Saints Solid at Nickel Cornerback

Kyle T. Mosley
Saints Nickel Cornerback

The New Orleans Saints are solid at the nickel cornerback spot with P.J. Williams returning from suspension, Patrick Robinson getting healthy, and the emergence of rookie Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.

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The team has a great problem to deal with at the moment.   Gardner-Johnson started at the nickel spot the past two games with both Williams and Robinson out of the line-up.   He performed very well and brought with the "sway" many cornerbacks need to have in the NFL.  In eight games, Gardner-Johnson has 4 Passes Defended, 13 solo tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 2 Quarterback Hits.  One of those hits was on Cowboys Dak Prescott at the end of their game with the Saints which caused him to hurry a last second desperation pass.  

Gardner-Johnson's productive play and P.J. Williams return opens the possibility for the Saints to continue resting Patrick Robinson.   He was still limited in practice with his injured hamstring as of Thursday.

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P.J. Williams, in six games for the Saints, has 2 Passes Defended, 13 solo tackles, 2 tackles for losses, 1 Quarterback Hit and 1 Sack.  If you examine Williams and Gardner's personal production, they are very close.  Williams' four years of veteran leadership in the secondary may become the choice for the Saints on Sunday against the Falcons.

What are your thoughts Saints Fans and Who Dats?  Who would you play more on Sunday inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as the Saints take on the Dirty Birds of Atlanta?

Comments (4)
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jgravois
jgravois

Misleading title of the article ... Saints are DEEP at Nickel Cornerback but NOT solid. None of the players mentioned are any good!

RoeaDat
RoeaDat

Why not play both? One at a time

Kyle T. Mosley
Kyle T. Mosley

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Who would you play? CGJ, PJ or PRob?


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