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Old 08-27-2017, 05:53 AM   #91
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Yes it is only the preseason, but the speed and intensity of the defense is obvious. That hasn't been there at any point over the past several seasons. The improvements that have been spelled out on paper this off-season can be seen on the playing field. This defense is passing the eye test with flying colors. We have heard mentioned countless times that all the Saints need to have to be successful is an average defense. I seriously doubt that will be a problem at all.
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Re: Saints vs Texans Game Day Thread

Some PFF accolades for the game...

TOP 5 GRADES:
Edge Cameron Jordan, 85.4 overall grade

DI David Onyemata, 85.2 overall grade

CB P.J. Williams, 84.9 overall grade

LB Alex Anzalone, 82.0 overall grade

WR Ted Ginn, 80.7 overall grade

PERFORMANCES OF NOTE:
QB DREW BREES, 69.8 OVERALL GRADE
Making his preseason debut, Brees spent most of his time in the first half (he came out for the final drive of the second quarter) playing conservatively, with 13 of his 15 attempts traveling fewer than 10 yards in the air. Brees was sharp though, finishing the game with an 80.0 adjusted completion percentage as he was accurate on 12 of his 15 attempts.

G LANDON TURNER, 78.2 OVERALL GRADE
Playing with the second unit, the undrafted sophomore from North Carolina had himself a fine game, especially in pass protection where he didn’t cede a pressure on 17 pass-block snaps. Turner struggled a bit in pass protection in New Orleans’ first two preseason games, making Saturday’s showing especially encouraging.

EDGE CAMERON JORDAN, 85.4 OVERALL GRADE
Jordan was probably the most productive player on the field Saturday, as he finished with a sack and 2 hits on 16 pass rushing snaps. Jordan also had two stops in run defense on seven snaps.

CB P.J. WILLIAMS, 84.9 OVERALL GRADE
Williams was equally impressive in the Saints secondary as he yielded 1 reception on 4 targets thrown his way totaling negative-1 yard. Williams ability to play the deeper passes down the field was the key to his production.
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:41 AM   #94
 
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Some PFF accolades for the game...

TOP 5 GRADES:
Edge Cameron Jordan, 85.4 overall grade

DI David Onyemata, 85.2 overall grade

CB P.J. Williams, 84.9 overall grade

LB Alex Anzalone, 82.0 overall grade

WR Ted Ginn, 80.7 overall grade

PERFORMANCES OF NOTE:
QB DREW BREES, 69.8 OVERALL GRADE
Making his preseason debut, Brees spent most of his time in the first half (he came out for the final drive of the second quarter) playing conservatively, with 13 of his 15 attempts traveling fewer than 10 yards in the air. Brees was sharp though, finishing the game with an 80.0 adjusted completion percentage as he was accurate on 12 of his 15 attempts.

G LANDON TURNER, 78.2 OVERALL GRADE
Playing with the second unit, the undrafted sophomore from North Carolina had himself a fine game, especially in pass protection where he didn’t cede a pressure on 17 pass-block snaps. Turner struggled a bit in pass protection in New Orleans’ first two preseason games, making Saturday’s showing especially encouraging.

EDGE CAMERON JORDAN, 85.4 OVERALL GRADE
Jordan was probably the most productive player on the field Saturday, as he finished with a sack and 2 hits on 16 pass rushing snaps. Jordan also had two stops in run defense on seven snaps.

CB P.J. WILLIAMS, 84.9 OVERALL GRADE
Williams was equally impressive in the Saints secondary as he yielded 1 reception on 4 targets thrown his way totaling negative-1 yard. Williams ability to play the deeper passes down the field was the key to his production.
Great to see Turner start to come around...
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Re: Saints vs Texans Game Day Thread

I'd have Ginn Jr covering punts when the lights come on vs Minnesota. At 32 he's still extremely dangerous in the open field. I thought he would break one last night (1st play- flee flicker/ end around).
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