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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I’m going to let the famous British poet Freddie Mercury sum the feelings about what was probably the last Saints home game of the 2011 season, “Don’t stop me now. Cause I’m having a good time.” The only thing that ...

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Old 01-09-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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I’m going to let the famous British poet Freddie Mercury sum the feelings about what was probably the last Saints home game of the 2011 season, “Don’t stop me now. Cause I’m having a good time.”

The only thing that would have made the night better is if the LSU band would have started playing ‘Hey Fightin Tiger’ when the clock hit zero to get everyone ready for Monday. In an NFL where the rules make everything about offense the Saints have managed to take theirs to another level. Normal football strategy doesn’t apply to them. They’d never say it out loud because that’d be un-cool but when you go for it on fourth down from your own 38-yard-line in a playoff game leading 17-14 you definitely think it. Sean Payton didn’t even hesitate and Drew Brees executed an over the top quarterback sneak.

He might as well have held up a giant sign that said: “THE 2011 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS WORLD TOUR: ROLLING YOU”

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Old 01-09-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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First, Johnson needs to be tested. Iím not sure heís from planet earth. Human beings canít be 6í5í, 236 pounds and run like Carl Lewis. He was Godzilla and the Saints secondary was downtown Tokyo. At one point Saturday night Johnson looked like an adult playing the childrenís game three flies in with the entire Saints secondary in the roll of the children. Second, San Francisco doesnít have a receiver in the same time zone as Johnson. Alex Smith wonít be throwing into triple coverage to Michael Crabtree and if he does I promise the results wonít be the same as Saturday.
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I think I posted somewhere on here just that...

Look, you have the highest 3rd down conversion in the NFL ever!
If you are 4th and 5 or less even 4th and 8. You know you're in a shoot out and must move the ball and score why not go for it. It is for the most part equal to a turnover. You keep the ball out of their hands.

I wasn't surprised at all that we went for it on 4th down. You have reached a point in the season where there is finality involved in each game. Lose you are done for the season... so with everything on the line you need to GO FOR IT. The odds are in our favor.

With that high of a conversion on 3rd down imagine the possibilities when we use the extra down to convert!?!?!?!

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Old 01-09-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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Detroit had a better third down rate then we did.

The "D" needs to mkae absolutely sure that our "O" has a better third rate than their "O"

(just saying!!)
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:29 AM   #5
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Detroit had a better third down rate then we did.......
Source please, pretty please?

Only one thing wrong with the article.

Freddie Mercury was a lyricist.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:01 AM   #6
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The 2011 Saints set an NFL record for 3rd down conversions at 56.7%

Detroit converted at 35.8% for the season.

2011 NFL Team Downs Stats - National Football League - ESPN

For the game, Detroit converted 7 of 10, while the Saints converted 7-11.

2011 NFL Team Downs Stats - National Football League - ESPN
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