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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Gay will have to learn from, not repeat CB David's mistakes The Saints have made three additions to their defense since the free-agent signing period began Feb. 29, trading for Jets MLB Jonathan Vilma and signing a pair of unrestricted ...

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Old 03-05-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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Gay will have to learn from, not repeat CB David's mistakes

The Saints have made three additions to their defense since the free-agent signing period began Feb. 29, trading for Jets MLB Jonathan Vilma and signing a pair of unrestricted free agents — Patriots CB Randall Gay and Jaguars DE Bobby McCray. The addition of Gay has been viewed as a crucial move while New Orleans attempts to upgrade its 30th-ranked pass defense and he will likely bump Jason David from a starting CB spot to nickel back. David struggled mightily last season, his first with the Saints, playing in their man-to-man scheme after becoming accustomed to the comfort of the Colts’ cover-2 system. However, some wonder whether Gay, who played mostly zone in New England, will have a similar experience to that of David’s in his first season with the Saints. If Gay and David, whose contracts combine to be worth more than $30 million, cannot make a smooth adjustment in the Big Easy, the Saints will have a pair of pricey mistakes on their hands.

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It sure does seem that way.

I thin I'm gonna get ssiicc
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with 2 cornerbacks that fit a "zone " system,good coaching suggests you adapt your defence to the platers.indy got to a super win with a cover 2 def.,why couldn't we.
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with 2 cornerbacks that fit a "zone " system,good coaching suggests you adapt your defence to the platers.indy got to a super win with a cover 2 def.,why couldn't we.
You do realize your talking about the Saints, right?

God love 'em, but when have they done something that made sense.
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Nope. I see #1 as Young, Gay at #2 and #3 going to David as the roster stands today. Both David and Gay get the S and LB help they need and well Young is on the Island. He is the fastest we got.
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Nope. I see #1 as Young, Gay at #2 and #3 going to David as the roster stands today. Both David and Gay get the S and LB help they need and well Young is on the Island. He is the fastest we got.
hagan, I agree with your assessment...with the cavet as the roster stands today. However, as we get closer to cut down day...I can see a few CB's that will give the Saints choices. Not to mention, draft day(s).

What I am curious about is TE? Is Troupe in the mix...he is only a cut above what we had last year in Eric J (albeit Troupe is a bit healthier).
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Every free agent that anyone picks up is a possible mistake. Thats just common knowledge. No one knows how players are gonna turn out in a certain system, but you put yourself in a position to improve and thats what we did.
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Every free agent that anyone picks up is a possible mistake. Thats just common knowledge. No one knows how players are gonna turn out in a certain system, but you put yourself in a position to improve and thats what we did.
Accepted. However, I wonder if the new DB coach will change up the "system". The Saints now have two corners that come from teams that play a lot of zone schemes...and the Saints "have" played man coverage in the past.

The Saints safety play has to change!

BTW; I don't think MM will be available during 2008.
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Accepted. However, I wonder if the new DB coach will change up the "system". The Saints now have two corners that come from teams that play a lot of zone schemes...and the Saints "have" played man coverage in the past.

The Saints safety play has to change!

BTW; I don't think MM will be available during 2008.
I can answer that question... DB coach has very little to do with the changing of the system. All I know if he can't coach up our damn S and FS's we are still going to suck like last year. Those guys have got to play their assinments which FAILED horrible.

I don't recall seeing a whole lot of people calling these guys out so far but that was very much a huge problem. Rush maybe able to hide there crappyness though.
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