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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Team Objectives Get defensive: When you have recently won a Super Bowl, no one is going to get all upset over some preseason results. But given how the season ended last season -- with Alex Smith and the 49ers, of ...

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Old 08-31-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Saints camp report: Top concern isn't Bountygate aftermath, but defense

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Get defensive: When you have recently won a Super Bowl, no one is going to get all upset over some preseason results. But given how the season ended last season -- with Alex Smith and the 49ers, of all teams, carving up New Orleans through the air in the playoffs -- some of the defensive performances in the exhibition games have been disappointing.

Yes, the Saints have faced some elite offensive teams like Houston and New England, and the Patriots looked pretty bad against them with the starters barely playing. But Jacksonville put up 27 points in the third game, and Blaine Gabbert had them staked to a 17-3 lead early on. The Texans sliced through the Saints far too easily early in the following week. They rallied to force some turnovers and get back in the game, but this last week of practices will be an essential tuneup for the defense as it goes against one of the best attacks in the NFL.

They must make sure everyone is on board with Steve Spagnuolo's new defense. Sure, they're going to score points in droves, but it's difficult to win in a shootout every week.

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Old 08-31-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: Saints camp report: Top concern isn't Bountygate aftermath, but defense

Screw this guy. We will be just fine. We carved up the Texans defense for as many points as they did and they are supposed to have one of the best defenses in the league. Ill worry about 3 games into the season, but I seriously don't see us being any worse than we have been the last couple of seasons.
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He doesn't name the so called "best attack in the NFL"
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