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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; METAIRIE, La. -- Rob Ryan demanded the blame for the New Orleans Saints' defensive collapse last season in his first interviews since the 2014 season. Ryan, who spoke during pre-draft shows on WWL radio and the Saints' website last week, ...

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METAIRIE, La. -- Rob Ryan demanded the blame for the New Orleans Saints' defensive collapse last season in his first interviews since the 2014 season.

Ryan, who spoke during pre-draft shows on WWL radio and the Saints' website last week, also detailed some of the specific problem areas that need to be fixed for a unit that fell from fourth in the NFL in yards allowed in 2013 to 31st in 2014.

"Look no further than me because, No. 1, obviously we never got the job done on defense, and that falls on me," Ryan said. "The rest of it, we didn’t tackle near as well as we did the year before. I think we missed the least amount of tackles in a season, and last year we missed the most. That can’t happen. Our third-down defense wasn’t near as good, we weren’t getting off the field. You go from second in the league on third-down defense to however high we were last year, it wasn’t very good.

"So we have a lot of work to do. And we’ve got the right people here. We’ve got the right coaches here. And we’re gonna make sure it gets done."


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Old 05-07-2015, 03:04 PM   #2
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Giving up 50+ yards on multiple plays when you know it's coming. That alone costs us 2 games. All I know is this draft, he got a full bag of groceries. Cheese sandwich is not going to cut it.
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"Look no further than me"

trust me i don't
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With the Safeties we have its beyond me that we don't deploy a Seattle type D. In fact with so much hype about a revamped D I was almost assured it was happening.

There box /diamond coverage is pretty awesome and could create havoc with safeties running it.
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Third downs should have been first on that list. I dont think ive seen so many third and long conversions in one season in my life.
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Let's start by cutting the ten yard cushion by corner backs.
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Third downs should have been first on that list. I dont think ive seen so many third and long conversions in one season in my life.
Worst 3rd down % in the NFL and nearly an NFL record
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I can forgive the late season debacles when we had practice squad people at 5 starter positions. I can't forgive the early out of the gate disaster we saw with full starters.
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Third downs should have been first on that list. I dont think ive seen so many third and long conversions in one season in my life.

Made me so mad!
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Made me so mad!
I with you on that .I think that's what pissed me off more than anything with this defense last year. I swear I knew it was coming every f**kin time and there was nothing I could do to stop it! lol
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