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What Up With Dat?: My Starting Lineup and Even More Answers

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Below are answers to this weeks reader questions submitted Tuesday. There will be answers to more of your questions laster today. Special thanks to all those that participated. Feel free to continue the discussion in the comment section below. 



Darren Sharper says he feels good and is ready to play this year. Do you think he will be in 2009 form or should he hang up the cleats and pick up a microphone? - Catfish S.

Tough one. After last year I would think Sharper wants to put together one more good season and go out on a high note. But my expectations are low and if I were a betting man, I would probably put my money on the fact that Sharper already missed his exit last off-season. I would be cautiously optimistic on this one.  

Do you think that the front office will go out and try to get another LB in free agency? I can see Gregg Williams content with Casillas, Vilma, Martez, and Shanle if they all sign, but I think he could do amazing things with just a little more talent there. - Andrew T.

They've got quite a lot of linebackers on the roster right now.  I'd say the Saints are pretty happy with the improvements they've already made this off-season.  Whenever the season starts, there is going to be some fierce competition and special teams is going to be a huge factor. But, I could definitely seem them adding a bit more competition. I would predict that it would be through undrafted free agency, however. I wouldn't expect them to go after a big name. 


Would you be in favor of (privately funded) renovations to make the Superdome a retractable roof stadium? - Cold P.

If I don't have to pay for it as a season ticket holder or as a resident of Orleans Parish in the state of Louisiana, I don't see why not. On those beautiful and non-humid Sunday afternoons in autumn, my wife and I often comment that it's a shame we have to sit indoors for four hours. I think a retractable roof would be cool. Nobody has ever purchased naming rights to the Superdome. I'm not sure if there are any laws that would prevent it but getting a corporation to foot the bill in exchange for changing the name of the stadium might be an option. Just thinking out loud here. 


I have a quick question for you: over the last few weeks I've noticed that I seem to be the only woman posting comments on CSC. I get it - most sports blogs are male dominated. I read them for work (though yours I read because I'm a Saints fan). But CSC has zero women? - Katy M.

Good question. I take pride in the fact that Canal Street Chronicles is a place where female fans can feel comfortable among a mostly male readership. We've actually got quite a few registered female members, though nowhere near all of them are active commenters. Some of our more prominent female members, however, includeSarahTCrazyforColstonjanepriceestrada, SaintsFan-KS, and N_O_1saintfan. Hello, ladies!


Dave, If we ever do have a season this year, who are your 11 on offense and 11 on defense starting first against Green Bay? And also, who are your punt and kickoff returners?   - Tommy V.

This ought to stir up a lot of discussion. Here's my crack at it:


QB - Drew Brees

RB - Pierre Thomas

WR1 - Marques Colston

WR2 - Devery Henderson

WR3 - Lance Moore

TE - Jimmy Graham

LT - Jermon Bushrod

LG - Carl Nicks

C - Jonathan Goodwin

RG - Jahri Evans

RT - Jon Stinhcomb


LE - Cameron Jordan

DT - Sedrick Ellis

DT - Shaun Rogers

RE - Will Smith

OLB - Jonathan Casillas

MLB - Jonathan Vilma

OLB - Scott Shanle

CB - Jabari Greer

SS - Roman Harper

FS - Malcolm Jenkins

CB - Tracy Porter

PR - Lance Moore

KR - Courtney Roby