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Redskins know what's coming, but can't stop it

The Redskins give up an average of only 170.4 yards per game passing, which ranks first in the NFL. But they are 25th in rushing defense with a 127.9-yard average.

Although the Redskins are eighth in total yards (298.3 yards), they have experienced more problems against the run than they envisioned.

"Since Atlanta, teams have been trying to run the football" against the Redskins, middle linebacker London Fletcher said. "We know that's an issue we have to deal with. Until you stop a team, until you hold somebody to 50-60-70 yards rushing, you're going to continue to get that attack."

In their 31-17 victory over the Redskins, the Falcons rushed for 181 yards with a stunning 6.7-yard average. Atlanta running back Michael Turner gained 166 yards and scored two touchdowns in only 18 rushes.

The Philadelphia Eagles rushed for 129 yards and had a 4.2-yard average Sunday in their 27-24 victory over the Redskins. The defense's performance against the run "was no different than in previous games," Fletcher said. "The runs that they hit us with were runs that we practiced all week.

"Yet, we get in the game and still allow those runs to hit. So that's the disappointing and discouraging thing about it. It wasn't a situation where we hadn't prepared, we hadn't seen these types of runs before.

"These were their bread-and-butter runs....When we know what's going to happen, know the formation and don't stop it, it's just very discouraging."

Washington's problems stopping the run have contributed to the team's poor performance closing out games recently. It's "frustrating because it's on us," cornerback Carlos Rogers said. "As a defense, you want the game like that, to be put on your shoulders. To not close out these last two games ... it's frustrating.

"There's some stuff we got to do to better and see what we're doing to not close out games. It comes down to a couple of plays. ... You just have to be ready to play the whole four quarters. We play good enough to win."

By Jason Reid and Rick Maese  |  December 1, 2009; 6:51 AM ET
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WOW

Posted by: WRBD | December 1, 2009 7:16 AM | Report abuse

Again I say to add one run stuffing DT to this offseason shopping list.

Posted by: TWISI | December 1, 2009 7:40 AM | Report abuse

Why would you even talk about us not stopping the run when the Saints are coming to town. Were you asleep last night when Brees racked up 5 TD's on a Belichick coached D?

Can't wait for the game on Sunday. I'll be there in my seats watching the Saints put on a show.

Come on Reid, put up a poll on how bad we are going to lose to the Saints.

Posted by: gixxer998 | December 1, 2009 7:40 AM | Report abuse

So, is this a case of somebody not staying at home, somebody not being able to come off a block, bad schemes or poor tackling? We've all seen the poor tackling, but what else is at work here? Can you pin it on one guy? My first impulse is to say Laron Landry is a common denominator here. His tackling-slash-poor angles of pursuit have led to a few big gains. The fact that he is still in games means to me that the coaches believe there's no one who can play better on the roster. Maybe there's no other safety on the roster who is as gifted as Landry, but might there be a safety who is more disciplined? What does Kareem Moore bring to the table? Barring that, can they limit Landry? I think playing more two deep zone might help him.

I also believe this is a weakness in the scheme Blache likes to run. Gap control along the defensive line can lead to a log jam of defenders that can be held up by one solid block on the end. This frees up other blockers to get down field on the linebackers. Blache likes to run Orakpo as kind of a fifth defensive lineman, and this bunches even more people up at the line. If you run an off tackle play often at this defense, you're eventually going to come up with all cherries - that perfect situation where the linemen are held at the line and blockers are down field on the linebackers. Blache has shown an ability to adapt and I think this type of thing can be remedied. I believe in the long run it comes down to being too predictable in the play calling. They need to do some more shifts on defense, more fake blitzers to keep the QB guessing.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 1, 2009 7:54 AM | Report abuse

So, is this a case of somebody not staying at home, somebody not being able to come off a block, bad schemes or poor tackling?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 1, 2009 7:54 AM

Maybe it's a case of Albert Haynesworth being out of the lineup.

Posted by: League-Source | December 1, 2009 7:59 AM | Report abuse

"Patriots cornerback Shawn Springs(notes) was inactive for the third straight week despite practicing the past two weeks"

JLCS and JReids man crush is really the missing piece up there in NE.

Posted by: drewkinnear | December 1, 2009 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Redskins Defense > Patriots Defense

Not saying the 'Skins will win, but I don't think it's going to be a "52-7" debacle.

More like 38-10.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 1, 2009 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Wilhite, the DB for patriots was just getting beaten on a regular last night. I live in Boston and Springs just isn't getting it done for them, despite being healthy. So I'm not understanding that signing at all.

It's the saints so I won't hold it against the guy. However, if D. Hall is out it's gonna be a long day for our guys.

Posted by: overzealous08 | December 1, 2009 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Redskins Defense > Patriots Defense

Not saying the 'Skins will win, but I don't think it's going to be a "52-7" debacle.

More like 38-10.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 1, 2009 8:12 AM | Report abuse

oooooookay?

Posted by: overzealous08 | December 1, 2009 8:15 AM | Report abuse

dumping springs when the team did was a smart move, he's done.

That being said, Brees can BRING it. Wow. Long, short, sideline to sideline, touch, that cat can throw EVERY pass, and put it on the numbers too. WOW...to think that NO got this cat for NOTHING...and that SD let him go for nothing. yikes...gonna make for a long day on Sunday....

So thats what a NFL QB is supposed to do.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 1, 2009 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Why would this team worry about getting run on by the Saints? I mean, did they see last night's game? I'll be stunned if Brees doesn't go for 400 yards and another 5 touchdowns!

Seriously, what corner on this team can take even Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem one on one? And I'm not even talking about Colston right now...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 1, 2009 8:19 AM | Report abuse

Can't stop the run... can't stop the pass ... can't run... can't pass... can't convert first downs... can't move the ball... can't score points... can't do much of anything on special teams... the so called best players can't even be bothered to practice or play... and the coaching staff can't seem to figure any of it out.

It's going to be an ugly weekend -- the Saints are going to murder em.

Posted by: Vic1 | December 1, 2009 8:20 AM | Report abuse

League-Source,
It's not a case of Big Al being out of the lineup. They gave up some big runs with Big Al in there. Steven Jackson had a 58 yarder on Washington in the St Louis game. Kevin Smith had a 19 yarder in the Detroit game. In the first Philly game DeSean Jackson had a 67 yard run. Haynesworth is a force - I don't dispute that - but teams run to the outside when he is in there and Big Al can't run down those 4.4 40 running backs.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 1, 2009 8:23 AM | Report abuse

You can belive that we will have our hands full this week when the Saints come marching in. They will be coming in here trying to score above 30 points on us. You can fotget about stoppiing the run. Drew Brees in gonna try to light us up threw the air. I watched that game last night and Brees made it look like it was boys against men out there. IF our corners bite on the double moves or if they just let receivers run down the field wide open like they did with Deshawn Jackson, the Saints points might be north of 40. If we are going to stand up and try to win a big game who better than a team that is 11-0. 1 more lost will almost guarantee a top ten draft spot and one of our worst seasons in a long time. I hope that Snyder gives Zorn one more year because the injuries that we suffered we so severe. I do believe that Cambell is gone. I don't know if we will go with a veteran QB or pick one up in the draft. I would love to have Chad Pennington in here though. I am a die hard skin fan and will ride it out with them these last 5 games. I hope that we can win out but with the Saints coming in, only time will tell.

Posted by: louloudekdek1 | December 1, 2009 8:29 AM | Report abuse

brownwood

"Seriously, what corner on this team can take even Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem one on one? And I'm not even talking about Colston right now..."

What's so stunning about those three young receivers is that haven't been in the league that much longer than Kelly-Thomas-Davis-Mitchell.

The difference?: they all got playing time early on and matured on the fly.

Plus: it helps to have an accurate quarterback who throws a great deep ball.

And such a quarterback must be drafted if the skins are ever going to maximize its young receivers.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 1, 2009 8:30 AM | Report abuse

It's going to be an ugly weekend -- the Saints are going to murder em.

Posted by: Vic1 | December 1, 2009 8:20 AM


Hell, I'd settle for murder...this is gonna be more like a brutal rape. This game is gonna make that 52-7 Pats game a couple years ago feel like a nailbiter.

Payton should kill his guys in practice next week for scoring anything less than 50 on these guys. The only way they don't go for 60 is if he pulls his starters in the 4th quarter.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 1, 2009 8:32 AM | Report abuse

League-Source,
It's not a case of Big Al being out of the lineup. They gave up some big runs with Big Al in there. Steven Jackson had a 58 yarder on Washington in the St Louis game. Kevin Smith had a 19 yarder in the Detroit game. In the first Philly game DeSean Jackson had a 67 yard run. Haynesworth is a force - I don't dispute that - but teams run to the outside when he is in there and Big Al can't run down those 4.4 40 running backs.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 1, 2009 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Yeah it's been obvious for a while. Teams have noticed something on film and have zoned in on running the football between the tackles and to the outside. The cowgirls even had over 120 yards on us, Barber w/ 99 alone. It's not even missed tackles. The O-line seems to own us at the POA.

Isn't this exactly why we brought back P. Daniels? Where is he? Torn bicep and all!

Posted by: overzealous08 | December 1, 2009 8:32 AM | Report abuse

How to beat the NO Saints

1. Play ball control grind it out offense.

Check

2. Score TDs in red zone.

Better lately but still an issue. Keep JZ off of headset.

3. Get pressure with front 4.

Calling Albert Haynesworth

4. Secondary tackles well.

Sigh...LL.

5. Prevent big plays in passing game.

Combination zones. Sigh.."double move" Rogers.

6. Win Turnover battle.

Sharper will get at least 1 pick from JC. Someone other than Hall has to make plays.

Posted by: TWISI | December 1, 2009 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Skins 27, Saints 24.

Upset of the year.

Saints traveling on a short week after big win. Will overlook Skins. Classic letdown game. Skins #1 pass D, getting back Haynes and Hall (?) looking to do some damage. Guys are desperate to put a positive spin on the season.

You heard it here first.

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 1, 2009 8:35 AM | Report abuse

The Redskins now have more guys on IR than on their practice squad. Six on IR -- seven if you count Colt Brennan.

Posted by: League-Source | December 1, 2009 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Campbell decision tree:

Receiver past 20 yards?

Yes - > overthrow him

No -> underthrow him


Ok he did some good stuff against the eagles, but all those overthrows and occasional throws in the dirt were KILLING me inside. This is really becoming a trend with him and we can't afford to miss our sparse big play opportunities. I used to be in Campbell's corner but no longer.

Posted by: REXskins | December 1, 2009 8:40 AM | Report abuse

for those who are pimping Robert Meachem, and at the same time damning our wideouts, consider that Meachem and I TIED in the number of catches he had his rookie year....that would be NONE. Turns out you've gotta give rookie wideouts some time....who knew....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 1, 2009 8:42 AM | Report abuse

One thing we know, if the skins are able to block up some of GG blitzes, they will have WRs wide open. Of course with this OL that's a big if.

Posted by: TWISI | December 1, 2009 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Obviously we're all concerned about the Saints offense, but I'm actually more worried about their D. Grilliams knows our personnel inside and out, knows we can't run the ball very well, and will tee off on Campbell -- blitzes coming from all angles. I think it's gonna be ugly...and with the way his tenure ended in D.C., there is no way Williams lets his defense have a letdown against the Skins...

Posted by: mattylight | December 1, 2009 8:46 AM | Report abuse

So who is this accurate deep ball thrower that can avoid a heavy pass rush that's coming out in the draft this year?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 1, 2009 8:46 AM | Report abuse

for those who are pimping Robert Meachem, and at the same time damning our wideouts, consider that Meachem and I TIED in the number of catches he had his rookie year....that would be NONE. Turns out you've gotta give rookie wideouts some time....who knew....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 1, 2009 8:42 AM


Greg, I don't think anyone here was "pimping" Meachem per se...I just don't think we have any corners that can go an entire game without a) blowing a coverage so bad that a WR ends up open by 20 yards or b) biting hard on a double move. It's not an endorsement of Meachem so much as a damnation of the corners here.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 1, 2009 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Redskins Defense > Patriots Defense

Not saying the 'Skins will win, but I don't think it's going to be a "52-7" debacle.

More like 38-10.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 1, 2009 8:12 AM | Report abuse

oooooookay?

Posted by: overzealous08


It's called sarcasm, guy.

Overzealous, much?

I think the 'Skins aren't going to lose by freakin' 45 like they did two years ago, but they'll still get crushed soundly.

I predict a 38-6, 38-10 thrashing. It depends if Gregg Williams shows a little mercy. You gotta believe that he definitely wants to stick it to Snyder and Cerrato.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 1, 2009 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Here's a couple of thoughts for taking on New Orleans...

Landry has been poor at tackling and in run support, so match him up man to man on Colston the entire game. Big guy on big guy: Colston is not that fast but he is physical in getting the ball and Landry can take that away from him.

Hall, if healthy, in man to man on Henderson. Please, please don't let Rogers cover Henderson. Guys with that kind of quickness make Rogers look silly. Put Tryon on Meachum and then everyone else plays in the box and the team dedicates itself to bringing at least five guys every play. Hit Brees early and often. I'd even settle for a few late hits just to get his attention.

On offense, I would come up crazy passing with five wides and Campbell in the shotgun. The secondary is weak. One of the guys that played last night was out of football two weeks ago. Instead of worrying about slowing down the blitz, force them to devote more defenders to pass coverage. Greg Williams' defense can be exposed with the deep pass, so have Campbell work on throwing rainbows all week. This could be Marko Mitchell's big week.

This is crazy and reckless game planning, but this is Davy going against Goliath. Crazy and reckless just might catch the Saints off their guard.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 1, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

skins have to get to brees, they simply cannot let him pick them apart....easier said than done, I realize...just sayin is all...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 1, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

I predict a 38-6, 38-10 thrashing. It depends if Gregg Williams shows a little mercy. You gotta believe that he definitely wants to stick it to Snyder and Cerrato.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 1, 2009 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Yup, he wants to stick it to them badly, I bet. As an aside, think Grilliams got much satisfaction in kicking Belichick and Brady's a$$es all over the field last night? Prob some sweet revenge after we got lit up by NE a few years ago when he was still here...

Posted by: mattylight | December 1, 2009 9:00 AM | Report abuse

"So who is this accurate deep ball thrower that can avoid a heavy pass rush that's coming out in the draft this year?Posted by: PAskinsfan17"

Good question. Actually, Jimmy Clausen is a pretty good approximation of the first part. Avoiding the rush is another matter.

New Orleans is a dome club, and last night was a classic dome-club win. Check out the St Louis game a couple weeks back for a different look. It seemed like Spagnuolo had them figured out. But St. Louis lacked the talent on defense.

Grilliams certainly knows Campbell and how to attack him.

Pray for crippling cold.

Posted by: Samson151 | December 1, 2009 9:02 AM | Report abuse

There's too much doom and gloom on the blog this morning, more so than normal. So I'm going to champion the homer votes. Eff the Saints. They're human. It's only human to play down to the competition level after an emotional event. What did the skins do to the last high flying mid-west team that came to DC after a Monday night game? That's right, they shocked to world. Haynesworth is back, Hall is back. Double move is playing for game tape. Anything is possible on a given Sunday..etc..

Posted by: TWISI | December 1, 2009 9:03 AM | Report abuse

On offense, I would come up crazy passing with five wides and Campbell in the shotgun. The secondary is weak. One of the guys that played last night was out of football two weeks ago. Instead of worrying about slowing down the blitz, force them to devote more defenders to pass coverage. Greg Williams' defense can be exposed with the deep pass, so have Campbell work on throwing rainbows all week. This could be Marko Mitchell's big week.

This is crazy and reckless game planning, but this is Davy going against Goliath. Crazy and reckless just might catch the Saints off their guard.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 1, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

I actually think the opposite. Let's be honest -- the Pats offense is galaxies better than we are, and they have the best wideout in the game in Randy Moss. Still, the Saints were able to take both him and Welker pretty much out of the game. I think it had a lot to do with the fact that NE couldn't run the ball with much consistency. We have to find a way to run it on them early and get them on their heels. Otherwise they'll get more and more aggressive and overwhelm our offensive line. Rock / MM / Ganther better be ready on Sunday...also, feeding Fred Davis a ton for 7-10 yard chunks would do the trick, too, I think...

Posted by: mattylight | December 1, 2009 9:05 AM | Report abuse

I want the Redskins to win, but I would also like for Williams to get some measure of revenge on the franchise. Maybe he can dominate the offense but the Redskins defense wins the game? Riiight...

If I were Zorn I would prime Campbell, "This one's going to hurt. It's going to hurt bad. We're going to take a precautionary step of giving you lanacaine before the game starts..."

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 1, 2009 9:06 AM | Report abuse

I don't know. I think we actually match up well against their offense. Drew Brees hasn't really faced any pressure this year. I think with the number of talented DBs we have and our pass rush we'll be ok. If they run the ball they will crush us though.

Now on the other side of the ball, JC better up his life insurance. We have no running game and no pass protection. It'll be a miracle if we score more than 10 points but we've been doing that against better defenses so we'll see. I think if we win it'll be like 27-24.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 1, 2009 9:06 AM | Report abuse

What did the skins do to the last high flying mid-west team that came to DC after a Monday night game? That's right, they shocked to world.

Posted by: TWISI | December 1, 2009 9:03 AM


Um, hate to dampen your misplaced optimism, but I wouldn't call Denver's offense "high flying". They might have better WRs overall, but Kyle Orton ain't Drew Brees.

New Orleans is on a mission and Gregggg has a score to settle. This won't even be close.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 1, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

"I want the Redskins to win, but I would also like for Williams to get some measure of revenge on the franchise"

I just don't get this method of thinking, I really don't. What did the redskins do to Williams that was so awful?? They choose another coach right...I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm from the northeast, I get the whole, petty/bitter/scorned thing, but time to move on....GWilliams ended up in a better situation didn't he?? So whats your point??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 1, 2009 9:13 AM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 1, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

I just don't get this method of thinking, I really don't. What did the redskins do to Williams that was so awful?? They choose another coach right...I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm from the northeast, I get the whole, petty/bitter/scorned thing, but time to move on....GWilliams ended up in a better situation didn't he?? So whats your point??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 1, 2009 9:13 AM


Dude, Williams was being groomed to take over for Gibbs. He was the successor who got strung along and got let go when the team obviously never had any intention of giving him the job. Inverviewing a guy 4 TIMES when he's been in your building for 4 years is a sham. Williams has every reason to hate Danny and this organization and I for one hope he does get his pound of flesh.

And yes, he's on a better team right now but coaches at this level tend to want to be head coaches. If you ask a coach if he'd rather be the head coach of a mediocre team or a coordinator on a great team, I'll bet a lot of them would take the head coaching gig. More money, more visibility, and it's the highest level of your profession.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 1, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if the scoreboard can put three digit numbers for one team? Really though, if Brees plays the whole game, The Saints may put 60 up on us.

Posted by: clark202 | December 1, 2009 9:40 AM | Report abuse

I just don't get this method of thinking, I really don't. What did the redskins do to Williams that was so awful?? They choose another coach right...I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm from the northeast, I get the whole, petty/bitter/scorned thing, but time to move on....GWilliams ended up in a better situation didn't he?? So whats your point??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 1, 2009 9:13 AM


Dude, Williams was being groomed to take over for Gibbs. He was the successor who got strung along and got let go when the team obviously never had any intention of giving him the job. Inverviewing a guy 4 TIMES when he's been in your building for 4 years is a sham. Williams has every reason to hate Danny and this organization and I for one hope he does get his pound of flesh.

And yes, he's on a better team right now but coaches at this level tend to want to be head coaches. If you ask a coach if he'd rather be the head coach of a mediocre team or a coordinator on a great team, I'll bet a lot of them would take the head coaching gig. More money, more visibility, and it's the highest level of your profession.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 1, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

=============================================
Plus in the back of the Williams' mind has to be "You picked Zorn...Zorn? Over me?" 4 interviews, one of them was like 12 hours or something, and the guy had been here for 4 years, they convinced him to stay after his first, by dangling the notion that once JG steps down, he's the man. I wouldn't doubt it if Williams blitzes all 11 against te skins for a couple plays. Jason, get the hospital bed warm and on stand by.

Posted by: clark202 | December 1, 2009 9:48 AM | Report abuse

"The Redskins give up an average of only 170.4 yards per game passing, which ranks first in the NFL. But they are 25th in rushing defense with a 127.9-yard average."

That would be because the Redskins can't convert on third down and don't score many points, so opposing teams always play on a short field and they can afford to run the ball and eat the clock.

BTW, what a show Brees put on last night. And to think, he was a free agent a couple seasons ago. Where was lil'Danny megabucks when THAT guy was on the street? Yesterday Dan Steinberg wrote about how first-tier QBs don't just walking in off of the street. Well, in the case of Brees, sometimes they do. You just have to be able to recognize it.

Posted by: tkoho | December 1, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

I don't think new orleans will score 5 td's against washington the best thing they defend is the pass if they play barnes and tryon more and rogers less and blitz a little more they may keep the score respectable, hall need to get another interception or 2. washington has NOT stopped the run ALL YEAR and they don't run the ball that well either..fix the DAMM 0- LINE and alot of the B.S. will clear up but the management is arrogant, stupid, dumb, and backwards.

Posted by: wathu19 | December 1, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

BTW, what a show Brees put on last night. And to think, he was a free agent a couple seasons ago. Where was lil'Danny megabucks when THAT guy was on the street? Yesterday Dan Steinberg wrote about how first-tier QBs don't just walking in off of the street. Well, in the case of Brees, sometimes they do. You just have to be able to recognize it.

Posted by: tkoho

He was coming off of major shoulder surgery. There was only two teams interested in him. You can't blame Dan for that one.

Posted by: dcwun | December 1, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

The upcoming Sunday matchup against the Saints has slaughter written all over it.

Let's be honest; The primary reason that the Skins are #1 vs. the pass is that they haven't really played any prolific passing teams all season. They will get one on Sunday.

Rogers, Tryon and Smoot are gonna get toasted.....

Posted by: owiz | December 1, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Skins 27, Saints 24.

Upset of the year.

Saints traveling on a short week after big win. Will overlook Skins. Classic letdown game. Skins #1 pass D, getting back Haynes and Hall (?) looking to do some damage. Guys are desperate to put a positive spin on the season.

You heard it here first.

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 1, 2009 8:35 AM

um, hate to break it to you, but if you are a regular poster here you already should know that the only reason we have the "#1 pass defense" is that NO ONE HAS TO THROW ON US TO WIN. they just run it down our throats and over our safeties and inattentive corners and into the end zone. so no wonder why there aren't many pass yards put up on us, they don't have to after two quick strikes and we cannot catch up or stop the run.

so you need to understand what this stat means, it does not mean we are any good at defending the passing game. duh.

if I hear "#1 pass defense" again I'm going to puke.

Posted by: greatteamdan | December 1, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

yeah get the butter ready, there will be plenty of toast laying around next Sunday.

we'll be lucky if they stop at 40 points.

Posted by: greatteamdan | December 1, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, we won't beat them with coverage. I say bring everyone and swarm Brees before he has time to throw.

If he does get off a quick dump off pass just tell Landry and Hall to fly at them full speed and wave their arms while attempting to tackle.

Posted by: Keiser | December 1, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

At least one coach on the Saints staff won't let New Orlean slip up against the skins. This will be Gregg Williams' payback game. He probably has some exotic blitz schemes that he's been saving up just to stick it to Snyder. Campbell haters will probably get their wish this week. He probably won't make it out of the 2nd quarter.

Posted by: coparker5 | December 1, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

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