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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; What did you take away from the Redskins game after watching film? ďA lot of little mistakes. A lot of things that killed drives for us offensively, whether it was a penalty or a mental error or you just missed ...

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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What did you take away from the Redskins game after watching film?

ďA lot of little mistakes. A lot of things that killed drives for us offensively, whether it was a penalty or a mental error or you just missed an opportunity. We just had a lot of those and they came at some pretty inopportune times. You walk away from it just saying it never really felt like we were ever in a rhythm. That could be attributed to a lot of those things Iím talking about. Really, youíre able to establish a rhythm once you get a drive going and it just never felt like we really got off the ground ever, or rarely. Before we knew it, we were down by enough there in the second half that it became a little bit of a two-minute fest where youíre trying to play catch up. Itís hard to believe that we even had a chance in the end because if you look at just the way we played, we didnít deserve to have a chance. (We were) just inefficient, all the way around, it felt like it was inefficient. It certainly didnít feel like what weíre used to around here.Ē

Weíre used to you breaking passing records and not the 46 percent completion percentage?

ďWe set the bar high. We have high expectations. Thereís no harsher critic on myself than me. I walk away from that game and it felt like every third pass was completed. It was one of those days that for whatever reason, and you can attribute it to a lot of stuff, there were an inordinate amount of batted balls in that game that I felt like Ė hey, those are completions. There was one to Jimmy (Graham) thatís a touchdown that gets batted. They blow a coverage and yet instead of us walking away with seven points, we end up only getting three. Thatís a big play in the game. A lot of little things like that where all of a sudden itís a 46 percent day as opposed to a 70 percent day.Ē

What about the short passes? Were those not open and were you were looking more down the field?

ďThe mentality, especially once we got behind, was that we had to play a little bit of catch up so we had to stretch the field a little bit. We had to take some chances that normally we would be in a position where we could throw check-downs and that kind of thing, but we were trying to manage the clock at that point.Ē

When a guy like Pierre Thomas gets five touches in a game, that canít be a good thing.

ďNo, you walk away from it and look at the stat sheet and you look at ten rushes total and you just say thatís not what we wanted. I think if you just look at the yards per carry, itís deceiving. It was ten (carries) for 32 (yards), so itís 3.2 per carry. It felt like at times we were better than that. It seemed like Pierre was five yards per carry. A couple of those were short yardage situations that may have brought the average down. Like I said, we got in a situation where we had to get chunks and get points.Ē

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
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Re: Drew Brees Breaks Down Week One, Previews Contest Against Carolina

Therefore coach Payton would have managed the offensive side of play in a different manner in which Kromer did. How do you abandon your run game so quickly? or think that you are so far behind you have to pass, pass, pass. Once we became one dementional it made it easier for the skins defense. We should have a new slogan..WWPD (what would payton do)
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Originally Posted by NOLA54 View Post
Therefore coach Payton would have managed the offensive side of play in a different manner in which Kromer did. How do you abandon your run game so quickly? or think that you are so far behind you have to pass, pass, pass. Once we became one dementional it made it easier for the skins defense. We should have a new slogan..WWPD (what would payton do)
So what you are saying is Payton runs the epitome of a balanced attack? How many times have we criticized Payton for not running the ball enough? In fact that is probably most peoples biggest complaint about our coach. Looks to me that Kromer was trying to do EXACTLY what Payton has done in the past. If anything Kromer is guilty more of not thinking for himself and trying to copycat ways that Payton ran things without really having the experience to carry it out completely.
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So what you are saying is Payton runs the epitome of a balanced attack? How many times have we criticized Payton for not running the ball enough? In fact that is probably most peoples biggest complaint about our coach. Looks to me that Kromer was trying to do EXACTLY what Payton has done in the past. If anything Kromer is guilty more of not thinking for himself and trying to copycat ways that Payton ran things without really having the experience to carry it out completely.
Which is probably why Kromer tried to emulate what Payton would do. As an inexperienced coach, it would make sense to copy a proven system that produced the #1 offense in 2012, rather than to reinvent the wheel. The whole plan is to continue the program that Payton put in place. What Kromer needs to work on is making adjustments .
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