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The defense could be on the edge of something big.

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A couple of times last Sunday I found myself not just happy for a big stop but thinking about some of the defenses we have had in the past. Defenses that shut other team's down, forced turnovers and dictated the pace. We were not afraid of a turnover because our defense would hold them to no more than a field goal.

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.

By early what do you mean?

Early in the week?

Early 2 years deep into the Rivera/McDermott era?

Just curious.

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The potential is there, but not under McDerp. Even with Rivera helping out they need a stellar DC and we will have a top notch D.

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The thing that have me the biggest chubby wasnt our stellar DE's, but Luke hitting McFadden at the LOS, standing him up, then knocking his ass back a few yards. McFadden runs through shitty tackles often, but Luke must have wrapped him up 6-7 times and didnt ever even let him fall forward a couple of feet. It was always hit, wrap up, stop, move backwards.

I was talking so much poo to Raider fans when I saw that tackle...

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luke's only mistake on the afternoon that i noticed was the missed tackle on palmer's lateral back to pryor in the first. he had a chance to stand pryor up at the LOS for almost no gain but let him slip away

of course he made up for it by stoning pryor on one of the raiders' redzone possessions later.

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Our defense is very solid in spells despite a few collapses this year--and even good defenses have lapses in play. I've watched enough Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, even Cleveland to know that.

We did what we did without top notch corners (which I think is one of the shifts in the NFL, you can scrimp by with 4th round talent at corner and running back). We have a few pieces on defense which are decent but only one cornerstone. It's unreal to think about if we added more impact players. But I feel like we need to beef up the offense. Build the defense through FA

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Don't get ahead of ourselves guys. This is a team that allowed Brady Quinn a above 100 QB rating.

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

I agree, but I still feel our guys took it easy on the Chiefs due to the circumstances that took place the day before. I can thelp but feel that no one was playing up to thier skill level that day. And if that was the case, i will never fault them for it. After the shooting the Chiefs needed something positive.

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Luke-Kuechly-Lombardi.jpg

Is that the "Hammer of Thor"

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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.

Yes, I was referring to and responding to this thread as a test for our defense. But our offense will be tested as well. I know the Saints numbers doesn't look good, but I think it's gonna be a good game.

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The potential is there, but not under McDerp. Even with Rivera helping out they need a stellar DC and we will have a top notch D.

McDerp basically is playing w/ 2 DEs and a LB corp of late.....the rest is poo.

McDerp is a young DC. How is what he doing not impressive?

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If we can slow Brees down and keep him off the field we have a chance.We will need to have some sustained drives cut some time off the clock and score.

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