Found July 07, 2013 on
The New Orleans Saints defense stunk last season. This is common knowledge and doesn’t need elaboration. This season hopes to be different with the hiring of Rob Ryan and his Gregg Williams-like aggressive philosophy. The defense won’t be fixed in one season and will still have many holes, but there is one position that should be more than solid going into the season—cornerback. Despite the deficiencies and question marks on other parts of the defense, the cornerback position is good enough as it stands right now, and I would go as far as to say that it is above average (can’t say any defensive position group is good or great on the worst defense ever).
The cornerbacks feature Jabari Greer, who has been one of the most stable and effective pieces since his signing in 2009. Since 2009, he has had only 8 interceptions; however, Greer has never been a high interception guy, even since his days in Buffalo. This is probably due to the fact that he is one of least targeted pl...
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Third year LB Martez Wilson has become a solid contributor on defense and special teams as he played in all 16 games in 2012. He had a total of 18 tackles (12 solo), three sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, 13 special teams stops and a blocked punt. Very good cross unit production teams love to see in their players and it adds value to Wilson.
Now that we're inside a month from training camp getting underway, I figured I'd take the time to analyze each position group to outline where we stand heading in. We'll start with the quarterbacks and work our way to down to the specialists.
The Saints carry four quarterbacks on their roster currently, with three of them having 10 years plus of experience in the...
He’s my new #1 WR Juan…
Drew Brees is my #1 ranked QB this season, because year in and year out as the Saints’ QB, he finishes either #1 or right at the top. With Sean Payton and Mickey Mouse in his corner, he should be right there again in 2013.
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Each of the NFC divisions has one new head coach if you count the return of Sean Payton to the Saints. Other teams have their head coach on the hot seat and most have experienced some turnover among the assistants.
Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren can sort out Southampton's defensive problems, says manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Saints conceded 60 goals in the Premier League last season, as many as bottom club QPR.
However, the arrival at St Mary's of 24-year-old Croatia international Lovren for a reported fee of Â£8.5million from Lyon is likely to significantly bolster Pochettino...