Seahawks Will Have Depleted Secondary vs. Saints

Nov 3, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) interacts with the fans during the 1st half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints take on the Seattle Seahawks Monday in what is a matchup with playoff implications and seeding.

The good news? Seattle will be without two of its cornerbacks thanks to suspension. Larry Holder of NOLA.com has the details:

The No. 2 passing defense in the NFL lost two of their key cogs in Browner and Thurmond to substance-abuse suspensions as the Saints’ No. 2 passing offense will arrive in Seattle this weekend. Now the Seahawks will have Richard Sherman and a band of backups at cornerback trying to defend Jimmy Graham and a slew of Saints pass catchers.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said cornerback play is a central part of what has made his team so successful the past two seasons. But Carroll didn’t seem fazed by the loss of Browner and Thurmond, touting the “next guy up” mantra.

Seattle can “next guy up” all it wants, but the loss of two of the top three corners on the depth chart will be difficult to overcome—especially against Drew Brees.

The Seahawks have not lost at home since December of 2011, but the Saints job just got that much easier come Monday. New Orleans is more than talented enough to break the streak, and now there’s a good chance the Saints will. Bad timing for Seattle’s secondary to have trouble with the league.

 

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  • The Joker

    The Saints are gonna win in a rout! The Seahawks are gonna get put in their place AND have home field advantage taken from them.

    • GetAClueOr2

      Rout? Do you actually watch football? When was the last time Seattle lost by more than 7 points? Answer: Not since Russell Wilson became QB.

      Drew Breeze says on Wilson” Listen, there’s plenty of things that that guy can do that I could never dream of doing athletically”

      Drew Breeze says on Wilson “He’s so versatile. He’s a – what should I call it– a triple threat? Anything you would need from the quarterback position. He can throw the long ball, he can execute the intermediate passing game. That read option that they run, he’s as big of a threat running the ball as Marshawn Lynch”

      You should be very glad that the saints organization takes this game a lot more seriously than you do

    • adams12

      Ha Ha ha Ha Ha….gasp….8:39 pm here on the west coast and your prediction is looking like a joke, Joker.

    • GetAClueOr2

      I see why you call yourself Joker :) Just take care of the panthers and we;ll see ya again in a few weeks

  • Ron Grummer

    LOL, “joker” yes, it makes perfect, slapstick sense!
    Seattle’s secondary depth is sufficient to handle the Saints. The real question is whether or not the Saints can travel to the great northwest and play up to the competition in a noisy, open-air, probably snowy and very hostile field, stop the beast, keep up with Wilson and figure out how to stop the trio of dynamic playmakers that form the leading edge of Seattle’s receiving corps?
    On an even, climate controlled field, with our weakened secondary depth, the game would be a toss-up. As it is, it sounds like a long flight back to a disappointed fan- base who have just awoken to reality. Good luck with the two Panther games that await their return.

    • Robert Fouquet

      The Seahawks almost lost in overtime to the winless Bucs who were 0-7 at the time and that was a home game for Seattle. Also. Seahawks almost lost in overtime to the Rams who are now 2-9. Neither of those teams are a blip on the Saints and you came close to losing even in your own house to the point that it dragged into overtime. Now you are down 2 corners and having to face the Saints who happen to be the only team with a top 5 def and top 5 off. Dream on. Who Dat all day!!

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  • Robert Fouquet

    The Seahawks almost lost in overtime to the winless Bucs who were 0-7 at the time and that was a home game for Seattle. Also. Seahawks almost lost in overtime to the Rams who are now 2-9. Neither of those teams are a blip on the Saints and you came close to losing even in your own house to the point that it dragged into overtime. Now you are down 2 corners and having to face the Saints who happen to be the only team with a top 5 def and top 5 off. Dream on. Who Dat all day!!

    • GetAClueOr2

      you barely beat the niners at home and you’re all pumped up for an easy win in a cold, wet, posability snowy outdoor stadium?? OK, if that’s your analysis.

      • Robert Fouquet

        Yes Niners was a close game at home. However the Niners are a much better team then the Bucs who were winless that you barely beat at home in overtime. Our SF once again was the middle game of 3 we played in 12 days all being wins. I’m not saying you won’t be a challenge that would be a pretty stupid. My point is all of the Seahawk fans pretending this is a cake walk for them. We are the best team you have faced yet just as you are the best team we have faced yet. It’s going to be a blood bath. Also. As I pointed out before we had the 2nd hardest schedule in whole nfl while you enjoyed the 10th. Those OT games you had all of your players against lesser opponents and barely squeaked it out. Now you are down 2 of them. It will be fun to watch. My point is don’t think this is going to be be easy street it won’t for either team