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Rogers play improved against the Raiders as he was able to penetrate into the backfield with ease. The problem was once he was back there he couldn’t fight off his blocker to make the tackle. New Orleans didn’t sign him to whiff on running backs.

Alex Brown was released after only one under whelming season where he totaled only two sacks. Rookie Cameron Jordan is his successor at left defense end some day, although I doubt the coaching staff feels comfortable with him as the starter heading into the season.

Turk McBride seems like the best choice for the Saints to start, and he should get a good chunk of the work against the Titans. Last season McBride played for the Lions where he had 33 tackles, three forced fumbles, and five sacks.

The entire unit needs to play better, be better, and against the Titans is the last chance to show marked improvement before the season opener against the Green Bay Packers.

3. Quarterback Sean Canfield will get the start against the Titans. This may be his last chance to make his case for a roster spot in 2011. Canfield, the former Oregon State Beaver and a seventh round pick of the Saints last year, will be starting in place of Brees and Daniel so that  the Saints can get an extended look.

Canfield spent most of last season on the Saints practice squad after getting beat out by Daniel, and arguably Patrick Ramsey at the time, in becoming Brees backup.

The Saints saw enough to want to keep him with the team. So far though his action in preseason games this year has been minimal at best, completing 6 of 12 passes for 82 yards, appearing in the final closing minutes of each game  nearly exclusively.

Canfield is not as accurate a passer as Daniel, but does possess a big arm to go along with quick reactions.

If there is one knock on Daniel it’s that he has a tendency to hang on to the ball in the pocket for a little too long,  Canfield however gets the ball out quick.

Tomorrow’s game is Canfield’s chance to prove he belongs on the roster. At slim as it may be he does have a shot to make the roster since the owners and players have agreed to expand game day rosters from 45 to 46 active players.

No longer will the third quarterback strictly be an emergency only player.

There are lots of other rookies that will be fighting for a roster spot — Isa Abdul-Quddus, Michael Higgins, Dexter Larimore, and Dwight Roberson — as well as plenty of “on the bubble players” — Andy Tanner, Montez Billings, Terrail Lambert, Swanson Miller, Cecil Newton and Adrian Arrington.

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