If Vincent Jackson Walks, Who is Available?

If VJ walks away, then our starting receivers would be Malcom Floyd and Vincent Brown, with Bryan Walters and Richard Goodman as the backups?!?! That is one WEAK group of receivers and we would need to find some players to fill in that depth through free agency or the draft.

Just in case CRAP happens and Vincent Jackson does walk away, who would be available for us to go after? IF VJ walks away, it will be because we didn’t offer him up enough money to stay, so free agents like DeSean Jackson, Dwayne Bowe, Marques Colston and Stevie Johnson will be out of our price range.

We would have to find some talent in the second tier of players. Philip Rivers and Norv Turner have the ability to make them into play makers. Here are some possible second-tier free agents that stood out:

  • Pierre Garcon
    On a terrible Colts team, Garcon was one of the few bright spots out there. He nearly topped 1000 yards for the season with JOE NOBODY throwing him the ball. He is just getting out of his rookie contract and he may be looking for a nice contract.
  • Mario Manningham
    I think he has the same disease as Malcom Floyd. He can’t stay on the field EVER, but when he is out there he makes good things happen. Don’t know if we would like the idea of having them both sitting on the sideline taking up all the trainer’s time/
  • Jerome Simpson
    Have you seen how athletic this guy is?!? He did a front flip over a guy in the end zone and landed on his feet. He is also from Coastal Carolina… sounds like an AJ guy! He even fits the height standards for our receivers.
  • Robert Meachem
    Meachem is stuck on the bench with all the talent they have in New Orleans and it might be time for him to seek a starting job somewhere.
  • These guys are definitely not Vincent Jackson, but we better find someone to try and fill in half of his shoes. Philip Rivers is good, but when he has some talent around him he can be that much better!

    Aaron Rodgers has Jennings and Jordy… Brady has Welker and Gronk… Brees has Colston and Graham… we need to keep these offensive weapons together OR we need to reload this gun. JUST KEEP VINCENT AND MAKE IT EASY!

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    • RussellGrant

      AJ has a nasty habit of reloading the Saints. If he lets Brees get another weapon then I’m calling collusion!

      • JonVivian

        @RussellGrant weak

        • RussellGrant

          @JonVivian Are you not entertained?

      • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

        @RussellGrant i thought about the same thing… if VJ somehow ends up with the Saints, then i just might have to change this site name to WEST COAST WHO DAT

    • Kiko Wilson

      they better not let him walk

    • Cindi Spears-Cahill

      I think Ochocinco is still looking for a home.

    • Eliseo David Mederos

      Bad move to let VJ go. But I think Bryan Walters would be great if used properly. He has great hands.

    • All Charged Up

      What about Reggie Wayne?

    • http://www.footballcamps.com sifootballcamps

      Vincent Brown will be holding a 2 day football camp from July 9-10 at Chaffey College, in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Go to http://www.footballcamps.com

    • MikeTuck

      Russel; Before the Saints it was the 49ers, Dean, Johnson, Plummer, hell we were their farm team through the 90′s. No wonder they beat the crap out of our team in the Superbowl. that’s what you get for letting great players go and thinking your god and you can replace them. Now those guys weren’t Smiths fault above, but it was Spanos team and he controls the money. So I don’t like AJ Smith or Turner as much as as the next guy, but Spanos and that’s Dean Spanos is the flake fighting for a new stadium and hiring these puppets. It’s AJ’s last roll, so lets hope he stands with his players and Coach and signs our good free agents plus spends the money to bring in some good free agent defensive players. He has nothing to lose, and now so does Turner so he should let go of his fears of losing and throw conservative into the wind so we dominate.

      • RussellGrant

        @MikeTuck You’re right Mike. Toss in Harrison to the Pats while we’re at it. The problem is we haven’t convinced a lot of players through the years that we are committed to winning. If you look at other teams. They get their free agents to commit to the team because they can see they are building something real. They will be competing. Going to the playoffs. You don’t see this happen with teams that are perennial powers in the NFL. AJ needs to build that here and he could start by signing Rivers’ favorite weapon.