Sunday, June 7, 2009

Minicamp Day 3 Report

Posted By on Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 8:45 PM

They're only dressed in helmets and shorts but you wouldn't know it by the energy that defensive coordinator Greg Williams' squad brought to day three of Saints' OTA's.  Williams has added a three-four look to the Saints' defensive repertoire in addition to an assortment of attacking blitz packages. The Saints' "D" gave coach Sean Payton's lauded offense all that it could handle, getting to the quarterback early and often.

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On the third play of inter-squad scrimmaging former Bills corner back Jabari Greer caught his second interception in as many days as the  New Orleans' defense continued to show improvement.  The interception underscored what was a  lively and chatter filled practice even though it was a closed to the public.

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Drew Brees and the offense continued to have success over the middle of the field-testing the the Saints line backing core's ability to cover. Linebacker Dan Morgan who looked good before suffering a calf injury Friday didn't practice for the second straight day.

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Reggie Bush continued to improve, carrying the ball on the first few plays of practice and fielding punts with the special teams. Bush and receiver Marques Colston are both recovering from off-season knee surgery. Colston was used sparingly as he saw his first action of mini-camp. Reciever Lance Moore, who is also rehabing from off-season shoulder surgery did not participate. Last year's stand-out running back Pierre Thomas, who suffered a bruised wrist yesterday,  participated in drills but not in scrimmaging.

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Thomas was quick to downplay the severity of the injury but was sporting a protective sleeve on the injured wrist. When asked if there was a game this week would he be able to play Thomas responded,"...I'd make myself play...I wouldn't let it affect me."

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