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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by |Mitch| Beware the unknown... I know Mitch. I can't help but wonder. As long as the offense scores 30-plus, it's all good. If the offense struggles and "only" scores 27.............

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #11
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Beware the unknown...
I know Mitch. I can't help but wonder.

As long as the offense scores 30-plus, it's all good.

If the offense struggles and "only" scores 27..........
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #12
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The defense had a very bad day in the Seattle game, and don't think for a minute that GW doesn't know it. My theory is that a lot of it had to do with not knowing who the quarterback for Seattle was going to be, until late Thursday. I think they probably prepared for both Whitehurst and Hasselback, and wasted a lot of time doing that. I puzzled over this one for a while, and if you go back and look at the games where the D looks really bad, and people on forums freak out about it afterward, time and time again -- when the Saints D looks flat or has a bad day, it's usually against a quarterback that the team was not expecting or prepared for, or a guy that there isn't a lot of film on. Titans game, the D barely held it together at the end, when rookie what's-his-face came in instead of Hasselback. The Rams game, was AJ Feeley instead of Bradford....the Cardinals game last year was Max Hall, instead of what's-his-face who started the first half of the season for them....there's more of these games, I just can't remember them all right now.
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Originally Posted by RockyMountainSaint View Post
If the offense struggles and "only" scores 27..........
That's a "Oh ****!" moment
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:14 PM   #14
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That Seattle loss was the perfect storm.

Our team was decimated with injury and on top of that they played poorly.

Conversely, the Seahawks had a record day from various positions - most notably, the QB.

The game against Detroit this Saturday is one of two teams going in opposite directions.

Saints all the way.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:44 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by |Mitch| View Post
Beware the unknown...
What's unknown? He played here, coached here. He's been in the league 16 years.
I'd say the only drawback is that he will probably get another HC job in the next 2 years, so he definitely isn't the long term answer.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:17 PM   #16
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Don't quote me, I think Bell will be active . . . I wouldn't be too concerned with it though, I mean, he really hasn't had much time to learn the offense and would probably only be used in the event of a RB injury, which we see quite a bit. Glad to hear you guys think highly of him though, he's a local MI boy and I hope he's on the team next season.

go Lions.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:51 PM   #17
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Don't quote me, I think Bell will be active . . . I wouldn't be too concerned with it though, I mean, he really hasn't had much time to learn the offense and would probably only be used in the event of a RB injury, which we see quite a bit. Glad to hear you guys think highly of him though, he's a local MI boy and I hope he's on the team next season.

go Lions.
last year at this time he would've been a starter. this year 5th string
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #18
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last year at this time he would've been a starter. this year 5th string
What happened with him? I actually watched him play at Wayne State and kind of wished the Lions would have grabbed him up . . . the way our RBs have been going down, he's a welcome addition to the roster.

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:48 PM   #19
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What happened with him? I actually watched him play at Wayne State and kind of wished the Lions would have grabbed him up . . . the way our RBs have been going down, he's a welcome addition to the roster.

go Lions.
Last year we were down to Ladell Betts and Julius Jones for our playoff game (Reggie got hurt in the 1st quarter). Joique Bell is better than both of them.

But this year we have a healthy PT, Sproles, Ivory and Ingram (until recently), therfore Bell would be a 5th stringer.

If your curious, I think he plays a lot like Pierre Thomas. Same skill set. Not a blazer but has great balance, falls forward and a pretty decent receiver out of the backfield.

Had Ingram had his setback a week earlier, Bell wouldn't have been available for you guys to claim.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:48 PM   #20
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What happened with him? I actually watched him play at Wayne State and kind of wished the Lions would have grabbed him up . . . the way our RBs have been going down, he's a welcome addition to the roster.

go Lions.
Just didn't have a way to get him on the roster. We went from running back broke in the wild card round last year to an embarrassment of riches this year.

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What Danno said.
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