Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

Film Room: Titans vs. Saints preview

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 1. Saints O vs. Titans D: 31 flavors vs. vanilla Sean Payton has been known to use 15 different formations on his first 15 plays. As offensive variety goes, the Saints are boundless and peerless. The Titans defense, under Jerry ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-07-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
Threaded by papz
Retired
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 10,596

Show Printable Version Email this Page
Rating: (0 votes - average)

1. Saints O vs. Titans D: 31 flavors vs. vanilla
Sean Payton has been known to use 15 different formations on his first 15 plays. As offensive variety goes, the Saints are boundless and peerless. The Titans defense, under Jerry Gray, is the polar opposite. They’ve been the easiest unit to watch on film this season because they line up in base zones, they rarely move before the snap and it’s always clear what each player is trying to do. It’s an execution-based defense.

In this model, the Titans try to make opponents play conservatively and methodically. Instead of trying to beat the offense big once or twice and risk having the offense beat THEM big, the Titans would rather make the offense beat them small again and again, without making any bad mistakes. This formula works against middle-tier offenses – like the Broncos, Browns, Colts, Bucs and Bills, all of whom the Titans have held below 20 points. But unless an execution-based defense has a few top-level playmakers – like the Bears with Brian Urlacher or, in past years, the Colts with Dwight Freeney – it won’t hold up against upper-tier competition.

The Titans have a mobile, fairly athletic defensive line but one that’s devoid of premium pass-rushers. Their linebackers are reliable but not sideline-to-sideline players; it might even be considered a weak unit when outrageously overrated middle ‘backer Barrett Ruud is in the lineup (he’s been out most of the past month with a groin; rookie Colin McCarthy has been an upgrade in his stead). The secondary is sound but not ball-hawking.

The way to beat Drew Brees is to confuse him (which isn’t easy). He’s far too sharp as a progression-read passer for a defense to simply line up and play against. Unless luck intervenes or a few Titans defenders play the game of their lives, we’ll see Brees lead four or five ABC-123 type clock-eating scoring drives Sunday.

Read more.
Film Room: Titans vs. Saints preview - CBSSports.com

Last edited by papz; 12-19-2011 at 08:13 PM..
Views: 564
Latest Blogs
Saints: A glimpse of the future Last Blog: 11-19-2014 By: lee909


What i tell you ! !! ! Last Blog: 11-02-2014 By: SAINTstunna


MID TERM ELECTION Last Blog: 10-29-2014 By: teddybarexxx


Old 12-07-2011, 08:56 PM   #2
In Doh We Trust
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,969
Blog Entries: 16
Wow good film tidbits.
homerj07 is offline  
Old 12-07-2011, 11:23 PM   #3
xan
Professor Crab and
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Princeton
Posts: 3,067
Blog Entries: 27
Film is hot.
xan is offline  
Old 12-07-2011, 11:43 PM   #4
500th Post
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Killeen, Tx.
Posts: 885
Great read and informative. Thx for posting it.
pumpkindriver is offline  
Old 12-07-2011, 11:54 PM   #5
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Grand Haven, Michigan by way of a little Mississippi River town in Louisiana
Posts: 2,786
I can only wish it will be that easy, I think this is going to be a close one.
halloween 65 is offline  
Old 12-08-2011, 01:27 AM   #6
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 11,918
Blog Entries: 44
The way to beat Drew Brees is to confuse him (which isn’t easy).
Halo is offline  
Old 12-08-2011, 12:00 PM   #7
LB Mentallity
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,576
Blog Entries: 40
nice find
hagan714 is offline  
Old 12-08-2011, 04:40 PM   #8
Bounty Money $$$
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 5800 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA.
Posts: 11,581
+5.5????
Rugby Saint II is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts