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Old 02-19-2017, 11:33 AM   #1
 
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Sean Payton: We’ve got to add a pass rusher

The Saints are coming off their third straight 7-9 season and a third straight season with a defense that ranked at the bottom of the league, which doesn’t make for much suspense when it comes to discussing areas of focus for the offseason.

New Orleans needs to get better on defense and coach Sean Payton knows where he wants to start that process. Payton wants more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

“It’s a must. We’ve got to find a pass rusher,” Payton said, via the team’s website. “Now, whether that comes from free agency or that comes from the draft, we have to be better at affecting the quarterback. Last year if you took hurries, sacks, pressures — a study of all three things that can happen with a rush — we were in the bottom third of the league and that has to get better.”

With Chandler Jones and Melvin Ingram looking like strong candidates for the franchise tag, defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul and Mario Addison could be the top free agent options coming off the edge. The draft will likely offer several possibilities for New Orleans to consider with the 11th overall pick and using both routes might be the best approach for a team in serious need of a defensive upgrade.
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Old 02-19-2017, 11:47 AM   #2
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I would sign a top tier DE in FA and draft one (1st or 2nd round) as well. There are quite a few in the upcoming draft.
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Oh my god! How did he know????
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Old 02-20-2017, 01:34 AM   #4
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Re: Sean Payton: We’ve got to add a pass rusher

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I would sign a top tier DE in FA and draft one (1st or 2nd round) as well. There are quite a few in the upcoming draft.
i do not see a top fa at de. so draft works for me.
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Re: Sean Payton: We’ve got to add a pass rusher

Good. Payton agrees with the rest of the world. W need to go get a fast end to compliment Jordan.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:20 PM   #6
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Re: Sean Payton: We’ve got to add a pass rusher

DB's automatically get a bump towards better when there is pressure up front.
Who knew?
It's always a roll of the dice whether FA or draft, but we have to try.
We have not had any signature success on defense...
I've been saying, just pick something and be good at that!
We've had nothing. Getting something going will help everything else.
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:02 PM   #7
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Re: Sean Payton: We’ve got to add a pass rusher

no **** SP

i'm concerned of the price but Marvin Ingram should be target numero uno in this year's free agency
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