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    Underhill: Saints know they have 'room to grow' defensively after struggles in win over Falcons

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate ATLANTA – Terron Armstead wouldn't agree with the premise of the question. It has become trendy in recent years for people to call September an extension of the NFL's preseason. With the rules limiting what teams can and can’t do during training camp, the play...
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    Lattimore: Saints must turn around 'embarrassing' D

    By Herbie Teope - Around the NFL Writer | NFL.com NEW ORLEANS -- Two games into the 2018 regular season and it's almost deja vu for the Saints from a defensive statistical point of view. In the same span last year, the Saints' defense ranked last in the league against the pass (388.5 yards...
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    Saints expect run defense to rebound after poor performance against Chargers

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Ryan Nielsen has a saying he likes to share with his players. “Stop the run so you can have some fun.” The Saints defensive line coach knows his players want to rush the passer. Those are the fun moments, the ones where the pass rushers can go straight after...
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    Saints' defense looks for incremental growth in preseason

    By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The chosen euphemism for the New Orleans Saints defense this preseason: Build the house brick-by-brick. The name of this game is not victory, but progress. Each successive week is a chance to construct a unit that will be ready when the games...
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    Third down defense a 'point of emphasis' for 2018 Saints after recent struggles

    By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune It is not a good thing when efficiency, or lack thereof, is measured by the time allotted for concessions consumption. Yet here is New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton describing the Jacksonville Jaguars' opening drive against his first-team...
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    Saints defense disappointed after 'unacceptable' first half

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The New Orleans Saints won their preseason opener on Thursday night, but coach Sean Payton was not pleased with the team's performance, particularly when the starters were in the game in the first half. "I thought it was...
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    This Saints defense won't settle for turnovers; this defense wants to score

    By Joel A. Erickson | The Advocate Three times in the past two days, a New Orleans Saints defender has picked off Drew Brees and taken off for the opposite end zone with the rest of the defense in tow. And not just the other 10 men on the field. For the past two days, the entire Saints...
 
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