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WhoGeaux
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Member since Apr 2011
2485 posts

re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
Only issue with the 2000 D-line was the propensity to play “who let the dogs out” after a sack. Besides that the “hand shake” was one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen in the world of sports celebration


LooseCannon22282
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
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The Saints have defensive lineman from FAU, UTSA, and U of Manitoba making significant contributions. Also Cal.


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LSUFreek
LSU Fan
Greater New Orleans
Member since Jan 2007
11543 posts

re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
The blossoming of T Rex is unreal. Tied for the lead in sacks with 9.5, this while sharing time with Davenport.


vince vega
LSU Fan
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Member since Feb 2014
481 posts

re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
if you ever listen to him give an interview, he's super impressive, he'll be a HC one day


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St Jean The Baptiste
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Member since Aug 2015
2983 posts

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


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Bert Macklin FBI
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Member since May 2013
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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.


I don’t think I’ve ever seen a poster on here claim loomis scouts talent or refuse to give Ireland credit for our drafting success.


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bonethug0180
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Jul 2018
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re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
And Hendrickson went later iirc because he came from a smaller school and was seen as a pass rush specialist/project, and Onyemata because he played in Canada and not many people went to go scout him (seemingly only us and Green Bay really saw him).

So all of these guys are really talented.

But that's not to knock Nielsen. He's getting them to play up to their full potential. Bill Johnson seemed to only get average to above average ability out of similarly talented guys, and they were a lot more inconsistent.


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bonethug0180
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Jul 2018
3726 posts

re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
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The blossoming of T Rex is unreal. Tied for the lead in sacks with 9.5, this while sharing time with Davenport.


Not knocking him because he is getting there and finishing, but he did have basically full time starts in the first 4, and Davenport has GREATLY raised the total pressures per game we've been getting since coming back.

So that timeshare (which they also often play together with Davenport sliding inside, especially since Rankins went down) is only helping.

But again the key thing is this year he is finishing the plays, which he lacked his first few years (along with very extended snaps though he still had a good bit).


Lsujacket66
Member since Dec 2010
4489 posts

re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
Our DL is balling and yet Rankins is out... can’t wait to see him in the rotation too


LSUFreek
LSU Fan
Greater New Orleans
Member since Jan 2007
11543 posts

re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
Much like Nielsen has had people prepared to step up/produce while Rankins is out or when Davenport has missed time, I got a feeling the DL will still be ok if/when Hendrickson bolts to somewhere else for that theoretical 5yr/$80M contract.


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Vacherie Saint
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Aug 2015
25747 posts

re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
He’s been able to push DO to elite levels, that’s for sure


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floyd13
LSU Fan
New Orleans Uptown
Member since Sep 2010
1236 posts

re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
Maybe LSU should hire this guy just saying.


LSUFreek
LSU Fan
Greater New Orleans
Member since Jan 2007
11543 posts

re: Is DL coach Ryan Nielsen the difference?
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Maybe LSU should hire this guy

Nielsen's already been an understudy to Coach O, has an exceptional resume' of maximizing the potential of players at both the college & NFL level, and would fill an obvious need.

The only negative is his sole experience as a positional coach, and not as a play-caller. But that's also been the case for practically every elevated positional coach to coordinator.

I'd love it, as an LSU fan, and hate it as a Saints fan.


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