By Nick Underhill | Advocate
The Saints expected to have one of the best secondaries in the league.
How could they expect anything different? Marshon Lattimore was coming off one of the best seasons in recent memory by a rookie cornerback, and safety Marcus Williams drew comparisons to Ed Reed throughout training camp for his playmaking prowess. Beyond that, the team added Patrick Robinson at slot cornerback and Ken Crawley was coming off of a solid year.
And then Tampa Bay lit this team up during the season opener, Robinson got injured and Crawley got replaced by Eli Apple. It took several weeks before the secondary settled in and looked like the group everyone was expecting to dominate after playing so well the year before.
“We weren’t what we were supposed to be,” cornerback P.J. Williams said. “I guess we weren’t doing the right things and we weren’t focused enough like we should have been. We had to lock in to get on point to not be going through losses like we did that first game.” ...
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