Saints defense wins the day with turnovers on top of turnovers
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By John Sigler

Monday’s New Orleans Saints training camp practice was like an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show. You get an interception, Kurt Coleman! You get an interception too, Alex Anzalone! Head’s up, you get an interception, Craig Robertson! It’s raining cats and dogs, Demario Davis, but you get an interception, too!

I’m not even exaggerating. All four Saints quarterbacks – Drew Brees, Taysom Hill, Tom Savage and J.T. Barrett – had the misfortune of turning the ball over in team drills. And those interceptions often came from linebackers making great plays in coverage rather than careless passing.

Defenders found ways to disrupt the offense even when the ball wasn’t taken away. New Orleans’ prodigal son Patrick Robinson, a 2010 first-round draft pick, returned to the fold and nearly snatched a pass away from Michael Thomas by deftly reading the route and timing his jump.

So it’s not like the Saints defense had a flukey day of success in pass coverage. They played well in each phase, especially linebacker Demario Davis – who preceded his session-ending pick with a pass breakup against tight end Josh...



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