Strief: Saints defense playing like the Dome Patrol days

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By Jordan Fiegel | WWL Radio

Zach Strief, the Voice of the Saints, was thrilled with the way the New Orleans Saints defense played in a 24-9 beat down of the Atlanta Falcons.

“The defense has been about as good as you could possibly ask for the last three games. They've been outstanding defensively. The secondary has been absolutely phenomenal. The pass rush has been fantastic. They're really coming together.”

The Saints' secondary limited Matt Ryan to 232 yards passing and nabbed two interceptions (though one was on a last-second Hail Mary at the end of the first half). The pass rush sacked Ryan eight times and registered 11 total QB hits. New Orleans also shut down the run game, holding Atlanta to just 52 rushing yards on 14 carries.

“It is dominant defensive football, the likes of which we have not seen here since the Dome Patrol, really,” Strief said. “You see it three weeks in a row, and you start saying this is who you some point, it becomes who you are.”

Strief's praise didn't end there.

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Former Saints OL explains why Jameis Winston, not Taysom Hill, will start for New Orleans

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Zach Strief believes that Taysom Hill can be a starting quarterback in the NFL,
but the Saints will likely give Jameis Winston the nod this Sunday against the
Falcons – for many reasons

By Zach Gelb |

The New Orleans Saints will be without Drew Brees for at least two to three weeks, this after the 41-year-old quarterback suffered fractured ribs on both sides of his chest, along with a collapsed lung, in a 27-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers this past Sunday.

The Saints (7-2) will now turn to Jameis Winston at quarterback. That is, of course, unless they turn to Taysom Hill.

Ultimately, who will start this Sunday against Atlanta (3-6)?

“I expect it will be Jameis Winston, and there’s a couple things I think in play there,” former Saints offensive lineman and current play-by-play voice Zach Strief said on The Zach Gelb Show. “Losing Drew is a big deal, and it hurts your team. Losing Taysom Hill and all of the different things that he does on the field is also difficult. He plays a huge role in our offense. He’s a running back, he’s a quarterback, he’s a wide receiver, he’s a tight end, he’s the personal protector on the punt team, he’s the R4 on the kickoff team – he plays kind of all over the place, and you’re not going to start him at quarterback and have him play personal protector, although he may be willing to do that for you. I think what you’re really able to do with Jameis is you’re able to run more similar of an offense than you would with Taysom.”

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New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton: 'We want efficient play from that position'

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By John DeShazier | Senior Writer -

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton wasn't any more inclined Wednesday than he was on Monday to divulge his intention on who will, or won't, be starting at quarterback Sunday when the Saints (7-2) face Atlanta (3-6) in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

"No updates," Payton said during his teleconference.

Starting quarterback Drew Brees, experiencing significant discomfort, pulled himself from New Orleans' last game, a 27-13 victory over San Francisco in the Superdome, at halftime. Jameis Winston started the second half at quarterback for the Saints, and Taysom Hill also sprinkled in for several snaps as the Saints won their sixth straight game and maintained their lead in the NFC South Division.

Regardless of who plays, Payton said the goal is the same.

"We want efficient play from that position," he said.

"I think the one thing we'll always do here is highlight the strengths of whoever's playing any position. Not just quarterback."

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