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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by TheOak Reality check for all of us... How much about what Rob Ryan and our defense are going to actually do this season do we know ? Preseason was Blues Brothers 2000, and practice was 80% closed ...

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Old 09-05-2013, 01:46 PM   #21
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Re: Marshall Faulk's Bold Prediction!!!

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Reality check for all of us...

How much about what Rob Ryan and our defense are going to actually do this season do we know?

Preseason was Blues Brothers 2000, and practice was 80% closed to the public after week 1 of the preseason.

We can hypothesize all day about every possible scenario but we have a what.... 50% probability of being close to accurate? At best 60%?

Even a 20% unknown factor can be very disruptive to an offense.
This is the truth.

Those that are concerned that the defense isn't going to improve or improve enough to help our playoff chances have very good reasons to be.

on the other hand...

Those that are optimistic about the new faces and new schemes on the defensive side of the ball, also have good reasons to be.

They haven't played a single down in a meaningful game yet. Nobody here is right or wrong. It's all just opinion and conjecture at this point. And that's what this board is for, discussing opinions.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:50 PM   #22
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The worse defense in NFL history is the one that gives up the most points, not yards. You don't win a game just because you had 500 yards. Ask the Saints from last year. I'm tired of hearing that bull****. It was a really bad defense, but it wasn't the worse in history. I can't wait for Sunday. Blitz the hell out of 'em Santa Claus Ryan.
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...... and while an unknown player gives us cause for concern, it means that the Offense doesn't know anything either.

Ever hear of beginners luck? Its because of the competition having nothing to plan for. No one has tape on our defense yet. Nothing, nada, zip... Not even anything closely resembling our defense as it is or will be in 2013.

So if I was going to worry about our defense it wouldn't be in week 1...

Remember how many felt good going into week 1 last hear?

We clearly don't know sh1t! LOL

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Where can I get some of this Kool-Aid? It's either got liquor or mushrooms in it......I just want it for medicinal purposes.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:55 PM   #25
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No way our defense comes out that good. But I am expecting us to be ok...ish
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:03 PM   #26
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If we had the number 1 offense and number 5 defense we would go undefeated.
That being said its a pipe dream. I would be surprised if defense cracked top 20 and our offense will be top 5, but there are some good offenses out there this year so while definitely attainable, number one is going to be tough.
Im still saying 9-7 with 8-8 or 10-6 possible depending on special teams play.
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No way we are number 5 in D. I would be ecstatic with 15 & expect about 20, so....
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:03 PM   #28
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Re: Marshall Faulk's Bold Prediction!!!

Go ahead and carve it in stone - top 20 D - at worst.

Sacks / QB pressures will go up and so will turnovers. YPG will be better (not great), but scoring D / turnovers will be what saves our bacon.

And offense will be top 3...
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:43 PM   #30
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I wouldn't be surprised if we had a #5 defense.. Sf, Sea have good front 7s and the way it looks we have gotten a lot better up front. As long as our offense puts pressure on the other team to score our defense would only need one or two stops for them to look #5 worthy. Example (Den vs Bal)
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