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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; i loved the play as well. now we will have to run that play down the road. especially late in a game when the other team has no time outs left....

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Old 11-01-2010, 09:55 AM   #21
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i loved the play as well. now we will have to run that play down the road. especially late in a game when the other team has no time outs left.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:07 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by FireVenturi View Post
We were probably going to call a time out if they didn't, lol....
I don't think we had one...

I agree that we weren't really going to run a play
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:21 AM   #23
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It was very much about making them burn that last time out, so that after we kicked a FG they couldn't take the kickoff, heave a bomb on one play and then call time out, kick a field goal of their own. I forget what number the clock was at, but there was exactly that much time left for the Steelers to do precisely that in three plays. Keep in mind, they had been running kicks back pretty darn well against our lousy special teams so far, even opting to run them out from 5 yards deep in the end zone instead of taking the touchback, because they pretty much knew our special teams coverage/coaching is a weak spot on the team.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:32 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by boonedocksaint View Post
omg. i cant believe after 2 pages of posts im the first to say it was a dumb call. why? they had a time-out! if they had no time-outs, awesome call. w/ a time-out left, its pointless. it looked awesome for all of five seconds, then tomlin called a time-out. duh.

I think the point of the call was to make PITT use one of their time outs, and it worked to perfection. Now i don't know if they were really going to run the play had pitt not called their time out but it sure was exciting to switch it up like that. Who knows, it was Halloween, with all the voodoo that was in the dome, i wouldn't have been surprised to see hartley catching a 5 yard fade 1 handed in the endzone! might have had a better chance at that then making some "chip shots"!!
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:54 AM   #25
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Still amazes me some of you don't get Sean's play calling. He runs plays to set up other plays in the future. ...and then hit you with something you least expect.

Great call because it forces Pitt to take a time out. It also forces teams to be prepared for it in the future so less time they plan on other things.

Even if the Saints were going to go for the fake you have to know that they were well prepared and have thought about this all week in doing this. Much like the on-side kick in the Super Bowl...

Great example why you really shouldn't question Sean's calls. He calls an onside kick to start the half of the freakin SB!!! REALLY!?!?!

This was a great call that has been overlooked in this game on so many levels. It may come back to help us in future games. Sean plays percentages a lot of the times and then when you least expect it... on-side kick.

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Old 11-01-2010, 11:55 AM   #26
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Euphoria did you break the coffee table ????
FYI - no did not break it. Not even close to being that fat, come on.
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:48 PM   #27
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It was very much about making them burn that last time out, so that after we kicked a FG they couldn't take the kickoff, heave a bomb on one play and then call time out, kick a field goal of their own. I forget what number the clock was at, but there was exactly that much time left for the Steelers to do precisely that in three plays. Keep in mind, they had been running kicks back pretty darn well against our lousy special teams so far, even opting to run them out from 5 yards deep in the end zone instead of taking the touchback, because they pretty much knew our special teams coverage/coaching is a weak spot on the team.
there was, i believe, six seconds left in the 1/2. i dont believe this was about making them burn a time-out, at all. i dont think that was there intentions, because, believe me, i had that same though as many of you, last night, when i saw the play stopped by the timeout. then...i looked at the time on the game clock and realized pitt wouldn't have been able to do anything with one timeout, anyways.

i mean, really? you think making them burn a timeout w/ 6 seconds left is that important?
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:57 PM   #28
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:03 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by boonedocksaint View Post
omg. i cant believe after 2 pages of posts im the first to say it was a dumb call. why? they had a time-out! if they had no time-outs, awesome call. w/ a time-out left, its pointless. it looked awesome for all of five seconds, then tomlin called a time-out. duh.
That was the point, to force them to call a timeout so they can't make any moves when they get the ball.
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:44 AM   #30
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thats what they were EXPECTING us to do...

bruhahaha.....
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