After producing multiple unproductive linebacker groups in recent years New Orleans brought in not only new players, but a new coach as well. While Mike Nolan might very well become the most important defensive acquisition for the Saints, A.J. Klein is going to make sure no one forgets his name.
Klein joined the Saints because he had an opportunity to start, something he didn’t have in Carolina. Sitting behind arguably the best LB duo in the league meant Klein wasn’t something that frustrated him. That’s what he told ESPN “I know I wanted the opportunity to start. But it wasn't necessarily frustrating because you can't be frustrated when you're playing behind two all-pros.”
Because of injuries to the linebacking group in Carolina, A.J. still saw 351 defensive snaps last season which was a career high. In the following video we take a look at several plays to find the good, the bad and the just solid. For New Orleans, that would be an improvement.
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