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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; GREEN BAY, WIS. - The last play of the game, with a chance to score a touchdown and two-point conversion and force overtime, wasn't the time to take the ball out of Drew Brees' hands. That should've happened earlier at ...

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Old 09-09-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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GREEN BAY, WIS. - The last play of the game, with a chance to score a touchdown and two-point conversion and force overtime, wasn't the time to take the ball out of Drew Brees' hands. That should've happened earlier at Lambeau Field, twice in the third quarter, when the New Orleans Saints desperately needed to pound the middle of Green Bay's defense and move it backward and take by force the couple of yards they wanted.

But not on the last play of the game, an untimed opportunity for New Orleans to even the score against the reigning Super Bowl champions in the NFL's regular-season opener Thursday night.

Not trailing 42-34, and on Green Bay's 1-yard line only because Brees - who had completed 32 of 49 passes for 419 yards and three touchdowns - had worked his offense down the field and had drawn a pass interference penalty in the end zone with no time remaining, which led to the final play.


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Old 09-09-2011, 12:23 PM   #2
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I totally agree. As Payton said, he'll be kicking himself for a couple of those plays.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:40 PM   #3
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Couldn't agree more.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:47 PM   #4
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True Dat.

Drew passes for 419 yards and just hands the ball off to Ingram runs into a wall of people up the middle

Insert this play into Sean's war manual: ----> play action.

Still all in all, a great game for Drew and a good benchmark for the season.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:49 AM   #5
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I looked at the play again. Green Bay knew we were running up the gut. QB sneak would have been perfect since we rarely see that done with Drew.
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Play action to a TE

Like Madden used to say: the redzone is where TEs become the most dangerous.
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:22 AM   #7
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Don Capers did a get job plan and simple. He had the right defenses called all night long when the game was one line. It was almost like he had Paytons head phones bugged. Plan and simple he out coached Sean at every key moment.

Second guess is what fans do. but if u invest so much into a running game u have test it out. To bad Sean decided to do it in GB. Kind like opening up a new car for the first time and blowing right by a cop before getting out of 3rd gear. so sorry charlie
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Don Capers did a get job plan and simple. He had the right defenses called all night long when the game was one line. It was almost like he had Paytons head phones bugged. Plan and simple he out coached Sean at every key moment.

Second guess is what fans do. but if u invest so much into a running game u have test it out. To bad Sean decided to do it in GB. Kind like opening up a new car for the first time and blowing right by a cop before getting out of 3rd gear. so sorry charlie
Great post, Hagan. Unfortunately for you guys, though, it reminded me of yet another story. Remember, if you are tired of all of Uncle LB's stupid ol' BS (yeah, Mike...it's OK for me to point it out...) stories, then just don't read it.

Anyway, back to the story.

When I was 18, I had something that everybody dreams of. I had an uncle with money...not a millionaire or nothing...just pretty good about not wasting his money and saving. But more important to me was that he used his money to buy a '63 Corvette Stingray.

He used to let me take that car out on dates from time to time...or just go cruise the B/K Lounge. (Burger King for you that didn't grow up in Gulfport) I would drive up to that parking lot and I would assign those girls numbers. OK...you first, and you 2nd...etc.

One night, though, I was out on a date with a girl from the other side of town. Man, when I look back...I really liked that girl...but that's another story.

We were driving down the beach (Hwy 90) and we were near the Lighthouse. I had been nursing this beer for a long time and I took a swallow and it was hot. Well, I had the top down on the 'Vette, and like a stupid kid might do...I tossed the remaining beer over my left shoulder.

Within 2 nanoseconds I heard the siren and saw the blue lights in my mirror. Not hard to miss when you have the top down. The guy pulled me over and asked me if I knew what the fine for littering was.

I said, "No, why do you ask?"

He said, "Because you just tossed you beer out of the car."

I said with a shocked look on my face, "Beer? I didn't have a beer."

He stopped for a second...took a real hard look into my eyes and with a stern look that only your dad would give you, he said, "Son...you threw a beer out of your car, and I know you did this because it hit my car! We're going to go over here and look at my fender, and if I see just 1 scratch, I'm hauling you in even though I am really suppose to be somewhere else right now!"

Well...we went and looked as he shined his flashlight on the front right fender of his car...and fortunately he didn't find the scratch. There had to have been one...but, believe it or not...he let me go on my way with no ticket.

So, Hagan...you can see that I pulled something just as stupid as what you mentioned. Couldn't help but remember that when you said that.

Anyway...back on topic. I agree with the people who said that hindsight is 20/20. We all would have liked to have seen different results...and I really do believe that Drew should have had the ability to go to the line and make his own call or audible...but if things would have gone differently...and he would have audibled to a roll-out or something and got stuffed there...we would all be hollering, "Why didn't he just try to run it up the middle?"

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LMAO good one.

Mine was popping the clutch in a 67 stang and taking of like a bat out of hell.I tapped the hust shift into third, there pinned in the seat i was in heaven and watching the the tac as i blew past a cop.

"Never take ur eyes of the road and learn to drive that thing by ear and feel" was the last thing the cop said as he ripped the ticket from the book.

And true enough drew could have opt out of the play
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I couldn't question the call and you can't question putting the ball in Brees hands. Green Bay made the play like they had been doing all night. Their DL undercut our OL so their LB could meet Ingram in the air to knock him back.

Was a great game. We lost. Time to move on.
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