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LSUFreek
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Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
In his 3.5 years here, the DL has easily been the most consistent force on the Saints D.

In his last year at NCSt, Ryan had 4 DL drafted in the first 3 rounds. Nielsen MIC’d Up And Nielsen MIC’d up again

His first year with the Saints, Cam Jordan gets his first All-Pro season and 2nd Team All-Pro the next two.

During his time here, we’ve also seen career years out of Okafor, Rankins, Davenport, Onyemata, and T Rex and now even backup guys like Granderson look capable of starting.

Is Nielsen the GOAT Saints DL Coach?





DBG
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
He’s an incredible DL coach, a Coach O disciple.


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drake20
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
Saints should promote him to D coordinator if Allen leaves.


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LooseCannon22282
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
Ireland deserves a lot of credit even though most posters on here think it is Loomis who scouts the talent.

Loomis just kicks cans down the road.



GynoSandberg
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?

We do have (had with Rankins) four 1st rounders on the DL

Rankins 12th overall
Davenport 14th overall
Cam 24th overall
Malcom Brown 32nd overall

3rd rd
Hendrickson 103rd overall

4th rd
Onyemata 120th overall

Tuttle, Roach, Grandy UDFA

I do think Nielsen is a good coach. He has some talent to work with too. Even as 3rd and 4th rounders, Hendrickson and Onyemata had great physical attributes at their pro day. Just small school guys


lsutiger2010
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
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even though most posters on here think it is Loomis who scouts the talent.


Literally no one thinks this


LooseCannon22282
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
yeah right.



Mouth
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
He is directly responsible for the Saints run defense being so disciplined the last 3 years.


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rt3
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
there was a guy I had no idea was on the Saints roster... Ryan Glasgow

couldn't have told you who he was

yet he was all around the plays when he was in the game today

(he was called up off the PS yesterday afternoon)


WhoGeaux
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Member since Apr 2011
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
Ireland oversees rookie scouting

Terry fontenot oversees vet scouting

Collectively they do a great job and probably should both be gm’s. Loomis is incredible making all the numbers work. It’s a fascinating front office setup.


LooseCannon22282
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
I mean it is truly a team effort from the front office down to the coaching staff but Ireland doesn't really get credit like he should. Neither does Nielsen.

the first year that Nielsen was here the Dline were active in batting down passes down at the line. That Lions game that year was so crazy.


WhoGeaux
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Member since Apr 2011
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
Rare jump to see a college positional coach jump straight to the NFL as a positional coach, having never been a coordinator. Very bright future for Nielsen, he’s a D-Line guru. Just look at Trey Hendricksons development. Off the charts.


LSUFreek
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
I still hold that Saints DL of Joe Johnson, LaRoi Glover, Norman Hand & Darren Howard as the best Saints DL I've ever witnessed.

But what I've loved about Nielsen's tenure, is the consistency of high level play for multiple years, despite interchangeable parts/new faces.


goatmilker
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
Yes


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josh336
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
Nielson definitely deserves credit. And though no one wants to give it to him, dennis allen deserves credit as well


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Lester Earl
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
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Loomis is incredible making all the numbers work


Lookup khai Harley


lil 7thward
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
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Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?

Yes


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Mouth
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
Harley is definitely Loomis’ calculator.


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lovinLSU
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
I’m very impressed with the saints defensive line.. this is by far one of the best DL in saints history.. these guys get after it..Congrats
This post was edited on 11/22 at 9:15 pm


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LooseCannon22282
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
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I still hold that Saints DL of Joe Johnson, LaRoi Glover, Norman Hand & Darren Howard as the best Saints DL I've ever witnessed.


totally. Glover was the headliner. 17 sacks for an interior lineman is down right dominant.

quote:

But what I've loved about Nielsen's tenure, is the consistency of high level play for multiple years, despite interchangeable parts/new faces.


i would agree with that too.

no question.


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