DOL's Q&A this week is with defensive back Dunta Robinson.
DOL touches up on a few issues, but the ones I want to draw attention to is that he asked Dunta about the state of the defense.
Dunta thinks the defense will be fine, and he points to the number of young players that had significant playing time last year. If you think about it, Spoon, Jerry, Moore, and Peters were all practically rookies, with Moore and Jerry losing their rookie year to injury, and Moore and Peters were out there all the time this past season, or so it seemed.
I realize veterans like Peterson, Abe, and even DR23 aren't getting any younger, but the three of them should have at least a good year or two left in them, especially Dunta.
Dunta also thinks that the continuity of keeping everyone together will work better in the long run, too. (Think our offensive line's continuity. Solid, if unspectacular.)
I think a lot of people forget we were 5th in scoring defense last year. Yes, there are all kinds of advanced stats out there to say we were good at this or bad at that, but that doesn't change that we did well in the only part that matters: the scoreboard.
The defense showed us what it was capable of in the second Saints game, but it also showed us what it was capable of in the Bengals game. Will our defense be closer to the incredible D that showed up in Saints II, or will it be a "Offense, save us again!" defense that showed up against several teams? (Packers I, Ravens, Bengals)