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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by strato Thats a little better ..but still 8.50..yikes..get buzzed before the game is all i can say...lol Good advice if you're headed to a game. It's cheeper buying it from the beer guys outside but it's sooooo ...

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Old 08-13-2011, 10:28 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by strato View Post
Thats a little better ..but still 8.50..yikes..get buzzed before the game is all i can say...lol
Good advice if you're headed to a game. It's cheeper buying it from the beer guys outside but it's sooooo hot out there! I'm always in a hurry to get inside and into the air conditioning before I melt.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:32 AM   #12
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For $8.50 a beer the Sainsations should deliver it to you.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:37 AM   #13
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For $8.50 a beer the Sainsations should deliver it to you.
You have to sit in a skybox for that.
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:54 AM   #14
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That makes sense and explains our lack of timing on pass routes. Drew is used to Meach running those long passes down and he just couldn't get up to speed. I remember the first game after Katrina when they had installed new turf and all the little failcon fans complained that it was intentionally made like that to slow down vick. I remember it breaking in pretty quickly and everything sped up.
Yeah, at times when Meach fell, you could see a little cloud of like...
*dust* puff up behind him. I'm sure they'll have it shipshape by
the regular season.

Beer prices don't bother me cause I don't drank the stuff, and
I'm a chick so I could care less about the Saintsations. But it's
always good to hear a report LIVE! FROM INSIDE THE
SUPERDOME!
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:07 PM   #15
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My observations were:

They were unable to get any decent run blocking from the line in 1st team vs 1st team situation. I'm a little disapointed by that. But it is early and the niners did have a good run D last year, so may be nothing big.

The D did look hungry, fast, and they hit hard. But they did this with a lot of blitzing in a preseason game against a very average offense. I hope the front line will provide more pressure without the need for blitzing so much as the season progresses, because not all teams are as inept as the niners.

King stood out to me on the D line. Seems like he had a good motor all night. Again, against the niners backups.

If you are paying $8.50 for a beer at the game, then congrats! You have caught up to what the SF Giants have been charging for the last three seasons. I agree with the group...pre game should contain extra imbibing in order to avoid those fees.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:48 PM   #17
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Crud - I cant afford to go to a game - I just listen or watch from home. For 8.50 I can get some Guiness!!
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:23 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by SAINT_MICHAEL View Post
King stood out to me on the D line. Seems like he had a good motor all night. Again, against the niners backups.
He reminded me of Brian Young, and thats a very good thing, that guy was a hard worker. I also liked big #68, Swanson Miller on the DL. He was in the thick of things a whole lot and I thought he moved well for a big guy. I'm not concerned at all about our DTs. DEs looked decent, Big Will is a beast but whe knew that allready. Galette didn't show anything I thought and I was expecting more from Jordan when he got in the game. Looking forward to see the next game.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:22 AM   #20
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Given the the 49ers are 1 atom short of a vacuum, I was not impressed at all by the performance of the game.

Our D picked on an o-line in complete disarray and a gameplan that did not even envision blitz. Is there a death penalty clause for a spin move by a Saint D-lineman?

Our O-line was abysmal. We should just stick posts in the ground and call them tackles. Run blocking looked random. Only against the 9er 3rd string did there appear to be any pocket depth. Does anyone on offense know how to engage a block?

Receivers ran poor routes, looking like they were more worried about seeing the ball leave the qb's hand (so they could stop running if not) rather than being where they were supposed to be.

Special teams were decent. I don't care about the return td, I'm more interested in coverage. Much better than last season. Moorstead has improved, let's hope he can do the same outdoors on grass in the winter. Hartley still has the hooks.

Brees made at least 3 bad decisions in 4 throws. His lone completion was lucky the defender wasn't in the proper place. However, he has reason to make a quick judgment because he ust sense he's living on borrowed time with the line performance.

Backs have to hit the hole with more speed. Ingram did that once and scored.

Corners are going to be a weakness as it seems they can't stop getting injured.

WR's couldn't get separation from their defenders unless they were on the sidelines not playing. Either they can't run precise routes or are easy to read. Either way, there's no respect.

I guess the upshot is, given that this O has been together for basically 4 years, they looked about as bad as the 9ers who've been together 3 weeks.

Next week needs to be more effective or I'm going to have to re-evaluate my prediction that this is a SB contender. Our preseason schedule is easier than playing IVY leaguers during exam week. It is unacceptable to be so off.

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