Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

Is the Saints defense getting better?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; We're a "capitalized " turnover or two away from being a solid defense. The opportunities are there... we must take advantage of them....

Like Tree2Likes

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2011, 07:45 AM   #11
Retired
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 10,616
We're a "capitalized" turnover or two away from being a solid defense. The opportunities are there... we must take advantage of them.
papz is offline  
Latest Blogs
REFUND Last Blog: 12-07-2014 By: xan




Saints: A glimpse of the future Last Blog: 11-19-2014 By: lee909


Old 12-06-2011, 08:13 AM   #12
In Doh We Trust
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,969
Blog Entries: 16
tackle better & get rid of the stone hands & catch a frippen INT when it hits you directly in the hands/chest!!
homerj07 is offline  
Old 12-06-2011, 08:31 AM   #13
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nottinghamshire, UK
Posts: 4,691
The defense has played with more fire as of late, more big hits and solid tackling, couple more sacks added on but the dropped picks are just mind numbing, when you see the ball flying to one of our guys you get your hopes up, maybe thinking pick 6 time, but it hits the turf, everytime.
I like our run D, they has definitely played better in that area, just need to start catching those int opportunities.
Although green bays D is nothing special ( we put numbers up on them in week 1) they take advantage of those opportunities, they catch the ints

"Ryan......INTERCEPTED....going back the other way with Jabari Greer......TOUCHDOWN....KILLER TOUCHDOWN for the saints!!!"
dizzle88 is online now  
Old 12-06-2011, 08:35 AM   #14
SaintSince67
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: PortCity
Posts: 1,781
The defense is getting better.
Both Greer and Porter got their laces tangled on plays, but that happens from time to time.
Saints are tackling better and that's going to go a long way Sunday against Chris Johnson.
Even when we sent 7, we didn't get much pressure on the QB.
Seems to me, if we're not getting to the QB anyway, we may as well stay back and get coverage sacks.
We still need better play from our front 4.

Click image for larger version

Name:	gang tackle.jpg
Views:	0
Size:	61.9 KB
ID:	3775
darstep is offline  
Old 12-06-2011, 08:48 AM   #15
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort Alabama
Posts: 17,094
I'm still not impressed. I think Gregg tries to think too much. He's getting too complex with his schemes from game to game. I think that may be why we keep seeing confusion and guys out of position and blown assignments.

It probably also explains why very few rookies step right in and play. Its like going straight from Algebra to Differential Equations.
Danno is offline  
Old 12-06-2011, 09:03 AM   #16
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Grand Haven, Michigan by way of a little Mississippi River town in Louisiana
Posts: 2,849
The front 4 is playing better, the lb.'s also, now to the secondary, the Lions just exposed them and give every team that has a qb. that can throw deep accurately a blueprint that if we don't fix and fix quickly we are going to be in trouble. All season I've said our secondary has played well and they did until they were challenged deep that many times against the Lions, they looked like crap even in double. My question is " How does a receiver get passed you time and time again if you know they are going to throw deep." Someone had better fix this because if we make the playoffs { and I hope we do} then these teams will toarch us with the deep ball and to me that is second worst ways to lose.
halloween 65 is offline  
Old 12-06-2011, 01:44 PM   #17
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Woodlands
Posts: 17,815
Blog Entries: 27
Originally Posted by Danno View Post
I'm still not impressed.

It probably also explains why very few rookies step right in and play. Its like going straight from Algebra to Differential Equations.

Diffy Q ... it's not hard at all ....

That reminds me of Jim Finks always talking about football IQ and that the team needed to get smarter. Are the Saints smarter after having won a Super Bowl?
SmashMouth is offline  
Old 12-06-2011, 02:06 PM   #18
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Land Mass between LA and AL
Posts: 3,790
Better yes, where they need to be no. Still give up huge chunks with blown coverages and still playing too deep on 3rd downs.
Mardigras9 is offline  
Old 12-06-2011, 06:48 PM   #19
Bounty Money $$$
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 5800 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA.
Posts: 11,730
I wouldn't say they are getting better, but they don't look as bad as earlier in the season. Especially the way our middle is attacked.
Rugby Saint II is offline  
Old 12-07-2011, 10:02 AM   #20
A Cajun Transforming TX
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Posts: 2,307
Discipline. P-Rob bit on playaction with the long pass but made up for it by blocking the field goal. Our D needs to stay discipline to their assignments and not try to freelance unless they are the only ones left to make the play period. Too many times we bite on the playaction and leave a receiver wide open.
Budsdrinker is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2014 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts