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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by strato Block That was the first thing that I thought of too Strat. Get the offensive line to block and create some holes. It's that simple....

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Old 09-29-2011, 03:58 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by strato View Post
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That was the first thing that I thought of too Strat. Get the offensive line to block and create some holes. It's that simple.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:15 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by iceshack149 View Post
I agree with papz and strato but if Brees is on fire as he was against the Texans then why run?
While having balance is ideal, I have no issues with it being lopsided one way or the other as long as we're moving the ball and scoring points.

We lose and Brees throws the ball 50 times... why didn't we run the ball more?
We lose and Brees throws 30 times, why didn't we throw the ball more?
We fumble pounding the football, why didn't get leave it in Brees' hands?
We throw an INT, why didn't get run the ball in that instance?

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Old 09-29-2011, 04:27 PM   #13
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we are averaging 4.4 ypc

you know how we can run the ball more effectively? try running the ball

blaming the line? do you guys realize how effective we actually are on the ground?

we almost average a first down every 2 runs
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:48 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by CantonLegend View Post
we are averaging 4.4 ypc

you know how we can run the ball more effectively? try running the ball

blaming the line? do you guys realize how effective we actually are on the ground?

we almost average a first down every 2 runs
Actually 4.2, which is about average (we're 13th in the league)
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:04 PM   #15
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Actually 4.2, which is about average (we're 13th in the league)
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66 rushes for 288 yards

4.36 ypc which i rounded using my 4th grade math

either way it doesnt matter.

we can run the ball. we could last year too.

you know what the problem is? its that we just dont run
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:59 PM   #16
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I say just do what it takes to win. Run,Pass, sack fumble.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:03 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by CantonLegend View Post
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66 rushes for 288 yards

4.36 ypc which i rounded using my 4th grade math

either way it doesnt matter.

we can run the ball. we could last year too.

you know what the problem is? its that we just dont run
The problem is situations. We cannot and do not and have not for YEARS been able to impose our will with the running game. You can talk YPC 'til the dry cows come home. Recent history shows we can't run for that 1-3 yards when we need it most. Period. That is it. That is all. Anything else is damn lies and statistics.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:14 PM   #18
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The problem is situations. We cannot and do not and have not for YEARS been able to impose our will with the running game. You can talk YPC 'til the dry cows come home. Recent history shows we can't run for that 1-3 yards when we need it most. Period. That is it. That is all. Anything else is damn lies and statistics.
statistics are the only facts.

you can dismiss them but thats because you dont want to believe the truth. fact is that ingram takes more short yardage carries and his ypc reflects that. 3.6 ypc is great for a short yardage back that gets most of his carried when the defense knows we are going to run

no we dont impose any running games because we dont run the ball enough. we are a pass first...pass second...and maybe run the ball third but probably pass team

ignore facts all you want but ur fighting a losing battle and ur going to end up blaming the wrong ppl

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Old 09-29-2011, 07:21 PM   #19
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statistics are the only facts.

you can dismiss them but thats because you dont want to believe the truth. fact is that ingram takes more short yardage carries and his ypc reflects that. 3.6 ypc is great for a short yardage back that gets most of his carried when the defense knows we are going to run

no we dont impose any running games because we dont run the ball enough. we are a pass first...pass second...and maybe run the ball third but probably pass team

ignore facts all you want but ur fighting a losing battle and ur going to end up blaming the wrong ppl
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Dear God. Whatever man.
you wanna debate then debate.

you wanna pretend like ur right? defend ur stance with some facts that are going to back up ur claims
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