The New Orleans Saints lackluster offensive line play thus far has been the featured story this preseason, but for the last two seasons, the lack of a consistent pass rush has been one of the team's main concerns. Football people know the key to having a great defense is to put fear in the quarterback...and it's been a long time since that's occurred in the Crescent City. 2nd year d-tackle Tyeler Davison has been a bright spot this summer, and he definitely knows the importance of pressure.
August 29, 2016
Since Drew Brees and Sean Payton rolled into New Orleans, the Saints have led the NFL in total offense five out of 10 years, and have never finished lower than 6th in any of those seasons. Prolific to say the least. However, the defense has had more ups and downs than Dow Jones during that same span, and lately it hasn't been historically bad. But when you talk about new addition Nick Fairley and the interior of the Saints defensive line this year, Sean Payton gets excited talking about it...
August 25, 2016
I know...I know, the obvious answer to the title of this story is, "the only direction this defense can go, IS UP." And I would certainly have to agree with that assessment. But on the other hand, this New Orleans defense is playing the most focused, passionate football I've seen in training camp since the 2013 season. Getting key players back from injury and adding several solid free agents has been big for this defense. Nick Fairley, one of those new guys, is fired up about this Saints team.
August 4, 2016