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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 1. LACKING KILLER INSTINCT: Times-Picayune editor/First-and-10 research assistant Gene Guillot came up with an enlightening breakdown that illustrates the Saints' lack of "killer instinct" this year. Even in their Week 5 victory over the Chargers, Guillot pointed out that the ...

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Old 10-19-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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1. LACKING KILLER INSTINCT: Times-Picayune editor/First-and-10 research assistant Gene Guillot came up with an enlightening breakdown that illustrates the Saints' lack of "killer instinct" this year. Even in their Week 5 victory over the Chargers, Guillot pointed out that the Saints didn't "step on the gas pedal" as they had done in previous seasons.
During the Saints' nine-game winning streak in 2011, including their playoff win over Detroit, here's what they did during the 58 possessions in which they had a lead: 28 touchdowns (48 percent), 7 field goals, 2 missed field goals, 6 turnovers, 15 punts.
In the first five games of 2012, here's what they did during the 16 possessions in which they've had a lead: 2 touchdowns (13 percent), 4 field goals, 1 missed field goal, 2 turnovers, 1 safety, 6 punts .
And here are some of the lowlights:



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Old 10-19-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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Re: New Orleans Saints lacking their usual killer instinct

I do hope they spent time during the bye to work on run schemes...

They have been too predictable on running plays.
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Re: New Orleans Saints lacking their usual killer instinct

We miss our Killer Coach.
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We miss our Killer Coach.
No doubt, he is the missing link. We all underestimated the effects of him not being there.
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