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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I have seen enough to be cautiously optimistic about our defense. The level of talent at the LB and in the secondary is obviously improved. And in the preseason we have shown a big improvement in rushing and p ressure ...

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Old 08-28-2017, 01:59 PM   #1
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Saints Defense cause for optimism!

I have seen enough to be cautiously

optimistic about our defense. The level of talent at the LB and in the secondary is obviously improved. And in the preseason we have shown a big improvement in rushing and p ressure on the QB. Our coverage on opposition receivers is vastly improved.
Special Teams also appears to be improved. Most notably in punt and kick coverage.
Credit should be given to the Saints Coaching Staff.
Thus far our Draft picks seem to likely to contribute early and often.
Despite brutal starting schedule I feel that we can make good run for the playoffs. After too many 7-9 seasons I look forward to a 9-7 ,10-6 and enough to be in the post season mix.
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:03 PM   #2
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I'll repost this from anothe thread:


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Old 08-28-2017, 02:23 PM   #3
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Re: Saints Defense cause for optimism!

I like the way the D is playing, however it's important to remember who they are playing as well... The preseason opponents have not been offensive powerhouses. I don't expect our D to be #2 in the league, however I would be thrilled with ranking in the top 15.
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:39 PM   #4
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I still think that preseason gives you a pretty good idea of what you're going to look like in the regular season. I remember the last couple years looking at our defense in preseason and saying this is going to be a long year. Not feeling the same way this year.

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Old 08-28-2017, 02:50 PM   #5
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Re: Saints Defense cause for optimism!

I know I'd much rather look good than look bad
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:16 PM   #6
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This is where I get annoyed.... if the saints defense didnt have these preseason stats... saints fans would say oh we still suck and didn't upgrade nothing.... but we have good games in preseason and it's now oh but we didn't play any good QBs .... last time I checked our defense made average QBs look like MVPs So to see this defense play like this in preseason makes me excited ! Debby downers go away....
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:51 PM   #7
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Re: Saints Defense cause for optimism!

All you can do is judge by what you see on the field. Regardless of the level of competition (Browns/San Diego), I see a much improved defense. Does that mean they'll be top 10? No. But with #9 under center, they don't have to be. A respectable defense (#15 - 20), this Saints team is back in the playoffs. You get anything more than that ... serious playoff contention.
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Re: Saints Defense cause for optimism!

For the last 3 years they have splashed impressive spurts, but the overall performance was mediocre at best. Lots of confusion, big plays against us, 2 or 3 good plays then a WTF was that?!?

This year looks completely different than the last 3 pre-seasons.
Speed, violence, cohesion, swarming, discipline, focus, etc.

Thats all gotta mean something, right?
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Re: Saints Defense cause for optimism!

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For the last 3 years they have splashed impressive spurts, but the overall performance was mediocre at best. Lots of confusion, big plays against us, 2 or 3 good plays then a WTF was that?!?

This year looks completely different than the last 3 pre-seasons.
Speed, violence, cohesion, swarming, discipline, focus, etc.

Thats all gotta mean something, right?
Yes. It means they have smarter, faster players and FAR better coaching.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:00 PM   #10
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I am optimistically waiting till week 2
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