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Old 06-04-2017, 01:35 PM   #1
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Damian Swann has high expectations for himself

Saints cornerback Damian Swann has high expectations for himself after missing 2016

By Josh Katzenstein

Different circumstances have led Damian Swann to a disappointing first two NFL seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

In 2015, Swann suffered three concussions that forced him to miss nine games in his rookie season. In 2016, Swann suffered a groin injury in training camp that pushed the team to place him on injured reserve for the duration of the year.

Now, two years into his career, Swann faces significantly more competition not only to be the top nickel cornerback but for a roster spot. Now that he's healthy, he's ready to play football again.

"I'm just looking to compete, man," he said. "I'm trying to get a job. There's a lot of guys that's coming back, so being able to compete, being able to go out there and get back to what I can do and what I know how to do is pretty much the main thing."

A healthy Swann should make for stiffer competition among the Saints' cornerbacks. In organized team activities Thursday, P.J. Williams was the top option to cover the slot. Sterling Moore also proved last year he could handle those duties, and the team likes undrafted rookie Arthur Maulet's potential in that spot. In order to make his comeback complete, Swann will have to earn a role that appears to be wide open.
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I will be holding my breath every time Delvin Breaux and Damian Swann whenever they go in head first for a tackle

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It's going to be tough if they keep an extra safety.
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Before his concussions he was probably our best young CB on the roster.

I think he was playing better than PJ and Breaux IIRC.
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Yep. Before the concussions, he did have swagger in his game.
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I remember being shocked by how well he was playing in the season opener two years ago against the Cardinals... So much so that I started a thread here mid-game praising him. Such a physical and fearless player. If fully healthy he could easily still be our top nickel CB.
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I like his attitude because it takes attitude to play the position.

Personally I'd never expect to make 2nd team because that is a losing attitude.
In order to be #1 you have to beat #1 so play for that position.

At least I can talk some crap... I've never been 2nd string at that.


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Should be a great competition in training camp...
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It's shaping up to be quite the competition at CB this year. Last year we lost a considerable amount of talent to injury but we secured some solid players who learned a lot last year and will have more experience to help bolster this defense.
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He's got all the talent and heart but I think he may be one of those whose body just can't handle the NFL.
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Saints cornerback Damian Swann has high expectations for himself, he should. We all do.
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