New Orleans Saints: 3 quick fixes that could enhance the lacking defense
The New Orleans Saints’ defense proved on Sunday that they are the weakest link, what is the late-season fix to this problem?
In the New Orleans Saints Sunday showdown against the 49ers, both of the league’s top defenses looked like youth football teams out there.
Allowing 40+ points to your opponent is nothing to be proud of as a defense. However, the 49ers defense got one more stop than the Saints’ defense did and that proved to be the determining factor to get the 49ers a win.
We have known all year that the Saints’ secondary is the weakest link on the team and this solidified that speculation in the minds of fans across the country. As we watched the game on Sunday and the secondary gave up big throw after big throw — even with the opposing wide receivers throwing the ball.
It was utterly painful to watch.
With it being so late in the season, there are little the Saints can do in terms of acquisition to heighten the level of the secondary. Therefore, the changes are going to have to be made in house with the players we already have.
A difference in playcalling, playmaking, and players are needed in different positions.
Who do the Saints’ have that can step in and make a bigger impact than those that are currently in those positions? Here are three fixes the New Orleans Saints can do to better their secondary.