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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Yeah the defense didn't really look very good in the first half. The two turnovers were a huge help, but one of them was a butt fumble by the center. The second half was a completely different story. The pressure ...

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Old 10-16-2015, 07:54 AM   #21
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Yeah the defense didn't really look very good in the first half. The two turnovers were a huge help, but one of them was a butt fumble by the center.

The second half was a completely different story. The pressure suddenly showed up for the first time all season, and it looked like our DB's were playing up closer. Those throws in the middle of the field where no defenders could even be seen against the Eagles, I was seeing a lot of bodies around the ball this time.

That's what's been so frustrating to watch. It always looks like they're trying to trick people out there, and they end up fooling themselves instead. It seemed like coming off of a butt kicking finally convinced this staff to just play a little more straight up and make the quarterback have to actually look downfield.

Breaux, the last two games, has learned to turn his head. He aggravated the crap out of me the first few weeks when all he seemed to do was just lock on to the WR and not make any sort of play on the ball. That's not what people mean when they say lock down corner.

It makes all the difference in the world when you actually know where the ball is, and he's playing very well now.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:58 AM   #22
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We definitely can't stop the run with any consistency, still. The big lead kept the Falcons from trying it as much, but when they did, it wasn't very pretty. That's got to be shored up.
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I'm ecstatic about the win but we still have tons of work to do on D.
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:02 AM   #24
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Ellerbe had 13 tackles and 1 assist.
Those are Vilma like numbers.
Good game for Ellerbe.
Hope he's OK.
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Ellerbe had 13 tackles and 1 assist.
Those are Vilma like numbers.
Good game for Ellerbe.
Hope he's OK.
With a forced fumble and a fumble recovery too!
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:16 AM   #26
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With a forces fumble and a fumble recovery too!
I had actually managed to forget we had him until last week. We were all waiting on Byrd and Lewis, as well as Spiller for a short time, to get back. Wasn't even thinking about Ellerbe.

I hope last night wasn't a mirage for him.
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I thought Cam Jordan played extremely well last night.
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:18 AM   #28
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Breaux might be the best CB we have had in a long time. Just from what we have seen I would say he is already better than Lewis. He and lewis should start with swann as the NB. Browner needs to be religated to special assignments or converted to a SS.
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Originally Posted by blackangold View Post
Breaux might be the best CB we have had in a long time. Just from what we have seen I would say he is already better than Lewis. He and lewis should start with swann as the NB. Browner needs to be religated to special assignments or converted to a SS.
Did you notice the 2nd half adjustments the Big Lebowski made on coverages? Breaux played man most of the 3rd/4th quarter & Julio was mostly a non factor. He is getting better each week.

I'd said this before but teams better get us THIS YEAR. I see a lot of promise at the cornerback, DE & LB positions. Don't forget PJ Williams will be back next year .
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:26 AM   #30
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I thought Cam Jordan played extremely well last night.
He did. That was by far the best performance of his career.
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