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Old 06-02-2019, 12:56 AM   #1
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Apple will be the difference in the defense being good and great...
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Apple will be the difference in the defense being good and great...
You nailed it!
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Apple is in a "prove it" year (Saints did not pick up 5th year option).

He'll either get re signed or walk.

Similar to WR's, another season of familiarity with the scheme/playbook & off season exercises does wonders for team chemistry.

I predict he'll have a big year though & eventually get paid.
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If he could find a way to stop drawing blatant pass interference, that would be great.
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Re: How's Eli Apple feel in Season 2 with Saints? 'It's just a blessing to be in a great place'

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If he could find a way to stop drawing blatant pass interference, that would be great.
Not making excuses but Apple joined a new team, mid season learning a different scheme on the fly.

He's no Lattimore but definitely an upgrade over Crawley & PJ Williams.

Let's see what energy he brings in 2019 .
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Williams reminds me a little of Harper. Good on the line but Im not excited about the thought of him in man coverage. I liked what I saw of Apple. I think our defense will be a force this year.
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Williams reminds me a little of Harper. Good on the line but Im not excited about the thought of him in man coverage. I liked what I saw of Apple. I think our defense will be a force this year.
Marcus Williams reminds you of Harper? How? Marcus is definitely a center fielder who made some extraordinary interceptions including turning the Vikings playoff game around...

Marcus Williams was the highest graded rookie safety and third highest safety his rookie year; not sure what happened last season, I'd question if scheme wise if Payton's Defensive Coordinator didn't get away from what worked...


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Not making excuses but Apple joined a new team, mid season learning a different scheme on the fly.

He's no Lattimore but definitely an upgrade over Crawley & PJ Williams.

Let's see what energy he brings in 2019 .
That's not an excuse, but a solid fact to point out, and what leads to more optimism for me for what this defense can do...

Now if we see a regression as we saw in Marcus, Payton needs to have a "hey @sshole, keep it simple and fix this sh!t now" conversation with his defensive coordinator...

Will we ever learn? Never let it come down to the officiating...
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