- Jul 9, 2001
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Saints defense is currently ranked 25th and tied for 6th in takeaways. That's all we need from them. Just keep it up.
FWIW Kelly's system even with bad QB's has been known for putting up yards on teams. It's the route combinations combined with our Defenses propensity to play zone and either release the wrong guys or pick up the wrong guys
http://www.espn.com/nfl/statistics/team/_/stat/total/position/defenseI'm not sure where that 25th ranking comes from. From what I see, we are 30th in yards and points per game right now.
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Interesting <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> nugget this morning. Over past 3 games, defense allowed 55 1st half points, and just 15 in 2nd half (all field goals).</p>— John Hendrix (@JohnJHendrix) <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnJHendrix/status/795617880721203200">November 7, 2016</a></blockquote>
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That's a good thought. Having someone up in the box could very well help Allen make in game adjustments in stead of having to wait until halftime.Allen is good at making adjustments. Also it hasn't been mentioned but where is Peter Giuntha at? I always wondered if we'd place a guy in the sky box to get a good look at what teams are doing from above. Granted they get still frames anyway and adjustments can be made that way but just a thought.
Yeah the saints gave up 400 yards passing to one of the league's worst QBs along with over 5 ypc. Very leaky defense. The only reason it worked out is because this time they caused turnovers.
He's looking at yards per game, while you're looking at season stats.
Not sure why you're getting red thumbed - you are correct.I'm not sure where that 25th ranking comes from. From what I see, we are 30th in yards and points per game right now.
You can't expect to get a bunch of fumbles every week. They also went for it on 4th for no real reason instead of taking the points.
The defense was much better in the 2nd half, but if we want to actually make the playoffs this year, you can't give up 480ish yards to the league's 28th ranked offense. It will catch up with you if you keep doing that. I expect us to be better this week in the dome with Breaux and Moore having a full week of regular practice to get them back in the grove.
Oh yeah, and can someone tell Allen to just stop running so much soft zone in 1st halves. It's not working and it continually leads to giving up too many points early.
I personally don't care about yards, it's points I'm more worried about. Bend and don't break keep them from scoring, at least more FG's than TD's. Red zone defense.
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