Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) is hit by New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette (93) during the first half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints Pass Rush is Just Fine, Thanks

The New Orleans Saints pass rush is just fine, thanks.

Much was made of the demise of the New Orleans Saints pass rush after outside linebackers Victor Butler and Will Smith went down with season ending injuries.

It made sense. Who in the world would step up and put pressure on opposing quarterbacks?

The answer was simple—Junior Galette and the rest of the Saints defense would simply hold a sack party in their absence.

Entering the Monday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins the Saints had already notched eight sacks in just three games. The Saints showed no signs of slowing down against a weak Dolphins offensive line, sacking quarterback Ryan Tannehill a ridiculous four times en route to a 38-17 win.

To be fair, the Dolphins easily have the worst line in football right now, but all the concerns around the Saints’ defense, and especially the pass rush, can officially be put to bed.

The Saints are undefeated and it’s not just the offense playing at a high level. Saints fans should thank the football gods every day Rob Ryan came to town.


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