New Orleans Saints cornerback Bradley Roby sees big things for this defense in 2022 and he knows all about playing for a championship-caliber defense.
After Thursday’s practice had wrapped up, New Orleans Saints cornerback Bradley Roby spoke to the media and something interesting came from that session. He mentioned how when he was talking to Paulson Adebo about this secondary, it reminded him of the Broncos’ secondary in 2015.
For those who don’t remember, that 2015 season ended with the Denver Broncos winning the Super Bowl for the first time since John Elway had called it a career and they did it on the backs of their defensive players. Peyton Manning was in what ended up being the final year of his Hall of Fame career and was a shell of himself. That defense got the Broncos to that point and was the reason Denver hoisted the Lombardi Trophy when it was all said and done.
Bradley Roby believes in this New Orleans Saints secondary.
Roby entered the league in 2014 as the 31st overall pick by the Broncos so he was joining a Super Bowl contender as a rookie. By his second year, that Denver defense was the best pass defense in the entire league, allowing a league-low 3,193 yards in the regular season while surrendering just 19 passing touchdowns.
That year’s Denver secondary consisted of Roby, Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward, and Chris Harris Jr., with all of those players being in their prime at the time.
The fact that Roby is comparing this year’s Saints secondary to a unit that helped lead their team to the Super Bowl and win it all is saying something. He knows what a Super Bowl-caliber secondary looks like and he thinks this team has just that.
It’s not hard to see why Roby feels this way either. Despite the team losing guys like Malcolm Jenkins and Marcus Williams, they added Tyrann Mathieu, Marcus Maye, and Alontae Taylor. These guys join an already stacked group consisting of Marshon Lattimore, Paulson Adebo, C.J. Gardner-Johnson, and P.J. Williams.
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If the New Orleans Saints secondary can remain healthy, they could absolutely be as good as that 2015 Denver Broncos secondary was. Hopefully, the same result occurs too.