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New Orleans Saints: 4 takeaways from Day 12 of training camp

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton - Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton - Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports /
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New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Shy Tuttle (99) and defensive end Christian Ringo (70) -Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Shy Tuttle (99) and defensive end Christian Ringo (70) -Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports /

New Orleans Saints – Training Camp Takeaways

2. Defense won the day

Our number one and two takeaway could go hand-in-hand but we’ll tackle them separately for now. We’ll start with No. 2 on this list, which is that the defense seized the day and stood out.

Sean Fazende listed just a few of the defensive highlights that took place on Day 12. Take a look at his tweet, which I’ve included below.

Some of these names aren’t ones we’re used to seeing linked with big plays.

Ken Crawley has obviously dealt Saints fans fits during his career but he had a nice interception off of Taysom Hill. Jalen Dalton is an unknown name and he had a nice sack and fumble against Jameis Winston. Noah Spence hasn’t been discussed a ton and he sacked Hill.

Sure, this is just training camp, but to see the defense pop as much as it has is a good sign for sure. The defense is going to have to win this team some games, especially if the No. 1 takeaway that we’ll get to in a minute, is still the case when the regular season gets underway.

I’m excited to see these lesser-known defensive players take the field on Saturday and see who pops the most out of this group.

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