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papz 10-27-2011 06:47 PM

Power Play of the Game: Screen Pass Perfection
When a team puts up 62 points in a single game like the Saints did against the Colts this past Sunday night, you can bet your ass there are quite a few excellent plays worthy of consideration for an honor such as our Power Play of the Game here on CSC.

So I figured this would be a great opportunity to break down the play the Saints run better than any other team in the league thanks to their talented offensive line and the shifty Pierre Thomas: the screen pass. Not surprising, the 57-yard screen to Pierre on Sunday night also happened to be the Saints longest play of the game.

Make the jump for the full, moment-by-moment breakdown and see just how the Saints find so much success running this play.

Click on the link below for the full article. Lots of illustrations.
Power Play of the Game: Screen Pass Perfection - Canal Street Chronicles

Euphoria 10-27-2011 06:53 PM

All starts with our linemen being able to get up the field.

Rugby Saint II 10-27-2011 08:11 PM

I was watching an interview with DLP and Nicks was in the back ground.......he's got some man boobs. But he still plays well and looks good in the black and gold so I don't really care.

homerj07 10-27-2011 08:24 PM

Really great breakdown. Sitting here vatching Virginia run the same play to prfection over Miami.

When the QB suckers the "D" like Drew can do this play is game breaker

alleycat_126 10-27-2011 11:54 PM

Ahhhhh!!!! This play brings back fond memories of that first Superbowl six to ...... ....... Oh Pierre Thomas..... Colts D should be ashamed of themselves. To there credit they were on the field a long time, they would have fallen for anything just to get off the field!!

Crusader 10-28-2011 05:40 AM

Great article!

the-commish 10-28-2011 11:55 AM

The best thing about that play (in addition to it being a 57-yard gain) was that they ran it to the left side of the OL. The Saints have had a tendency for the past couple of seasons to run it to the right. I guess Stinch not being on the right side had something to do with it (Stinch did not play well last season, but the screen was one play where he did block well).

darstep 10-28-2011 12:07 PM

That play gets raised two levels higher when its Pierre Thomas following the blockers and picking his spots. NONE of the other guys do it as well. I'm trying to figure out if that can be taught, so I can hold a class session for Ingram and Ivory. Week seven, and I'm still waiting for Ingram to make a cut, left or right, after breaking the line of scrimmage or the initial line of defense. He just seems to run up someones back or into the stack and gets driven backwards at plays end. We know what Ivory is going to do. PT finishes falling forward and defenders never hit him square in the chest. That takes vision, good balance, and great control of the head and shoulders. Ingram would be looking at 100 every week if he would learn how to cut back or break it outside.

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