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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Can you compare and contrast the Saints defense and Houston defense and how each team puts pressure on the passer differently “Houston obviously is a 3-4 defense. Typically what comes with that is a different front and a lot more ...

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Old 09-21-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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Can you compare and contrast the Saints defense and Houston defense and how each team puts pressure on the passer differently

“Houston obviously is a 3-4 defense. Typically what comes with that is a different front and a lot more pressure, the way they’re able to bring it from everywhere with everybody. I’ve always had a lot of respect for Wade Phillips. He was the defensive coordinator in San Diego when I was there for two years. Obviously I think he’s a guy who gets his defenses playing hard, always bringing pressure, a lot of single safety. You have to be able to win in those one on one matchups. It makes it tough to run the ball.”

How important is an effective running attack in a situation like that?

“It’s very important. When our offense is clicking on all cylinders, we have great balance between run and pass and our ability to beat people with our tempo and our formations and personnel groups, spreading the ball around, not really being able to key on one person or another and definitely just being able to have both pass and run complement each other…The better you run the football, the better it sets up the play action pass and some downfield opportunities. The better you throw the ball, the more you open up some looks with the run.”

Does it help that you’ve seen the Texans so much in preseason games and practices the last few years?

“Yes, you could say from a personnel standpoint it’s a lot of the same guys, but when a new coordinator has come in, the scheme has changed very much, but it’s a guy who we’ve played against before. Obviously when we played the Cowboys last year he wasn’t there. It was (Paul) Pasqualoni, but in a lot of ways it was Wade’s defense. We played the Cowboys in 2009. That was Wade, so I think we’ve had experience over the last few years with him. We played him them in the preseason, so we know what to expect.”

Are you on a hot streak based on your numbers?

“I feel like there’s plenty more left out there. I walk out from both of those games feeling like there were opportunities left out there and things I could have done better. For me, I’m never satisfied. I know what you’re saying, where those are those stretches of games where we’re clicking. I don’t think we’ve scratched the surface yet.”

Are things not clicking right now?

“I wouldn’t say that, but it’s not where it should be.”

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Old 09-21-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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Drew is right, there needs to be some improvement.. What I have noticed is the O-line has not yet gelled together yet.. There have been some changes there and it takes time for that to happen, but it will happen I am sure of that..

Another thing is our receivers, again to say have had to make some changes..First Lance Moore was out, then we lost Colston.. But I must say the other guys have stepped up to the plate.. There's not hat many teams out there that have our depth.. Having to release Bell shows that..

2 games into the season I think we are in good shape.. We almost beat Green Bay, and we sacked Da Bears..

Houston may be a bigger challenge than the Packers were to us , we will see..

Game Prediction = Saints 28 Texans 20

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3-4 is our nemesis.

Time to see what that O line can do.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:26 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
3-4 is our nemesis.

Time to see what that O line can do.

You took the words from my mouth!! This will be a big measuring stick for us, but especially the O-line, IMO.
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I would love to see us stomp them & make up for that horrid preseason loss
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I have a feeling their going to run a hurry up offense and use Moore this game alot. Keep the Houston defense out of their rythym.
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I think the defensive formula needs to be the same as against Chicago. Get after Schaub and shake him like a baby. I wanna see an uptempo offense with a lot of inside running and quick passes to set up the bomb to Henderson.
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I have a feeling their going to run a hurry up offense and use Moore this game alot. Keep the Houston defense out of their rythym.
I would love to see us run that a bunch this game.
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We had better keep a back in to help on Mario if we want to throw the deep ball. I don't think we can handle him 1 on 1.
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We had better keep a back in to help on Mario if we want to throw the deep ball. I don't think we can handle him 1 on 1.

No to mention Watt on the otherside..Strief is going to need help..
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