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Old 03-18-2017, 08:37 PM   #1
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Are we better on Defense?

Have we gotten better on defense this off-season?
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Old 03-18-2017, 08:51 PM   #2
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Re: Are we better on Defense?

with the addition and players coming off IR we have to be better
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:11 PM   #3
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Re: Are we better on Defense?

Slightly.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:17 PM   #4
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Re: Are we better on Defense?

Did we get worse by keeping Sean Payton?

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Old 03-18-2017, 09:20 PM   #5
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Re: Are we better on Defense?

Still need a starting DE and CB 1/2. Ellerbe injuries a concern. So is depth in secondary.

Hoping the draft or pending FA moves shore is up enough to be a top 15 defense.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:43 PM   #6
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Re: Are we better on Defense?

The short answer is no.
We kept Fairley and his 43 tackles and basically traded Edebali for Okafor.
One would think that at least two guys coming off of IR will regain starting roles.
The question mark is Klein. If he is the leader we've been looking for since Vilma, then yes we are better.

Unfortunately, it would almost be mathematically impossible to be worse. We can't just be "better"; we need to be one helluva lot better, as in 40 yard and 3or4 points-against better
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:15 PM   #7
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Re: Are we better on Defense?

Everyone has forgotten something important....There's no more Joe Vitt and no more Bill Johnson. So yes, by all accounts and before we even acquired anyone this off season, we're better.

****, we're probably better even with the same guys starting and the same guys injured.

Hell yes we're better.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:42 PM   #8
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Re: Are we better on Defense?

Dennis Allen started making progress towards the end of last season. If we can stay healthy and maybe add a couple of pieces in the draft, I think we can be significantly better
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:24 AM   #9
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Everyone has forgotten something important....There's no more Joe Vitt and no more Bill Johnson. So yes, by all accounts and before we even acquired anyone this off season, we're better.

****, we're probably better even with the same guys starting and the same guys injured.

Hell yes we're better.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:27 AM   #10
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Re: Are we better on Defense?

If you don't think this defense has gotten better by adding LB Coach Mike Nolan and DL Coach Ryan Nielsen...

...then you need to sit out the offseason and just be surprised when the regular season rolls around...
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