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WhoDat!656 05-29-2012 03:59 PM

Spagnuolo was a great hire but do the Saints have enough pieces on defense?
 
Steve Spagnuolo proved in St. Louis that he was overmatched as a head coach but there’s no denying that he’s one hell of a defensive coordinator. That’s why the New Orleans Saints did well to replace Gregg Williams with Spagnuolo when their coordinator position became open last January.

But do the Saints have enough pieces on defense to make Spagnuolo’s scheme work?

Spagnuolo was a great hire but do Saints the have enough pieces on defense?

The Dude 05-29-2012 04:11 PM

I think the defense will have a better year simply on scheme alone. Pair that with no game tape for teams to study against our new defense and we should have a better showing this year regardless of personnel. We have what another month and a half till camp? I can't wait. We will get a better picture then.

Beastmode 05-29-2012 04:23 PM

No more gimmick stripping and bringing everybody and getting nothing..I'm all for it. But forget about picking up good FAs if Brees gets his big payday. It's going to have to be done on the cheap and that's a lot to ask of Spags. I think it will be better but not by much.

lumm0x 05-29-2012 04:34 PM

We will need major steps from Cam Jordan and Junior Gallete as stated. We signifigantly helped our LBer corp this offseason and I am content with our starting secondary. Depth there is a major issue if we get any missed starts.

If nothing else, I look forward to more disciplined play from our defenders and less times when the wrong player is left on poor decision island.

Danno 05-29-2012 06:06 PM

I don't see many weaknesses.

We've upgraded most spots on defense and haven't downgraded a single position.

On paper we should be upper middle of the pack compared to other teams.

jeanpierre 05-29-2012 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Danno (Post 408686)
I don't see many weaknesses.

We've upgraded most spots on defense and haven't downgraded a single position.

On paper we should be upper middle of the pack compared to other teams.

We haven't had much production out of the front four as I'd still consider it a weakness; but we haven't seen what Spagnuolo can get out of this group...

4thqtrsaint 05-29-2012 07:57 PM

He got 3 LBs in FA & a DT.... Then we drafted a DT & CB... IMO, Spags is making his mark already. We have a solid base, but he's building on that. I think he's perfect for the job.

saintsfan1976 05-29-2012 08:23 PM

All we need is <21 pts per game.

I expect a more balanced defense (not relying on the big turnover) and - eventually - more pressure from the front line.

That being said, Spags has grown from his years in St. Louis. He'll have wrinkles many have not seen.

Rugby Saint II 05-30-2012 05:05 PM

We seem to have plenty of DE's even without Smith. Sedrick Ellis had better perform or he'll be playing somewhere else next year. We do seem a little bit light at DT and not very deep either.


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