Martez Wilson ready for breakout season in Saints new 3-4 scheme (1 Viewer)

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The New Orleans Saints move to switch to a 3-4 defense for the 2013 season could form the perfect storm for third-year veteran Martez Wilson.

The 2012 campaign finished in a disaster for the Saints on defense. The unit set an NFL all-time high mark by allowing the most yards (7,042) in a single season. The aftershocks of that poor showing led the dismissal of first-year defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.

The demands on the defensive unit were extensive for each player, individually and collectively, to coordinate with multiple responsibilities while counteracting multiple offensive formations. Many variables that the opposing offense demonstrated required numerous checks and adjustments. All had to be synchronized by the defense immediately. A large share of the responsibility in the Spagnuolo system last season was thrust upon the free agent middle linebacker Curtis Lofton, who had to make all the master checks and had to know where everyone was lining up.

Another younger player was facing a steep learning curve for multiple reasons.

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look at this dude, he is 6"4 260 solid muscle, how are u that tall, muscular and run a 4.4, freak. perfect build for a SOLB
 

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sounds like a football player.. apparently played a bit of receiver in high school I guess it was ? but prefers the contact of playing defense. :)

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Bromance?

J/K he does look like a freak.
haha ive had a bromance on tez since we drafted him, the 3-4 SOLB position was made for him, u need someone big enough to take on blocks, fast enough to get to the QB and athletic enough to cover tight ends, this basically is the definition of Tez.
 

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That was a good read, thanks for posting.

He is an impressive looking player. Time to get him more involved!!!
 

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"He earned Parade and USA Today All-American honors, securing a spot in the Army All-Star game after recording 339 tackles his final two prep seasons (including 240 as a senior) with 25 sacks."

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tez was a bit of a tweener too big for olb, too small for de, 3-4 olb is perfect for him, he has a nice bull rush and has put on some weight, i think he will excel this year
 

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I know there's been some speculation on whether he'd play inside or out. The article makes it sound like he's pencilled in squarely at SOLB.

Hoping this is the right answer to put him in a position to excel. He definitely has "the goods", now he and the coaching staff just have to make it happen on the field.
 

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He looks the part, but thats what they said about Tony Mandarich and a ton of other physically gifted player. Big biceps and speed don't always make a good player. Time will tell.
 

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look at this dude, he is 6"4 260 solid muscle, how are u that tall, muscular and run a 4.4, freak. perfect build for a SOLB
I don't see how Mingo, and even Jones, are better at either LB spot than Wilson and Galette. I like Wilson as a WOLB. What game was that last year that he basically shut down the other team's offense at the end of the game?
 

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