Oh boy, the high powered New Orleans Saints offense comes into town this weekend. The news just broke from Tania that Cox and Green are likely our for the game. Will Middleton will start in place of Cox at CB. This means Middleton will have to cover speed guys like Meachem and Henderson. Greene likely would not be playing much but he does provide depth and experience. The rookie Prosinski is going to have to step up big time if called upon at FS. All this together does not vote well for the Jags.
Let's all keep our fingers crossed that Matt Roth at DE is ready to go for this game at near full strength. If he is not, this could get ugly. The Jags front four is going to have to get serious pressure on Brees from start to finish. What is that doesn't happen? Then we are going to see just how smart DC Mel Tucker really is in this game. The one savior the Jags might have here is that the Saints Oline is even more banged up than our secondary. Tucker should have blitzes specifically designed to attack the Saints Oline at their weak points. This is the time to send new free agent acquisition Drew Coleman in the nickel and dime packages around the outside. He has already proven he can get to the QB for the Jags just like he did in New York.
The wild card to me is Clint Session. He could be blitzing up the gut against a banged up Oline with rookie RB Ingram or an undersized RB in Sproles. Why not let the hardest hitter on the team loose and get some shots on Brees Sunday? Sessions has hardly played meaningful snaps this season. That should change Sunday. I hope Tucker puts Session in the game the entire 1st quarter and blitzes him every other play. He should be out on nickel packages as a blitzing LB. I can't vouch for Brees, but if Session was rushing at me, it'd sure get my attention.
I like the strategy of having two guys that could blitz inside or outside or both at any time on the field against New Orleans with Coleman and Session. What are your thoughts?