Okay, assuming it is not possible to keep the ball away from the Saints offense, here's my plan for stopping the Saints.
Drew Brees is only 6-0 209.
Activate Quentin Moses 6-5 260 and adept and pushing the pocket and batting down passes at the LOS.
Use a Nickel Defense 4-man line of Moses 6-5, Langford 6-6, McDaniel 6-7, and Taylor 6-6.
Even if they may not get to Brees or even on short drops and quick throws, the strategy is to push the pocket, get your hands up and block the passing lanes.
No zone please. Otherwise it will become a New Orleans passing clinic highlight reel.
Man to Man matchups all the way all over the field. If they beat us mano-a-mano, then they deserve to win.
Colston 6-4 225 v. Smith 6-4 214 all over the field
Meachem 6-2 210 v. Davis 5-11 203
Moore 5-9 190 v. Will Allen 5-10 196
Henderson 5-11 200 v. Jason Allen 6-1 200
Davis or Jason Allen on Reggie Bush where possible.
Where possible, blitz Nate Jones off the edge.