Monday, July 6, 2009

Saints Nation: What you can expect from Saints Nation post game

This year after each game I will evaluate the performance of each starter in the regular season games by giving them a letter grade. Over the course of the season I will adjust their "GPA" accordingly, so you can get a chance to see how they have performed according to Saints Nation. Stats will play a role in the evaluations, of course, but keep in mind receivers still need to block, offensive lineman still need to remember the snap count, etc etc. Should be a fun way of keeping track of each player's progression. The 22 starters will all be eligible for grading, of course, along with role players, key reserves, and prominent special teamers. Players that are injured, held out or very limited will not be graded. Going into training camp and in preparation for WEEK 1 this is currently the starting 22 I envision:

QB: Drew Brees
HB: Pierre Thomas (Reggie Bush, though a backup, would be graded as a starter)
FB: Heath Evans
WR: Marques Colston
WR: Lance Moore
TE: Jeremy Shockey
C: Jonathan Goodwin
G: Jahri Evans
G: Carl Nicks
T: Jammal Brown
T: Jon Stinchcomb
E: Bobby McCray (Will Smith & Charles Grant TBD)
E: Paul Spicer
DT: Sedrick Ellis
DT: Kendrick Clancy
SLB: Scott Fujita
MLB: Jonathan Vilma
WLB: Scott Shanle
CB: Tracy Porter
CB: Jabari Greer
FS: Darren Sharper
SS: Roman Harper