Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

The Saints have the 6th ranked defense.

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by |Mitch| Only problem with that is the Bears O-Line is playing pretty well... It's all relative. They're playing well by their past standards, which are pretty low. Their two best OL players are rookies... their left tackle ...

Like Tree27Likes

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-03-2013, 12:50 AM   #21
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,254
Re: The Saints have the 6th ranked defense.

Originally Posted by |Mitch| View Post
Only problem with that is the Bears O-Line is playing pretty well...
It's all relative. They're playing well by their past standards, which are pretty low. Their two best OL players are rookies... their left tackle is Bushrod and it just so happens our best pass rusher lines up on his side and is the kind of guy that would always eat him up.

They are super-conservative and predictable on offense too. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying they are a garbage team and we'll run roughshod over them, but I think the Saints should win this game by 10 points or so.
ClintSaints likes this.
Jack Vegas is offline  
Old 10-05-2013, 01:16 AM   #22
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: South Bay
Posts: 1,698
Re: The Saints have the 6th ranked defense.

Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
Yep, how far we get in the playoffs depends on this here. If not I guarantee one and done.
Thank you, Dude and Homer.
WHODATINCA is offline  
Old 10-05-2013, 10:23 AM   #23
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 1,582
Re: The Saints have the 6th ranked defense.

2nd game of the season I get to watch...
I'm excited and can't wait!
After 4 games played having a defense ranked 6th is awesome, and I would have been happy with middle of the pack.

I think it will be a close game but we'll win this one.
ClintSaints likes this.
Jamessr is offline  
Old 10-05-2013, 11:53 AM   #24
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,310
Re: The Saints have the 6th ranked defense.

I love the improved play from the Saints defense, the coaching of RR, and the potential of the young defenders. A side stat notes that the Saints have played the 7th, 31st, 26th, and 24th ranked offenses in the NFL so far this season.
ClintSaints likes this.
Cruize is offline  
Old 10-05-2013, 05:59 PM   #25
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort, Alabama
Posts: 21,154
Re: The Saints have the 6th ranked defense.

Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
I am absolutely stunned. If you had bet me that we would have a top 6 defense before the season I would have put down 5k and start writing checks.
I am extremely proud of the young guys. Just goes to show you how much effect coaching really has. Hell most of the players that were brought in during the offseason to beef up our D got injured before week 1. Imaging if Butler and others were in.
Well, several of us told you.

http://blackandgold.com/saints/59832...rediction.html (God help the optimist...GAME BY GAME PREDICTION)
Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
Some of you guys are rediculous. Nothing about this defense shows me that they have improved enough to get one or two more wins. 80% Of our defensive roster probably wouldnt even make most teams final 53. Pair that with a brutal schedule and I see 9-7 10-6 At best.
SmashMouth and Jamessr like this.
Danno is offline  
Old 10-06-2013, 07:03 AM   #26
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress Tx.
Posts: 16,193
Re: The Saints have the 6th ranked defense.

The sample size is not as important as the time frame.

Playing this way the last 4 games of the season would be great.

Playing this way the 1st 4 games of the season against some divisional offenses with huge weapons, given that the first 4 weeks of a season is the hardest for a defense because there is no tape yet and they are slower than offense to get up to speed... We will progressively get better.... The rookies are getting better each game.

Playing this way for the 1st four games is huge and fanfrikkentastic.
TheOak is offline  
Old 10-06-2013, 09:27 AM   #27
LB Mentallity
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 13,976
Blog Entries: 52
Re: The Saints have the 6th ranked defense.

the key is to stop the
OT runs
and passes in the flat

so nothing changed from game 1. still our weak spot. one day in a close game this will come back to haunt us
hagan714 is online now  
Old 10-06-2013, 09:40 AM   #28
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort, Alabama
Posts: 21,154
Re: The Saints have the 6th ranked defense.

Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
the key is to stop the
OT runs
and passes in the flat

so nothing changed from game 1. still our weak spot. one day in a close game this will come back to haunt us
Funny how the conversation went from this defense will be lucky to rank in the low 20's to identifying specific flaws in our top 10 defense.
Danno is offline  
Old 10-06-2013, 10:24 AM   #29
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Woodlands
Posts: 21,587
Blog Entries: 29
Re: The Saints have the 6th ranked defense.

Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Funny how the conversation went from this defense will be lucky to rank in the low 20's to identifying specific flaws in our top 10 defense.
Still work in progress, my fellow WhoDat!
SmashMouth is offline  
Old 10-06-2013, 10:54 AM   #30
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort, Alabama
Posts: 21,154
Re: The Saints have the 6th ranked defense.

Originally Posted by SmashMouth View Post
Still work in progress, my fellow WhoDat!
Oh I know, and I think we'll likely finish somewhere in the middle of the pack. Its just funny to see how the conversation has shifted.

We were begging for a low-20/high-teen defense just 1 month ago. Now we're nit-picking.
Danno is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/60805-saints-have-6th-ranked-defense.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
The Saints have the 6th ranked defense. This thread Refback 10-02-2013 12:11 AM 16
The Latest New Orleans Saints News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 10-01-2013 08:36 PM 1


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:37 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2014 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts