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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 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 ...

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:24 AM   #1
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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!

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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.
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Low standards, I see. 53 yards on 21 rushes is somewhat on the non-existent end of a "rushing game"
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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.
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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.

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More than the yards was the attitude PT was running with. You could tell he WANTED that win bad...
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Yea I'm not seeing it.

21 rushes, 53 yards, 2.5 avg

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

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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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