To quote long-time NFL Head Coach (now in the UFL), Dennis Green: "They are what we thought they were." A statement applicable to both teams competing Week One in the Louisiana Superdome. The Saints were what we thought they were—an offensive team that can clamp down on any team in which it sees a weakness. Sean Peyton's club is known for passing, but managed to run (35) one more time than they passed (34). The most stunning thing, however, was how much better the Saints have become defensively. Don't get me wrong, no one is going to confuse these Saints with the '76 Steelers, but certainly this version is far and away better than last year's. Sedrick Ellis is coming into his own as a disruptive force up front. The revamped secondary of Tracy Porter, Jabari Greer, Darren Sharpe ...
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