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Will the Defensive Backs be the Big Weakness?

When asked the question "Besides Drew, who is the one Saints player we can not afford to lose in 2012?", my answer would probably be Jabari Greer.

That doesn't mean that i think Jabari is one of the 5 best Saints players on the roster. I just have a lot of concerns about a secondary that hasn't exactly created turnovers the past 2 seasons.

I don't even want to picture a defensive lineup without Greer in the secondary. He's coming off of career highs in pass deflections and tackles and is far above and beyond the best cornerback on this roster. I wanted Porter to stay. He's still young and I didn't think we were ready to let him go just yet. Guess I better bury that Porter jersey in my closet.

Other CB not named Jabari Greer:

Patrick Robinson: He's only 24 and i have no problem with him starting. I hope he continues to improve. I admit, I wasn't a huge fan of this pick in 2010, but I like his speed.

Johnny Patrick: Had a total of 6 tackles last year. And now, he projects as being our nickel back. This has always concerned me since Porter left. We don't know what we might be getting out of this guy. I'm hoping for the best, but this could be a growing season for Patrick.

Elbert Mack: I think Mack will compete for that nickel position. He was tied to a terrible defense last season but could make the most out of his new opportunity.

Marquis Johnson: Spags coached this guy in 2011, but he didn't get much playing time. For him to be on this roster tells me that Spags sees something in this guy. He could be one of those infamous surprises in pre-season for the Saints, leading to some playing time.

I'm curious to see how the Saints use Jerico Nelson and Corey White in preseason. With Qaddus and Amaya as back up safeties, I wonder if White gets into the mix at CB.

Should be an interesting pre-season. How do you see the depth chart filling out in the secondary?

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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