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This happened far too frequently for the Saints fans' liking in the playoff loss to the Seahawks.
New Orleans allowed the fourth fewest pass yards per game, while also ranking first in passing touchdowns allowed and second in percentage of passes that resulted in first downs. Somehow, though, none of that translated to postseason success.
New Orleans made just nine interceptions one year after Darren Sharper collected nine interceptions all by himself. Malcolm Jenkins and Jabari Greer tied for the team lead with just two each.
The secondary, playing without Jenkins, got torched for 272 yards, four touchdowns, and three completions of at least 38 yards in the wild-card loss to Seattle.
It's time to move in a new direction at strong safety. Roman Harper is unrestricted as a free agent but is restricted in his ability to cover a receiver or a tight end.
I, for one, like the team's talent and depth at cornerback. Only twice did a receiver manage 100 yards against this secondary, with one of the times being tight end Tony Gonzalez. Jabari Greer, Tracy Porter, and Patrick Robinson are a formidable trio.
They are forced into a lot of man coverage and don't allow many big plays. My biggest knock on them is that they miss too many games.
For those of you who are ready to get rid of Jabari Greer, two words: Jason David.