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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Despite having veteran starting safeties, Kenny Vaccaro and Jairus Byrd, the New Orleans Saints want safety Vonn Bell to have a role on defense as a rookie. And even though the Saints drafted Bell for his speed and coverage skills, ...

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Despite having veteran starting safeties, Kenny Vaccaro and Jairus Byrd, the New Orleans Saints want safety Vonn Bell to have a role on defense as a rookie.

And even though the Saints drafted Bell for his speed and coverage skills, another talent could help the second-round pick see the field this season.

"I think he's a pressure player, so when he comes, I think he can really get to the quarterback pretty quickly," coach Sean Payton said of Bell. "(He has) good burst. He's done a really good job. He's opened some eyes."



Told of Payton's analysis, though, Bell wasn't surprised. He had a sack and tackle for loss in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans and has been working on his blitzing skills for years because of former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, who's now a star with the Arizona Cardinals.

"I always watched Tyrann, so I said, 'I think I can do a little bit better than him,'" Bell said. "So, we got the one-on-one drills with the running backs, and I won every one. So, I said, 'Nobody can block me out here.'"

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This kid is a baller.
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All he needs to do is stay healthy....
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All he needs to do is stay healthy....
But that goes for every player.
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He did some good things vs Texans (6 tackles & a sack). Pass coverage is average but after all he is a rookie but I do like what I see from Mr. Bell thus far.
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The Saints need players to make plays.
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worry about your angles and open field tackling before you go chasing the glory stats
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This is where you put your best 11 players on the field throw scheme out the window and develop your own hybrid D.

Use a Safety as a CB or a LB inside the box... used 3 safties... play box coverage like Seattle. Scheme to put your best 11 players on the field.
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worry about your angles and open field tackling before you go chasing the glory stats
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Words from a good man "Best ability is availability"
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