The Hitman is continuing to live up to his reputation as he delivers strong tackles week after week. Unfortunately, his tenacity has led him to being diagnosed with two concussions and one week on the inactive list only halfway through his rookie year. While Saints fans appreciate his eagerness to be the enforcer that we’ve been lacking the last couple of seasons, we would all like to see him be that person for many years to come.
Week 9-11 Performance: Vaccaro has demonstrated his worth week after week with solid all around performances. Against the New York Jets, Vaccaro played his part by contributing his usual handful of tackles and 1 pass defended. In that game, the entire defense was liable in allowing Chris Ivory to run wild and Vaccaro can share some blame in that. Against the Dallas Cowboys, Vaccaro was strong in run support and coverage, but left the game early due to a concussion sustained while making a tackle on tight end Jason Witten. He finished the Day with 3 solo tackles. After being ruled out early in the week for the game versus the San Francisco 49ers and some social media waffling, Vaccaro was inactive at kickoff. In his return against the Atlanta Falcons, Vaccaro stormed back into action with 9 total tackles and a defended pass.
Vaccaro’s season totals: In 10 games – 42 solo tackles, 12 assisted, 54 total, 1 sack, 7 passes defended, & 1 interception
(from Canal Street Chronicles)