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When Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore
29-06-2019, 07:46 AM
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When Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore
New Orleans’ defense http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/...son-jersey , he came away unimpressed, but not discouraged.

”We didn’t get up for that game and that’s on us. We know we’ve got to step it up,” Lattimore said after practice Wednesday, as the Saints prepared for their postseason clash on Sunday with Carolina. ”It’s the playoffs, so that’s in the past. We’re going to get the job done. We didn’t lose our confidence at all. We’re good. We’re going to get up for this game for sure.”

Lattimore and fellow Saints defenders not only have to address their recent back-sliding as a unit, but also for the presence of star Carolina tight end Greg Olsen, who didn’t play in either of these teams’ previous two meetings this season.

”You’re talking about one of the better tight ends in the game. Not having him is significant and having him is huge,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. ”He’s smart. He’s tough. He blocks for the run. He enjoys competing and quite honestly, he does so many little things well in regards to zone or man, that third down or red zone – pick a situation – it’s just significant.”

Olsen missed nine games with a foot injury this season. He played in Carolina’s last four regular season games, with as many as nine receptions in one game.

”We do some things with Greg that we didn’t get a chance to do when he wasn’t with us,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. ”Gregg’s a pass-catching threat, a good route runner, got good hands.”

He has just 17 catches for 191 yards and one touchdown this season, and had only one reception in Carolina’s loss to Atlanta last week.

Still, Saints defenders expect Olsen to be a factor in a win-or-go-home playoff game.

”Him and Cam have timing together, chemistry http://www.minnesotavikingsteamonline.co...jr.-jersey ,” Saints safety Vonn Bell said. ”He knows the offense. He’s a (former) Pro Bowler. He knows how to use his body” to keep defenders from getting to the ball in flight.

”We just know he’s a passing threat,” Bell added.

The Saints improved from 27th defensively overall to 15th this season. They also enjoyed considerable increases in sacks, from 30 to 42, and interceptions, from 9 to 20.

Yet a 31-24 loss at Tampa Bay in the regular season finale ”left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth,” Payton said.

The Saints’ defense gave up 455 total yards in Tampa Bay. The Bucs converted 13 of 18 third downs and their lone fourth-down attempt. If not for three interceptions – one by linebacker Craig Robertson and two by rookie safety Marcus Williams, the Saints might have struggled just to keep it close.

”We’ve got a fire lit up under us to come out here and play the way we know we’re capable of playing,” defensive tackle Tyeler Davison said. ”Our details weren’t exactly on point like they need to be that last game.”

The Bucs gained 110 yards rushing and had two receivers go over 100 yards, including Chris Godwin, who caught a go-ahead, 39-yard touchdown pass with 9 seconds left.

”Definitely sour to end it with not our best performance of the year by far,” Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins said. ”But the beauty of this is we get another shot, and this time it really means something.”

Notes: LT Terron Armstead (thigh), DE Trey Hendrickson (ankle) and TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion) all practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday after not playing in Tampa Bay last Sunday. … Several other regulars practiced on a limited basis, including leading receiver Michael Thomas (hamstring), guard Senio Kelemete (knee), tight end Josh Hill (shoulder) and special teams regular Justin Hardee.



EAST RUTHERFORD http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/d...nce-jersey , N.J. (AP) — Getting a chance to watch Taysom Hill do his thing as the New Orleans Saints‘ multi-faceted third-string quarterback was enough to convince coach Pat Shurmur the New York Giants needed someone who could do that all this season.Shurmur may a found a possible solution in Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey, who was not drafted last week.The Giants signed Dungey to their 90-man roster Thursday as draft picks and rookies reported for a short minicamp.Having a Hill-type player is quickly becoming an NFL fad. The former BYU product was used as a runner, a passer, a receiver, a returner and a special teams’ guy this past season in helping the Saints reach the NFC title game.Against the Giants in a 33-18 win last season, Hill ran four times for 28 yards, threw a fourth-down pass out of a punt formation for 10 yards and a first down and handed off to Alvin Kamara out of a shotgun formation on a 9-yard touchdown run. His passing and running also contributed two field goals.“That was one of the things he talked to me about,” Dungey said Friday of his conversation with Shurmur after the draft.Dungey has a lot to offer. In 39 games for the Orange over the past four seasons, the Lake Oswego, Oregon, resident threw for 9,340 yards with 58 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. He also ran for 1,993 yards and 35 touchdowns.When the Giants released their roster for the camp, it wasn’t surprising the 6-foot-4, 226 pound Dungey was listed as a quarterback/tight end.Winning the quarterback job will be tough. Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning is back, and New York chose Daniel Jones of Duke with the No. 6 pick overall last week. Kyle Lauletta, a fourth-round pick last year http://www.oaklandraidersteamonline.com/...obs-jersey , also is on the roster along with veteran Alex Tanney.Dungey would have to start at No. 5 on the depth chart.“I just want to be able to compete, that’s what makes me the best,” Dungey said. “Daniel is a great quarterback but like I said, coach offered me an opportunity to play multiple positions and a chance to play quarterback. If I can do that and learn the offense to the best of my ability, I am looking forward to doing everything I can to help out.”While excited about the opportunity, Dungey’s heart was torn Friday. He was thinking of his father, Tim.“He was just diagnosed with cancer yesterday,” Dungey said. “It’s been rough. We are just hoping for the best. I know he is a strong guy, so he is going to pull through.”Dungey said doctors found something in his father’s kidney and need to conduct more tests.“He is a huge part of my life,” Dungey said. “He has just made me the man I am today, and my mom. I always looked up to my dad growing up. He was someone who played football, basketball and baseball. He has just been a great role model. No matter what adversity he faces he always just cares about us and pushes through it.”Eric Dungey is taking a similar approach to the NFL. He knows as a free agent he can be cut at any time. He has to give it his best every second.“”I’m just kind of living in the moment,” Dungey said. “I am just kind of putting my nose down. I feel when I can look back on it I may be able to embrace it more. Right now, it’s just a job and I am trying to make a name for myself.”
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