Marshon Lattimore named NFC rookie of the month

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The Saints didn’t blow a draft pick on a bad defensive player for a change, and in an amazing coincidence, their defense is better.

Cornerback Marshon Lattimore was named NFC rookie of the month for October, for his work in helping the Saints to a five-game winning streak.

Lattimore, the 11th overall pick in the draft, has lent some stability to a secondary that has been looking for it for years.

He has two interceptions, but he’s also become the kind of cover player who isn’t being thrown at often.

The Saints are 20th in the league in total defense and 16th against the pass. That doesn’t sound great, but considering where they’ve been, it’s a remarkable improvement.

7 responses to “Marshon Lattimore named NFC rookie of the month

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    The Patriots and Saints were not discussing the 11th pick for Butler. Those talks revolved around pick #32. If you had both Lattimore and Butler at CB, you would have, arguably, the best tandem in the league.
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  2. Yeah blessing that we didn’t trade for Butler. Butler can’t even compare to the way Lattimore is playing and he’s only a rookie. He should get even better.

  3. If you had both Lattimore and Butler at CB, you would have, arguably, the best tandem in the league.
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    Since 2nd year CB Crawley is playing so well I’d much rather have Ramczyk and stability on the O-line.

  4. 6ball says:
    November 2, 2017 at 11:43 am

    The Patriots and Saints were not discussing the 11th pick for Butler. Those talks revolved around pick #32. If you had both Lattimore and Butler at CB, you would have, arguably, the best tandem in the league.

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    The Patriots wanted our 11th pick but the Saints wanted to give them back the 32nd pick we got for Cooks. Neither side would budge and that’s why the Butler trade never happened. Butler is 27 so who knows how many QUALITY years he has left at CB. Especially, for the #11 overall pick.

    I didn’t think we should’ve taken a guy with hamstring issues coming into the draft. I’m GLAD to admit I was wrong about that one! And I reckon that’s just one of the MANY reasons no team has invited me to their war rooms on Draft Day.

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