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Forecast: Time to press the panic button, Saints fans

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; by Ralph Malbrough / Contributing writer wwltv.com Posted on October 14, 2010 at 10:21 AM Updated today at 10:29 AM Anyone watching the Saints games can see their running game is an absolute mess. In 2009, the Saints had 21 ...

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Old 10-14-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
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by Ralph Malbrough / Contributing writer
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Posted on October 14, 2010 at 10:21 AM

Updated today at 10:29 AM

Anyone watching the Saints games can see their running game is an absolute mess. In 2009, the Saints had 21 rushing touchdowns, but so far in 2010, they have one. I’d say that’s a depression level drop in production. Sean Payton made it official this week the Saints are in full freak out mode over their rushing attack by what he said on Monday and what he did on Tuesday.

On Monday he said, “These are guys that we have a lot of confidence in. I felt a week ago that Ladell played very well. He had the one fumble yesterday. I thought Chris ran hard yesterday. We'll keep coaching them. These are our guys. There's no one walking in here to save the day on the street right now.” Then the Saints signed Julius Jones on Tuesday so I guess Jones is here to save the day?

Maybe Julius Jones is Batman, Robin, Earl Campbell, Dalton Hilliard and Deuce McAllister all rolled into one? If that’s true, why exactly did Seattle trade for Marshawn Lynch and then send Jones to the nearest bus station with a ticket to nowhere? Just asking.

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Old 10-14-2010, 02:06 PM   #2
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Saints should be concerned, Carson Palmer's struggles and more - Jerome Bettis - SI.com
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I still don't think it's the running game. The guys are making decent yards but we certainly aren't making it easy when every Def we play just keeps their guys up on the line.

We haven't done much of a damn thing to stretch the field like last year. For some reason Meachem hasn't fallen out of favor and not getting thrown to deep. Henderson is out there every once in awhile but to me he's 60/40 at best to catch vs stone hands it. Still too many checkdowns or screens with guys who aren't Reggie or Pierre and the linebackers are spying and the corners/saftey's aren't worried about the streaker going deep.
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Here's another couple of paragraphs from a different article...

Saints should be concerned, Carson Palmer's struggles and more - Jerome Bettis - SI.com
From that article:

Just look at the scoreboard. The Saints scored 14, 25, 24, 16 and 20 points in their first five games. Contrast that to last year, when they put up at least 30 points nine times. Either New Orleans is still suffering from a Super Bowl hangover and guys aren't playing with the same intensity as a year ago, or they really miss injured Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush. Opponents were already amped to face the defending champs, and now that Drew Brees and Co. have slammed back to Earth, it'll be even tougher for the Saints to regain their edge.




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