY PAYING THEIR PLAYERS, BUT AFTER ALL DREW HAS DONE FOR THE CITY, THE FANS AND ALL THE MONEY HE HAS MADE FOR THE TEAM, IT IS NOTHING LESS THAN DISGRACEFUL AND A SIN THE WAY HE IS BEING TREATED. I AM A SAINTS FAN FOREVER, BUT I AM VERY EMBARASSED WITH THIS SITUATION. THE FACT IS ALL THE FANS THE SAINTS PICKED UP SINCE DREW HAS BEEN HERE MOSTLY WILL LEAVE AFTER THIS FIASCO, REMEMBER THEY ARE FAIR WEATHER FANS AND THIS WILL COST THE TEAM MILLIONS, START THINKING WITH YOUR HEAD, NOT YOUR MONEY BAGS. - Richie T.

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