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Former Pro Bowl DT Coleman will try to make comeback with Saints

Associated Press

METAIRIE, La. -- Defensive tackle Rod Coleman, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2007, has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, the team announced Friday.

Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Rod Coleman, DT

New Orleans Saints

Career Statistics

Seasons: 9

Tackles: 293

Sacks: 58.5

Coleman, a 32-year-old former Pro Bowler, didn't play last season after being released by the Atlanta Falcons, with whom he had some of his best seasons under current Saints defensive line coach Bill Johnson. The 6-foot-2, 297-pound lineman led all NFL defensive tackles in sacks in 2004 (11.5) and 2005 (10.5) while Johnson was a Falcons assistant.

Coleman also forced four fumbles in 2005 and was selected to represent the NFC in the Pro Bowl after that season.

Coleman played sparingly in 2007 after hurting himself in a personal watercraft accident. That November, he was placed on injured reserve and hasn't played in the NFL since.

Coleman was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 1999 and has played in nine NFL seasons, his last four with Atlanta. He has 293 career tackles and 58.5 sacks.

Coleman has played in 109 regular-season games, starting 70. He also has played in nine playoff games, including Super Bowl XXXVII with the Raiders, who lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Former Pro Bowl DT Coleman will try to make comeback with Saints

Associated Press

METAIRIE, La. -- Defensive tackle Rod Coleman, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2007, has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, the team announced Friday.

Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Rod Coleman, DT

New Orleans Saints

Career Statistics

Seasons: 9

Tackles: 293

Sacks: 58.5

Coleman, a 32-year-old former Pro Bowler, didn't play last season after being released by the Atlanta Falcons, with whom he had some of his best seasons under current Saints defensive line coach Bill Johnson. The 6-foot-2, 297-pound lineman led all NFL defensive tackles in sacks in 2004 (11.5) and 2005 (10.5) while Johnson was a Falcons assistant.

Coleman also forced four fumbles in 2005 and was selected to represent the NFC in the Pro Bowl after that season.

Coleman played sparingly in 2007 after hurting himself in a personal watercraft accident. That November, he was placed on injured reserve and hasn't played in the NFL since.

Coleman was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 1999 and has played in nine NFL seasons, his last four with Atlanta. He has 293 career tackles and 58.5 sacks.

Coleman has played in 109 regular-season games, starting 70. He also has played in nine playoff games, including Super Bowl XXXVII with the Raiders, who lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

So....................Now I suppose the Saints are odds on favs to win the Super Bowl? :rolleyes:

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Coleman was a beast for us for 2 yrs, he is a great pass rusher from the dt spot for sure, or was in 05 and 06 anyway, if he steps up vs the run he can be a good pick up, but he will have to step up being in south, Atl Car and even TB are gonna pound you... and pound you and then pound you again with the run....

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Coleman was a beast for us for 2 yrs, he is a great pass rusher from the dt spot for sure, or was in 05 and 06 anyway, if he steps up vs the run he can be a good pick up, but he will have to step up being in south, Atl Car and even TB are gonna pound you... and pound you and then pound you again with the run....

Saints have been stopping the run for the last 3 seasons. It's the pass that's the problem.

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well another thing you have to look at , is whos place will he take and how much of a factor were they vs the run, any DT is somewhat a factor in you run d, esp in a 4-3 , i look foward to seeing how he does, i always liked his play when he was in Oak and Here ....

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by the way, i know this was posted in TATF , just wanted to post this here so Saints Fans could gloat and talk loud , as most of the guys here are cool and pretty much Respect out TATF Boards figured i would show them the same respect and post it here so they could talk about it together and such ....

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i wouldnt put to much stock in what vegas thinks, they go by numbers alone in most cases they didnt watch our teams play 20 to 22 games last season like we did, i think cards were like 30-1 to make super bowl last yr altho i think those are odds to actualy WIN the super bowl wfw posted,

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Coleman is a better pickup with more fruit to bear than the ol' Dan Morgan pickup.

That maroon should have quit.

Coleman's biggest problem, besides 'tarded injuries was his work ethic. The guy is naturally gifted but wouldnt keep himself in NFL shape....thus why he kinda flamed a bit. If he rededicated himself, he could be solid with last year off.

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Coleman is a better pickup with more fruit to bear than the ol' Dan Morgan pickup.

That maroon should have quit.

Coleman's biggest problem, besides 'tarded injuries was his work ethic. The guy is naturally gifted but wouldnt keep himself in NFL shape....thus why he kinda flamed a bit. If he rededicated himself, he could be solid with last year off.

Sounds like the perfect Jon Gruden player. I suppose that's why he drafted him.

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NFC Teams to consider & their respective odds to win the Superbowl:

Dallas Cowboys (9/1 odds) - I am sure the vast majority of the people are sick of hearing the Cowboy hype as they consistently tumble in the latter part of the year. However, Dallas is making huge strides to return to Championship form and they are so close to being there. The Cowboys have spent a lot of money loading the offensive side of the ball with franchise players, but it is the defense that wins games late in the season and that is one reason they have not won a playoff game since 1997. The Cowboys should return another strong offense while Coach Wade Phillips has already started focusing hard on the defense. If the big D can stand for defense next year, then the Cowboys will have a good shot.

Atlanta Falcons (25/1 odds) - The Atlanta Falcons are getting very reasonable payout opportunities among teams to have a real good chance to breakout next year. The Falcons had a good season this year while making the playoffs in QB Matt Ryan rookie season. Atlanta is a young team in general, but have some veterans at key positions. The Falcons are a team that will be poised to make a late season surge similar to the Arizona Cardinals did last season as long as QB Matt Ryan continues to grow into the superb quarterback he appears to be.

Sportsbook!

Football - Futures All Times Eastern

Odds to win the 2010 Super Bowl XLIV Odds

All wagers have action. Singles Only.

Arizona Cardinals 25/1

Atlanta Falcons 20/1

Baltimore Ravens 20/1

Buffalo Bills 35/1

Carolina Panthers 18/1

Chicago Bears 30/1

Cincinnati Bengals 65/1

Cleveland Browns 60/1

Dallas Cowboys 11/1

Denver Broncos 30/1

Detroit Lions 100/1

Green Bay Packers 25/1

Houston Texans 35/1

Indianapolis Colts 11/1

Jacksonville Jaguars 35/1

Kansas City Chiefs 40/1

Miami Dolphins 40/1

Minnesota Vikings 16/1

New England Patriots 11/2

New Orleans Saints 20/1

New York Giants 10/1

New York Jets 30/1

Oakland Raiders 100/1

Philadelphia Eagles 15/1

Pittsburgh Steelers 10/1

San Diego Chargers 15/1

San Francisco 49ers 40/1

Seattle Seahawks 40/1

St.Louis Rams 75/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35/1

Tennessee Titans 18/1

Washington Redskins 25/1

Someone (besides nola) explain to me how Vegas could possibly be giving the same odds to New Orleans that they're giving to Atlanta.

They must figure some numbnut Saints fan will be so happy that they're actually giving them a decent shot that nola or one of his relatives will bet their life savings on it.

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well with brees they have a shot, you know who the saints are starting to remind me of, the Miami Dolphins when Marino was there, very explosive but cant seem to find a decent D to compliment him.... all that said with brees they can be a playoff team i think...

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well with brees they have a shot, you know who the saints are starting to remind me of, the Miami Dolphins when Marino was there, very explosive but cant seem to find a decent D to compliment him.... all that said with brees they can be a playoff team i think...

I'm really interested to see what Gregg Williams can do with the Saints defense. There won't be miracles in year 1, but year 2 and 3 should be interesting.

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Veteran Coleman ‘needed a break’ when he sat out ‘08

Posted: March 28th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff | Tags: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Rod Coleman

Everyone needs time away from their job. And, yes, that includes NFL players.

Take the case of Rod Coleman. The former Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle decided to sit out the 2008 season despite receiving interest from other NFL teams, he told the Times-Picayune of New Orleans:

Coleman said he was physically and mentally worn down after a series of injuries (quad, knee, triceps, pectoral) derailed his 2007 season, and the Falcons went through the turmoil of losing quarterback Michael Vick and coach Bobby Petrino.

He said teams called him last year, but he said he didn’t feel like he was “ready to be that guy everyone was expecting big things out of right away.

“I just felt I needed time to get away from it. I just needed a break. Then I could come in fresh during the (next) offseason, work my way back into it and earn the respect and be one of the new faces in the locker room,” said Coleman, who ran his own day care and development company in Atlanta during the time off, joking that he “stepped into my suit-and-tie uniform.”

Coleman, 32, returned to the NFL on Friday, when he agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Saints. As the Times-Picayune notes, it’s a low-risk, high-reward deal for the team, which would be quite happy if a rested and healed Coleman returned to his 2005 Pro Bowl form.

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GWs act has worn thin, he won't be around in in three years!

Just like every other player or coach who works for the Saints. According to you anyway.

In five of the last eight years, Williams' defenses have ranked in the top 10 in the league - including three top three's in the past five years - with three different teams.

Williams spent four seasons (2004-07) as assistant head coach/defensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins. From 2004-07, the Redskins ranked sixth in the NFL in defense (306.6), second in the NFC, and seventh in rushing defense (103.8). The Redskins allowed only 19.4 points per game during that span, the ninth-fewest in the NFL.

But I'm sure you expect Tom Brady to be injured again, Ware will lead the NFL in sacks, and other things. In your mind, if something happened once it is bound to happen again. But for the record, I'll take the word of multiple head coaches before I take yours. And quite a few HC's in the league think Williams is a great hire for the Saints.

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GWs act has worn thin, he won't be around in in three years!

So true, the whole "Let's blitz 9 guys every play" gets old real quick and with the way the Aints bring along defensive players G.W. may only last 1 year since he'll be thrown out with Payton and the rest of the trash fairly soon.

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So true, the whole "Let's blitz 9 guys every play" gets old real quick and with the way the Aints bring along defensive players G.W. may only last 1 year since he'll be thrown out with Payton and the rest of the trash fairly soon.

i some what agree, i dont think Payton will survive another 7-9 or 8-8 season

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JB, you don't know how true this statement is?

Yeah, I remember playing the 'skins when he was DC. His whole philosophy was blitz nearly everyone on nearly every play. They beat us that day in a close game. After that they went in the tank. I believe his defensive philosophy was the main reason he didn't get the HC position in Washington.

But naturally you have Saints fans (well a few of the more delusional anyway) gushing over him.

If they were to keep Payton and Williams by the time those tools get their defense up to snuff their offense will be too old to do anything then it'll be right back to the drawing board.

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