Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 8/3/13
The interesting take from the annual black and gold scrimmage is how the defense performed overall. There was a sense of a "here we go again" as the 1st team offense marched down the field with ease on the 2nd team defense for an opening drive touchdown, but from there out it was pretty much all about the defense. Led by Junior Galette, the defense made numerous plays and largely won the day. Sean Payton made the interesting comment that Galette's performance, which was clearly the best of the roster for the scrimmage, was "much better than his practices" which suggests they may have been uncomfortable with him leading up to this point. Rob Ryan definitely suggested the opposite. On each sack by Galette he took turns roasting Charles Brown and Terron Armstead. Brown was also guilty of a false start. My friend Marijn made the good point that getting through a scrimmage is a weird thing for a fan. If the offense does well, you're worried about the defense, and vice versa. So what is
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