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Old 06-09-2016, 12:09 PM   #1
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Saints DE Obum Gwacham: 'I love where we're headed'

He's added about 10 to 15 pounds, up to 260.



New Orleans Saints DE Obum Gwacham: 'I love where we're headed'...
"I love where our defense is going right now," Gwacham said. "I love where we're headed."

He added: "With our defense right now, we've simplified it and we've added so many different personnel ideas. It's a lot easier but there's a lot of movement going on."

Gwacham's optimism was a far turn from the state of the defense last November, when few players had any answers one night before Rob Ryan was fired.

"Obviously (defensive coordinator Dennis Allen) has taken the reins, this is his defense. Guys are playing harder, faster, I think big things are coming. Actually I know big things are coming," Gwacham said.

Gwacham, a 2015 sixth-round pick by the Seahawks who was picked up off waivers by the Saints last season. After playing in nine games last season with 2.5 sacks, he made it a priority to put on some more weight and muscle going into his third (2nd actually) year.

Gwacham said he put on 10-15 pounds and is now around 258 pounds.

"One of the things I wanted to make sure to do was, the second I walked into that locker room, I wanted to have guys take a second look at me and go 'whoa, he looks different.'" he said. "Coaches did it, players did it."

In the Saints base defense, Gwacham will play the "open end" or weakside defensive end.

"In our regular package, we have a closed and open ended Jack," Gwacham said, "I'm doing open end. There are are certain times where we have our rush packages where I'll be another end...

"You want your open end to be your faster guy, the guy that can get to the ball. You want your close end to be someone like Cam Jordan, who's a little bit bigger, he'll take on the tight ends, freeing us a little more."

Gwacham was speaking to children at Camp PowerUp in New Orleans...

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Novel concept, using players to their strengths. Simplifying responsibilities, yet expanding personnel sets. Put them out there and give them the ability to make plays
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I like the positive attitude. Thinking you can is most of the battle and obviously this guy thinks so!
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So currently we have Gwacham, Kikaha, Tull & Edibali (sp) @ weakside?

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It's football season, I love it.
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Time to shine buddy... Gonna need you with Kikaha's torn ACL.
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I hope he's a hidden gem.
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He really needed to bulk up, he was noticeably the smaller player whenever he lined up, hopefully it's done him some good!
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He is a pretty big dude.
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well Kikaha is out


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