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Old 12-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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Saints secondary say they are now gaining a 'swagger about us'

The New Orleans Saints defensive secondary managed to successfully guard the Carolina Panthers receivers Brandon LaFell, Steve Smith and Ted Ginn Jr. while the Saints opened up an 24-6 lead.

QB Cam Newton only reliable target was TE Greg Olsen as the Saints went on to a 31-13 win.

The performance by the secondary came six days after Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson and his receivers shredded the Saints.

"I think we were confident last night, had a sense of swagger about us," Saints veteran safety Roman Harper said, via Terrance Harris of NOLA.com.

"We played together."

"I talked to the guys earlier about last week. We seemed like we played sometimes for ourselves, and when you are playing defense it's about playing for the guy next to you, it's all about being together. The tightest group is the group that wins on defense. We have to be able to do for each other."

"It goes hand in hand," said Saints coach Sean Payton.

"I thought we did a good job of keeping the players in front of us, No. 1. The big plays Carolina has the potential of hitting you with (are) where they get behind your defense in the passing game. They do a good job running the football and you can all of sudden getting consumed with forcing the run and then there is a Ted Ginn, or LaFell or Steve Smith splitting your secondary, but I thought we kept the ball in front of us. We contested a lot of throws and broke up a lot of passes, and that was pleasing.

"Overall, it goes hand in hand, and I think there are coverage sacks just like there are hurries that help the back end."

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Shoulda had that for Seattle.
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Shoulda had that for Seattle.
Would it have mattered? We could do nothing offensively...
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Would it have mattered? We could do nothing offensively...
Well as aptly stated in another thread, they were grabbing on every play...
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they'll be teeing off on the next three teams in preparation for the playoffs.

count on it.

our D is going to shock the world.

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The thing I loved is that we were able to shut down Steve Smith and Ginn. Those are the kind of receivers that give us trouble especially without Greer's agility. I like White more and more as a guy who can cover the big #2 wideouts on the outside.
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Those are the kind of receivers that give us trouble especially without Greer's agility.
I may be in the minority here, but I think White covers better than Greer has this year...

A lot more physical as well
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Big picture, a new DC with a lot of new faces...odds of making the playoffs are low. I did the math, about 20%, can't remember the number but it was awful. I thought best case we win 10 and that's best effort; no wiggle room. We have a serious shot at eclipsing that without a doubt. The scary part is imagining putting this crew back together and tweaking it a little more. Brees is great but nobody is going to want to face our defense. Brees is going to be on auto pilot.
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I may be in the minority here, but I think White covers better than Greer has this year...



A lot more physical as well

Grab a chair...... We can sit in the White section together.

I want to see White, Vaccaro, and Hawthorn crush someone's receiver. All three of them thump. Best part about it is when I was browsing google looking for pics of him playing, all his thumps are form tackles.
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funny what having your jock strap pulled over your head does to ya
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