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Saints' secondary problems should be priority

With the Saints' secondary being their primary weakness, the signings of free-agent linebackers Jonathan Vilma and Dan Morgan don't solve anything, writes Aaron Schatz.

Originally Published: March 12, 2008
By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders.com

Just two years ago, Jonathan Vilma of the New York Jets was one of the top middle linebackers in the NFL.

And just three years ago, the same could be said of the Carolina Panthers' Dan Morgan.

On the surface, this pair of linebackers seems like a good addition to the New Orleans Saints, a team that gave up 388 points last year to be ranked 25th in the NFL.

The problem is these big-name defenders don't play the right position. Even if Vilma and Morgan are ...

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