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Old 08-04-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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It's true what Gregg Williams said a couple of days ago, that the New Orleans Saints defense will look different getting off the bus.


What the Saints defensive coordinator didn't mention was that the Saints defense also might need a bigger bus, especially for the guys most responsible for grinding down and swallowing opponents' running games.
When returning defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis, who checks in at 6-foot-1 and 307 pounds, is the next-to-smallest of the bunch on the current roster -- the only defensive tackle who weighs less is Mitch King (6-2, 280) -- it suggests the coaching staff and front office had something specific in mind when it addressed the position in free agency

"I'm a better coach when they're big, fast and tough," Williams said. "But I've made a career on guys who are two inches too short, 10 pounds too light, a tenth of a second too slow. We've made a career on making those guys understand how to play, too. Just because we got bigger doesn't answer questions. We've made tremendous strides in two years on how we're building the defense around here.
"Now these new, bigger, faster players are going to have to play our way. They're going to have to buy into what we're doing, and I have no questions that they will"


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Old 08-04-2011, 04:39 PM   #2
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I can't wait to see this!!!
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:48 PM   #3
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IMO weight is kind of over-emphasized. We just need more push, burst, smarts and presence in the middle. You could be a great small DT like LaRoi Glover or a great big DT like Warren Sapp. These players were great but it wasn't just their size or speed that made them great.
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Did you look at that picture of Ellis standing next to Rogers? He looks like a child! Holy crap! Bigger bus, bigger beds, bigger restaurants, bigger doors.... Hell they may have to put in a Canadian Football League sized field just so's they can all fit between the sidelines at the same time.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:28 PM   #5
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Rogers looks to be in pretty dam good shape to....i think he will terrorize Matt Ryan on the field and in his dreams...lol...i hope he falls on Ryan multiple times...creating remember falls...
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Damn! He is BIG
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:29 PM   #7
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BIG-UN!!
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:48 PM   #8
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With everything I read about our defense, I'm becoming more & more excited. Opening night can't get here soon enough.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:50 AM   #9
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Ellis next to Rogers

Saw this on another board.





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Old 08-06-2011, 08:54 AM   #10
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Ellis is giving him the stare...
That's two big dudes!!
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