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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Where's the D? The Saints' fourth-ranked defense from a year ago must have stayed in New Orleans. It certainly didn't show up Sunday. The Falcons gained 568 yards, the second most ever against the Saints. One can't overreact to a ...

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Old 09-08-2014, 01:06 AM   #1
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Where's the D?

The Saints' fourth-ranked defense from a year ago must have stayed in New Orleans. It certainly didn't show up Sunday. The Falcons gained 568 yards, the second most ever against the Saints.

One can't overreact to a single game, but the secondary was a question mark coming into the season and did nothing to temper those concerns Sunday. Matt Ryan riddled the Saints' defensive backs all day, completing 31 of 42 passes for a franchise-record 448 yards and three touchdowns. It's the best I've seen Ryan play in a Falcons uniform. With no running game to speak of, he single-handedly willed the Falcons to victory.

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Old 09-08-2014, 11:32 AM   #2
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But it wasn't one game... I didn't see very many flashes of brilliance during the reason either.

I think its funny all the talk on the forums and predictions about us and all to be over-hype non-sense. No body could wait to play a game first before the predictions and power rankings come out.
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But it wasn't one game... I didn't see very many flashes of brilliance during the reason either.

I think its funny all the talk on the forums and predictions about us and all to be over-hype non-sense. No body could wait to play a game first before the predictions and power rankings come out.
I had a feeling it was gonna happen. Every time people in the media start to say that we are going to win the superbowl this happens. The falcons offense when healthy is good at home but our D was just as bad as they where good. We will DESTROY them in our dome.
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It is one game. And the first game. Plenty to fix but not above reason.
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Originally Posted by Euphoria View Post
But it wasn't one game... I didn't see very many flashes of brilliance during the reason either.

I think its funny all the talk on the forums and predictions about us and all to be over-hype non-sense. No body could wait to play a game first before the predictions and power rankings come out.
If you wait until after the game its not a prediction.
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:34 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Euphoria View Post
But it wasn't one game... I didn't see very many flashes of brilliance during the reason either.

I think its funny all the talk on the forums and predictions about us and all to be over-hype non-sense. No body could wait to play a game first before the predictions and power rankings come out.
IF anyone truly thought we were going to pick up where we left off last year they are delusional. Even with the new additions. Going from worst ever to 4th overall is a major achievement but is an overacheivment. To expect that again is unreasonable. I never expected us to be any better than above average this year. Which is fine by me because with our offense we don't have to be top five. You don't rebuild a crappy defense in one year. Even if we are just above average this year it is still a major achievement. If we can stay middle of the pack to above average on defense we should win a lot of games.
I did not see anything about this defense yesterday encouraging, but I am willing to write it off as first game confusion and division rivalry. I doubt they are that bad.
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Anytime you score 34 points in an NFL game you expect to win the game.
If you don't, it says an awful lot about your defense.
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They look like the old Chargers Air Coryell.
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Anytime you score 34 points in an NFL game you expect to win the game.
If you don't, it says an awful lot about your defense.
Is says FINESSE.

We aren't physical.

Seattle, Carolina, San Francisco and Baltimore are physical. We are not.
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Is says FINESSE.

We aren't physical.

Seattle, Carolina, San Francisco and Baltimore are physical. We are not.
Which begs the question, what happened? Last year we were a physical defense, teams were asking for trouble when they tried to test us, with improved personnel how have we regressed??

568 yards is embarrassing, even spags D didn't allow that much
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