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Kristian Quick Hits: Saints healthier, pass rush should be better

Colston back:  

After missing practice on Wednesday with a sore foot, wide receiver Marques Colston (above) returned to practice Thursday in a limited fashion.  Defensive back Jabari Greer(groin) was also limited.  Linebackers David Hawthorne and Curtis Lofton were listed as "Full Participation."  Only two players missed practice: Wide receiver Adrian Arrington (knee) and Marcel Jones (Knee).
Front four:  

The Saints tallied just 33 sacks all of last season, coach Aaron Kromer says the pass rush might be the biggest improvement headed into the 2012 season. "They've done a great job in pass rush at practice, having a plan on who's rushing where.  I think we'll see a vast difference in a four man rush, than we did last year when we did a four man rush," Kromer explained.  Defensive end Will Smith is out for the first 4 weeks of the season serving his bounty suspension.  Defensive ends Turk McBride, Cameron Jordan, Martez Wilson and Junior Galette will factor heavily into the D-line rotation.
No difference:  

I get asked all the time if the Saints are different without Sean Payton at the helm.  The short is Yes.  If you asked me. 'Is it a drastic difference?'  The answer is clearly no.  You can obviously see the Sean Payton signature on this team.  I was most interested in seeing it during "game week."  What would that be like?  Well, it's been their usual workman like approach.  The locker room isn't littered with guys hanging around.  The players are tucked away studying extra film, or getting in some extra conditioning.  The voice might be different at news conferences, but the message is still very much the same.  The Saints are heeding Patyon's "do your job" message.

Photo by Chris Bennett

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09/07/2012 8:34AM
Kristian Quick Hits: Saints healthier, pass rush should be better
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09/07/2012 1:14PM
Bob P
I've never seen a team do well with so much going on. Distractions are just that. I truly hope for the best. To me ten wins would be a shock. Negatives will snow ball if not kept in check. Wishing for it all. Go saints
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