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Monday practice for Saints has some positives


November 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo talks with his defensive line following a series against the San Francisco 49ers during second quarter of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Following practice on Monday, New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo gave some positive comments concerning it as well as the defensive outlook.

Interim head coach Joe Vitt was not available due to the fact that he was giving testimony in the Saints bounty appeal hearings as well as linebacker Jonathan Vilma.

Spagnuolo reported that for the first time in almost four weeks, defensive end Junior Galette was finally able to practice on a limited basis.  It is unclear though if Galette will be able to be ready for the game against the New York Giants on Sunday.

He also praised the work of the Saints defense especially in the secondary.  The new defense that Spagnuolo has been installing is appearing to finally gain a bit of an edge.

The aggressiveness of cornerbacks Jabari Greer, Patrick Robinson, and Elbert Mack was mentioned by Spagnuolo and after the last two games is one of the main positives to take away despite the losses.

While Spagnuolo did say the corners did a good job against the Atlanta Falcons offense, his focus was that the Saints will constantly have to improve and never be satisfied by stating,

"Even though there is some positive there, we want to get better. If we’re getting good, we want to go to great. If we’re getting to great, we want to be the greatest. We just want to keep getting better."

The Saints defense will have to be better as they travel to face the Giants this Sunday and will have to matchup with two dynamic receivers in Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks.