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Old 05-11-2006   #1
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Saints dangling veteran back BennettBy Len Pasquarelli
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Less than two months after signing with the New Orleans Saints as the presumptive caddy to Deuce McAllister, veteran tailback Michael Bennett could find his career on a different course for 2006.

Saints officials have spoken to representatives from at least two other teams, ESPN.com has confirmed, about trading Bennett, who was bumped down a notch on the depth chart when New Orleans chose Reggie Bush with the second overall pick in last month's draft. The most in-depth discussions have been with the Houston Texans, and there has also been dialogue with the Miami Dolphins in recent days.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2441237

Any insight to who the player was that was offered and rebuffed?
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Sign me up, for the right deal. Injury plagued but still, IMO, has potential to be a very serviceable back.
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Hey Saints, give us that other fast RB you have.
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Any insight to who the player was that was offered and rebuffed?
Probably Buchannon.

Seriously, there's one problem in making a trade with the Saints. We have no one to conduct the trade. Our GM got fired - oops, I mean resigned yesterday. I don't know how they'd conduct a trade minus a GM.
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Probably Buchannon.

Seriously, there's one problem in making a trade with the Saints. We have no one to conduct the trade. Our GM got fired - oops, I mean resigned yesterday. I don't know how they'd conduct a trade minus a GM.
LOL...

No faith that the owner and the head coach are making the calls?
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Probably Buchannon.

Seriously, there's one problem in making a trade with the Saints. We have no one to conduct the trade. Our GM got fired - oops, I mean resigned yesterday. I don't know how they'd conduct a trade minus a GM.
CC is still on the job. He won't be leaving until June 1st. Which is a scary thought when thinking about the last trade he made. Hey Charley, why not give up a 2nd a 3rd for him.

If healthy, Bennett is a good back. I think he had about 1600 combined yards in his best yr, but he is very injury prone. If we can get him on the cheap, go for it. Otherwise, I think I would pass. He isn't "special" enough to spend a first day pick on, especially given his injury problems. Wonder if they would consider trading Reggie Bush for Mario Williams instead?
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I agree with Porky. I hope the FO doesn't trade off too much of our future for this dude. He's got some upside, but not enough to warrent what the Saints are probably asking.
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i would bring him in for our next years 6th round pick. The saints will prolly give him up for that too. With their 100 milion dollar backfeild, the fans will get mad if he steps on the feild. He is useless for them.

While for us, he can be our potential tatum bell. Neither Morency or Davis have that homerun speed. Ill bring him in for a 6th, maybe, maybe a 5th.
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Yeah! DO NOT GIVE SAINTS TOO MUCH. JUST A LITTLE A LITTLE A LITTLE would be fine.
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Since we will have cap issues next year I do not see a problem parting with a late pick or Bruenner. Payton will want to run some smash mouth football if he emulates his boss.
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How many backs do we need? I could understand perhaps if we were looking for a safety or a CB, but a running back? Do we have that big a problem at RB? I'm not certain I see the logic in this at this point.
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How many backs do we need? I could understand perhaps if we were looking for a safety or a CB, but a running back? Do we have that big a problem at RB? I'm not certain I see the logic in this at this point.
Yes but, recent FO's movement tells me something about DD's status? I just hope, we are interested just to upgrade our RB position.
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How many backs do we need? I could understand perhaps if we were looking for a safety or a CB, but a running back? Do we have that big a problem at RB? I'm not certain I see the logic in this at this point.
Maybe you missed the part where DD gets injured every year, and it's bound to happen at some point again. In fact, IF, and this is a big IF, Bennett can stay healthy, he is flat out better than DD, and would likely be the starter. He has homerun speed, something DD lacks, and it would give us a breakaway threat in the backfield, something we have never had, and Bush was going to give us. It would bring our offense a totally new dimension. Bennett had 3 games in a row where he broke off runs of 60 yards plus. How many times has DD done that? Bennett was on his way to being an elite back, has made the pro-bowl as a running back, and is an upgrade over DD. I forget. How many times exactly has DD made the pro-bowl? But...he has been bitten by the injury bug, so we are getting a bit of an unknown. If they want a draft pick, I would not go higher than a 5th due to the uncertainty, but his talent is unquestioned if healthy.
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Assuming his legs are still sound he's the home run hitter we're lacking ....
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How many backs do we need? I could understand perhaps if we were looking for a safety or a CB, but a running back? Do we have that big a problem at RB? I'm not certain I see the logic in this at this point.

As many talented players as possible competing for 4 spots on the roster.
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Well, I would not rely on the Undrafted FA the Texans signed. They are a few years away. If they got Bennett, the depth chart would be DD, Bennett, Smith, Morency and Lundy. I could see Kubiak using these RBs much like he did last yr. They will serve as RB specialists, but not compromise the play calling (tipping off what type of play is called).
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I don't know how they'd conduct a trade minus a GM.
Sherman was the GM for Green Bay or had GM duties in Green Bay, before they got a GM and kicked him out.

Not to much of a surprise, because Holmgren had the same problem ( but won the politik in Seattle )
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Saints have to do something to sign Bush...They are looking to unload salary...
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Speeeeeeeeeeeed, thats Michael Bennet.
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Saints have to do something to sign Bush...They are looking to unload salary...
Which is why we shouldn't sign him...I need something/a story to follow till trainig camp; and the Saint's trying to sign Bush looks like the best so far.
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