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Fleur-De-Lis-Fever | New Orleans Saints Offseason Recap

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

A quick review of last season would reveal the obvious: the Saints' defensive depth chart lacked quality, versatile players. 

Yes, New Orleans was hit with a lot of injuries in 2008, especially on the defensive side, but great teams have the depth combat injuries. The defense, which was not very good to begin with, suffers even more when the starters come out.

Jonathan Vilma played every down for the Saints last season. Yes, Vilma is a great player and earned all of that playing time, but he probably could have been better utilized had the Saints' coaching staff felt comfortable enough to substitute for him for a series or two per game. 

Middle linebacker is a very demanding position, and he wou...

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