|Saints show DB-heavy unit -- Tue Jul 30 12:45 pm --|
6 safeties, 4 linebackers, 1 defensive lineman
|Taken from the Twitter feed of a NOLA.com reporter Mike Triplett "#Saints with four safeties on field in walkthrough (1 DL - Jordan; 4 LBs; 6 DBs)." He later followed up with "The four safeties were Harper, Jenkins, Vaccaro and Rafael Bush... A strong chance all six [plus backup linebackers Leonhard and Abdul-Quddus] make the roster with so many packages on D." (The Times-Picayune)|
FF Today's Take: Sean Peyton is back, and the Saints are reaping the benefits. While the formation itself isn't unique, it symbolically confirms that the Saints are getting back to their 2011 form. With respect to the formation itself, something needed to be done to improve the Saints defense from last year, and considering the QB talent they will see this year, a speedy DB package can't be a bad thing. If their base packages can improve, the Saints D/ST unit may improve to the middle of the pack; still not worth drafting beyond a spot start during a bye week, at best.