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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I think the whole problem on Defense is that our players are still thinking too much, then reacting. Thats causing them to be just a hair too late, or leads to blown coverages (LB's and DB's). Once these guys are ...

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:07 AM   #31
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I think the whole problem on Defense is that our players are still thinking too much, then reacting. Thats causing them to be just a hair too late, or leads to blown coverages (LB's and DB's).

Once these guys are comfortable with Spags system, they'll look faster, tackle batter, and start anticipating instead of hesitating.

Its been said enough so I'll take it as fact, Spags run a complex defense that has a longer learning curve than most DC's.

Here's some news that probably won't make you feel any better... Michael Stahan loves Spags' defense, but he said Spags defense really didn't "click" with him completely until about week 10.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:34 AM   #32
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I've never been a fan of complex defenses. These guys are in the NFL because they're superior athletes. The great defenses attack. That's their mindset. Busting folks up. Spags defense is based on getting pressure up front. Other than Jordan, who while not being the most athletic is a great motor guy, the pressure has been non-existent. Greer being out or not healthy really hurts. Robinson is just inconsistent. White is not a nickel DB. He's more a starter or dime guy. More physical than quick. Harper is usless in coverage. Jenkins frankly just doesn't look good period. Lofton has been solid not spectacular. Casillas looks like the best OLB at times. Shanle is Shanle. I understand the bend don't break style with the talent on defense and because of the talent on offense. You only have so many chances to get it right in an NFL season. The Saints are 0-2 with losing to two lesser teams. Whatever it takes, the have to get it right soon or this season is done.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:44 AM   #33
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Spuds will never get to implement his defense with the players he has available to him, IMO his job is to get the best people on the field and make this defense competitive and keep the offense from having to pass every down to play catch up. Bench Twinkie and start Hicks and that would be a good start. If the front four can't generate pressure on the QB it's going to be a long season. There is no NFL defense that can cover opposing WR for 5 or 6 seconds, have to generate a pass rush.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:13 AM   #34
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At the expense of some of our offensive prowess, only then will our defense improve. Spag's needs a little heftier check book than what he has now. That and time, just like what everyone is stating, he needs a chance, (has a pedigree) and deserves it!! All will be well.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:21 AM   #35
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Jimmy Johnson was great in Philly, and their D has not been the same since he got sick and eventually passed away. JJ was a master D coord. I would think that Spags is similar, much like SP's pedigree.
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Jimmy Johnson was great in Philly, and their D has not been the same since he got sick and eventually passed away. JJ was a master D coord. I would think that Spags is similar, much like SP's pedigree.
Time will tell, can't go by what he did with the Giants. When with the Giants the defensive side of the ball was loaded with talent. Someone told me yea but he drafted JPP, yes he may have made the suggestion to draft him but he wasn't around to coach him.
He was a DC for 3 years and that's it, now he has his work cut out for him. They have money to spend just by getting rid of Sedric Twinkie Ellis and restructuring Will Smiths contract. How this the salary Cap I really don't know, could someone shed some light on this
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They have money to spend just by getting rid of Sedric Twinkie Ellis and restructuring Will Smiths contract. How this the salary Cap I really don't know, could someone shed some light on this
Agree- man smith is passed his prime and ellis, pfft, he never was
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Game 3 Spags show us what you got !
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Game 3 Spags show us what you got !
He did and it wasn't much!!!!!!!!!
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