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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I'm having withdrawal symptoms. I watch last years Super Bowl last night just to try to cure it. Who else thinks that if we would have had a slightly above average running back this year, LT would have fit nicely, ...

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Old 01-20-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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Totally sucks ... and the running game

I'm having withdrawal symptoms. I watch last years Super Bowl last night just to try to cure it.

Who else thinks that if we would have had a slightly above average running back this year, LT would have fit nicely, everything would have been better.

Brees doesn't throw all those picks (b/c we have a running game)

Red Zone % dramtactically better

even on defense - we would have scored more so it's way easier when the opponent is in constant "catch-up" mode. Time of possesion would have been way better etc...


Just somebody who would have lasted all season (very important) and could have at least been a threat between the tackles, on the screen, and in pass protection.


Nothing else needed to have changed. With this, we would have been hosting the NFC Championship game this weekend.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:23 AM   #2
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If our RBs were healthy, it would have been huge, Still need to upgrade the front 7 on defense.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:19 AM   #3
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we scored 36 and the defense gave up 41, still think its defense we need more adjstments to.
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Running backs need to stay healthy .... defense has holes all over the front 7
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Originally Posted by Rickh View Post
I'm having withdrawal symptoms. I watch last years Super Bowl last night just to try to cure it.

Who else thinks that if we would have had a slightly above average running back this year, LT would have fit nicely, everything would have been better.

Brees doesn't throw all those picks (b/c we have a running game)

Red Zone % dramtactically better

even on defense - we would have scored more so it's way easier when the opponent is in constant "catch-up" mode. Time of possesion would have been way better etc...


Just somebody who would have lasted all season (very important) and could have at least been a threat between the tackles, on the screen, and in pass protection.


Nothing else needed to have changed. With this, we would have been hosting the NFC Championship game this weekend.
I remember discussing this on this forum when LT became available. I would have been in favor of that, but it is a moot point now. We would have been fine if we hadn't lost 9 rb's or so at various points in the year.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:07 PM   #6
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we scored 36 and the defense gave up 41, still think its defense we need more adjstments to.
This is true but we had a top 10 defense for the first time in years. I don't think anyone in their wildest dreams would've imagined that we'd give up 41 offensive points to the Suckhawks.
I think with a better running game, we control the ball better, Drew gives up less picks, and the offense scores more points.
Still, I agree with you that we need to make more adjustments on defense.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:27 PM   #7
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I won't argue that now that the season is over we can't use upgrades on defense, esp. at the front 7.

BUT

'10 would've been a different story IMHO if only for a durable back or even two.
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we scored 36 and the defense gave up 41, still think its defense we need more adjstments to.
But you don't make personnel decisions based on one game. Our defense outshined our offense numerous times this year.
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Not when it counted
And Tom Brady sucked when it counted. Time for a change in New England?
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This is true but we had a top 10 defense for the first time in years. I don't think anyone in their wildest dreams would've imagined that we'd give up 41 offensive points to the Suckhawks.
I think with a better running game, we control the ball better, Drew gives up less picks, and the offense scores more points.
Still, I agree with you that we need to make more adjustments on defense.
finally someone somewhat agrees with me. lol its all true what u r saying also about a running game would have helped. the top ten showing is great but it was a bottom feeder against the seaturds.
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