Expect the Unexpected When It Comes to Rob Ryan’s New Saints Defense

May 31, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Back in April, I examined what the New Orleans Saints' new-look defense might bring to the table in 2013. New defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will unfurl a 3-4 defensive scheme with a lot of movement and attacking options for the Saints to get at opposing quarterbacks.
As the installation process is underway in New Orleans at Organized Team Activities (OTAs), it looks as if movement might be an understatement. Ryan’s defense has shown pre-snap organized chaos, and that’s been fantastic to see.
Thursday’s first play of 11-on-11 drills featured a unique look from Ryan’s defense, according to Mike Triplett of the Times-Picayune:
On the first play of team drills Thursday, the New Orleans Saints' defense had three outside linebackers on the field and only one true defensive lineman. And inside linebacker Curtis Lofton wound up tearing through the middle for a sack.
Lofton registered just one sack last season and has only four over the last three se...

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