The defense could be on the edge of something big.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:24 PM
I know it is still early and we have a huge test this Sunday, but I got some glimpses last week of the kind of defense I would really like us to become. Newton and the offense wouldn't have to be great if the defense was really good.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:39 PM
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:19 PM
This will be a very good test for our offense and our current coaching staff.
the defense yes, but not so much a test for the offense...the saints defense is the worst in the league. 31st in passing, 29th in rushing, 32nd overall.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:22 PM
We been next yearing for quite a few years and it looks like perhaps it could be.
This gonna be a real test for us as a team. That Big O has got to play ball control grind it out and stay on field to keep D frest.
When we do that we make it a long day for the Ain'ts !!!
Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:29 PM
All we did in that first game was go for the big hit. No one was wrapping up like they are now. The worst offenders were Beason, Nakamura and Captain. I see genuine NFL tackling when the D is on the field now.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:34 PM
Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:43 PM
I'm not looking at 3rd and 7 as likely conversion for the offense anymore. I see a chance for Hardy or CJ to make a play. You can tell QBs start to drop their eyes to watch the rush as the games go on. They're starting to go after the ball more it seems. This defense will take the next step when it generates a ton of turnovers.
Would anyone have guessed this type of defense would take shape when Gamble and Beason have gone down?
Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:10 PM
Luke & TD have been great together on the field. I have a feeling TD has been really guiding Luke on top of the Keeks being an absolute beast anyway.
CJ, Dwan, & Kraken (with the solid rotation w/ Alexander) they've been freaking awesome
Josh Thomas & DJ Campbell Honestly, I don't think they are the type that looks good for a short time being a la Martin or McCree and then become below average from there on out. Campbell looks really good, instinctive, and consistent along with Josh Thomas playing like a real NFL caliber starting CB.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:17 PM
Lets look at the Saints game and see what happens when we play a real QB and a real offense
I agree we are getting better BUT, this is nothing like D's of the past.... Not yet