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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- One area the Saints needed to get better this season was their defensive line. The reconfigured unit came up big against Chicago on Sunday, limiting the Bears to just 60 yards rushing in New Orleans' 30-13 ...

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Old 09-20-2011, 06:38 PM   #1
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METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- One area the Saints needed to get better this season was their defensive line.

The reconfigured unit came up big against Chicago on Sunday, limiting the Bears to just 60 yards rushing in New Orleans' 30-13 victory.

Against the Bears, first-year Saints defensive tackles Aubrayo Franklin, Shaun Rogers and Mitch King teamed with Sedrick Ellis to force Chicago's offensive line into double teams.

That freed teammates, including defensive ends Turk McBride and Junior Galette along with linebackers and defensive backs to make tackles.

New Orleans sacked Bears quarterback Jay Cutler six times and finished with 10 quarterback hits.

Chicago was "squeezing inside because we were getting so much push and pressure on the inside, we were getting DBs running free and we were getting linebackers running free on the outside," Saints linebacker Jonathan Casillas said.

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Old 09-20-2011, 06:48 PM   #2
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In preparing for Sunday's game, Payton said they won't ignore that game just because it was in the preseason and instead will use it for preparation.

"I think you look at that," Payton said. "That's not a pretty film. That wasn't real good."
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It must be because of the French Cows ..... I heard they like the Saints' beef!
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I dunno, college defenses could outdo Chicago's O-line. It'll be good to see Will back this week. Hope he's rested up and pissed off!
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I dunno, college defenses could outdo Chicago's O-line. It'll be good to see Will back this week. Hope he's rested up and pissed off!
Atlanta couldn't. Then again, you may have a point.
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I was saying all we needed was some pressure up front & it would open up the rest of the "D" to some big things!!

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Last week we didn't look nearly as out of shape or out of position as we did in week one.
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Even better this week with Big Will returning.
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Well, we weren't playing on a swampy field last week. I'm in for the "Green Bay sprayed their field with baby oil before the game" conspiracy. We had good footing against Chicago in the dome. Harper had excellent footing.
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Green Bays field was garbage. I mean I know it shouldn't make much difference...but in my opinion that was bad as the Giants' "freak injuries" against the Rams.
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