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foreverfan 09-13-2010 09:14 AM

Saints Defense Top 10?
 
Face it... Our defense we beat the Vikings. The offense did just enough but it was the guys on the other side that controlled the game.

It looks like our running game is also much improved.

We finally have some superior player on defense...

Darren Sharper
Malcomn Jenkins
Jabari Greer
Tracy Porter
Roman Harper
Jonathan Vilma
Will Smith
Sedrick Ellis

Their are eight players with potential ProBowl talent. It seems we're finally puting together a very good defense. These guys face the #1 offense in the league everyday at practice.

Consider, before the Vikings game... what kind of odds would you have taken if you could take the Saints and they couldn't score more than 14.

Choupique 09-13-2010 09:15 AM

Ask Kurt Warner, Brett and Payton who kicked their ass lately. Two dat games in a row against the Viqueens.

Juggernaut! Two dat!

strato 09-13-2010 09:46 AM

Lets wait and see after we get Sharper and Ingrim...also lets see how Junyah does at OL...but i think we can be better for sure..like our depth at a lot of positions..

RaginCajun83 09-13-2010 10:27 AM

I like what I see so far but lets wait and see how this group looks in a couple weeks

darstep 09-13-2010 10:40 AM

Tackling still leaves something to be desired. Too many misses, wiffs, and BIG play losses of concentration. We also need to get our DB's up to Sharper/Porter type hands. We have let multiple two-hand touches get away both in pre-season and in Thursdays game. But this was game one. I'll chalk it up to early season jitters. If we keep our GA/TA ratio in our favor, we'll be just fine. Top 10 would require some improvement.

DblBogey 09-13-2010 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by RaginCajun83 (Post 245535)
I like what I see so far but lets wait and see how this group looks in a couple weeks

Yeah, I think it is a little early to declare ourselves to have a top 10 D. Everyone is still shaking the cobwebs loose. Let's see what the numbers look like in the 3rd or 4th week.

papz 09-13-2010 11:35 AM

I think we finish inbetween the 15-20 area. As much as we score, we give our opponents ample opportunites to put up points... especially once we're up by so much, the defense usually gets a bit vanilla(prevent defense which I absolutely find stupid in every level of football).

foreverfan 09-13-2010 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by papz (Post 245550)
I think we finish inbetween the 15-20 area. As much as we score, we give our opponents ample opportunites to put up points... especially once we're up by so much, the defense usually gets a bit vanilla(prevent defense which I absolutely find stupid in every level of football).

But the Saints have shown the exact opposite true. Their defense is built for protecting leads. That's why they are building such a strong secondary and an outstanding DL first. When we are up in the 4th, we can realy come after you.

I don't think the Saints will ever play vanilla or take the pedal off. :bng:
It's not their style.

Cruize 09-13-2010 02:49 PM

It only has to be good enough. But, with a offense that scores alot of points and goes 3 and out quite often, stats wise I don't think it's possible. If the Saints were to have a top 10 defense stats wise, I think another Super Bowl is a certainty.

jnormand 09-13-2010 03:29 PM

A little too early for me to say. I'm happy the defense held, but I also saw Adrian Peterson run through the defense like a hot knife in warm butter. The Vikes started passing toward the end of the game and couldn't get it done (props to the LB, DB's and S). It makes me nervous to think what could have happened if they kept using AP and started running more play action.

I think the defense will be better than last years, but stopping the run is still yet to be determined. The good news is that we don't face AP every week.


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