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Old 10-08-2007, 11:27 AM   #1
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What Should The Saints Do About The O-line Trouble. The Saints Need To Build One Of The Best O-lines In Some Way. There Is A Great Player In Reggie Bush But You Need The Line To Make Holes For This Guy. Emmitt Smith Had A Great Line And Look What He Did. Reggie Needs To Learn A Little Patients And Someone Needs To Show Him What To Look For. Speaking Of Emmitt Smith He Showed Marcel Shipp What To Look For When Defence Looks One Way Or Another. Maybe He Needs To Be Our Runningbacks Coach. Nothing Like Learning From The Best In The Game Plus Reggie Has More Talent Than Emmitt But That Means Nothing If Your Not Smart Enough To Use It. They Will Have To Get More Talented Player Than Stinchcomb Or Nesbit. So How Can We Fix Whats Wrong With The Team If You Dont Go And Get Someone That Can Block A True Mauler Of Somesorts. Whos Out There Whos Wanting Out I Said Levi Jones Would Be A Good Fit Or Maybe Damien Woody But Those Guys Would Need To Take A Pay Cut But Not Until Next Year. What Do The Rest Of You Thank We Need A Trade For And Who.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:48 AM   #2
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Besides that Jamal Brown call, I thought our line played very well. They couldn't run or throw the ball on us. Dropped balls and lack of execution on their side of the field hurt us. Though we lost, I saw a lot of improvement out there.
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Besides that Jamal Brown call, I thought our line played very well. They couldn't run or throw the ball on us. Dropped balls and lack of execution on their side of the field hurt us. Though we lost, I saw a lot of improvement out there.
NO the O line has major flaws. They aren't blocking. You have to watch them play not go by the score of the game or stats. When you have Faine and other saints linemen in the flat with 2 pathers to block only 2 on 2 as your TE catches a screen pass behind them. All they have to do is engage in blocks at minimum. You would think they would go and level these guys instead Faine side steps toward the sidelines and doesn't block and the defender tackles our TE. This would have gone for big gain -huge. In the redzone I thought it was someone else and Faine yet again off to the side of the play instead of getting in there and blocking or pushing the pile as our RB get tackled at the line of scrimmage they were off to the side watching the damn game. Thats now how you play ball in the trences.

I am just not going to tolerate people getting on here and saying oh we did fine now they didn't. No they haven't. They have sucked all year and still not in the game. We lost! Good teams win the games they need to win. We needed to win and we didn't. The problem is the lines.

When we get a high draft pick this offseason you committ to building the lines and you draft the best OL or even DL because you would love to have a dominated D and an LSU native Dorsey.

You take the time and build... which will take 2-3 even 4 years of draft picks and FA (most draft). No quick fixes like a Reggie Bush. You get dominating big men up front. They will keep you in more games that not. You'll at least have oppitunities to win games and games you should and need to win.
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Go Stick A Hat On Someone Already!
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:40 PM   #5
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I don't disagree with you that we have problems there but they have and did play much better than they did the first three games.

I don't believe anything I say would dis sway you from our line sucks mentality and they're not capable of playing better without different players. If you failed to see that there was improvement out there on Sunday, we're going to just to have to agree to disagree.
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I don't disagree with you that we have problems there but they have and did play much better than they did the first three games.

I don't believe anything I say would dis sway you from our line sucks mentality and they're not capable of playing better without different players. If you failed to see that there was improvement out there on Sunday, we're going to just to have to agree to disagree.
Thats fair... but we were playing against a inferior team not the Colts on Sunday. A game in which we should have won and needed to win. We are the defending Divisional Champions playing against a injured team who had their 3rd string QB in the game for awhile and they scored on us. We provided yet still very little pressure and no legit blocking.

I don't care if we played better... this is the problem that happened last year. We won 10 games and lost 6, in those 6 the glaring problem was the lines and all anyone focus on was we are a SB contender finally and we were not and are not now. SB teams have a D and an offensive line. REX GROSSMAN was a SB QB!!!! WTF.

Failing to see the real problem with the team is going to allow us to draft another Reggie Bush this coming off season who is going to give us NOTHING. What really matters is having 1. FOOTBALL TEAM 2. WINS.
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No quick fixes like a Reggie Bush.
When did anyone say that Reggie Bush was a quick fix? If I remember correctly, most analysts picked the Saints to go 3-13 last year. No one with any knowlege of football would ever say that Reggie Bush will turn a crappy team into a good team by himself. If you're referring to the posters on this team's fan site, then I don't know what to tell you. Everyone here is a homer. These are the guys that told you Walter Thomas was going to revolutionize the DT position, so consider the source.
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When did anyone say that Reggie Bush was a quick fix? If I remember correctly, most analysts picked the Saints to go 3-13 last year. No one with any knowlege of football would ever say that Reggie Bush will turn a crappy team into a good team by himself. If you're referring to the posters on this team's fan site, then I don't know what to tell you. Everyone here is a homer. These are the guys that told you Walter Thomas was going to revolutionize the DT position, so consider the source.
I said it! Thats who said it. I said it last year I said it this year in this very thread. We managed to over achieve and win 2 more games over .500 ball last year, nothing to get to excited about. We were set up and not many people saw it coming. I will disagree that most analyst pick up 3-13 I think there was one.

A lot of people think/thought Reggie was the savior. Think we are going to be USC of the Pro's... well they are right about one thing we are USC they lost to Stanford. We are a college team playing against Pro teams. The best way to fix an O line is to draft big O line men with top picks in the draft not drafting a player like Reggie whats his name.
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I would not necessarily say they were inferior. They have Peppers and Jenkins. Those two are beasts and the o-line pretty much kept them quiet yestarday.
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I would not necessarily say they were inferior. They have Peppers and Jenkins. Those two are beasts and the o-line pretty much kept them quiet yestarday.
Back up QB and other injuries, weak at other skilled areas. Oh and the back up QB was Carr. Oh yeah another thing the 3rd string QB comes into the game and does well. Yes they were inferior.
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