Are the New Orleans Saints visiting with Tyrann Mathieu?

Feb 25, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Louisiana State Tigers defensive back Tyrann Mathieu participates in a pass catching drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

A recent article by NOLA.com writer Jeff Duncan suggests that the New Orleans Saints should take a chance on former L.S.U. cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.  I also made the same suggestion in a past article along the same lines that the Saints could reap a huge reward by taking a gamble on him.  The Saints may be seriously thinking about it after a tweet by Mathieu went out today.

At 3:08 p.m. CST Mathieu posted this on his Twitter account:

“Sitting next to RobRyan!  He is a cool and down to earth person!  #1stclass”

Ryan of course has been seen at the NFL Scouting Combine taking notes on who could help with kickstarting his gameplan as the new defensive coordinator for the Saints.  While defensive lineman could be the first choice for the Saints in the 2013 NFL Draft, a good defensive back prospect could be their next choice in the third round.

The only thing with Mathieu is of course his recent trouble involving substance abuse problems with marijuana.  He has made statements that he is trying to put his past behind him and move forward even going so far as to drop his popular “Honey Badger” nickname.

The question will be not on his playmaking ability but if any team including the Saints will be convinced that he has truly changed and can be the difference in their secondary.

Topics: New Orleans Saints, Rob Ryan, Tyrann Mathieu

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  • http://twitter.com/whodatstreet whodatstreet

    The Saints would be a good fit for him. A strong coach and front office, great “example” players on the team, close to home, and a dedicated fan base. The temptations of New Orleans would be stronger for a newcomer to the area than they would be to a local.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carl.alexander.7524 Carl Alexander

    That makes sense man he is a N.O. Native so you can expect him to be a model citizen in the organization. The Saints desperately need his swagger and relentless play to spark our poorest secondary. I am telling you this is a special player and I would not be surprised if he gets defensive rookie of the year!!! Who Dat!!

  • BLK and Gold Blood

    Honey badger,,,, another undersized, no so speedy, Db with no tackling skills. He will fit right in!!! we will be ranked 33rd. yes 33rd!

    • octavia a henry

      He doesn’t think it’s a good idea to come here. He stated on the NFL network he’s trying to get as far away from Louisiana as he possibly can. So that’s the end of him coming here.

    • octavia a henry

      He has pretty decent speed.

  • BLK and Gold Blood

    Just random thoughts!!! How about we Restructure Drews deal ! Then we sign Tony Gonzalez(so ATL cant get him back), Trade away Ingram, Sign Ivory, bring in Charles woodson or Champ Bailey, cut Vilma , draft Mingo@ 15, cut Chase Daniels and pick up random Qb for less, if drew goes down then screw it scrap the season. lol

  • derrick

    We don’t need another Ricky Williams.Only if this guy gets his problems under control.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlie-Atwell/100000638135197 Charlie Atwell

    Should definitely take him, a good player for cheap whose only crime is something that shouldn’t be illegal anyway? Win freaking win.

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