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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by K Major I thought Cam Jordan played extremely well last night. Over persued on a couble of runs but that can be easily adjusted. Good night for Jordan....

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Old 10-16-2015, 09:34 AM   #31
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I thought Cam Jordan played extremely well last night.
Over persued on a couble of runs but that can be easily adjusted.
Good night for Jordan.
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:38 AM   #32
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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 .
My thoughts exactly. I'm not so concerned with making the playoffs this year as I am seeing the team improve from week to week. A lot of youngsters out there and they seem to be getting better as time goes by. I see a much improved team over the next year or two. Especially on the defensive side of the ball.
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:50 AM   #33
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a win is win no matter how you get it

breakout defense? nope not going there

breakout performance by a few players? yep

we still have a long way to go.
150 rushing
263 passing

total of 413

but if the falclowns want to gift wrap a win I will take it. we did it more than once this year so it is a bout time the ball bounced our way.

But what the heck I be very very happy today
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:09 AM   #34
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Yeah the yardage is worrisome on one hand but the other hand says "scoreboard". The yardage is irrelevant if the opposing team can't put up points.

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Old 10-16-2015, 10:29 AM   #35
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When the Saints don't turn the ball over, they are competitive.
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:38 AM   #36
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Exceptional night of play by Jordan, Ellerbe, and Breaux. Other guys like K. Williams, Browner and Kikaha has solid efforts. Maybe it's just me but I didn't see much of Byrd or Vaccaro unless it was half hearted efforts on tackles. Perhaps they were helping foil the downfield passing game and they were effective by escaping direct play notice.

I thought it was one of Anthony's worst games. He got washed in a lot of runs and had some poor tackling technique. Jenkins showed good effort but his technique is real sloppy. Ellerbe is a massive upgrade from Hawthorne. I hope he returns quick.

Yardage was a concern but like Rob Ryan said, pieces are positioning where you can see improvement at times. There is enough talent to be a middle of the pack defense and not a bottom feeder.

A whole lot of future promise in the secondary with Breaux, Swann and someday PJ Williams part of the mix.
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Old 10-16-2015, 11:05 AM   #37
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Michael Irvin finally got something right;

The Falcons didn't do it themselves, the Saints forced all those errors!

Yea, I even heard Vaccarro was sending telekinetic messages to their center to force him to snap the ball into his own leg.

Seriously, though, great defensive performance. Reminded me of our opportunistic '09 def. Breaux is the sh**


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Old 10-16-2015, 12:09 PM   #38
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Exceptional night of play by Jordan, Ellerbe, and Breaux. Other guys like K. Williams, Browner and Kikaha has solid efforts. Maybe it's just me but I didn't see much of Byrd or Vaccaro unless it was half hearted efforts on tackles. Perhaps they were helping foil the downfield passing game and they were effective by escaping direct play notice.
Typically a Safety is doing his job well if he/they are not noticed in the game. The safety coverage over the top was good because it forced Ryan to hold the ball longer than normal which lead to more sacks.

The yardage numbers do suck, however a lot of that came in junk time. I think it's important to remember ATL was arguably the best offense coming in to this game and our D played well enough. We are still lacking the consistency to be great but you can see flashes occasionally.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:43 PM   #39
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265 of those yards came in the first half. It was not good. You could see the DB's were playing up much closer in the second half, which eliminated a lot of the easy throws, and from there Julio and Roddy weren't able to beat our corners deep.

I have always hated zone coverage's and all the other "scheme's" that not only we play, but so many teams nowadays are doing. Everyone is afraid to get beat deep, so they think it's ok to slowly bleed to death. At least if you give up quick drives, you might not be as tired throughout the game. You can only make zone kind of work if you have a dominant front 7. We do not. And even those who do, still should not be playing zone unless it's third and long.

That adjustment in the second half just highlighted the reason why Rob is so frustrating. What took him so long to figure it out? I don't know how many games this team can win, but you have to be aggressive if you hope to have a chance.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Add a couple of more pieces and the defense could be impressive.
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