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Old 10-24-2011, 08:16 AM   #1
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The scarcity of production didn't have to be paraded in front of the New Orleans Saints' defense with signs and numbers for the reality to have hit home. The numbers were so pitiful they were hard to believe, but they were true. And the short version of them was this: In no way, shape or form had the defense held up its end of the bargain this season in terms of takeaways.

The fact that it only had forced four turnovers entering New Orleans' "Sunday Night Football" game against the Colts, that it hadn't even managed to just stumble into another four or five takeaways courtesy of a handful of tipped passes and fumbled snaps, was an eyesore that couldn't be ignored, a lack that would mute the swagger of any prideful professional.

So don't fault the unit if coming up with a couple of fumble recoveries in the first quarter against Indianapolis, which led to two touchdowns in the Saints' historic 62-7 victory at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, felt something like handing steaks to starving men.

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Old 10-24-2011, 08:58 AM   #2
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Credit defense. They had a job to do, and did it.
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It's about time!!
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Keep your faith. They have just had a slow start, finally showed how they can really play. We have a good defense!!!
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It was like Dawn of the Dead out there...BRAINS!
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We still missed a lot of tackles.. That would have killed us in a close game..

But all in all a vast improvement!!!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:11 PM   #8
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We got back three after giving up four last week. Good job.
Missed tackles still got me rattled also.
A blow out makes that stuff a whole lot easier to swallow, and stomach.
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Missed tackles, spotty stopping the run. The Colts gave us most of those turnovers, they still have alot to prove. When we score on the first 9 drives, D-fense tends to have a little breathing room.
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They played better & if we can say that each week it will be good for all of us!!
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