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papz 12-06-2010 11:15 AM

That play never works
 
by Joe Kay / Associated Press
wwltv.com
Posted on December 6, 2010 at 8:26 AM


CINCINNATI -- The Saints have a name for the ruse. They call it "No-Brainer Freeze."

Perfect description for the last-minute deception that got their latest win.

New Orleans enticed the Bengals to jump offside in the closing seconds Sunday, giving the Saints a chance to win in regulation. Drew Brees threw a 3-yard touchdown pass on the next play for a 34-30 victory that extended the defending Super Bowl champions' late-season surge.

One play immediately became part of football lore in both cities.

"It comes down to them jumping offside," Brees said. "Who knows what would have happened if the game went to OT?"

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Belair57 12-06-2010 11:46 AM

i think it was ballsy

saintsfan601 12-06-2010 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Belair57 (Post 267574)
i think it was ballsy

I don't think it was ballsy at all.If they don't jump offsides we get a delay of game go back 5 yards kick the field goal and go to overtime.Bigs thanks to the Bengals for jumping offsides.Who knows what happens if it went to overtime.

44Champs 12-06-2010 11:57 AM

Maybe not ballsy, but it was smart. The Saints NEVER give up under Payton.

darstep 12-06-2010 01:32 PM

Never say Never! There is always someone with more muscle than brains. There is always someone who's not paying attention during film sessions. There is always someone that's trigger happy and willing to get headlined one way or the other. I'm just glad it was them and not us...that time...and the referees weren't in cahoots.

niteadept 12-06-2010 01:37 PM

I thought it to be one of those "priceless" moments. Glad Ocho has to give his $$ to New Orleans, maybe he can ask Sims to help out.

ScottF 12-06-2010 01:45 PM

was it Nicks or Bushrod who jumped? Shouldn't he be getting some credit? No way they call the off-side if the O-line stays put

Even better question- if it is a 'dummy' play, why would the O-line EVER move?

saintsfan601 12-06-2010 01:48 PM

I think the O-line moving is part of the play.That way the refs have to throw the flag.I do think Nicks deserves credit for jumping as soon as the guy was across the line.

|Mitch| 12-06-2010 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by ScottF (Post 267608)
was it Nicks or Bushrod who jumped? Shouldn't he be getting some credit? No way they call the off-side if the O-line stays put

Even better question- if it is a 'dummy' play, why would the O-line EVER move?

That would be Nicks, reacted off the defense. Making sure the refs had to call it

papz 12-06-2010 02:27 PM

I'm sure all the lineman were instructed to jump as soon as they saw someone move.

“It’s really a no-brainer freeze. We were trying to draw them offside. If they move substantially, then we can react. This happened a few weeks ago. The only difference was it wasn’t just a no-brainer freeze. If we felt there was a clear movement, then the worst thing that could have happened is we move back five yards and kick the field goal. Drew Brees did a great job with the snap count and tried to create the illusion we were going for it, when really we’re just going to let the time run out. I wasn’t going to take a timeout, but I was comfortable backing up five yards from there.”


I just can't believe they fell for it.


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