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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by spkb25 WTF? Dude- in the 2nd half we had 7 possessions and 5 of them we ran on first down. What about running on again on 2nd down and trying to get more manageable 3rd downs instead ...

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:16 PM   #11
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Re: Why aren't we running the ball?

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WTF? Dude- in the 2nd half we had 7 possessions and 5 of them we ran on first down.
What about running on again on 2nd down and trying to get more manageable 3rd downs instead of getting sacked for a safety or getting intercepted because you force a long throw to a covered man? Just cuz you run on first down don't mean you're sticking to the running game your just teasing the running game game and not letting them get a rhythm. PT is has produced on every carry pretty much but he gets one touch a possession then tossed to the side like a illegitimate child a parent is trying to appease so the one that you adore (Brees) can play the hero.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:17 PM   #12
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Re: Why aren't we running the ball?

Is Ingram hurt? Really thought he was gonna do something in the NFL. He might in a different offense, but he's a guy that needs 20 carries a game to get going. He ain't gonna get that here by any stretch when we're throwing it nearly 140 times in 3 games. Not enough plays to go around and PT is still a freakin' beast carrying the ball.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:22 PM   #13
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Re: Why aren't we running the ball?

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What about running on again on 2nd down and trying to get more manageable 3rd downs instead of getting sacked for a safety or getting intercepted because you force a long throw to a covered man? Just cuz you run on first down don't mean you're sticking to the running game your just teasing the running game game and not letting them get a rhythm. PT is has produced on every carry pretty much but he gets one touch a possession then tossed to the side like a illegitimate child a parent is trying to appease so the one that you adore (Brees) can play the hero.
ohhh no no no, please do not misinterpret me. I am not saying that we are calling the right plays. I complained all 2nd half about how predictable we are and how we should pass on first down, run on 2nd, mix it up. Yes, you are right. I am just saying our running issues are for a lack of trying.

Disagree with that on the Brees comment. I think that running on first down was producing, in the 2nd half, next to no yards or negative yards, so on 2nd we had to throw. Bad play calling. IMHO
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:23 PM   #14
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Re: Why aren't we running the ball?

I've been saying it now oh... 3 games run run run. That would help our d. now I know that's all we can't do, but damn we just have to keep our d on the sidelines as much as possible.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:59 PM   #15
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Re: Why aren't we running the ball?

Because the only time we can successfully run is when the defense expects pass. When we have to run and they know it we can't do it. O-line has been shaky to say the least.
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