I completely agree. Sometimes I feel as if we rely on Drew entirely too much. Our defense is just horrible and I hope to God we grab T'eo in the draft. He's a spark plug and a great guy and I can really see him becoming sort off a Ray Lewis type player. Our offense just seems lost without Sean at the helm. The only good that will come out of this season is a high draft pick.
The defense hasn't had a playmaker since Sharper had a season for the ages in 2009. We're just lacking a big time player anywhere on defense and we need to start constructing this defense from front to back. We have solid young guys like Cam Jordan and Akeem Hicks on the line, but outside of them I don't really care if any of the other 9 return. We need to start feeding one of our running backs consistently, preferably Ingram or Ivory to use them as trade bait. I like the way Ingram was playing last season before he got hurt, so I'd prefer to keep him. This 3 carry a piece shit is doing nothing but not allowing the running backs to showcase their talent and get into a rhythm.
Vitt did a horrible job last night. Punting when we're down 20+ in the fourth quarter and going for it on 4th down early in the second quarter from midfield. Shit just didn't make sense. Maybe he was trying to save face and not have the score run up on us, but there really isn't much difference between 31-14 and 38-14 or 45-14. We get destroyed either way. The only good thing about last night is that I started Manning and Decker on my fantasy team and they gave me a 3 point victory with a combined 40.9 points.
Saints should have blown up the team instead of resigning Brees to be honest. This squad doesn't look like it's going to get much better very soon with as many problems as the defense has.
Defense is just lacking big time talent. We can't rush the passer, tackle, or cover. We can't play defense, period.
I don't agree with not resigning Brees, seeing as he was coming off a season for the ages and a 13 win season. He'll come to play with a vengeance next season. And don't get me wrong, the offense isn't necessarily doing the defense any favors. There have been long stretches at points in this season where the offense simply cannot move the football.
I realize Peyton Manning can make you look bad, but man that Saints defense was beyond bad tonight.
Their offense just had a bad night. It's was partly Denver, but they were awful too. Totally out of sync.
The Saints defense is currently on pace to be the third worst statistical defense ever
. These guys are used to playing with a lead and going for the football with the way our offense has been circa 2006. When the offensive production isn't there, the Saints are not going to make plays on defense.