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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Sure the WRs underachieved this season. Welcome to Jim Haslett football. If it\'s not one group it\'s the other. Horn played poorly early, but the whole team played poorly early. Horn was hurt for a while, as was Stallworth. Donte\'s ...

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Old 01-27-2004, 02:19 PM   #21
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Sure the WRs underachieved this season. Welcome to Jim Haslett football. If it\'s not one group it\'s the other. Horn played poorly early, but the whole team played poorly early. Horn was hurt for a while, as was Stallworth. Donte\'s injuries are certainly becoming a concern, but it\'s hard to say the receivers let the team down when your two starters were hurt for more than half the year. We certainly need more production out of that area, but I can\'t think of any other time in Saints history in which our receivers have been as productive as they have been the last three or four years. Our WRs are better than they\'ve ever been, but I will definitely concede that there is room for improvement.

As for our O-line. I think it\'s fine. If anything, we need a stud at LT and let Gandy play out his career on the right. Our interior is good, and will only get better. Whenever Fontenot decides to retire he will be replaced with someone younger and probably stronger, but less experienced and less of a leader on the line. Our line is fine guys - maybe a stud LT, but that\'s about it.

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Old 01-27-2004, 02:31 PM   #22
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I\'m not saying our offensive line played terrible. But I\'m not saying it played well either. Just like most other units on this team, I believe this unit was very inconsistant and that\'s with all the starters in. I do not think they are a great run blocking line, but rather an average one. It\'s hard for me to evaluate this unit though, because it was just so inconsistant. I guess that goes for the whole team.

I still say Jimmy Haslett is the problem and that\'s why no one ever knows what they problems are.
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Old 01-27-2004, 02:37 PM   #23
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I still say Jimmy Haslett is the problem and that\'s why no one ever knows what they problems are.
Well, I couldn\'t agree more. I\'ll say this about the line - they seemed to do fairly well in the zone blocking and off-tackle sprint plays, but they are bad in short-yardage mainly b/c they don\'t get a ton of push. Part of that might come down to the fact that every team knows that Bentley is our stud and when we go short yardage we\'re going at the gap between him and Fontenot. Thus, they plug that and it\'s not like we ever attempt to run anywhere else. In other words, play calling might be as much the culprit in short yardage as anything else.

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