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WhoDat!656 06-12-2012 05:51 PM

Saints Nation: Curtis Lofton Could Transform Saints' Defense
 
Tackling, lack of pressure, poor run defense, spotty coverage... all things the Saints struggled with a year ago. There's pretty much no facet of the defense that I would have considered "strong" with regards to the 2011 Saints. They did do a good job of getting off the field on third down, and they did well to close out some games with big plays (at Tennessee and at Atlanta come to mind), but they never really excelled in any area at all. In fact, they were particularly poor in many.

Saints Nation: Curtis Lofton Could Transform Saints' Defense

foreverfan 06-12-2012 06:04 PM

Harper let the team in tackles. No wonder we didn't make the Superbowl. Where were the LBs?

|Mitch| 06-12-2012 06:09 PM

Harper spent most of his time around the line of scrimmage. We basically used a base 4-4 defense...

Danno 06-12-2012 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by |Mitch| (Post 411550)
Harper spent most of his time around the line of scrimmage. We basically used a base 4-4 defense...

Agreed... sort of.

Harper was used like a Strong Safety typically is. The only difference is he blitzed a bit more than SS's usually do.

11toby 06-12-2012 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by foreverfan (Post 411546)
Harper let the team in tackles. No wonder we didn't make the Superbowl. Where were the LBs?

I think we finally have some dept in the linebacker corp, even without Vilma.

CharityMike 06-12-2012 07:35 PM

Good article. Can't argue with it. It is what it is. I am looking forward to some improved lb'r play this year.

the-commish 06-12-2012 09:22 PM

There is little doubt our LBing will be much improved this season. I also think the front 4 will get more sacks, and apply more pressure on opposing QBs, which should mean more takeaways for the D.

saintsfan1976 06-12-2012 09:38 PM

Players in position to make plays.

That's a good start.

CharityMike 06-12-2012 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 (Post 411618)
Players in position to make plays.

That's a good start.

A welcomed change eh..lol

Seer1 06-12-2012 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by |Mitch| (Post 411550)
Harper spent most of his time around the line of scrimmage. We basically used a base 4-4 defense...

With the other three on the side of the field opposite the ball.


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