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papz 06-24-2013 07:29 AM

Steelers have high praise for Saints' Keenan Lewis
 
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In the coming weeks, cornerback Keenan Lewis will compete for a starting job with the New Orleans Saints, his hometown NFL franchise.

The competition battle against incumbents Jabari Greer, Patrick Robinson and others in the secondary will showcase a trait which former Pittsburgh Steelers teammates have known for years: Lewis doesn’t like to lose.

It’s a message they shared last week at the 10th annual Face Me Ike Football Camp at the Arden Cahill Academy in Gretna.

“As far as having confidence, he’s got a whole lot of that. That’s just part of growing up in New Orleans,” said Ike Taylor, also a New Orleans native who paired with Lewis last season to give Pittsburgh the best defense in the NFL. Approximately 200 kids participated in the football clinic.

“Second place didn’t matter. It’s kind of like that movie (‘Talladega Nights’), the (character) Ricky Bobby statement: ‘If you ain’t first, you’re last.’ And that’s the kind of mentality he has.”

Lewis, a former O. Perry Walker standout, strives to be first — the best — even on a Saints defense which is coming off a disastrous season.

“He’s a fierce competitor,” Pittsburgh cornerback Curtis Brown said of Lewis, who in Pittsburgh earned the nickname, “K-Lew.”

“He competes out there every day at practice. That’s one thing that we all know about him. Just a great athlete and great competitor.”

Full article: Steelers have high praise for Saints' Keenan Lewis | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA


New Orleans Saints 2013 Film Breakdown: Keenan Lewis

It's no secret that the New Orleans Saints secondary was in need of a major tune up. I'm not talking about one of those 3,000 mile oil-change type tune ups. I'm referring to the one you get when your 1984 Mercury Topaz leaks oil and other fluids at an alarming rate, and makes noises like someone is playing the bongos all the time.

Man, I need another vehicle.

The acquisition of versatile safety Kenny Vaccaro, first round pick out of Texas, will pay dividends in coverage and from a physicality standpoint. His unique blend of range and ferocity should mesh well with incumbent veteran safeties Malcolm Jenkins and Roman Harper.

The corners are stocked with pretty good talent that should benefit from a schematic permutation. Going from a zone based scheme, to a physically overwhelming 3-4 attack, coordinated by the irrepressible Rob Ryan, should fit the skill-set of the present personnel on the roster superbly.

The corner who I think might flourish the most under said defense will be the newly acquired Keenan Lewis. And like always, I have film study to support my theory.

Continue reading: New Orleans Saints 2013 Film Breakdown: Keenan Lewis - Canal Street Chronicles

ProMallNinja 06-24-2013 09:02 AM

Re: Steelers have high praise for Saints' Keenan Lewis
 
We have quite the appearance of a "promising secondary". I'm pretty pumped up to see them in action. I'm one if the contingent of fans that feels like a lot of our woes from last season involved a problematic scheme. I feel like we still have a lot of talent in P-Rob, Greer, & White. It should be interesting, especially if we can mount even the slightest semblance of a pass rush consistently. C'mon, July, and get the hell over with already! ;-)

K Major 06-24-2013 09:39 AM

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+1 & good read. I think consistency from Lewis will be the key to our success at the cornerback position.

TheOak 06-24-2013 09:41 AM

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And this is the catch on how we presently view our secondary... Our present secondary looks nothing like the 2012 "worst defense", but people keep going back to it.

K Major 06-24-2013 09:45 AM

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One more thing... it will be very interesting to see how P Rob responds this season with a new D coach and scheme.

Seer1 06-24-2013 10:59 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TheOak (Post 509280)
And this is the catch on how we presently view our secondary... Our present secondary looks nothing like the 2012 "worst defense", but people keep going back to it.

It's like a bad car wreck. You just can't help but keep looking at it.

TheOak 06-24-2013 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Seer1 (Post 509293)
It's like a bad car wreck. You just can't help but keep looking at it.

The car was broken, a new car is in its place... Why look at a new Corvette and talk about how sh1tty the Pinto ran? Hoping last years defense plays better this year is rather moot isn't it? Last years package no longer exists.

Embrace the fact that the players have changed, the coach has changed, and the scheme has changed. :bng:

NonieT 06-24-2013 02:17 PM

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Saints drafted Kenny Lewis? I thought they drafted Kenny Vaccaro. Who is Kenny Lewis?

TheOak 06-24-2013 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by NonieT (Post 509316)
Saints drafted Kenny Lewis? I thought they drafted Kenny Vaccaro. Who is Kenny Lewis?

Keenan


Steelers have high praise

Rugby Saint II 06-25-2013 06:33 PM

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Robinson is a huge question mark. White is who I am most interested in.....not that I think he will be the best. But I believe that he will surprise a lot of folks.


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