In the New Orleans Saints 31-24 victory against the San Diego Chargers, the team played great but unfortunately there was a major loss to their secondary. Cornerback Jabari Greer suffered a groin/hip injury in the second half of the game and was ruled out of the game by the third quarter.
Greer has been dealing with the same nagging groin injury since the preseason and even missed week one as a result of the injury. Greer has been somewhat ineffective as a result of the injury and has only appeared in four games this season making six tackles and an interception.
The loss of Greer is a big loss to the Saints secondary that has been less than spectacular this season. However, in the win against the Chargers the Saints did record an interception made by safety Roman Harper in the fourth quarter. Nevertheless, the Saints will miss Greer’s experience and tough play in the secondary.
It is unfortunate that Greer was unable to finish the game against the Chargers and hopefully he can get healthy. Furthermore, Greer is the best cornerback on the Saints roster and he would be able to give some consistency to the secondary.
The Saints have the worst defense in the NFL and it may or may not come as a surprise. When the Saints brought in Steve Spagnuolo many thought he would orchestrate resurgence in the Saints defense. However, that has not been the case so far this season as the Saints have yet to find much “swagger” in their defense.
If and when Greer comes back he should be able to give some life to the defense and help the secondary find some consistency and help the Saints potent offense get the ball more often.