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Buzzkill: Saints D Won’t Be Dramatically Different Under New Coordinator

Published by on May 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

If you believe the hype, the New Orleans Saints defense will be virtually unrecognizable from a year ago now that Gregg Williams is in town.

The read-and-react, wait-and-get-there-too-late passivity preferred by former defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs is gone for good. Williams’ new-look Saints will blitz from all angles and disguise their coverages in amazingly creative ways.

Everything they do will have one overriding objective—attack, attack, attack. Finally the defensive philosophy will match coach Sean Payton’s all-out approach on offense.

The theory sounds nice, but there’s one little problem. “Hype” is the operative word.

Consider these numbers:
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