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Old 04-03-2014, 09:52 AM   #1
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Defensive Additions / Turnovers

Our defense is getting very interesting from a turn over perspective.

Marcus Ball - 2013 / 3 INTs (5th highest in the CFL), and 3 Fumble recoveries (2nd highest in the CFL)
Derrius Brooks - 2013 / 3 INTs, 1 fumble
Jairus Byrd - 2013 4 INTs, 1 fumble in 11 games. 2012 (Full Season) 4 forced fumbles and 5 INTs

TOP 3 Interceptors for the Saints in 2013
Lewis - 4
Jenkins - 2
Vaccaro - 1

Top 3 Forced Fumble for the Saints in 2013
Jenkins - 2
Jordan - 2
Lewis - 1

I may be reading into it, but it looks like Sean wants 2009 turnover numbers. Now whether they see the field only on Special Teams or rotate in remains to be seen.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:17 AM   #2
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Re: Defensive Additions / Turnovers

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Our defense is getting very interesting from a turn over perspective.

Marcus Ball - 2013 / 3 INTs (5th highest in the CFL), and 3 Fumble recoveries (2nd highest in the CFL)
Derrius Brooks - 2013 / 3 INTs, 1 fumble
Jairus Byrd - 2013 4 INTs, 1 fumble in 11 games. 2012 (Full Season) 4 forced fumbles and 5 INTs

TOP 3 Interceptors for the Saints in 2013
Lewis - 4
Jenkins - 2
Vaccaro - 1

Top 3 Forced Fumble for the Saints in 2013
Jenkins - 2
Jordan - 2
Lewis - 1

I may be reading into it, but it looks like Sean wants 2009 turnover numbers. Now whether they see the field only on Special Teams or rotate in remains to be seen.
Yes, our defense looked and ranked pretty good last year.
The one glaring weakness was takeaways where we ranked 4th worst in the league.

Also, Patrick Robinson had 7 picks in 2011 and 2012, which is 2 more than Keenan Lewis has in his entire career, and Corey White has 2 picks in somewhat limited playing time.

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Old 04-03-2014, 10:19 AM   #3
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Re: Defensive Additions / Turnovers

It was the one disappointing aspect of the defense last year.
The team seemed to start well enough in creating turnovers but that went downhill as the season went on. If they can stay around the same in regards to pass defense while improving on turn overs and take 10-15YPG off the rush defense next season that will be one hell of a unit.

If only the special teams could improve as much.The defensive side was much improved last year but the blocking on returns was truly terrible. Thats why i dont blame Cadet and didnt blame Sproles.You can return if you are getting hit with a yard or two or catching the ball

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Re: Defensive Additions / Turnovers

The thing that I'm excited about is how fundamentally sound our D is, turnovers were the only thing that was missing and the recent additions show that we are rectifying that

GW proved turnovers can be created through effort, However.....GW's D was all about confusing or rushing an opposing QB and therefore wasn't even close to being as fundamentally sound as Rob Ryans D is

If the biggest thing we lacked last year was turnovers, then we have a lot to be excited about on defense this year
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Re: Defensive Additions / Turnovers

I've been saying this for a few years, and I'm glad to see that the coaching staff is looking to improve this area. I'd rather see a big play than big hit any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

I think with Brees getting older we are going to need to give him the short field more often. Hence the move to more of a comitment in the running game and hopefully more potential turnovers from the defense. Next we need to improve the return game and this team is looking more and more interesting.
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this is durn exciting!
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We were a top five defense(four I think). With these additions we are making our defense is going to be scary. We will be a turnover machine.
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With these new additions this team is going to be a turnover machine. Sweet!
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With these new additions this team is going to be a turnover machine.
Seriously! What do you do if your an opposing QB? Quick throws are out because Robinson, Bailey, and Lewis are great at press; and the pass rush is too strong to consistently allow things to develop down field...
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Seriously! What do you do if your an opposing QB? Quick throws are out because Robinson, Bailey, and Lewis are great at press; and the pass rush is too strong to consistently allow things to develop down field...
You just punt on first down and get it over with....

We have a lot of strippers in that mix as well.
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