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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I guess it's easy for us sitting at home and calling plays after the fact. But, during the heat of the game, when you have no timeouts left to think things over, is another thing. However, I still feel that ...

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Old 09-11-2011, 09:46 AM   #11
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I guess it's easy for us sitting at home and calling plays after the fact. But, during the heat of the game, when you have no timeouts left to think things over, is another thing. However, I still feel that the Saints had the Pack where they wanted them - thinking run. So load the backfield as if you are going to run and let Drew run right on a quarterback keeper. The play would have worked because

1. It looks like run - you have all your running backs in there;
2. Drew almost never runs.
3. It usually works for other teams against us!

As I said before: looking back is a whole lot easier than in the heat of the game. But why SP adheres to the idea that this was the best call after looking at the film is another question.

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Old 09-11-2011, 09:54 AM   #12
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If Drew would have kept the ball and ran it instead, it would have been the same outcome. They totally blew our line up, nobody was getting any push.

In hindsight, a play-action to Graham, or a toss to Ingram getting him around the corner, may have worked...
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Like I said. Call good. Execution bad.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:59 AM   #14
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Horrible call.
Horrible broadcast of said call.
Horrible execution of said call.
Horrible outcome of said call.

There was always the other 99% of the field to utilize.

I don't know. But I started screaming NO, NO, NO, NO as soon as they lined up. But I aint no coach, now...

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Old 09-12-2011, 07:32 AM   #15
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I don't know. But I started screaming NO, NO, NO, NO as soon as they lined up.
I did too. For pretty much the entire game they shoved our O-line backwards. Its not all of a sudden gonna change on the last play, especially when they put 9 in the box.

Payton is much smarter than any of us will ever be, but that call was a headscratcher.
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