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papz 10-09-2012 12:36 PM

ReFo: Chargers @ Saints, Week 5
 
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New Orleans – Three Performances of Note

Cool Colston

While it took Drew Brees (+3.5) some time to get going with his accuracy a bit scattergun at times, one man who could be always relied upon was Marques Colston (+4.1). He only caught 50% of the balls that were thrown his way (one drop) with his quarterback not helping him out on occasion, but his nose for the endzone (three touchdowns) and ability to make catches in tight coverage (all three of his touchdowns came with defenders in close proximity) were much appreciated. You’re still waiting for Brees, who had an adjusted accuracy percentage of 74.4%, to really find his rhythm, but until he does an outlet like Colston is crucial in keeping the chains moving.

The Overrated One

We’ve never been huge fans of Malcolm Jenkins (-6.1). Part of that we figured was down to being put in unfavorable situations with an ultra aggressive Gregg Williams defense. Perhaps we were giving him more credit than he warranted?
Busted coverage discussions aside Jenkins missed four tackles and whilst his controversial pass break up that led to an interception was crucial, it really shouldn’t make up for his poor performance in the rest of the game. He’s a safety, but he doesn’t make me feel any safer about the backend of the Saints’ defense.

Pierre-less

I’ve mentioned him a few times and it’s only right that Pierre Thomas (+2.8) gets his own paragraph. Let’s be clear, the roughing the passer penalty on Melvin Ingram was crucial, but as important was the Saints following that up by getting Thomas the ball more. Prior to that he’d had four touches of the ball despite being on the field for 18 snaps. Afterwards? Well he had four touches in consecutive plays as he puts the Saints in position to score a touchdown, the momentum firmly changing.

The simple facts are the Saints are a better team running the ball when Thomas has it in his hands than the disappointing Mark Ingram. Now the former first round pick isn’t terrible by any stretch, but he just doesn’t make things happen, nor have the kind of versatility that Thomas does. With Thomas you always get the concerns over durability but now is the time for the Saints to really rely upon him to capitalize on the momentum that they found in this game.

Profootball Focus

saintsfan1976 10-09-2012 09:34 PM

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Can't argue with what I read.

I do still think that Malcolm Jenkins will be our FS for years.

Danno 10-09-2012 09:37 PM

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I wonder now that we play mostly zone if Malcolm Jenkins may be a better fit at CB.

He's played in a man scheme his entire career here. Maybe he'd be a lot better CB in Spags' zone scheme.

QBREES9 10-09-2012 10:02 PM

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Saints WIN !

Rugby Saint II 10-10-2012 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 (Post 448075)
Can't argue with what I read.

I do still think that Malcolm Jenkins will be our FS for years.

God, I hope not!!! I want to win and he flat out sucks!!!! He isn't a good tackler and has been a useless project.imho

CharityMike 10-10-2012 12:54 PM

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The Overrated One

We’ve never been huge fans of Malcolm Jenkins (-6.1). Part of that we figured was down to being put in unfavorable situations with an ultra-aggressive Gregg Williams defense. Perhaps we were giving him more credit than he warranted? Busted coverage discussions aside Jenkins missed four tackles and while his controversial pass break up that led to an interception was crucial, it really shouldn’t make up for his poor performance in the rest of the game. He’s a safety, but he doesn’t make me feel any safer about the back end of the Saints’ defense.


Someone needs to email Spags a link to this. Spags love affair with Jenkins is getting old. Everybody can see that he sucks in this system, why can't Spags?

papz 10-10-2012 01:48 PM

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Well, he sucked in Williams' system too.

TheOak 10-10-2012 02:00 PM

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There is always the plausible.... Had he not missed 4 tackles he wouldn't have had to break up another pass.

Domino effect.

Dont miss 3 field goals in RT and then make one in OT and think you won the game.

CharityMike 10-10-2012 04:08 PM

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He leads the team in missed tackles, probably even the NFL, yet Spags has him mentoring young DB's??? Obviously he doesn't see what the rest of the world see's.

Style 10-10-2012 05:01 PM

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"He leads the team in missed tackles, probably even the NFL, yet Spags has him mentoring young DB's??? Obviously he doesn't see what the rest of the world see's."

I believe he does see what the rest of the world does. The question is what else does he have to work with?


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