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Saints defense building confidence, trending upwards on road to improvement
By Herbie Teope, NOLA.com
There is a noticeable change of attitude on the New Orleans Saints defense.
Defenders swarming to the football have become a common sight throughout training camp and two preseason games.
And the unit's growth provides optimism the Saints will showcase a much-improved defense in 2016.
"I laugh and I smile every day on my way home just knowing that we are better than we were last year, you know, by far," cornerback Delvin Breaux said. "I just always think, we just got to continue getting better, got to continue playing fast and aggressive, and have that mentality that we're not going to get beat."
The Saints defense was beat a lot during in 2015 en route to a second-straight 7-9 campaign.
New Orleans languished at or near the bottom of the league the past season in numerous statistical defensive categories, including points allowed (32nd), total defense (31st), total yards allowed (31st) and passing yards allowed (31st).
But how the first-team unit fared through two preseason games in limited action shows just how far the defense has come with swagger and confidence under defensive coordinator Dennis Allen.
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