The Saints Are Bringing In Lamarr Houston For A Workout, And That Somehow Makes Me Feel Worse About Their Defense
The irony is that reading the news that the Saints' desperate attempt at providing a quick fix to their anemic, one-man pass rush (shoutout to Cam Jordan, he deserves do much better) was bringing in Lamarr Houston for a workout makes me feel about as stupid and hopeless as he must have felt when he tore his ACL doing this...
Nothing against Lamarr Houston, but - considering the Saints' damn near decade long track record with attempted defensive "improvements" - a guy that literally hopped, skipped, and jumped his way out of the lineup has a better chance of providing a punchline than a quarterback pressure. I know that if a contract offer did come to fruition then it would be of the low risk variety, since - as is customarily the case with this franchise - there is no where to go but up. Still, they might as well punch fate right in it's spiteful testicles if they are going to add an oft-injured, underperforming pass rusher to an oft-injured, underperforming defense.
In the sense that the first noticeable thing he does is likely going to involve him getting carted off the field, Lamarr Houston is actually a perfect fit for a Sean Payton (as run by __insert soon-to-be fired coordinator here__) defense. Unfortunately, that's nothing other than an indictment of the forever laughable state of Sean Payton's (as run by __insert scapegoat__) defenses. I guess I'm glad that they are praying for a little bit of familiarity to make them better, but I'm preemptively depressed since it's almost definitely not going to work.