McCray is Fast
Today in The Times-Picayune, Jimmy Smith penned a nice a little article on the pass rushing abilities of free-agent acquisition, Bobby McCray.
"McCray’s speed and quickness off the edge of the defensive line are impressive. In shorts and helmets, he’s by far the fastest player on the line, much quicker into the backfield than Charles Grant or Will Smith."
This can only be good. The Saints lacked a pass rush on key third down situations last season that haunted them and did not help the already porous secondary. Also, Smith talks about the possibility of Charles Grant moving inside in some situations, maybe even permanently.
Smith also dropped some other good ones about the team.
"With the addition of rookie Sedrick Ellis, whose impressive work during the rookie minicamp didn’t seem to diminish when he went up against the veterans, New Orleans’ defensive line, at least, should be much improved."
Earn the spot, Sed. Please make us forget about Jonathan Sullivan.
"In 2006 when he was coming off ACL surgery the year before, Deuce McAllister often ran with some hesitancy and displayed a slight limp, even in the latter stages of training camp. McAllister showed no such after effects during these workouts, despite two knee surgeries. That’s a hopeful sign."
I have always envisioned Deuce McAllister being the one to hold the Super Bowl trophy first if the Saints were to win one. It’s great to see him healthy, and with the current roster, he has a shot to do that this season.