David Hawthorne Emerging as Major Force Within Saints Defense

October 30, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every Batman needs a Robin.
New Orleans Saints inside linebacker Curtis Lofton is the unquestioned leader of the Saints defense (unless you ask fellow linebacker Jonathan Vilma). His tenaciousness, productivity and savvy may be superseded only by the ferocity with which he displays. 
His ability to read and diagnose has been one of the capital reasons for New Orleans' defensive resurgence. In fact, his recent departure from the Atlanta Falcons is one of the primary reasons they won't be winning the Super Bowl—in a year they were considered the odds-on favorite.
With that being stated, the Saints' brass may have quietly found his equal.
The Saints acquired former Seattle Seahawks linebacker David Hawthorne last season in an under-the-radar move. Most of the attention went to fellow free-agent acquisition Lofton, who was coming off of perennially being one of the league leaders in tackles.
Both Hawthorne and Lofton entered the league in ...

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