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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Breaux and Swann are 4 games into their NFL careers. I love what I see from both given the circumstances they are starting when they probably should have no business doing so. I fully agree we are not using Browner ...

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Old 10-05-2015, 04:11 PM   #31
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Re: Brandon Browner the Strong Safety?

Breaux and Swann are 4 games into their NFL careers. I love what I see from both given the circumstances they are starting when they probably should have no business doing so.

I fully agree we are not using Browner to his strengths and that is one more glaring observation that our coaching staff is trying to force players into scheme once again.

We need healthy 100% Lewis and Byrd playing full time and I think our secondary will become a strength. And hopefully we keep seeing steps and progress from the young front 7 and I think our defense will round out into a decent overall unit.

I am still stuck on our offense being able to finish drives and coming up with balance on that side of the ball.
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:26 PM   #32
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Re: Brandon Browner the Strong Safety?

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He had some hiccups Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals, a game in which he was flagged four times. The reason for the flags, Breaux explained, was the result of resting on the instincts he developed in the Canadian Football League. He quickly fixed those errors and has been almost unbeatable since.

Since that game, Breaux has given up one reception, a 54 yarder, after he lost the ball in the lights and did not receive much assistance from the safety. He’s otherwise largely erased the men he’s covering on every other snap.

Breaux was targeted two other times against Tampa. The first was a go route to wide receiver Mike Evans, but Breaux pinned him to the sideline and forced him out of bounds before he could complete the catch. The second target fell incomplete after Breaux jammed Evans on a crossing route, which forced an incompletion.

The next week against Carolina, Breaux was only targeted once on a go route. He pinned Ted Ginn, who is one of the faster receivers in the NFL, to the sideline and forced an incompletion.

Breaux’s ability to pin receivers to the line, which helps him shrink the field, has been one of his greatest strengths and it’s always on his mind to do so as soon as he turns up the field.
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The way I would describe Breaux is extremely handsy.

He's staying with the receiver's, alright, but he's either holding or getting away with it on nearly every play, and he fails to turn his head the majority of the time. There's a reason that rules are in place. If you're chucking the WR all the way down the field and watching the receiver everywhere he goes without looking for the ball, it's much easier to stay on him.

I'm not trying to be a debbie downer here, but I have to be honest about it. The thing is, I think he can be good and I've seen a couple of legitimately good plays, but until he learns to play with discipline he's going to hurt us with penalties.

He hadn't been tested much in the last couple games before lastnight, and a lot of that has to do with the teams we've played not being very good in the passing game, and Browner getting abused on the other side.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:55 PM   #33
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Re: Brandon Browner the Strong Safety?

I think Breaux did fairly well, I agree he does have to learn to turn around. Eventually, his instinct will allow him to make the adjustment but after losing the ball and the player on one embarrassing moment I understand why he was so reluctant on prime time to turn around. He almost had a pick and blanket wr like a young Revis. Hopefully, when Lewis return they will move Browner instead of Breaux. It might just be me, I see Breaux as the best db we have including Lewis.
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