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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; As many have commented here before...Duece and Reggie compliement one another. If you put Reggie in the slot, defenses have to pay attention which gives Duece less than 8 man fronts and openings to RUN. Likewise, if they concentrate on ...

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Old 10-10-2006, 02:19 PM   #11
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As many have commented here before...Duece and Reggie compliement one another. If you put Reggie in the slot, defenses have to pay attention which gives Duece less than 8 man fronts and openings to RUN. Likewise, if they concentrate on Duece running, then Reggie, COLSTON, or Horn will burn them on the pass.

I for one would like to see more TE action. While Brees was in SD, Gates was a very good target. We saw glimpes of it this past weekend against TB. I would also like to see more FB action to offset Duece and Reggie...Karney can carry the load or pass in the flat.

Payton is using his resources to the MAX (IMHO). Let's hope it continues.

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Old 10-10-2006, 11:44 PM   #12
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I have heard a lot of complaints about us not going deep against Tampa...but i was at the game and i noticed a few times that Brees looked deep and then checked down when it wasnt there. Then i hear all of you saying that Brees is making great decisions and playing like the smart qb he is. Well, i think if you look at the situation for what it is, you will see that Brees had the option to go deep, and didnt like what he saw so he did the smart thing and checked down.
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:24 PM   #13
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Re: RE: Star Power

Originally Posted by Cracked.com
Rookie running back Reggie Bush finally scored his first touchdown of the year, returning a punt 65 yards with just over four minutes to go and putting New Orleans ahead for good. Bush exhibited further versatility by leading his team in receptions, catching eleven passes (more than any two other players in the game combined).

"Did you see that sack Mario Williams got last week?" Texans head coach Gary Kubiak told fans in Houston. "What a great hit. I've said it before and I'll say it again: game-breaking running backs with the ability to line up at wide receiver, return punts and keep defenses on their heels are a dime a dozen. We're so happy we passed on that guy."

Bush wasn't the only Saint rusher to have a big day. Deuce McAllister ran for 123 yards and a touchdown, giving Jerome Bettis the opportunity to refer to the running back combo as "Thunder and Lightning" then pause for laughter as if he thought that was astoundingly clever, and hadn't in fact been used to describe at least two running back tandems every year for the last decade and a half, including Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis last season.
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:51 AM   #14
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RE: Re: RE: Star Power

Deuce and Reggie rated as the #1 RB duo in the NFL: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mul...ontent.10.html
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:55 AM   #15
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Hey as long as Brees isn't throwing INT's....its all good. He looks a little like Montana. Short passes but good amounts of YAC.

As far as Bush and the attention. We all know the media will do what it can to make a story. I mean really, I could swear that last week, and I mean all week, I had T.O. for breakfast, lunch, dinner, he was in the urinal at work, my toilet at home, for what?? Going back to Philly? A medicine mix-up? Nobody should have been fooled into thinking that Bush was not being as productive as the other picks. (They started on with the crap that Mario Williams got his first sack before Bush got his first TD.) I guess the best thing about it is that Deuce has enough experiece and know-how to not let these things bother him.
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:39 PM   #16
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I understand the complaint about the Reggie play. But, I have heard Deuce getting some love nationally for his attitude AND his play. People are noticing the class he displays along with his ability.

Look at it this way, every time a LB pauses to look at reggie on a fake reverse, Deuce gains three more yards and has a chance to pop 'em in the mouth for even more. Deuce is secure enough (and rich enough) to lay back and just keep making plays. I think it is a fantastic situation.

Having said all that......Deuce is a hell of a man and should be a source of pride for all of us.
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:09 PM   #17
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:32 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Bobaganoosh
I have heard a lot of complaints about us not going deep against Tampa...but i was at the game and i noticed a few times that Brees looked deep and then checked down when it wasnt there. Then i hear all of you saying that Brees is making great decisions and playing like the smart qb he is. Well, i think if you look at the situation for what it is, you will see that Brees had the option to go deep, and didnt like what he saw so he did the smart thing and checked down.
What you heard from me Bob was in the Panthers game, I said how we never looked deep and it allowed the Panthers to close in around us and really squeeze off our running game, and that more and more teams would do it. I also came back after the Tampa game and during and made mention of how even though Drew didn't THROW it deep, he very well did look, especially on the first series, and that was enough to have Tampa's defense respect that we wwere willing to go deep. I also noticed those 5-7 yard outs turned into 9-11 yard outs. But I most certainly did notice that we at least looked deep, and had receivers run deep routes, instead of keeping everything in a nice little box for the D. I hope we keep it up. Good eye man.
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:10 PM   #19
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I for one would like to see more TE action. While Brees was in SD, Gates was a very good target. We saw glimpes of it this past weekend against TB.
Sorry, but we need tight ends that can catch the ball before we can do that consistently.
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