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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II Did we bring in another corner? Lattimore is back and Crawley is a regular....

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Old 09-27-2017, 05:59 PM   #11
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Did we bring in another corner?
Lattimore is back and Crawley is a regular.
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Bringing back the 3 safety set seems to be a positive. It helps mask the never ending issues with coverage and poor linebacker play.
I'd agree the Heavy Nickel has had a positive impact, but I think our linebacker play is much improved,

...especially when you consider we've got a rookie learning a new linebacking position as a rookie in the NFL...

plus, safeties can take more abuse than smaller cornerbacks can...
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Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II View Post
Did we bring in another corner?
And before last week's game we promoted 34 - Justin Hardee (2017 UDFA HOU), a converted RB to CB, and 37 - Arthur Maulet (2017 UDFA NO); Maulet was waived, cleared waivers, and is now back on the Practice Squad...
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I'd agree the Heavy Nickel has had a positive impact, but I think our linebacker play is much improved,

...especially when you consider we've got a rookie learning a new linebacking position as a rookie in the NFL...

plus, safeties can take more abuse than smaller cornerbacks can...
I'm pretty sure that Anzalone played some WLB at Florida, as well.
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Well it aint much but after week 3 the Saints aren't the worst defense in the league.

31st in total yards given up
30th in passing yards given up
30th in points given up
24th in rushing yards given up
t-18th in passes defended
t-17th in sacks
t-15th in total take aways
t-8th in interseptions

I know it's not much but it's a million times better than after week 2. We were historically bad.
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Well it aint much but after week 3 the Saints aren't the worst defense in the league.

31st in total yards given up
30th in passing yards given up
30th in points given up
24th in rushing yards given up
t-18th in passes defended
t-17th in sacks
t-15th in total take aways
t-8th in interseptions

I know it's not much but it's a million times better than after week 2. We were historically bad.
Let's keep it up defense!
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Well it aint much but after week 3 the Saints aren't the worst defense in the league.

31st in total yards given up
30th in passing yards given up
30th in points given up
24th in rushing yards given up
t-18th in passes defended
t-17th in sacks
t-15th in total take aways
t-8th in interseptions

I know it's not much but it's a million times better than after week 2. We were historically bad.
I don't care about yards given up, the only stat I think has a direct outcome is points allowed. If we bring that down, we are in business.
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Well it aint much but after week 3 the Saints aren't the worst defense in the league.


t-15th in total take aways
Extremely important stat. Few teams make the playoffs with a negative turnover ratio. A healthy plus/minus ratio often leads to post season success.

Keep grinding.
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