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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Crusader I'm a little perplexed about this too. We got a bunch of really big, strong, athletic guys buts till can't seem to move people. Compare that to the Broncos O-lines under Shanahan that had no big ...

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Old 09-13-2011, 01:30 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
I'm a little perplexed about this too. We got a bunch of really big, strong, athletic guys buts till can't seem to move people. Compare that to the Broncos O-lines under Shanahan that had no big name guys at all and still could just put any back behind it and count on 1000+ yds beeing gained.

I think part of the problem with our run game as a whole is the constant shuffeling of RBs in and out. Just pick a guy and give him 20-25 carries a game so he can get in some kind of rhytm.
I agree we have the most rhythm-less backfield but I think it more due to the type of plays the coach is calling than any one back getting into rhythm
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:51 PM   #12
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This team was built on pass blocking. Then in '09 when GW came in and slapped the Oline around then they got some attitude which they brought to the run game. Since then we've lost our center and RT who are both stiff as a board. We don't get any rushing yards because we don't get a push. We usually step back in pass protection. I think that's the difference. jmho
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:58 PM   #13
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I think it's just a matter of them getting into a groove. We were behind and playing catch up. It was just one game... we'll get on track.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:34 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by jnormand View Post
I don't know but I wouldn't say our pass blocking is that great either.
That game scared me - Drew was running around like his ass was on fire!!

It scared me!! I want to see him nice & protected - no running for Drew!! Protection for Drew!! IN Drew we trust!

Ok get it? Block better!!
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:09 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II View Post
This team was built on pass blocking. Then in '09 when GW came in and slapped the Oline around then they got some attitude which they brought to the run game. Since then we've lost our center and RT who are both stiff as a board. We don't get any rushing yards because we don't get a push. We usually step back in pass protection. I think that's the difference. jmho
My team has been a pass first the the last couple of years operating a whole lot from 4-wide sets. This year we went to a Pro-I and started running the ball a whole lot more. It has taken almost the whole season to really get the ground game going even thou we have a skilled group. Its a big difference in the techniques and the mentality needed.
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It's all just too cute. It's hard to run cute!
The four wide set works for me...nobody in the box.
That creates lanes even before the snap.
20 rushes last week and 50 tosses...50!.
Yeah, yeah, playing from behind - catch up mode, we've heard that one.
We had over 50 minutes to make up the 14 point hole we dug, and we've seen it before.
We've also seen Brees approach 60. We may have to pull him because of his pitch count.
Unitl it's a priority with Payton, we will struggle with it.
We will have some good days on the ground and we will win easily.
If things get difficult, Payton is going to open the gate and let Brees loose.

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