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For those of you with Drafts left how will the situation in New Orleans affect your draft decisions? I think it almost has to drop the value of even the top Saints performers. There is talk of many venues for them to play in including a complete road schedule :D . If they play at Tiger stadium in Baton Rouge which is a grass field that may slow Horn down a bunch.

Just wondering your thoughts on this.

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Well my drafts are over, but I don't think it would effect my drafting startegy at all.

I would still take Horn and McAllister and their respective spots.

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For those of you with Drafts left how will the situation in New Orleans affect your draft decisions? I think it almost has to drop the value of even the top Saints performers. There is talk of many venues for them to play in including a complete road schedule :D . If they play at Tiger stadium in Baton Rouge which is a grass field that may slow Horn down a bunch.

Just wondering your thoughts on this.

 

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Thought about this also and not touching any of them. Unless they fall real far. Also, how about Favre's status, this guy can't get a break the last couple years.

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I guess if you follow this logic, you should bump up the value of players on all other NFC South teams since they get to play twice (possibly both at home) against a bunch of homeless men.

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Yeah this concerns me a little too. I posed the question in another thread and thought of starting my own thread on it. I really dont' know what to think of it. I was hoping to get others opinions too, so thanks for starting this thread tbimm. I drafted McAllister at #9 this week and think he's good value that far down. I'll be in position to draft him again this weekend at #6 and before Katrina, he was who I was targeting. I'm just not sure now, if I should go in another direction. Hopefully this thread will help me make my decision.

 

And Tbimm, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, along with everyone else that was affected by Katrina.

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I have McAllister also and I don't need the distraction, so I can't imagine what he is going through. So, yes - I would have drafted someone else given the choice at this point.

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I suppose that I would knock each Saint player down a slot or two in the rankings by position, but in our draft last night, I wasn't even in a position to draft any of them anyway really.

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Yeah this concerns me a little too.  I posed the question in another thread and thought of starting my own thread on it. I really dont' know what to think of it.  I was hoping to get others opinions too, so thanks for starting this thread tbimm.  I drafted McAllister at #9 this week and think he's good value that far down.  I'll be in position to draft him again this weekend at #6 and before Katrina, he was who I was targeting.  I'm just not sure now, if I should go in another direction.  Hopefully this thread will help me make my decision.

 

And Tbimm, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, along with everyone else that was affected by Katrina.

 

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Thanks Sam

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I have McAllister also and I don't need the distraction, so I can't imagine what he is going through.  So, yes - I would have drafted someone else given the choice at this point.

 

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i am in the identical spot as you. would have gone with someone else if i thought the saints would have been in this situation.

 

the flip side of that coin is that they will play inspired football and come out better for it. doubtful, but possible

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Kind of superficial...but I imagine that every game will be blacked out (not that there are many TVs or power to watch them with). I can't imagine them having much of a home crowd. This should really affect the revenue - something that NO does not need right now.

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Kind of superficial...but I imagine that every game will be blacked out (not that there are many TVs or power to watch them with).  I can't imagine them having much of a home crowd.  This should really affect the revenue - something that NO does not need right now.

 

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If they play at LSU my guess is they will average around 70,000 a game. This area needs the diversion and I would imagine the ticket prices will be dirt cheap!

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I heard on the radio just this morning that their temporary "home stadium" will be in San Antonio. The Cowboys did their camp down there two years ago and unbelieveably loved the facility. It is indoors on turf so nobody will have to worry about them playing on grass.

 

As an added benefit, I'd assume LA locals won't have to worry about blackout games. If you have power I'd think your local market would be able to show the game and San Antonio for those who don't know is a sports crazy town. Personally I'd be surprised if every home game the Saints play isn't sold out. Heck, I might go to one just for the experience. Plus I like to party on the Riverwalk. Nice weekend getaway for me.

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Definitely a concern for me. I have a draft on wed night and am sitting with the #9 pick. Deuce may be there and under normal circumstances I would probably grab him and not think twice. I feel like kind of a selfish heel for thinking about this with all the misery going on for people down there, but I have to believe that the pain and despair is going to drag the Saints down some. Certainly some people handle tragedy and loss better than others, and over the years we have seen some players and teams use it as motivation and rally around a cause. Whether or not that happens remains(obviously) to be seen. Its hard for me to believe that these guys minds are on ball, though, with all the upheaval in their lives right now. Probably going to steer clear unless(as someone mentioned earlier) they fall pretty far. In any event, my heart goes out to all those people down there. That is the worst thing I have ever seen and I couldnt imagine how it would feel. :D

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The Saints have not exactly been a team of intestinal fortitude.

 

They have not exactly as team that has pulled together in the past.

 

Hopefully, if only for the tiny bit of joy they can bring folk in NO, this will be something that draws them together.

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I heard on the radio just this morning that their temporary "home stadium" will be in San Antonio.  The Cowboys did their camp down there two years ago and unbelieveably loved the facility.  It is indoors on turf so nobody will have to worry about them playing on grass.

 

As an added benefit, I'd assume LA locals won't have to worry about blackout games.  If you have power I'd think your local market would be able to show the game and San Antonio for those who don't know is a sports crazy town.  Personally I'd be surprised if every home game the Saints play isn't sold out.  Heck, I might go to one just for the experience.  Plus I like to party on the Riverwalk.  Nice weekend getaway for me.

 

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Nice. San Antonio will do this team some good. I for one am glad I've got Deuce. It will be very easy to root for him and the Saints to tear it up this year. God Bless New Orleans.

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Yeah, I think this is either going to be really good for them or really bad, one or the othere. They could lose focus because of the situation at home, or they could get extremely inspired and want to play their best football to try to do something for the people of NO. I'd say knock them down a little bit, but I doubt that it's going to seriously affect their value one way or another...

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If they play at a neutral site like San Antonio do you really think anyone's going to be rooting against them after what they've been through? Likewise in Baton Rouge the rowdy college kids will probably make for a louder game then we've heard in the Dome for years.

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