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Old 11-12-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
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ESPN: NFC South midseason defense

The All-NFC South midseason defense
November, 12, 2009 Nov 1210:30AM ETEmailShare By Pat YasinskasPosted by ESPN.comís Pat Yasinskas

Time for the midseason All-NFC South defense.

Defensive end: Julius Peppers, Panthers. Peppers has a division-high seven sacks and has been dominant at times. Problem is, at other times, heís disappeared. Same old story.

Defensive end: Will Smith, Saints. He has 6.5 sacks. Not bad for a guy who faced a possible suspension in the preseason and has often been called an underachiever.

Defensive tackle: Jonathan Babineaux, Falcons. Probably the most underrated player in the NFC South. Definitely the best defensive tackle.

Defensive tackle: Sedrick Ellis, Saints. Yes, heís banged up right now. But he was playing at a very high level before he got hurt. Heís a big part of the reason ends Smith and Charles Grant are playing to their potential.

Linebacker: Thomas Davis, Panthers. He just went on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season. But this guy was the best linebacker in the division through the first eight games.

Linebacker: Curtis Lofton, Falcons. The guyís become an every-down player and heís leading the NFL in tackles.

Linebacker: Mike Peterson, Falcons. Yes, Iím well aware that entering the season there was a strong consensus that Jon Beason, Jonathan Vilma and Barrett Ruud were the best three linebackers in the division and I thought Iíd go that route as I started this project. But once I really started looking at it, I couldnít. Davis and Lofton have outperformed them. The final spot came down to Vilma and Peterson and I could have gone either way. Both have played well and been the leaders of their defense. I went with Peterson, though, because weíre about to get very heavy with Saints.

Cornerback: Jabari Greer, Saints. Best cornerback in the division -- by far.

Cornerback: Tracy Porter, Saints. Chris Gamble and Ronde Barber have bigger names. But Porter is playing better than them.

Safety: Darren Sharper, Saints. Heís been the best defensive player in the division Ö maybe in the entire NFL.

Safety: Roman Harper, Saints.
Iím making it a sweep for the Saintsí secondary. I considered Atlantaís Erik Coleman and Thomas DeCoud and Tampa Bayís Tanard Jackson would have gotten consideration if he wasnít suspended for four games. But Harper is playing at a high level now that heís got some talent around him.

The All-NFC South midseason defense - NFC South Blog - ESPN
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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who would have thought the saints would have the best 4 players in the secondary in the NFC south this year....
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Ooohhhhh Ohhhhh.....I would That was the one area of the defense I was really optimistic about.
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You can name all the names you want and dish out all the praise you want and all the players you want... but if you don't mention the real reason GREG WILLIAMS you are disrespecting this man. It all started with him.
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Oh yeah Danno...The Saints have the strongest secondary in the NFC. I do believe it is due to GW bringing his game plan and passion to the Saints.
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Originally Posted by Euphoria View Post
You can name all the names you want and dish out all the praise you want and all the players you want... but if you don't mention the real reason GREG WILLIAMS you are disrespecting this man. It all started with him.

And what does it matter? This is the EXACT same thing as a power ranking. Its a writers opinion of how good the Saints players are in relation to the other teams in the NFC South.

Its exactly the same thing that you complain about when people post power rankings.

Why don't you complain non-stop that this is gay, or that this type of article doesn't matter?
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:34 PM   #7
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And what does it matter? This is the EXACT same thing as a power ranking. Its a writers opinion of how good the Saints players are in relation to the other teams in the NFC South.

Its exactly the same thing that you complain about when people post power rankings.

Why don't you complain non-stop that this is gay, or that this type of article doesn't matter?
Because it is nice to see members of the Saints listed in this gay and meaningless article. See, having your team in it makes it MUCH less gay.
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