New Orleans Saints’ youthful defensive front yearning for more vs. Arizona Cardinals
What I have to do as part of the team is get to the quarterback, and I feel like we lost that battle of pressure, Galette said. What they were doing to Drew [Brees ], we werent affecting [ Josh Freeman the same way]. Obviously Cam [Jordan ] changed the game with that sack-fumble (in the third quarter). But I feel like we could have done that some more, and I could have done that some more. I need to step it up as far as getting to the quarterback. That will especially be a top priority Sunday against the Cardinals and quarterback Carson Palmer . Arizona coach Bruce Arians likes to feature a vertical passing attack. And even if star receiver Larry Fitzgerald is limited by a hamstring injury, the Cardinals have a talented receiving corps. Arizonas offensive line has been inconsistent, though — something the Saints and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be determined to exploit. CAUGHT OFF GUARD?
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Palmer has been sacked five times in two weeks and has lost a fumble. Two games doesn’t make a defense. It’s why the hunger for greatness is a consistent theme for the youthful front. “We’re not taking anything for granted,” said Galette, who’s playing mostly defensive end right now rather than outside linebacker because of attrition. “That’s the beauty of this group. It feels like they need to earn their stripes and I need to earn my stripes. “We’re all young.
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Of course, everyone in New Orleans thinks that their team is the best in the division and the whole NFL for that matter. Well, as of Sept. 18, 2013, if you ask iPhone’s Siri , she agrees. That’s right, the helper in all iPhones is known as Siri believes that the Black and Gold are tops in the entire National Football League. Word of it has been passing around, and it has gotten some attention on Facebook lately. In order for it to work, all you have to do is set up Siri so that you can ask her a question on your iPhone. When she’s ready for it, just ask: “Who is the best team in the NFL?” After a little bit of thinking, Siri will bring up a list of the NFL team records and has them in order of their records as well.
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I guess you guys will find out as soon as the world finds out. Defensive Saints: New Orleans defense is getting credit for the clubs 2-0 start, in stark contrast to a year ago, when the unit set NFL records for futility. Through two games under Ryan, the Saints rank 11th, yielding 320 yards per game, well below their record-440 average in 2012. Its two weeks, and were encouraged, Payton said. Were going to see some good offenses. This week presents a different challenge. Aerial Ariens: The Arizona offense appears to be making progress under Arians, who acquired a new veteran quarterback, Carson Palmer. Arizona has averaged 282.5 yards passing, an encouraging sign for a club that averaged only 187.8 in the air last season. Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald practiced on a limited basis Friday and is listed as questionable for todays game. Fitzgerald has a hamstring injury that forced him to leave last weekends victory over Detroit in the second half.
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Robinson, a 2010 first-round draft choice, injured his patella tendon during the third quarter of New Orleans 16-14 victory at Tampa Bay last Sunday. Robinson was a starter last season, but this season was moved to a backup role, in part because of the arrival of free agent Keenan Lewis. Robinson also was rehabilitating from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery when the preseason began, which prevented him from practicing during the first week of training camp. Last season, Robinson intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown. Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins said that Robinsons injury cost the Saints a defensive back who is very instinctive. Theres stuff that he does that you really cant coach, Jenkins said. He was starting to get healthy and he was looking really good. We were trying to ease him into the lineup. But losing him, obviously you lose some quality depth. Carr, who practiced Wednesday as New Orleans prepared for Sundays home game against Arizona, had been with the Saints during training camp and was among the clubs final cuts.
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Arizona Cardinals: Watch Live TV Stream Online for Free NFL Results; Betting Odds, Schedule and Preview By Brian Ethridge – Posted: 09/21/13 10:23AM EDT Email New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Peyton hopes to lead Saints over Cardinals. (Photo: Reuters) Week three of the NFL regular season is officially here and we are loaded with great games for our viewing enjoyment. One of those highly anticipated matchups of the week will take place on Sunday afternoon when the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals face off at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Kick off for the game is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. ET and may be seen on FOX in certain local areas. However, if you can’t watch the game on television or in person, you can watch the live stream by clicking here .
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It turns out that was the understatement of the year. So far this season Vaccaro has played every single snap on defense and even has 20 plus snaps on special teams as well. Vaccaro, who is listed at 6-feet and 214 pounds on the Saints website, has impressed coaches and fans alike with his hard-charging, energetic style of play. Ryan confirmed that he is using the young Vaccaro much more than he has any other rookie in years past, saying This kid loves football, and I think the more you put on his plate the more he wants. Head coach Sean Payton also praised Vaccaro and how he has handled himself through his first two games. He has handled that very quickly and so to his credit, he is someone that works hard at it. He understands the game. He is very physical. When a Super Bowl winning head coach commends a rookie safety for his talent, skill and football knowledge, that is something to take notice of. With his athletic ability, versatility and football knowledge, Vaccaro has even drawn some early comparisons to the likes of Pittsburgh Steelers future Hall of Fame safety Troy Polamalu. Saints ESPN blogger Mike Triplett reported that ESPN Insider and former NFL scout, Matt Williamson, saw a lot of Polamalu in Vaccaro. A true jack of all trades that has to be accounted for on every snap, because you never know where he is going to be, Williamson said.
The New Orleans Saints’ star tight end had a career-best performance in Sunday’s 16-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with 10 catches, 179 yards and a touchdown. But it wasn’t enough to earn him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors (thanks to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ 480-yard, four-touchdown performance). Jimmy Graham is just a couple of games into his fourth year in Black & Gold and we still do not know what he is fully capable of. Will his performance slow down anytime soon? Not a chance. Wednesday, September 18 Drew Brees take tough stance on Bucs’ hits – ESPN.com New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees didn’t pull any punches when asked about the shots his teammates took last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — making it clear that he felt safeties Dashon Goldson and Ahmad Black crossed the line with their vicious hits to the heads of tailback Darren Sproles and tight end Jimmy Graham. Rob Ryan will be the difference for the 2013 New Orleans Saints – Yahoo!
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Evans is listed as questionable after missing practice all week with a hamstring injury. If he cant play, his primary backup is unproven undrafted rookie Tim Lelito (though backup tackle Bryce Harris is also an option). Even if Evans does play, hell probably be limited. Thats a problem because the Saints have already struggled to generate a consistent run game this year — and because they rely more than most teams on their guards to create a pocket for Brees. The only good news is that the Saints have had all week to prepare for the possibility of losing Evans, and coach Sean Payton and Brees are shrewd enough to come up with an effective Plan B. BALANCING ACT: Speaking of the Saints run game woes, theyll have to decide how stubborn they want to be with trying to get the ground game off the ground this week. Its been a huge emphasis for the Saints this offseason, and they want to be able to keep opposing defenses honest. But Arizonas run defense has been pretty stout so far this year, led by ends Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell .