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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Didn't think for a second he could turn the D around but was wrong. I absolutly hate eating crow but in this case I really don't mind. The D has won us a few games from time to time and ...

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Old 01-01-2018, 04:23 PM   #1
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Hats off to Dennis Allen

Didn't think for a second he could turn the D around but was wrong. I absolutly hate eating crow but in this case I really don't mind. The D has won us a few games from time to time and has been strong enough to keep us in it most games which is good enough for me. The additions of a front line coach and a lb. coach has helped out a great deal. I'm not saying he's a great DC but decent enough. Hats off to him and the rest of the D's coaching staff!!
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I believed in him. He turned around a previously bad Denver defense in one year. Granted there was good talent to work with, but every coach needs that, period. We finally got him some of the talent he needs to make this a truly great defense. Hoping he stays at least another year and we get another solid draft class and a key free agent or two. I could easily see this defense being top 5 next year if all goes well.
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I believed in him. He turned around a previously bad Denver defense in one year. Granted there was good talent to work with, but every coach needs that, period. We finally got him some of the talent he needs to make this a truly great defense. Hoping he stays at least another year and we get another solid draft class and a key free agent or two. I could easily see this defense being top 5 next year if all goes well.
Add a pass rusher, another stud LB and some DB depth, and we're rock solid.

On Offense I think we really need a TE or another hi-Q receiver, and we're rock solid-er!
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I didn't like the highering. I thought he was just another one of Payton's guys. I thought he sucked in Oakland.

The key to tolerating a big heaping of crow is a little division championship on the side.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:21 PM   #6
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Allen gets too much credit - it's the new hires that really jump-started this thing...

Mike Nolan replaces Vitt, Ryan Nielsen replaced Bill Johnson and Aaron Glenn in his second year replacing McGriff...

These guys along with Ireland's impact in the draft is where the credit is due; very fortunate Lattimore fell out of the Top 5...
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Better talent to coach up, solid assistant coaches and acquiring solid free agents helps too .

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I think he’s had more talent to work with since any defensive coordinator we have had since Williams. The assistant coaches are a better lot than I can ever remember having.
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Add a pass rusher, another stud LB and some DB depth, and we're rock solid.

On Offense I think we really need a TE or another hi-Q receiver, and we're rock solid-er!
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And a big, run-stuffing NT
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Dennis Allen never forgot how to coach. He didn't have the talent he needed to coach.
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