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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; were 6-2 and they want to rearrange the team. Oh yeah same group screaming the sky is falling at 5-2. CALM THE F_DOWN Growing pains have been so nice so far in year one. there is no need to complain ...

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Old 11-07-2006, 06:48 PM   #11
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were 6-2 and they want to rearrange the team. Oh yeah same group screaming the sky is falling at 5-2.
CALM THE F_DOWN
Growing pains have been so nice so far in year one.
there is no need to complain about farting
when it could have easly been diahrea.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:39 AM   #12
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no one said the sky is falling..... nah screw it... i've already tried to explain it..... you just think what you want to on that one hagan.... seems like some ppl will never get it through their heads.... and you sir are no different....
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Old 11-08-2006, 12:42 PM   #13
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As a Lakers fans, I remember Kobe Bryant's rookie year. It was rough and it took time for him to develop court awareness, learn how to penetrate pro defenses and find passing lanes to his teammates. But despite all these mistakes and even some airballs Kobe improved each year and the rest is history. In the NBA, some players are more naturally ready for the pros in their first years (Tim Duncan, Lebron James) than others (Kobe, Jermaine O'Neal). Same holds true for the NFL, so don't lose confidence in Reggie just because Maroney and Addai are running better this year.


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Old 11-08-2006, 12:45 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by chRxis
no one said the sky is falling..... nah screw it... i've already tried to explain it..... you just think what you want to on that one hagan.... seems like some ppl will never get it through their heads.... and you sir are no different....
Ahh, I see this is a trend.............................................
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:17 PM   #15
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I think Reggie really fills the flanker position. Loosely defined as "The third receiver or the slot receiver. Generally, the flanker will be a bit smaller and faster than the split end, as the split end has to be prepared to be hit the instant the ball is snapped. The Flanker is also sometimes called the Z receiver.
The flanker is going to get to catch a lot of passes because he's quick and fast, and because he's lined up on the quarterback's right side. Right handed quarterbacks prefer to throw to their right, instead of throwing across their body to the left.
The flanker also has responsibilities to block defenders if this will be a running play. He also helps just by being split out to the right side - this gives the defense more field to worry about, and who ever is assigned to cover the flanker is one less guy available to try to sneak into the backfield and ambush the quarterback. "

He's really doing a good job in a complex position. The stats lie as to his true impact on the field. Watch a game and when he moves a finger the defenses all adjust.
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:28 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by BooBirdSaint
He's really doing a good job in a complex position. The stats lie as to his true impact on the field. Watch a game and when he moves a finger the defenses all adjust.
Truer words were never spoken. People don't seem to understand that Reggie's filling a tough position, and that he's a rookie. He moves and the whole defense keys on him. EVERY team the Saints have faced have been intent on stopping Reggie, and Brees and Deuce have taken advantage of it. Bush has been an outstanding team player and a HUGE boost to this offense. If we didn't have him, Colston wouldn't have nearly as may catches, yards, or TDs as he does. The thing is, though, if they roll coverage to Colston...Joe, Devery, Deuce, Reggie, etc. can still destroy them. If the Saints can get a stud TE (think Gonzo), this offense will be nearly unstoppable.
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:40 AM   #17
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i know i'm worried.... how come laurence maroney has figured it out, joseph addai has figured it out, maurice drew-jones, hell, even mike bell figured out.... and they are all rookies.... so what really then is the problem with reggie? even though it's never going to be admitted, the pressure to be great is weighing heavily and he feels this pressure to hit the home run with every carry.... i know for a fact that his ankle is more serious than what is being said.... he has some serious inflammation in it, which would be bothersome, and is probably to blame somewhat, but still he shouldn't be dancing around the backfield as he is.....
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:18 AM   #18
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Have you seen the lines that the other rooks are rushing behind?? ANYONE can be a 1,000 yard rusher in Denver. The Pats have a better run-blocking line, as do the Colts and Jags. He is impatient and he's pressing. But the simply fact that teams are absolutely eschewing pass defense to stop him should tell you something about how dangerous opposing DCs think he is.
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:22 AM   #19
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well we can argue the Colts but I'll give you the others.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:24 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Brann
Have you seen the lines that the other rooks are rushing behind?? ANYONE can be a 1,000 yard rusher in Denver. The Pats have a better run-blocking line, as do the Colts and Jags.
I can agree with that. However, I think that Mulroney, Jones-Drew, and Norwood would do better behind the Saints line than Reggie has done.
He is impatient and he's pressing.
That hits the nail on the head. Reggie hasn't yet learned to run behind blocks and to trust his blocking.

At every level so far, Reggie has simply be able to outrun the competition. The other guys learned how to run within the flow of the blocking scheme before.

On the other hand, Reggie has virtually singular talent. He can still learn to run behind his blocking scheme. Once he does, it's going to get crazy.

Also I'd like to point out that in the TB game, Duece wasn't a stud either. 15 attempts for 32 yards isn't a game breaking performance.
But the simply fact that teams are absolutely eschewing pass defense to stop him should tell you something about how dangerous opposing DCs think he is.
Same for Duece too. But the Saints are too potent in both aspects of the game to be contained. Our offense is pick your poison football, just as it needs to be for now.

Now this will have to change as we move into playoff football. The entire offense including Reggie and Duece needs to figure out how to dominate in the run game even when the defense is determined to stop it.

So Reggie has some time to learn. Not a lot, but some.

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