Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 10/22/12
For moments in this game the Saints' defense gave us the illusion they might be on to something, but let's be honest with ourselves and admit the Bucs' offense is really bad. To yield 513 total yards to that trash is enough to cement this defense's claim to worst of all time in NFL history. And that's just how bad this unit is. To their credit, they "held" the Bucs to 98 yards on 25 carries. For standard set by this defense, that is incredibly good. If you can promise me 3.9 yards a carry for the rest of the season I would take it hands down. Take away that one horrible 36 yard touchdown run and it looks even easier to stomach. The pass defense on the other hand, yeah, there is no excuse. Just horrible. And once again, the lack of a pass rush deserves it's share of the blame for that. I'm just not sure where this defense can even go from here, they just suck. On to the grades... Saints vs Buccaneers boxscore Will Smith: C (2.06) He had two tackles, one for a loss, a tipped pas...
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