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Saints cut Crayton

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  1. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member

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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great bass players Staff Member

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    Steve Breaston, Patrick Crayton released by Saints

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    • By Gregg Rosenthal
    • Around The League Editor
    • Published: Aug. 19, 2013 at 05:33 p.m.
    In the wake of Joe Morgan's ACL tear, the New Orleans Saints decided to sign two veteran wide receivers: Steve Breaston and Patrick Crayton. Both players didn't last long.

    The team officially cut both receivers Monday after taking a longer look at them in the second preseason week.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...ick-crayton-steve-breaston-released-by-saints
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great bass players Staff Member

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    Always liked Patrick. Never forgave him for dropping that pass or quitting on the route.
  4. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    (He didn't quit on that route) :)
  5. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Crayton was a good player but I only remember him for dropping that perfect pass in the playoffs . Costs us a Super Bowl appareance .
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  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Breaston is interesting. Crayton, if he's healthy and still has anything left, might also be interesting.

    So much for the whole, he's a starter notion. Perhaps now, he would be a good fit for the 3rd or 4th receiver in the slot.
  7. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Crayton would be a good pick up for a team if they have injuries and lose a starter or two. He is 34 years old and didn't see the field last season.
  8. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know Crayton was still in the league.
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  9. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    Me either.
  10. Big D

    Big D Well-Known Member

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    Crayton and Romo had pretty good chemistry. I like the guy as a wr and he always had above average hands but, I think I'd like to see what we have in the young guys on the roster. Now if someone were to go down, I'd jump all over it.
  11. honyock

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    (He didn't?) Is my sarcasm meter not working here?
  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    This is a debate that goes back years. Crayton's widely bashed for quitting on the route when Crayton said in an interview with Michael Irvin after that 2007 season that the reality was that the corner jumped the top of the route, and Crayton paused while Tony was scrambling to his right back in the pocket. He broke out and cut over into the end zone, but the delay at the top of the route when the CB jumped him caused him to be slower getting where Tony thought he'd be when he released the ball. Ie, it was a miscue on and ad lib between he and Tony.

    At the time, Crayton's comment were widely disregarded by fans here, but he was very frank about his earlier drop and his ST bobble on the (punt?) return. Clearly upset with himself and his performance. He apologized to fans for his play. But he was adamant he didn't quit on the route.

    At one point, I'd transcribed the whole thing since I was tired of posting the link and nobody bothering to listen to it, or to credit it. In my book, I don't much care why we didn't make the play, but I think it's unfair to hear the guy panned for his effort, when, if Patrick Crayton was anything, he was a high-effort player. Sometimes, the other guys make plays too, and a scramble on a deep ball just doesn't work out.
  13. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great bass players Staff Member

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    Ok, he didn't run the route with the proper tempo resulting in his inability to catch the ball. :cool:

    Picky, picky. :p
  14. honyock

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    Thanks. I had somehow managed to miss that Crayton interview with Irvin all these years. Sounds like he was pretty stand-up about his mistakes in the game.
  15. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great bass players Staff Member

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    He needed to make that catch. I have no problem believing his side of the story but he should have made that catch. He dropped the ball.
  16. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    :) Either way, that was a blown play, and Crayton had a bad game.

    I can see people not buying it. I'm just a softy when it comes to players. You know they want to make those plays more than we want them to make them. PC was a loudmouth, and I wasn't a huge fan of him personally, but that guy worked his tail off and was a good WR for Tony for a lot of years. He probably didn't help his cause by talking so much before that game. But I still can't stand to see those guys panned for tanking it when really fans are just angry that he didn't make the play.

    I wish it were easier to search archives. And I just looked to see if I could find the interview online, but it's not there anymore.
  17. joseephuss

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    I don't consider saying Crayton quit running or delayed his running on the route as bashing the guy. It is just a simple statement of fact. He got by the corner and was headed to the endzone and simply stopped running for a beat or two and then tried to get going again. That was enough time to put the ball out of his reach. If he continues at full speed the ball is right there for him. Romo did not have to scramble on the play. He simply stepped up and threw the ball in Crayton's direction. It was a perfect pass if Crayton doesn't stutter his steps after getting by the corner.

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