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jeanpierre 10-08-2012 07:24 AM

Saints Find Cure For Losing - Running Game
 
Boy the Bolts really started respecting that play action passing game as it really opened things up again, even being down a few targets...

And that defense looked fresh at the end of the game...

You'd think an OL Coach would love to just line up and smash people in the mouth especially with teams like the Eagles, Falcons X2, and the 49ers on the schedule...

You've got Evans and Grubs with big money - Use Them!

We better find our way to playing physical football or this love fest is gonna be gone faster than Reese's PB Pumpkins at Ole Lady Boudreaux's House on Halloween!

TheOak 10-08-2012 07:26 AM

Re: Saints Find Cure For Losing - Running Game
 
Two seperate people did the play calling last night...

x- first 3 qtrs
y- Last qtr

It was like night and day.

xan 10-08-2012 09:06 AM

Re: Saints Find Cure For Losing - Running Game
 
Low standards, I see. 53 yards on 21 rushes is somewhat on the non-existent end of a "rushing game"

papz 10-08-2012 09:15 AM

Re: Saints Find Cure For Losing - Running Game
 
I'm not concerned with the YPC. You have to make them respect the fact you want to run the ball regardless if you're gaining big chunks of yards. You can't utilize play action passes effectively if teams don't actually believe you're going to run the ball. You also aren't going to wear their defense down unless you're hitting them consistently throughout the game. So while the YPC looked terrible, it opened up plays downfield for our receivers and wore their defensive line down.

spkb25 10-08-2012 09:17 AM

Re: Saints Find Cure For Losing - Running Game
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xan (Post 447393)
Low standards, I see. 53 yards on 21 rushes is somewhat on the non-existent end of a "rushing game"

I don't think he is talking the entire game, and maybe I am wrong? I thought he was referencing the 4rth quarter. You are right, we looked bad, bad, bad running the ball early. Things did pick up in the 4rth for us. We opened some holes and had some decent runs.

I have no idea if the team we saw last night, the one that started feeling it like they used to will show up again. We can only hope, and see what happens after the bye. I hope we find a way to run the ball because we sure need to.

arsaint 10-08-2012 10:40 AM

Re: Saints Find Cure For Losing - Running Game
 
More than the yards was the attitude PT was running with. You could tell he WANTED that win bad...

Danno 10-08-2012 11:20 AM

Re: Saints Find Cure For Losing - Running Game
 
Yea I'm not seeing it.

21 rushes, 53 yards, 2.5 avg

Thats no different than last week, or the week before.

TXGSP 10-08-2012 11:29 AM

Re: Saints Find Cure For Losing - Running Game
 
Something had been missing from the first 4 games and the 1st 3 quarters of last night's game.

"IT" showed up during the 4th quarter last night. (Still not sure what "IT" is though)...

The team played with a bit more and aggression - they appeared to "WANT" the "W" instead of just playing out the remainder of the clock.

TheOak 10-08-2012 11:46 AM

Re: Saints Find Cure For Losing - Running Game
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 447440)
Yea I'm not seeing it.

21 rushes, 53 yards, 2.5 avg

Thats no different than last week, or the week before.

You know better than that..

Second 1/2 told a different story... Qtrs 1/2 were a recipe for 0-5.

Second 1/2 Thomas had 9 runs for 63 yards ave 7 YPC.

For the season.. it seems we are once again a second half team. Especially PT
Season PT Stats
1st half - 17 att 56 yards 3.3 YPC 1 TD
2nd half - 20 att 126 yards 6.3 YPC 3 TD

Most people are of the mind we abandon the run in the second half because we have been behind. We actually run and score better in the second half this season.

Rugby Saint II 10-08-2012 01:30 PM

Re: Saints Find Cure For Losing - Running Game
 
If you run the damn ball then they have to put eight in the box. When they do that Drew is going to carve them up.


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