Saints Defense Won’t Be Able to Overcome Brodrick Bunkley’s Season-Ending Injury

November 25, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Just when the New Orleans Saints thought they'd hit rock bottom on the defensive side of the football, their situation worsened with a major injury to nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley. 
Bunkley was injured during Monday night's 34-27 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and didn't return to contest. 
According to a report from NFL Nework's Ian Rapoport, Bunkley's season is now over:
Nose tackle is the least glamorous position in the NFL, yet it's the most important in a 3-4 defense. That mountain of a man in the middle of the defense must perform yeoman's work each and every weekend.
A constant barrage of double-teams confirms a job well done more so than tackles or sacks. 
If that nose tackle can't hold the point of attack, it becomes a major problem. Teams can then run the ball far more easily while the passing game opens up due to play action or the defense cheating a safety toward the line of scrimmage. 
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