The New Orleans Saints are primed for OTA’s and preparing for a new season with a new-look defense. Unfortuantly, this may be the slowest news day we have had yet.
Today we we will briefely touch on some positional battles, take a gander at head coach Sean Payton’s coaching tactics and more in this edition of the Who Dat Dish.
Let’s take a look.
Per John Roach:
Coming off a non-playoff season that was historically bad for the defense, the Saints would seem to be ripe to be picked apart. But on “Black and Gold Today,” Larry Holder points out that the sky isn’t exactly falling, and the team has several positives heading into 2013.
They include the return of Coach Sean Payton, the additions of young players entering their prime, such as cornerback Keenan Lewis and linebacker Victor Butler, and a fully signed draft class, some of whom will compete immediately for playing time.
Per NOLA.com’s John Roach:
Wide receiver Lance Moore used the term “culture shock” to describe how he anticipated many players would feel once the offseason conditioning program commenced in mid-April with Sean Payton back in the mix. There may have been a culture shock for everyone since Payton brought CrossFit into the program.
The harder work: Fixing the defense with many of the same players from last year’s troubled unit. That will be the main issue the Saints will look to solve during the next several months leading up to Week 1.