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Chris Owens Listed As No. 3 CB: Toasters Everywhere Smile

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ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 26: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings makes a catch against Chris Owens #21 of the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on November 26, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 26: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings makes a catch against Chris Owens #21 of the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on November 26, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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The latest depth chart out of the mothership confirms our greatest fears: Dunta Robinson is back on the outside, with Chris Owens returning to the dedicated slot role that made us all want to drive to Atlanta and slap him in the 2010 Green Bay playoff game.

Commonly referred to as "Toast" after the GB playoff game, Owens has shown limited success in the slot role, but he has had more success playing on the outside, where he played at the end of the 2009 season if my memory serves me correctly.

Nolan's high pressure defense should cause us to play more man coverage, where Dunta has had more success than in a zone coverage scheme. Whether or not that ends up being true is a whole different story altogether.

Behind Asante is Robert McClain, who has limited experience, and behind him is Franks. Newly acquired Terrance Johnson is behind Chris Owens.

We're one CB injury from playing SaintsBall with the rest of the NFL. Does that terrify you? It should, because regardless of how good our offense looked in Week 1, we have no friggin' clue whether it can do that kind of stuff week in and week out. If it can, not only is Matt Ryan an Ultra Boss, but Dirk Koetter is an offensive genius who constantly gives the finger to haters on a weekly basis.

By the way, he probably totally did that on every play against the Chiefs.

Like it or not, Chris Owens is currently our nickel corner. Will this cause us to play base 4-3 more often? Or will it hardly affect us? How many tears have you shed over this development? What are your thoughts on the matter?