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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Kittykat And I wonder why (as well) that he's not using more receivers than Colston or Bush?! Last year we spread it around to Copper, Henderson, Colston and Patten? Why not now? (Okay, I know why we ...

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Old 11-24-2007, 10:30 AM   #21
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And I wonder why (as well) that he's not using more receivers than Colston or Bush?! Last year we spread it around to Copper, Henderson, Colston and Patten? Why not now? (Okay, I know why we don't throw to Henderson...)

True,,, and what happened to Lance Moore? *

Patten and Moore had some great games this year, then seemingly dropped off the radar. Has Drew lost his ability to spread the ball around, or just doesn't have time?



*After Lance did that silly dance, he seems to have disappeared. Only 2-3 catches since then.
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Old 11-24-2007, 03:44 PM   #22
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So now we're faced with finishing out a horrendous season, in what should have been a possible first ever run to the Super Bowl.

Why?
Well, maybe it's just not our year - 2007. We haven't had a winning season in an odd year since 1991.

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Old 11-24-2007, 05:24 PM   #23
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I.S. your sooooooo right. doesnt patter if u have peyton manning, no running game means them ends are comin flyin off the edge..............ya dig yea
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:10 PM   #24
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Tusk, tusk, tusk. Brees = Elephant on the living room. I think not.

OK, he has not always been top form. OK, he has made mistakes.

But IMHO he has been off “rhythm” for 3 games, a bit “ho-hum” for 1 game, and close to the “rhythm” we expect for a top QB for the rest.

At the end of the day, there is no elephant in the living room.


We have a herd of elephants in the organization. I am sure you guys “know” what we could have done better:
Draft
Free Agency
Replacement of Deuce as soon as he went down
Choice of Bush as the RB. Bush is a HB (and a bloody good one too)
Experienced back-up for Colston
Play selection
Defensive schemes
Strength of the lines and secondary
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:48 PM   #25
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"Replacement of Deuce as soon as he went down"

Amen!!!!!!! Why didn't we bring up Branch right then and let him get some playing time?He's the biggest back we have on the roster and he's still on the practice squad? I really do wonder if we don't have the cart before the horse here.
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:31 PM   #26
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I think its very simple you protect, Brees and The Saints win just like they in 2006.

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Old 11-25-2007, 07:49 AM   #27
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Are we missing the real elephant in the room?? No real running game!!
I'd call it an abandoned running game. It's there. It's just that Coach Payton isn't patient enough to stick with it. The next thing you know that for good or for bad the offense is slinging the ball all over the field.

When you can't rush the ball between the tackles it allows the D-line to pin it's ears back and rush the passer. I know that Peyton has tried to substitute the short pass in lieu of a running attack, but to make that effective you still have to have something that resembles a running attack between the tackles otherwise the Linebackers can shadow the back without being worried about the middle of the field.
Agreed. The Saints have rushed well between the tackles at times. Then they get away from it.

The real elephant is Reggie's inability to run in the middle of the field or the loss of Duece or lack of using Duece when we had him.
I disagree with this. Reggie has proved that if you give him the ball 20 times in a game, he'll get you a buck and change. And that's running the ball inside the tackles. But Coach runs Stecker out there. Then he pulls Karney. Then he starts to have Brees sling the ball. Bush isn't going to bust a 60 yard TD every time he touches the ball inside the tackles. But he's had several 10-20 yard runs during the course of the season.

Until we can make defenses stay honest in the middle of the field we should expect more of the same.
That's right. The Saints base formation needs to be the I with Karney at fullback and PT23 or Reggie in the TB slot. Let Bush go wide sometimes. But run the ball from the formation. Set up play action. Then you'll get more explosive plays down the field with less hits and mistakes from Brees.

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