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But whereas there are questions to the left, there’s nothing but an answer on the right.
And the expectation is that he’ll be even better this season, after intercepting four passes, defending nine and recording 40 tackles last season.
“Keenan Lewis, he’s a guy that started working as soon as the season was over,” secondary coach Wesley McGriff said. “There’s no day off for that young man. He’s a self-starter.
“He’s definitely got the talent, but he’s probably one of the most consistent guys that I’ve had an opportunity to be around in my entire career. The learning curve is off for him now, and he’s probably one of the best man-to-man cover guys in the National Football League.”
Said Lewis: “That’s big coming from your coaches, when they have confidence in you to line you up against any receiver they have in the league.”
Lewis, by all accounts, earned the confidence.
Tall (6 feet 1) and fast, Lewis has matched technique with his aggressiveness and the combination made him one of the league’s best. Now, he’s adding refinement and wisdom, aided by the addition of Bailey.
“Just continue to try to work hard and improve on the things that I lacked last year,” he said. “We’ve got a guy like Champ here now to show me some of his vet moves, and I’m going to run with it.
“There are some things I can improve, especially on film study. I wasn’t too big on it in my career at first, really didn’t know how to watch it until I got with my coaches and guys like Champ, coming and showing me something new. So I’ll be ready to go.”
Add that to what he already has, and the Saints are confident in what they have at right cornerback.
“(Last year) he was playing outstanding,” McGriff said. “We wanted him to get a little bit more involved in the scheme, which he has done a tremendous job of. He just needs to continue to be consistent and be Keenan Lewis. He did an outstanding job for us and we just want to see him take it to another level.
“I think he’s great. You’re looking at a young man who has all the tools – he’s got the size, the speed and he’s got the production. One of the hardest things for anybody to do that’s that talented is to be consistent. That’s the one thing that he does, is a tremendous job of working. So you see that consistency.”