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Thoughts on Going for it on 4th down in the 3rd

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Budsdrinker All coaches handbooks tell you to take the 3 points on the road. But at that time in the game we were running the ball pretty good and that was just a bad play call. That ...

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Old 09-09-2011, 09:47 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Budsdrinker View Post
All coaches handbooks tell you to take the 3 points on the road. But at that time in the game we were running the ball pretty good and that was just a bad play call. That should have been a QB sneek not a roll out pass. I liked the go for it mentality just not the play that was called.
Totally agree. You could argue for the three points but it wasn't the decision for me, I love our coach and would expect nothing less, but it was the play selection.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:41 AM   #12
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I think going for it was the right call, and I was yelling it the whole time...but a pass? C'mon son! Play calling has always been an issue w/Peyton (IMHO). I've always thought that Peyton and Miles think they are too smart for the game, and that's what gets us in trouble a lot.

You trade up to get this awesome back and you don't use him in that situation. I just don't get it. I know the O-line wasn't playing well but you have to show the league that you trust your #1 draft pick in that situation. Why have the stable of running backs if you are not going to use them.

It's like we were watching the Seattle game all over again! Harper can't pass cover, no one can tackle, Drew too scared to get rid of the ball, Colston's still playing like he's either scared or hurt. (and he's been doing that since the Super Bowl)

I don't want to hear anyone saying that I'm not a true fan, it's only game 1, and yada yada yada. If we can get on here and show our devotion by talking about all the good potential they have and praise them all the good we see when they win, then we are just as devoted when we point out the negative things that happen. That's what fans do.

So much for the greatly improved defense. I just pray that they get their crap together because if not its going to be a long season.


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Old 09-09-2011, 11:15 AM   #13
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Yeah, I was for kicking the 3 at first, but the fact is Sean had no choice. Our defense couldn't stop Ol Miss, much less the Green Bay Packers. He knew that as well as anybody, so he went for it.

I was/am still very upset with the performance of our defense. Sean's play calling was directly affected by it. Sad times indeed.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:43 AM   #14
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The offense was forced into that situation by the defense. How many stops did they generate? I only recall one. The odds are better going for it, maybe 50/50 as opposed to a less than 20% chance of getting a stop.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:51 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by NOS2SB View Post
We make it, he's a hero. We don't, the call is questioned. That's life.
Everyone can defend the "Sean Payton" nature of the call, or use clever analogies to feel better about it, but it's actually very simple. You take the guaranteed 3 and make it a one score go ahead game. There is no doubt in my mind that our D would've had a stronger morale afterwards and we could've taken that game. That play flat out killed us. Take the three, get a stop, score, ballgame. Payton blew it. And if he wanted to go for it, atleast run the damn ball.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:53 AM   #16
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Right call, wrong play. In addition, Brees could see a bad match-up with the D call, why he didn't audible to a better play is befuddling.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:13 PM   #17
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Man, I guess if Ambush had not worked out we would all still be calling for SP's head. BTW, we had a similar situation earlier in the game when Drew went deep to Meech on 3rd and 1. Good thing that worked out or we would be questioning that one as well.

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Old 09-09-2011, 01:47 PM   #18
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I love the fact that they lined up across from a freakin freight train and tried.

That is why I have so much respect for our team.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:48 PM   #19
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Man, I guess if Ambush had not worked out we would all still be calling for SP's head. BTW, we had a similar situation earlier in the game when Drew went deep to Meech on 3rd and 1. Good thing that worked out or we would be questioning that one as well.

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Not me. I'd still like Sean if ambush had gone the other way.
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