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Saints the future of NFL Defense?

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http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-future-of-defense-in-the-nfl-1406827927

 

Interesting article, worth a read

 

 

Some key points

 

The key to this change sounds simple but is a dramatic shift from NFL norms. Basically, the Saints want to play the best 11 players they can find. Size and position are of lesser importance. Former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah, now an analyst at the NFL Network, calls the Saints' plan "the most fascinating" scheme of the 2014 season.

 

 

The idea was hatched by accident last year, when injuries to linebackers gave Ryan a dilemma: play bad linebackers or get creative with positions. Ryan went the latter route and stressed the safety position, playing as many as four safeties at once and playing three at a time in his default defensive package. In the NFL, some teams play as few as one safety and almost no team ever employs more than two.

 

 

Safeties are bigger than cornerbacks, who typically cover wide receivers, but faster than linebackers, who are built to stop a running back and take on offensive linemen. They can be 60 pounds lighter than some linebackers but 20 pounds heavier than some corners. They can cover the insanely athletic crop of tight ends now in the NFL and take on the league's rising group of tall receivers all while giving up only a little bit of speed from a cornerback.

 

 

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Check the Smack Forum.

 

It's not really a new idea.

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You're saying we should play the best players we have regardless of size?

 

Dammit, why did we let that little guy wearing 89 sit on the bench so much?!

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You're saying we should play the best players we have regardless of size?

 

Dammit, why did we let that little guy wearing 89 sit on the bench so much?!

 

I am not saying anything.  I am posting an interesting article. 

 

They specifically note in the article:

 

This isn't the normal lip service about playing the best players. This is a team betting big on the idea of football positions changing, and soon.

 

I just noticed this posted over in Smack Central.  Not sure what is so "Smack" about it.

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I am not saying anything. I am posting an interesting article.

They specifically note in the article:


I just noticed this posted over in Smack Central. Not sure what is so "Smack" about it.


Sarcasm is wasted on you. And it was posted in smack based on the author

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Sarcasm is wasted on you. And it was posted in smack based on the author

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Should we take this conversation over to Smack Central then! 

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Should we take this conversation over to Smack Central then! 

 

I'm about to go see Guardians of the Galaxy. 

 

Let's meet on the Field of Honor, is dawn good for you?

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Get 260 lbs RB and watch this scheme crumble.

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I can't stand the hype given to the Saints.  This is ridiculous and I hope Byrd gets boo boo foot this year and sits out for it.

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The Taints futuristic D just let the Titans anemic O walk right on down the field and score a TD.  Taints run defense is abysmal, and the Taints homer announcers are worse than Cowdouche homers.  They're the worst I've ever heard.  It's like Ahole is up there doing the play by play.

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I used to dislike the French until I met a few dozen Saints fans. They suck more than a Dyson

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