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In the wake of Fridays massive decision to release top pass rusher Junior Galette the New Orleans Saints find themselves in an even deeper hole in their effort to create more consistency in their defense on both a week to week and now a year to year basis.

What Galette means to this team has been talked about ad nauseam, whether he’s cancer to the locker room or one of the games true elite pass rushers and most consistent defender for New Orleans. What went on behind closed doors is unknown to us. All that we know is that the Saints pass rush is going to have to come from other areas. One Saint, it seems is ready to step out of the shadows, and his name is Kasim Edebali.

Let’s take a closer look at the one they call the Germ Kasim (THE DREAM) Edebali.

Last year around this time, Junior was very vocal about taking rookie OLB Edebali under his wing to be the Robin to his Batman. Galette must have seen some of himself in the fellow undrafted free-agent out of Boston College and took it upon himself to mold him like a ball of clay. And it’s very apparent when watching Kasim line up.

Just look at his stance!

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Old 07-26-2015, 08:06 AM   #2
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Re: Why Kasim Edebali benefits from Junior Galette’s departure

A lot of us here noticed his athleticism last season. No doubt he has the tools but I didn't see Edebali as a particularly effective run or pass defender.
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I see him as a situational pass rusher as the the posts states. Which in all honesty was all Jr ever was. Run at Jr all day and pick on him in the passing attack.

I think Kasim has that ability to do Jr job a a pass rush specialist.

The real question will be this:

Can the saints find an OLB that can anchor the edge against the run and excel in pass coverage as a 2 down OLB?

That to me was the impression I got with all off season moves at LB.
Get Jr off the field as much as possible and keep him fresh for the one thing he did best. situational pass rusher.

My dream at LB for years is simple

Can we find at least ONE 3 down LB? PLEASE?
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Why Kasim Edebali benefits from Junior Galette’s departure
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July 25, 2015 8:00 am CDT

In the wake of Fridays massive decision to release top pass rusher Junior Galette the New Orleans Saints find themselves in an even deeper hole in their effort to create more consistency in their defense on both a week to week and now a year to year basis.

What Galette means to this team has been talked about ad nauseam, whether he’s cancer to the locker room or one of the games true elite pass rushers and most consistent defender for New Orleans. What went on behind closed doors is unknown to us. All that we know is that the Saints pass rush is going to have to come from other areas. One Saint, it seems is ready to step out of the shadows, and his name is Kasim Edebali.

Let’s take a closer look at the one they call the Germ Kasim (THE DREAM) Edebali.

Last year around this time, Junior was very vocal about taking rookie OLB Edebali under his wing to be the Robin to his Batman. Galette must have seen some of himself in the fellow undrafted free-agent out of Boston College and took it upon himself to mold him like a ball of clay. And it’s very apparent when watching Kasim line up.

Just look at his stance!

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biggest thing to pay attention to, for me anyway, Cam Jordan takes on two blockers... this is huge. Sometimes people have success because of who else is on the line with them. Not saying that is so with Junior, but it is certainly possible
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:36 AM   #5
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biggest thing to pay attention to, for me anyway, Cam Jordan takes on two blockers... this is huge. Sometimes people have success because of who else is on the line with them. Not saying that is so with Junior, but it is certainly possible
Great point. If the NT position gets pushed around like it did last year Cam is going to have a long season.

If he can not handle the doubles all game long, all season long because are NT are wimps. the OLB are easy targets and stand no chance just like any OLB Corps in the NFL. That leaves the need for speed at MLB and sure fire tackling from the secondary.

Man o man what lessons we all learned from last year.
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Re: Why Kasim Edebali benefits from Junior Galette’s departure

The kid is really wet behind the ears still. He definitely has the athleticism, do we have the coach that can get him there?
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Over-achiever at best. Might not even make the 53. Could also turn into a very solid role player. Does have a good motor.
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Over-achiever at best. Might not even make the 53. Could also turn into a very solid role player. Does have a good motor.
Similar accolades for Junior in the early years...
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I've got high hopes.......high hopes.
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"Junior decided to take Kasim under his wing"

Does that mean that if Kasim plays well and gains a decent contract he's going to turn into an absolute nut case like Galette seen as he was Kasim's "mentor?"
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