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    BACK TO THE BASICS?

    The rule changes prohibiting defenders from hitting the QB or even receivers catching the football or from jamming receivers at all past 5 yds have all contributed to offenses being able to pass far more effectively than ever before. QBs now regularly complete 60% or more of their passes. A strong running game is great but is no longer necessary to win a SuperBowl. This is the trend now but who knows, Seattle won the Bowl by running the ball and the 49ers also play old school football constantly trying to pound the rock. We even recently saw a resurgence of the option in the NFL. No one actually ran the option for probably 20 years in the NFL before that. Offenses have become more and more pass oriented but running and stopping the run will probably always be the main ingredients needed to win consistently in the NFL or any league for that matter. I think if a team actually implemented a true wishbone option offense that it could present real problems for today's defenses that are not built to stop a true ground and pound offense. Of course you'd need at least one if not two very athletic QBs to run this style because your QB is essentially a running back in this style of offense. But if you truly committed to it just think you could easily sign the three best option QBs from college football because most teams don't want em. The 49ers ran a ton of option two years ago and it was very effective and they nearly won the SuperBowl doing that and Seattle ran a little option and ran a lot en route to winning the SuperBowl last year.
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    Posted 07-27-2014 at 05:51 AM by billyt81 billyt81 is offline
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    NOW THAT IT'S OVER?

    No. I don't think the Saint's 11-5 season was worthy of much respect in the eyes of the media. There are too many negative things come to mind, the worst defense in the history of the NFL and a losing record was just last season, the losing record on the road this season and specifically losing to the Jets and the Rams. Even the great defense the Saints have had this year isn't as good as the Seahawks or the Niners.

    The 40whiners got credit for three reasons that I can think of. First, they beat the Seahawks the last time they played. Second they had just won two road playoff games and Third and most importantly in my opionion, this was their third NFC championship game in a row. The have established themselves as a powerhouse.

    New Orleans is a small market. The national media doesn't have to pander to the Saints the way ESPN does to the North Eastern teams or the big city markets. Credit, is earned. And the media likes things simple, they don't want to have to dig deep to find the reasons why the Saints struggled on the road or why the defense was so bad last year. If it's not obvious, then they won't write about it. It was too easy to run with "The Saints can't win on the road" or "Drew can't play in the cold" than actually figure out why.

    Just my opinion.
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    Posted 01-21-2014 at 05:24 PM by Utah_Saint Utah_Saint is offline
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    Posted 01-11-2014 at 05:14 PM by CajunTiger28 CajunTiger28 is offline
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    ARE WE PLAYING OR WHAT? ? ?

    I think saying "with the saints winning their first playoff win in franchise history" is disrespectful too. You must have made an error.
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    Posted 01-10-2014 at 05:15 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    ARE WE PLAYING OR WHAT? ? ?

    "disrespectful!" thats cool it keeps the team down to earth. love flying under the radar
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    Posted 01-10-2014 at 10:57 AM by hagan714 hagan714 is offline
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    ARE WE PLAYING OR WHAT? ? ?

    First playoff win in franchise history? I couldn't make heads or tails of the rest of the blog..
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    Posted 01-09-2014 at 01:29 PM by TheOak TheOak is offline
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    ARE THE SAINTS A ONE AND DOME TEAM?

    Saints 26 Philly 24 @ Philly. Nuff said.
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    Posted 01-05-2014 at 03:49 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    ARE THE SAINTS A ONE AND DOME TEAM?

    What uniforms are the saints wearing?
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    Posted 01-02-2014 at 06:39 PM by gomaneasy gomaneasy is offline

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