Phil Oscarson en Sport and Fitness, Sports 28/9/2016 · 2 min de lectura · +100

Saints young Cornerback: how will the team contend this season

Saints young Cornerback: how will the team contend this season

After a disappointing 7-9 season in 2015, the New Orleans Saints picked up right where they left off in 2016. They suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Oakland Raiders to kick off the new campaign. While the offense was explosive as usual, the Saints defense showed many of the same holes that it did last season.

Despite a 424 yard, 4 touchdown performance by quarterback Drew Brees, the Saints still lost 35-34. In a division that features the powerhouse Carolina Panthers, offense can only get you so far. New Orleans ranked last or nearly last in every defensive category last year, and Week 1 appeared to be more of the same.

Delvin Breaux

To make matters worse, young standout cornerback Delvin Breaux suffered a broken fibula during the loss and is expected to miss at least six weeks due to the injury.

Breaux was arguably the Saints best defender in the secondary. He led the team with three interceptions, but that's not the only thing that makes his loss significant. Breaux is a leader on the field, and he possesses the intelligence of a savvy veteran despite this being just his second year in the league.

Although he is expected to miss a significant chunk of this season, a healthy Delvin Breaux could be the long-term answer for the Saints defensive woes. Remember this when you're looking for review.

P.J. Williams

With Breaux on the sidelines, it will be up to the other young, inexperienced corners on the New Orleans roster to lock down some of the league's best wide-outs. P.J. Williams is now in his second year with the team, and the spotlight will now most likely shine on him in Week 2 as the Saints face the New York Giants.

Normally, Giants superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. would spend most of the game shadowed by Delvin Breaux. Instead, he will most likely be covered by the inexperienced Williams, which could cause nightmares for Saints head coach Sean Payton. While Williams has shown a considerable amount of promise, his lack of experience should give pause for concern.

De'Vante Harris

Another young prospect that could