Friday, June 5, 2009

Saints Nation: Saints fans should be patient with new defense and applaud Saints' attempt to improve

If you look at what the Saints have done to improve their team in the offseason, intent is there. Gregg Williams has been added to revamp the defense and lead a unit that has cost the Saints dearly the past two seasons. Newcomers that should contribute immediately also include Jabari Greer (pictured), Darren Sharper, Dan Morgan, Rod Coleman, and Malcolm Jenkins. Going into this season no one expects the Saints to be transformed into a top 5 defense in the NFL, we're just hoping as fans they get good enough to stop getting in the way of the best offense in the NFL. One thing that you can count on is the typical Sean Payton type player has good character. The positive about having good character, among other things, is that it's typically accompanied with a high IQ. Hopefully this means the majority of the players on the defensive side of the ball will be quick to pick up Gregg Williams' schemes. That will be the key, ultimately, to how the Saints' season goes. We have to expect that there will be painful mistakes, and there will be a leaning curve based on the big amount of turnover with both the staff and the players. In the end, though, change was needed and change has happened. As fans we have to be grateful for that, and take the bad with the good as the new players learn. Bottom line, the organization is trying to make that defense better. Don't expect it to not be a progressive process, but it should be a lot more promising that what we've seen out of the Saints' defense the past 2 seasons.