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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Defense wins championships. Let me repeat... Defense wins championships. Earlier in the week Tom Brady scoffed at the Burris notion that they'd only score 17 points. They only scored 14. Defense wins championships. The Giants secondary is considered ordinary on ...

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Old 02-04-2008, 07:21 AM   #1
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A GIANT Championship BLUEPrint for the Saints to follow.

Defense wins championships.

Let me repeat...

Defense wins championships.

Earlier in the week Tom Brady scoffed at the Burris notion that they'd only score 17 points. They only scored 14.

Defense wins championships.

The Giants secondary is considered ordinary on a good day. So how did they do it?

Simple.

Stop the run. Pressure the QB.

And that's what the Saints need to do. When the QB only has 1.5 seconds to get rid of the ball or be sacked, All balls coming out are going to be short. Then all the defensive backfield has to do is get the receiver down.

We need to continue to work on our front seven. I think there's a nucleus there with Grant (hope dude is OK), Smith, Thomas, and Fujita. But we need to shore them up with a couple of athletic rangy LBs that can rush the passer and a dominant DT that can collapse the pocket. Then follow it up with a pressure scheme that makes QBs uncomfortable.

Look at the defenses that gave the Patriots trouble during the year: Baltimore, Philly, the Giants. All had the same gameplan.

Defense wins championships.

I hope the Saints take this GIANT BLUEprint to heart.

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Old 02-04-2008, 07:28 AM   #2
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Re: A GIANT Championship BLUEPrint for the Saints to follow.

yep. after the ravens game the patriot faithful, well the smart ones at least, knew the OL was in trouble. Big, fast and quick DL can beat them. The OL is built much the same way the Saints are. But were completely out played by the front 4 in NY.
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:28 AM   #3
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Great points.....

Dear Saints front office,

We want a PASS RUSH like the one we saw last night.
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:48 AM   #4
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Makes me want Quentin Groves even more after watching that game. We can win with an average/solid secondary with that kind of pass rush... as the Giants just did. Though one injured, they have 4 legit guys who can put up 10 sacks every year... Strahan, Osi, Mathias, and Tuck. We should definitely should improve our front 7 first with the 10th pick.
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:22 AM   #5
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I want the rush too. But you also have to see the LB and S play from last night was solid to say the least. CB play was also good. It was a total team effort. The rest of the NYG defense is not Average. We need more than a pass rush. They way the secondary plays we are required to play it safe. WE HAVE NO CHOICE. A couple of picks and FA should do us well. come on already lets get the off season signing started.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:25 AM   #6
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Re: A GIANT Championship BLUEPrint for the Saints to follow.

1.- Stop with this "blueprint" stuff. You ain't building a bridge.

2.- If I'm not mistaken, the Patriots were up 14-10 with 2:42 in the game. It was the Giants offense who won that game with 3 outstanding plays within those 2:42 converting a 4th and inches; on a 3rd and 5 Eli scrambling and escaping the grasp of multiple defenders and the incredible catch by Tyree with that cheapshot all over his back; and on a 3rd and 11 Smith catching a ball and diving to the marker and out of bounds.

The reality is that any team needs balance; a team as to have good play on all three aspects of the team: offense, defense, and special teams to win a championship.

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Re: A GIANT Championship BLUEPrint for the Saints to follow.

If I'm not mistaken, the Patriots were up 14-10 with 2:42 in the game. It was the Giants offense who won that game with 3 outstanding plays within those 2:42 converting a 4th and inches; on a 3rd and 5 Eli scrambling and escaping the grasp of multiple defenders and the incredible catch by Tyree with that cheapshot all over his back; and on a 3rd and 11 Smith catching a ball and diving to the marker and out of bounds. ( Tobias-Reiper )

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Old 02-04-2008, 10:17 AM   #8
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Without the pass rush throughout the game (1st -4th) Brady would have done what he did to everyone else. It was the pressure. He hates it, every QB hates it. We don't have the players the NYG have on defense or the schemes to use.
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Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
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The reality is that any team needs balance; a team as to have good play on all three aspects of the team: offense, defense, and special teams to win a championship.
Great point T-R.
One part of the Giants DID NOT beat the Pats. It was a total team effort. NO, Our secondary could not have done what NY's did late in the weening seconds of the game. Moss WOULD HAVE caught the ball and Gostokowiski would have tied the game (If Moss didn't run it in first), and the Pats would have won.

The Giants have been the "Total Package" for the last 5 games. They were ignored by all the wrong people and played almost "PERFECT" football. I'm happy for them, their fans, and the Mannings.

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Old 02-04-2008, 11:27 AM   #10
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Re: A GIANT Championship BLUEPrint for the Saints to follow.

Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
1.- Stop with this "blueprint" stuff. You ain't building a bridge.
We want to build a consistent winner here. That requires a plan. A blueprint.

2.- If I'm not mistaken, the Patriots were up 14-10 with 2:42 in the game. It was the Giants offense who won that game with 3 outstanding plays within those 2:42 converting a 4th and inches; on a 3rd and 5 Eli scrambling and escaping the grasp of multiple defenders and the incredible catch by Tyree with that cheapshot all over his back; and on a 3rd and 11 Smith catching a ball and diving to the marker and out of bounds.
No disagreement here. But defense on both sides caused that to happen. Without the Giants defense, the score wouldn't have been 14-10. And if the New England defense produced a stop on the final drive, the outcome would have been different.

It's like the old baseball adage: Great Pitching always stops great hitting.
The reality is that any team needs balance; a team as to have good play on all three aspects of the team: offense, defense, and special teams to win a championship.
But you can't do it without defense. The 2000 Ravens had an average offense at best. Same for the 1985 Bears. Outstanding defense and average offense can win championships. But the opposite never happens. There has not been one instance in 42 years in the NFL where a team with a great offense and an average defense has even gotten a sniff of the championship. Each and every time you see a great offense, there's always a great defense attached.

So that leads me right back to point #1:

Defense wins championships.

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