Oct 4, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiverBrandin Cooks
(10) carries the ball as Dallas Cowboys cornerbackMorris Claiborne
(24) tackles in the third quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
The Secondary Isn’t That Bad
Say what you want about Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr, but with the defense being asked to play as many minutes has they have, I think they have done quite a good job. Even Barry Church has been doing well (the final play wasn’t on him, that was supposed to be Damien Wilson‘s man). The secondary has been holding up well and it will be much better if it can hang on to interceptions as opposed to dropping them. A few different bounces or better chances taken and the Cowboys might have been 4-0 right now.
The defense has had opportunities to make a play, but it’s either dropped the ball or had an ill-timed penalty all too often. The defense has to make more plays then they have been. Getting the front seven healthy will help, but they have to figure out what to do about the safeties. While so far they have been serviceable there is some room for improvement in the scheme. Offenses don’t seem to worry about the safety over the top as much as they are the cornerback playing on the wide receiver. More pressure means more sacks, or at least more chances for mistakes from the opposing offenses.
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