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Old 07-14-2016, 08:35 AM   #1
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5 Reasons Saints Defense Will Improve in 2016

For the New Orleans Saints to return to the NFL Playoffs after a 2-year absence, they will need their defense to improve over their performance in 2015.

When your defense is one of the very worst in the NFL in consecutive seasons (31st overall in 2014 and again in 2015), itís hard to have any hope whatsoever of reaching the post-season.

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Old 07-14-2016, 08:49 AM   #2
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What everyone is thinking:

Of course it will. Can't get any worse.
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My reasons the defense will improve.

(1) We have built the interior line.
(2) Kenny V will "wrap up" better.
(3) Breaux, Keenan & PJ will step up.
(4) Dennis Allen will make everyone accountable.
(5) We signed a LB with good coverage skills (Robertson).

(6) ... I trust and believe .

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I'm just excited to see if this defense can start coming together and making some plays. We're much better at LB, DL and have a healthy secondary. Those three things alone should make us improved.
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My number one reason;

Every player is now peeing their pants after seeing Dennis Allen get in Browner's face.
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Re: 5 Reasons Saints Defense Will Improve in 2016

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For the New Orleans Saints to return to the NFL Playoffs after a 2-year absence, they will need their defense to improve over their performance in 2015.

When your defense is one of the very worst in the NFL in consecutive seasons (31st overall in 2014 and again in 2015), itís hard to have any hope whatsoever of reaching the post-season.

5 Reasons Saints Defense Will Improve in 2016
One of the more thoughtful and logical postings that I've seen.

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#1 Rob Ryan is gone
#2 Browner is gone


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After presented with the facts of last season, no reasonable Saints Fan would recommend this D is going to be great.



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After presented with the facts of last season, no reasonable Saints Fan would recommend this D is going to be great.
It's an interesting connundrum. No one would have predicted the Saints defense to be top 5 in 2013 either.

The team is more than the sum of its parts. The Saints offense is elite enough that the defense often only has to put a little bit of drag on the opposing offense to be effective.

The real question is the defense still going to have all the same bad habits that we've seen recently? Including but not limited to:

- Incorrectly lining up
- Communication confusion
- Bad tackling angles
- Not wrapping up tackles
- Losing contain on the edge of the pocket
- Dumb penalties.

Most of these are not really talent issues. These are discipline issues.

I liked when Dennis Allen got into Browner's grill last year. The addition of discipline and accountability in this defense can improve its performance markedly even before accounting for the talent upgrade.

Let's not forget in 2009, the Saints defense was 20th in scoring and 26th in yards allowed. But that defense was #2 with 39 takeaways.

The formula hasn't changed much since then. The defense has to get off the field, limit the points, and take the ball away to get effective. Everything else will take care of itself.

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