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Chris
05-06-2009, 05:20 PM
First I've heard of this so take it with a grain of salt. I couldn't see it on ESPN.

The Main Line...The New Orleans Saints may be a bit worried about their backfield tandem of Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas. ESPN sites Mike Lombardi as reporting the club is looking at the depth in the Broncos backfield, and could be considering a trade.

jesse thinks...
Denver has a few extra backs they could move, but none would be an immediate threat to Bush or Thomas. I personally have my doubts about Thomas, but a lot of fantasy players actually like him better than Bush. I've heard Reggie's knee is healing up nicely from microfracture, but it is worth noting that the club does have some concern.

http://testosteronesports.com/the_vein_review.php?vein_id=2698

What could we get in return?

goldengopher1976
05-06-2009, 05:24 PM
First I've heard of this so take it with a grain of salt. I couldn't see it on ESPN.



http://testosteronesports.com/the_vein_review.php?vein_id=2698

What could we get in return?

I can't imagine we'd get any more than a 6th or 7th round pick, and I can't think of any players the Saints have that could be part of a deal.

azbroncfan
05-06-2009, 05:31 PM
Send them Arrington or Jordan. Preferably Arrington who is nothing more than a Special teamer but they have Bush already who is similar but much better at it.

fdf
05-06-2009, 05:33 PM
I can't imagine we'd get any more than a 6th or 7th round pick, and I can't think of any players the Saints have that could be part of a deal.\

I agree. The numbers aren't there for anything substantial. If we wanted a significant draft pick, NO would just wait 'til we released someone.

I don't know what Hillis' injury situation is. If he's fully recovered, he and Moreno are the only running backs on the roster with any trade value. I'd be surprised to see either of them traded.

Rabb
05-06-2009, 05:33 PM
they said it last week but if it is coming up again, that makes me worried since Hillis is the only guy I would want if I were them and I have already documented how happy I would be about that move

TheManeMan
05-06-2009, 05:34 PM
http://orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=80272&highlight=Saints

SonOfLe-loLang
05-06-2009, 05:37 PM
Mike Lombardi SPECULATED that they MIGHT want to look to Denver...this is a case of telephone game and has little to no truth

Tombstone RJ
05-06-2009, 05:42 PM
If the Saints are serious about picking up one the Broncos RBs then Hillis is the only guy I can see them wanting via trade. As someone else already suggested, they can wait until the Broncos cut or release one of their many RBs if they don't want to lose a draft pick.

I really don't think Torain is a trade possibility simply because he'd play like one game on that astro turf and then have to go on IR.

I wonder why they don't pursue cooked crack?

Bob's your Information Minister
05-06-2009, 05:46 PM
Mcdaniels Is A Genius! /socalbronco

NYBronco
05-06-2009, 07:00 PM
McDaniels has done well in acquiring the RB's. I don't believe he will let Jordan go because of their past experience together.

yerner
05-06-2009, 08:32 PM
I think a combo of hillis, torain, moreno, buckhalter is the best in the league. I know everyone doesn't believe in torain but i've been convinced. He'll get healthy and play for a few years. 2 power backs, 2 runners.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-06-2009, 08:36 PM
I think a combo of hillis, torain, moreno, buckhalter is the best in the league. .

This year Denver is turning the running backs loose!

Dr. Broncenstein
05-06-2009, 08:38 PM
I think a combo of hillis, torain, moreno, buckhalter is the best in the league. I know everyone doesn't believe in torain but i've been convinced. He'll get healthy and play for a few years. 2 power backs, 2 runners.

Honestly... Torrain? That guy makes Boss Bailey look like Cal Ripken. He played one half of one game. He was drafted injured... injured again in training camp... and spent the last half of the year on IR after an entire half of a single game.

yerner
05-06-2009, 08:39 PM
[QUOTE=Bob's your Information Minister;2410049]This year Denver is turning the running backs loose![/QUO

**** off cock cheese. i would make a bet but you wouldn't pay off.

yerner
05-06-2009, 08:42 PM
Honestly... Torrain? That guy makes Boss Bailey look like Cal Ripken. He played one half of one game. He was drafted injured... injured again in training camp... and spent the last half of the year on IR after an entire half of a single game.

look, im a u or arizona grad. i hate the guy, but the guy is a legit big back. you can't name more than 2 or 3 in the league right now. there is no truth to the idea that he can't stay healthy until he can't.

TonyR
05-06-2009, 08:50 PM
I would think the Saints would look at Edge James, for whom they would have to give up nothing, rather than one of our backs.

Tombstone RJ
05-06-2009, 08:56 PM
I would think the Saints would look at Edge James, for whom they would have to give up nothing, rather than one of our backs.

he's got nothing in the tank

TonyR
05-06-2009, 09:03 PM
he's got nothing in the tank

Perhaps, but then why did he start for the Cards in the playoffs and Super Bowl? I think he could be a part time player for a year. He's only 30 years old.

Cito Pelon
05-06-2009, 09:35 PM
The Broncs will not be trading any backs.

epicSocialism4tw
05-06-2009, 10:12 PM
Reggie Bush had microfracture surgery?

Holy cow.

Dude may be the most overhyped player of all-time...he's already a bust and his legs are now gone.

chaz
05-06-2009, 11:14 PM
After cutting Selvin I hope we don't cut any of the backs. We're not as deep as we think: Moreno, Arrington, Jordan, Hillis, Buckhalter, Torain. A very solid group, but at least one will likely go down in TC and I really think we should maintain the depth. The late second day pick isn't worth jeopardizing that.

chaz
05-06-2009, 11:14 PM
Reggie Bush had microfracture surgery?

Holy cow.



I was unaware of this too!

cutthemdown
05-06-2009, 11:17 PM
I would think the Saints would look at Edge James, for whom they would have to give up nothing, rather than one of our backs.

They are looking at him but he will still want some serious money.

Florida_Bronco
05-07-2009, 12:03 AM
look, im a u or arizona grad. i hate the guy, but the guy is a legit big back. you can't name more than 2 or 3 in the league right now. there is no truth to the idea that he can't stay healthy until he can't.

Yeah. But his college injury and TC injury were broken bones, and the hit he took would have busted anyone's ACL. I love how everyone is "ZOMG!!!111! HE GETZ INJURED! HE IS THE SUXOR!11!!!" but let's face it, there is a very big difference between someone who's body just can't stand up to the game and someone who has some bad luck.

Dudeskey
05-07-2009, 12:03 AM
Reggie Bush had microfracture surgery?

Holy cow.

Dude may be the most overhyped player of all-time...he's already a bust and his legs are now gone.

:spit:
Your post reminds me of the time a lot of Houston fans went ape**** when the Texans passed him up for Mario Williams...

Kaylore
05-07-2009, 12:04 AM
Honestly... Torrain? That guy makes Boss Bailey look like Cal Ripken.

:spit:

azbroncfan
05-07-2009, 12:10 AM
Yeah. But his college injury and TC injury were broken bones, and the hit he took would have busted anyone's ACL. I love how everyone is "ZOMG!!!111! HE GETZ INJURED! HE IS THE SUXOR!11!!!" but let's face it, there is a very big difference between someone who's body just can't stand up to the game and someone who has some bad luck.


He was hurt twice in college and anyone who has watched him realizes he is going to get hit hard because of his upright running style like Chris Brown. I watched him at ASU when he wasn't hurt and he has talent just can't stay healthy and some guys never get rid of injury bug.

Florida_Bronco
05-07-2009, 12:19 AM
He was hurt twice in college and anyone who has watched him realizes he is going to get hit hard because of his upright running style like Chris Brown. I watched him at ASU when he wasn't hurt and he has talent just can't stay healthy and some guys never get rid of injury bug.

His first broken bone was in his foot and his elbow injury happened after he landed on it IIRC. Neither of those were caused by his running style to my knowledge.

He did look good when he got on the field for us though. If he can make it back from this ACL injury we should have one hell of a backfield.

ZONA
05-07-2009, 02:22 AM
His first broken bone was in his foot and his elbow injury happened after he landed on it IIRC. Neither of those were caused by his running style to my knowledge.

He did look good when he got on the field for us though. If he can make it back from this ACL injury we should have one hell of a backfield.

I would let it play out in camp just to see how the knee is doing. He will be a solid bench guy for us and I would not dispose of him just yet. But it's gonna be hard to keep him if Buckhalter and Arrington play well. To me, Jordan can go. But nobody is gonna beat out Moreno and Hillis IMO so playing time for any of these guys, barring injury to the other two, will be slim at best.

BroncoMan4ever
05-07-2009, 02:32 AM
Yeah. But his college injury and TC injury were broken bones, and the hit he took would have busted anyone's ACL. I love how everyone is "ZOMG!!!111! HE GETZ INJURED! HE IS THE SUXOR!11!!!" but let's face it, there is a very big difference between someone who's body just can't stand up to the game and someone who has some bad luck.

i understand some guys just hit an unlucky streak and suffer a few injuries and come back from them. but his injuries are just freakish. his broken elbow was just a freak occurence. his lisfranc injury is an injury that is not a common injury. and a torn ACL a week after coming back from the elbow injury. i mean there is a line between where unlucky breaks hit a guy and a guy is injury prone.

this guy just does not seem have the ability to stay healthy long enough to warrant a roster spot, regardless of the possible talent so many people here seem to think he has, especially when there is Moreno, Arrington, Jordan, Hillis and Buckhalter ahead of him on the depth chart, who have shown more ability than he has.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-07-2009, 06:40 AM
Is this the year Selvin Young puts up 2,000 yards?

TonyR
05-07-2009, 07:21 AM
Is this the year Selvin Young puts up 2,000 yards?

Is this the year KC wins more than 4 games? Or maybe wins a playoff game? Do you realize that pathetic franchise hasn't won a playoff game since 1993? You were still living upstairs in your mom's house then!

PRBronco
05-07-2009, 07:35 AM
His first broken bone was in his foot and his elbow injury happened after he landed on it IIRC. Neither of those were caused by his running style to my knowledge.

He did look good when he got on the field for us though. If he can make it back from this ACL injury we should have one hell of a backfield.

Actually I think his elbow injury was from a helmet hitting it. Just helping you make your point :)

barryr
05-07-2009, 07:48 AM
I think if the Saints are looking at RB's from the Broncos, Buckhalter would be the guy they'd want the most. He can also help in the passing game and the Saints for sure would like that. Jordan isn't known as much for his receiving skills as Buckhalter.

I don't know if the Saints are in need of a FB or not, so not sure if Hillis would be on their radar at all.

Maybe they'd take Torrain on a flyer, but would probably want a more surer thing.

Dedhed
05-07-2009, 07:51 AM
All injuries are "freaky" things. Players who are injury prone are so because they put their bodies in awkward positions or because they can't get their bodies out of awkward positions. It has very little to do with the body's ability to withstand the pounding.

Torrain has proven that he's prone to putting his body into awkward spots, and unable to avoid awkward positions and he's therefore well deserving of the "injury prone" label.

Some people know how to fall. Some people know ho to take a hit. some people don't. Torrain is clearly in the latter category.

kamakazi_kal
05-07-2009, 07:53 AM
people used to say the same thing about fred taylor.

Drunk Monkey
05-07-2009, 08:39 AM
I admit I never saw him play in collage but the half I saw Torrain play last year left me very uninspired. Way to upright. I fail to see all the hype about him. My money is on him to be the first RB cut.

azbroncfan
05-07-2009, 10:39 AM
people used to say the same thing about fred taylor.

Other than Torain has been hurt more than Taylor has.

kamakazi_kal
05-07-2009, 10:46 AM
Other than Torain has been hurt more than Taylor has.

I ment people used to say he was injury prone. He didn't have season ending type but would miss games at a time for about a 3 - 4 year stretch.

Besides I think the saints want Hillis to replace Duce in that system. Even though he hasn't really proved he's anymore durable (begin flaming now)

azbroncfan
05-07-2009, 10:51 AM
I ment people used to say he was injury prone. He didn't have season ending type but would miss games at a time for about a 3 - 4 year stretch.

Besides I think the saints want Hillis to replace Duce in that system. Even though he hasn't really proved he's anymore durable (begin flaming now)

Taylor was injured alot his first three years then played full seasons for awhile and past couple missed a game or two a year which is par for the course these days.