Thinking back on the game our tackles weren't really all that bad. Bushrod was worse than our noob off the streets right tackle. Bushrod got shoved back into Brees collapsing the pocket.
Brees is more comfortable with space to step into his throws as well all know, he needs the interior of the line to give him space, where as if the tackles give up pressure Brees just slides around the pocket to evade the rush. Today Justin Smith and the LB's behind him stunted and came up the middle pressuring Brees which really killed us. For the most part the Saints handled Aldon Smith's speed rush well. The stunts back to the middle, and LB blitzes are what really killed us.
I can't blame this on the tackles, other than Bushrod getting manhandled by Justin Smith again, but rather we weren't ready/prepared enough for their scheme. The players and coaches just weren't as good from execution stand point.