The Saints and Giants have to play each other again this year and I am wondering if it will be the awesome shootout it was last year. Looked like both of our teams had the same problem, shitty defense. I know the Saints had the worst defense in the league last year.
All reports coming out of camp is that our "new" defense is looking great under Dennis Allen. So many reports it scares me, its almost as if they are trying to sell us the cool aid and pour it down our throats.
Our secondary is healthy for the most part where we were missing four starters last year. Our LB corps looks pretty good and is getting pressure and causing turnovers which was a big problem last year.
Last year there were a lot of rookies the average age of the defense was 24 or something. They brought in a couple of veterans for leadarship and the rookies have a year under their belt. All and all there is no way they can be any worse than last year (they were worst in league history two years ago so I guess they could get worse). I expect a big improvement if everyone stays relatively healthy. Thats a big if. We are very thin outside of our starters so if people start going down the defense will take a plunge.
Brees looks sharp as ever on offense but at his age the Oline will have to step it up big time and their are big question marks there. Our first round pick from last season Andrus Peat sucks and they have been trying him at every position along the line. Our starting LT Terron Armstead who graded out as one of the best tackles in the league is injured and outside of Max Unger everyone else on the line are journeyman at best.
Our second round rookie receiver looks scary good. Another player the media is giving us a heavy dose of. Hes catching everything thrown his way and more. They say he could be an all star if he stays healthy. Brees may very well have the best receiving corps he has had to work with ever this year. I think he will need all the help he can get in that area as his accuracy drops off due to age. I like the addition of Coby Fleener at TE. Solid replacement for Graham and Ben Watson. To sum it up I think we have improved on defense and will be a top 5 offense again but I dont see us winning more than 9 games give or take.
Do you guys like what you are seeing at camp?