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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I\'m inclined to agree. However, the switches are better than sticking with the \"get bigger\" plan? Wouldn\'t you say? I think that fall under the \"if you plan is good\" clause....

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Old 05-06-2004, 01:08 PM   #41
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I\'m inclined to agree.

However, the switches are better than sticking with the \"get bigger\" plan? Wouldn\'t you say? I think that fall under the \"if you plan is good\" clause.
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Old 05-06-2004, 02:31 PM   #42
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Yes, the get fast plan is better than the get big plan. This year I guess we\'ll get our second taste of it. We\'ll see how well it works this time around.
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Old 05-06-2004, 04:00 PM   #43
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It is too bad there is no simple \"get good\" plan? I bet in our case, it would involve us getting a CB before the season starts.

I\'m hoping that whatever plan we have, it doesn\'t get undermined by some players\' \"get fat\" plan.
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Old 05-06-2004, 04:25 PM   #44
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Doing things right=efficencies
Doing the right things=effectivenss

I hope whatever the plan...it includes BOTH.
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Old 05-06-2004, 04:38 PM   #45
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Whodat youre wrong. Jim doesnt flip flop every year. The goal from the start was to have our version of west coast offense and a aggressive defense. Jim hasnt changed that one little bit. The wides were a disappointment because they were hurt or didnt get coached right, but they are good talentwise. To get a aggresive D you got to stop the run and have fast guys. I dont see how the 2 of those things mean Jim don\'t want a aggresive D. Youre confused man.
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Old 05-06-2004, 04:44 PM   #46
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Whodat youre wrong. Jim doesnt flip flop every year. The goal from the start was to have our version of west coast offense and a aggressive defense. Jim hasnt changed that one little bit.
LMAO. \"The goal from the start was to have our version of west coast offense and a aggressive defense.\" So in 2000, when we had Howard, Glover, Johnson, and Clemons and led the league in sacks we weren\'t AGGRESSIVE enough? I guess getting slower less talented players was all part of the \"more aggressive\" defense plan. Funny.

West coast offense? Hhmm - there are some sunshiners on this board that would argue we don\'t run anything close to the west coast... but I\'ll let that one go. Coincidentally, would you classify our system as one that utilizes very short and quick timing patterns and interior passes in lieu of (or to augment) the running game?

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Old 05-06-2004, 04:50 PM   #47
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Whodat youre wrong. The leftover Ditka defense made themselves too expensive to keep. Since then, Jim\'s been trying to rebuild. Jim is also running the gulf coast offense which helps us use Aarons ability better for throwing the long pass and scrambling. Blake couldnt do neither of those things.
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Old 05-06-2004, 05:11 PM   #48
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Wait a minute - you\'re trying to tell me that AB throws the deep ball better than Jeff Blake? HA HA HA HA HA HA! That\'s funny.

So now we\'re running the \"Gulf Coast Offense\", which by the way I have copyrighted so please send the royalties check to me by the end of the week. 1 post and you\'ve changed your mind about our offense?

Who was too expensive? Glover was allowed to walk and Haslett calls it his one major personnel mistake. Johnson wasn\'t that expensive. Clemons? That guy lead the team in tackles, sacks, and forced fumbles and is playing in Houston for peanuts. Too expensive my arse.

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Old 05-06-2004, 06:55 PM   #49
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Jim is also running the gulf coast offense which helps us use Aarons ability better for throwing the long pass and scrambling. Blake couldnt do neither of those things.
Did you just start watching football two years ago? Blake used to kill the competition in the longest throw competitions (year after year), so I would think that you DONT KNOW ALL THE FACTS. And with you, this wouldn\'t be the first time I have thought that.

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Enough. Do your homework snd you\'ll realize this ain\'t your Father\'s Saints. They didn\'t screw it up again.

I wrote \"Musings\". I called for D Line (Round 1), WR (Round 2) and CB (Round 3). I think the Saints addressed two needs in the draft - D Line and WR. I admit they didn\'t address CB but they have 4 capable CBs on the roster. Be thankful Bellamy isn\'t a corner - can you say 4 game suspension? The Saints have the ability to minimize this weakness - if it really is a weakness. The offense must hold onto the ball and the defensive line must stop the run and put pressure on the QB.

This is all very possible. The Saints have 6 GOOD defensive lineman: Howard, Grant, Young, Whitehead, Sullivan Smith, and now they have added Will Smith. And maybe found a nugget in Liesle. This year, they have stockpiled the same kind of depth on the defensive line they have had on offense for a couple of years.

You also have to look at the schedule. They play passing teams in the Superdome - St Louis, Minnesota, and Denver (they\'ll have to pass without Portis). It\'s not much of an edge but it is an edge. Maybe even more so if fans will stop whining and get behind the team.

And now consider the wide receivers - if healthy - Horn, Stallworth, Pathon, Lewis, Crowell, Gardner, and now Devery Henderson. They all can\'t be hurt at the same time and they are a great mixture of veterans and youngsters, of speed and guile, and of strength and good route-runners. Crowell and Gardner are question marks but without them there are 5 strong receivers. And what if Crowell and Gardner pan out this year........... WOW!

For those who will call me an optimist - you\'re wrong. In the last three seasons, I predicted 10-6, 8-8, and a range of 10-6 to 6-10 last year (tough schedule to call last year). The Saints were 9-7, 8-8, and 7-9. But this year, I agree with Stealthman - I think this is the year of the Saints. Watch for my predictions - game by game in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, think good thoughts.

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