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Saints News, 12/4/15: Dennis Allen's Tweaks to Saints Defense were Subtle but Significant

From Dennis Allen made a handful of changes in his first game as New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator, head coach Sean Payton said, although some tweaks only would have been noticed internally. "(There were) some coverage front combinations that were different, some trap coverages that were new," Payton said. Other differences included personnel, communication and even how the call sheets were organized. "It was more than just three or four things," Payton said.

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