Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Saints Nation: Charles Grant and Will Smith play on!

I'm getting pretty sick of reporting on this, and searching for updates is frankly exhausting. It's been the NFL version of the Neverending story (which by the way has an end, I never got that). But at least the Saints got some good news this time. Apparently Roger Goodell has decided it would be unfair to treat Charles Grant and Will Smith differently than the Vikings players who are under the same predicament, yet used Minnesota law to postpone their suspensions. You can read more on the story HERE.

I know what some of you are saying... we're better off with Smith & Grant, they suck, they're overpaid, we're better off just playing Hargrove and McCray. The reality is that Hargrove is very inexperienced and the only thing he's done consistently in his career to this point is screw up. McCray is a terrific pass rusher, better than Grant and arguably better than Smith, but he's a liability against the run. McCray is a terrific luxury to have in pass rushing packages, but he's not an ideal every down end. I'm sorry but I couldn't disagree more with anyone who says we're better off without Smith/Grant. This is HUGE news for the Saints and it means a great deal in their quest for continued success starting Sunday against the Eagles. Now it's up to both players to step up their recently shaky performance and live up to the contracts they signed.