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Jack Vegas 09-15-2013 10:59 PM

This DEFENSE is for REAL!
I thought they would be improved, and like a lot of people, figured a defensive ranking of somewhere around 20-25 would be sufficient to get us back to the playoffs.

I don't know what the yardage rankings are right now (and let's face it that is a somewhat meaningless stat) but what I am seeing on the field is far surpassing that.

In two games they have given up 3 touchdowns. and 2 of those were on a short field after a turnover. Time after time they come up with big plays at crucial points in the game. and today they did it with just 3 healthy linemen.

I am amazed by the progress they have made in such a short amount of time. This is like a dream come true.

pherein 09-15-2013 11:10 PM

Re: This DEFENSE is for REAL!
sorry, because of bad play calling. Meaning forcing the run or Ingram, and Drew giving the other team 7 each game. We would be 0-2 without the defence. Thats just fact. wtg D

onebyone 09-15-2013 11:12 PM

Re: This DEFENSE is for REAL!
I am still not willing to say they are for real yet. However, they are really improved and that is good enough for me right now.

The Dude 09-15-2013 11:14 PM

Re: This DEFENSE is for REAL!
We are improved no doubt, but our defensive backfield is still a liability. I would love to know what this D would look like with everyone healthy.

Im watching Seattle. Now thats a defense

QBREES9 09-15-2013 11:23 PM

Re: This DEFENSE is for REAL!
Big test next week. Will see. Still a fan of Ryans.

saintsfan403 09-16-2013 09:29 AM

Re: This DEFENSE is for REAL!
They've got some swagger, that's for sure

TheOak 09-16-2013 10:02 AM

Re: This DEFENSE is for REAL!
Rob Ryan ... Necromancer

hagan714 09-16-2013 10:21 AM

Re: This DEFENSE is for REAL!
right no praise

right no criticism

we are not healthy enough to really judge and teams are just now getting tape on us.

i say week 5 we should be able to say something.

homerj07 09-16-2013 08:16 PM

Re: This DEFENSE is for REAL!
They play better than last year. But that is not saying much.

I want to see us play a good team before I give them my blessing.

Barry from MS 09-16-2013 08:29 PM

Re: This DEFENSE is for REAL!
Improved, but reserving the "For Real" label when appropriate. ATL was an emotionally charged game in the dome and TB has a glaring hole at QB and Head Coach.

I absolutely love what Ryan has done with this D, but not willing to give the "For Real" label yet. I'm very impressed with the D-line considering the injuries, too. I label them "Vastly Improved Until Proved Otherwise".

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