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- Feb 1, 2004
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By Associated Press / Sporting News
Drew Brees was the NFL Offensive Player of the Year last season, and his collection of helpers has improved in 2009. So we know the Saints can score, whether Brees is throwing to Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Devery Henderson, Reggie Bush and, for once, a healthy Jeremy Shockey. They have a deep backfield, even with longtime star Deuce McAllister exiled.
But what's new in Nawlins is a fast, physical and, at times, intimidating defense under coordinator Gregg Williams, who is doing exactly what coach Sean Payton hired him to accomplish.
Payton and Williams shored up the secondary with big-play safety Darren Sharper and cornerback Jabari Greer as free agent signings, and cornerback Malcolm Jenkins in the first round of the draft. Sharper and top-notch linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who like Shockey is a difference maker when healthy, provides veteran leadership, too.
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