OK so we got gashed up and down the field in the 2nd half of that game, it really wasn't pretty but... I think many of us had the sense from the first two games that this D looked better than perhaps it was. The way we've had the ball run on us was a concern and the way we weren't able to stop screens for instance. I think we have seen today that that incling was probably correct, we came up against our first power O and having taken some time to figure us out, late in the game they were able to exploit us. I think in reality this is down to 2 things, Wade hasn't had enough time to get this D to 100% yet, the positive of that is that there is improvement to come, this season. Also, I think the depth isn't what you'd ideally want. Apart from Watt, it appears that the rookies losing a full pre-season has hurt their early development and that is costing us. This is something that can will only improve as well as they get better week on week in practice and hopefully will be more capable come mid-season. I'd also say we're still a draft away (aren't we always!?) from being where we'd want, especially on the depth side of things, I think they need someone better than Nolan as the backup safety (Nolan has the big play ability, which is ok, but it only takes him so far, look at his angle's, they're horrible). I think they need KJ to get better still, although I'm not throwing him under the bus for getting beaten by the best QB he'll face this year. I also think they are a ways away from having the depth they need on the D-line, seeing Watt gasping in the 4th quarter attests to that. Frankly, I think we have every chance of getting in the playoffs this season without ever beating a good team, the schedule is one of the easier in my memory, so I'm not too worried about any of these. I think they got found out as a transitional defense today. We shouldn't be too surprised or upset by that. I think thats down to Brees and one of the more explosive O's in the league. I don't see Big Ben causing us as much of a problem next week, although it will be another tough game.