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QBREES9 01-13-2012 01:22 PM

New Orleans Saints playoff report: Having Harper back will help Saints on defense
 
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The Saints also love to use Harper as a blitzer on a regular basis. And last but not least, he’ll also spend time covering dangerous tight end Vernon Davis.

Although Harper has been inconsistent in pass coverage during his career, he has had success against the athletic Davis in recent years. No doubt, though, the Saints will use several different approaches to keep Davis from hurting them on Saturday.

NOTES: Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma missed practice Thursday, but he should be fine. The team just wanted to rest his lingering knee injury, especially since they made the cross-country flight to San Francisco later in the evening. Vilma, who has been battling through the injury after having a clean-up surgery two months ago, will also play a huge role in run defense against his longtime friend and rival Gore. The two were teammates in both high school and college in Miami. Vilma hasn’t been 100 percent for most of the season, but he has still made an impact on games down the stretch. They count on the active athlete to cover a lot of ground across the middle of the field, as well as making on-field adjustments as the “quarterback” of the defense. … Receiver Lance Moore missed practice again Thursday and remains questionable to return from his nagging hamstring injury. The Saints still have great depth at receiver, though, and will cause fits for the 49ers’ defense with or without him on the field.



Read more: New Orleans Saints playoff report: Having Harper back will help Saints on defense - NFL - Sporting News




New Orleans Saints playoff report: Having Harper back will help Saints on defense - NFL - Sporting News

saintfan 01-13-2012 01:23 PM

Longest Thread Title In the History Of The Internet!

:mrgreen:

QBREES9 01-13-2012 01:24 PM

YUP I meant to do that :) LOL

QBREES9 01-13-2012 01:25 PM

I fixed it.

Halo 01-13-2012 01:38 PM

the guy is our leading sack producer as he's a blitz machine. He has become important this season. I'm glad he wasn't too injured last weekend.

UK_WhoDat 01-13-2012 01:58 PM

Great. Harper back. It is getting better, everyday

Danno 01-13-2012 02:56 PM

Harper has been used in coverage way more than he's blitzed, especially the last half of the season.

JoanieNTX 01-13-2012 03:41 PM

I thought Harper played against the Lions??? Didn't he?

Danno 01-13-2012 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoanieNTX (Post 368889)
I thought Harper played against the Lions??? Didn't he?

Yes he did

hagan714 01-13-2012 04:12 PM

all hands on deck


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