Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

Speaking of the run game....

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Bell and Thomas, have been kind of quiet lately. I am hoping they have a big game on Sunday. It would be really nice to have the running game back up to where it was going into the play offs. ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-26-2009, 01:31 AM   #1
Senior Citizen
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Gulfport, MS
Posts: 3,180
Blog Entries: 1
Speaking of the run game....

Bell and Thomas, have been kind of quiet lately. I am hoping they have a big game on Sunday. It would be really nice to have the running game back up to where it was going into the play offs. How do we do that? That's the question.... Better blocking would be a great start!
SaintPauly is offline  
Latest Blogs


Saints: A glimpse of the future Last Blog: 11-19-2014 By: lee909


What i tell you ! !! ! Last Blog: 11-02-2014 By: SAINTstunna


Old 12-26-2009, 01:51 AM   #2
500th Post
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Gulf Coast
Posts: 602
Re: Speaking of the run game....

I'd say the big thing is not getting behind early so Payton will not abandon the running game. The way Bell and Thomas have been running, they may have a couple of five yard runs before they break one for twenty. Even Bush has been running better, but the last few games the balance has been gone.
turbo_dog is offline  
Old 12-26-2009, 01:55 AM   #3
Senior Citizen
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Gulfport, MS
Posts: 3,180
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Speaking of the run game....

That was one of the points the announcers made after the Dallas game. That we weren't balanced enough on play calls. We got down early, but we weren't out of it by any means. I also seem to remember Bell, and Thomas having some good runs in the first half of that game. We just abandoned it prematurely. I agree on Bush looking better too. I've been impressed with him lately. Not fumbling as much!
SaintPauly is offline  
Old 12-26-2009, 09:48 AM   #4
$aint'z "101"
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Shreveport (Port City), La
Posts: 113
Re: Speaking of the run game....

Originally Posted by saintpaul25 View Post
Bell and Thomas, have been kind of quiet lately. I am hoping they have a big game on Sunday. It would be really nice to have the running game back up to where it was going into the play offs. How do we do that? That's the question.... Better blocking would be a great start!
NO, Thomas & Bell have'nt been QUIET, Sean Payton has been QUIET... You can only rush for so many yds., when ur coach is only dialing up so few run play's. Like all analyst & broadcaster's have been say'n, the
$A!NT'z after week 10 have went away from the run game... Now, that also can explain why we have'nt been blowing teams out or not anywere near as explossive as were before. We used to be balanced & looked great, now we are doing just as we were the last 2 yrs.
WE have to get back to the basic's & balance or run/pass game again. When we do that, we dominat team's, its NO secret.
Unless we do that, we will be one & done, bottom line.
RealDeal37 is offline  
Old 12-26-2009, 09:53 AM   #5
$aint'z "101"
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Shreveport (Port City), La
Posts: 113
Re: Speaking of the run game....

Originally Posted by RealDeal37 View Post
NO, Thomas & Bell have'nt been QUIET, Sean Payton has been QUIET... You can only rush for so many yds., when ur coach is only dialing up so few run play's. Like all analyst & broadcaster's have been say'n, the
$A!NT'z after week 10 have went away from the run game... Now, that also can explain why we have'nt been blowing teams out or not anywere near as explossive as were before. We used to be balanced & looked great, now we are doing just as we were the last 2 yrs.
WE have to get back to the basic's & balance or run/pass game again. When we do that, we dominat team's, its NO secret.
Unless we do that, we will be one & done, bottom line.
Oh yea, may bad...
Also, GW had our defense look'n strong the first half of the season, now we are being exposed & man-handled by every team. We used to BLIT'z heavily through out every game, now GW has us play'n conservitive. Thats stupid, let'n any QB sit back in the pocket & pick apart our banged up secondary. I don't care who ur DB's are & how awesome they may be. If u allow them 5-6 seconds to run around after there origanal routes, they WILL eventally get open, nuthing u can do about that. We have to put constant pressure on the QB's we play against & that's that.

(We have to be SUPER-AGGRESSIVE) ~ If not, were finished!!!
GeAuZ $A!NT'z ~ WhO DaT ~ (#1)
RealDeal37 is offline  
Old 12-26-2009, 11:15 AM   #6
Sac-A-Lait
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Prairieville, LA
Posts: 208
Re: Speaking of the run game....

3 and out twice to start the game and no defense negates the running game quickly. Dallas defensed the screens as well.
nutria is offline  
Old 12-26-2009, 11:23 AM   #7
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Haven Ct
Posts: 18,775
Re: Speaking of the run game....

I hope we a steady diet of RUN RUN RUN against Tampa.
QBREES9 is offline  
Old 12-26-2009, 12:09 PM   #8
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Wherever I lay my hat
Posts: 3,090
Re: Speaking of the run game....

I have said I thoiught both PT and Bell had injuries. So maybe SP was nursing them through games .... oh until we were way behind then we threw even more.
UK_WhoDat is offline  
Old 12-26-2009, 11:54 PM   #9
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 3,911
Re: Speaking of the run game....

Originally Posted by QBREES9 View Post
I hope we a steady diet of RUN RUN RUN against Tampa.
Tampa's run D has been as bad as ours, so let's hope we get it going early. I think we put up a ton of points:

48-24
ScottF is offline  
Old 12-27-2009, 12:10 AM   #10
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: D.C.
Posts: 1,434
Re: Speaking of the run game....

You guys are right when we get down early the run game goes out the window. When they know we aren't running here comes the pressure on Brees. These divisional games are never a walk in the park, they always come down to dogfights which is not what we need right now.
RailBoss is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts