Top five observations on New Orleans Saints defense from this week's minicamp (1 Viewer)


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The New Orleans Saints have now wrapped up their three-day minicamp and three full weeks of offseason practice sessions. Here are my top five observations on their defense to this point:

1. DÉJÀ VU: The similarities between new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams are hard to miss. And that's mostly a good thing.

From their colorful personalities to their aggressive styles to the general vibe of energy and excitement among the players, this minicamp was awfully reminiscent of Williams' first camp with the Saints in 2009. More than anything, as I watched the Saints constantly rotate players in and out of various packages and formations, I kept thinking of one of Williams' favorite refrains that, "We've got 30 ways to add up to 11."

I actually looked it up to get the quote exactly right. When we first met Williams, he said he had 24 ways to add up to 11. The number constantly increased, and it actually went as high as 44 when Williams was recently hired by the Tennessee Titans.

By Mike Triplett / Times Picayune

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