After conducting a top-five defense last season, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan admitted that his team played poorly in Week 1, specifically pointing to missed tackles as a big problem. Pro Football Focus charted 16 missed tackles by the Saints' defense last week.
"Look, that was a stinker for all of us, but nobody has to hit the panic button around here," Ryan said, per the Times-Picayune. "We are going to work hard. We are not used to losing, and we're not going to get used to it."
"You stick with what you do best. You improve it, you work on it," Ryan said. "At the end of the day, that wasn't a real good game by us. We're going to fix it and we'll be better. You watch, I guarantee we'll be better."