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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by TheOak D-backfields are similar to o-lines. They have to gel. Remember how long it took for out offensive line to gel last season? The Dallas game. Look at how much wholesale change has happened to out defensive ...

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Old 09-07-2014, 07:35 PM   #11
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D-backfields are similar to o-lines. They have to gel. Remember how long it took for out offensive line to gel last season? The Dallas game.

Look at how much wholesale change has happened to out defensive secondary, it will take a bit of time, and it helps a whole frikken lot when they have tape on a team to watch while preparing.

It may not happen over night, but it will.
I agree...

However, our D-line was a strength last year and right now they look weak.

Beyond that I have to question some of the schemes. Having your safeties play 40 yds off against a west-coast offense??? Additionally the CBs were playing 10-15 yds off most of the game. If we don't press the WR at the line it's going to be a long day. Last year we played almost nothing but press coverage and it worked well.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:48 PM   #12
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I said in preseason it was foolish to believe that our D would pick up where it left off last year, even with the additions of Byrd and other upgrades. Going from worst ever in the history of the NFL to 4th overall is insane. A good defense is not built that fast. We will still have a much better defense than year before last, probable middle of the pact. With the way our offense played our defense doesn't need to be top 5.
They had a bad game. Better now than in the playoffs. We will be fine and will be in the playoffs again. Like I said the Falcons are a very good offensive team. Ryan and the defense are under the spotlight now and know they aren't invincible like some thought in the pre season. Like Oak said, they need time to learn how to play together. They will gel.
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Guess someone else in this house is going to wear the Eeyore hat. Dude has traded it in.

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Old 09-07-2014, 08:44 PM   #14
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well now that reality set in and all those pre season press clipping can be put under the puppy. we might be ok.

week one on the road in the NFC south is never easy despite anything people may say. but boy oh boy the defense needs to go back to basics ... like tackling. and Ryan needs to do some tweaking. lets see what he can do.

players are going to humble in tape sessions and that should get their heads back on straight. I hope they come out with an attitude like they had last year. saving face is a great motivation tool. because this week non of them looked like they had a clue. coaches and player

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Old 09-07-2014, 08:51 PM   #15
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I just don't get why some posters are folding up shop already. For f*ck sakes, even after giving up 500 yards, we had to fumble in overtime to lose (I'm pretty confident that Brees and co would have put up 6 on that drive had that not happened). Yeah, it sucks but this season is far from over (don't worry, I'll save you all a seat on the bandwagon after week 2).
And don't kid yourself, Greer or Bailey are in no way an upgrade over what we have. Don't be stupid.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:53 PM   #16
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Atlanta has some weapons this season, a healthy Jackson and Hester.
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The Falcons have always been our biggest rivalry. Even when we beat them it's only decided by an average of 6 points. It was their house and they got lucky a lot today. If we would've stuck the first 2 drives in the end zone game over at 21-0
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Originally Posted by blackangold View Post
Beyond that I have to question some of the schemes. Having your safeties play 40 yds off against a west-coast offense???
You need to keep your day job and leave the coaching to the coaches. There is nothing "west coast" about the Falcons. They have a vertical offense, just like we do.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:03 PM   #19
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You need to keep your day job and leave the coaching to the coaches. There is nothing "west coast" about the Falcons. They have a vertical offense, just like we do.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:06 PM   #20
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You need to keep your day job and leave the coaching to the coaches. There is nothing "west coast" about the Falcons. They have a vertical offense, just like we do.
I have to agree with him, even our corners were lining up deeper than usual. I just don't think that scheme works for us, we fare better letting our DBs play aggressive man while we blitz.
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