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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I was laying this loss at the feet of Brees because of the 2 pick 6s he threw; although the last one off the tipped pass to Colston wasn't really Brees' fault. After thinking about the game, I am shifting ...

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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I was laying this loss at the feet of Brees because of the 2 pick 6s he threw; although the last one off the tipped pass to Colston wasn't really Brees' fault.

After thinking about the game, I am shifting the majority of the blame to the defense.

The 40-whiners had the ball with a couple minutes left in the THIRD quarter, and there was between 9-10 minutes left in the FOURTH quarter before the offense got back on the field.

**If our defense is so bad, and they are bad, why does it take so long for teams to score against them?**

If the defense had either made/let them punt/score earlier, the offense would have had more time.

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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Answer:

Because we rushed for less than 125 yards.

Period.

And made no attempt to rush for more than 61 yards.

Period.

All else does not matter.

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:49 PM   #3
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I see your point, and I'll raise you a counter-point. Our offense had several possessions. More than enough to be able to dominate the 49ers, and did precious little with them. As I said in another thread, I feel fairly certain we wouldn't have made it to 21 without the early Christmas gift Ted ginn gave us with that fumble... I agree that the defense needed to man up on that 9 minute effing drive and get a stop a lot sooner, but I have no reason to suspect our offense would have risen to the occasion.

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #4
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Found the following in an article on NFL.com

"Of the Saints' first 12 drives, just three went more than 15 yards. The Saints' second half started with an interception, a touchdown, a three-and-out, then two very short drives that culminated with turnovers on downs."

That's mind-blowing
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:06 PM   #5
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People need to get if this Brees doesn't make mistakes mentality. The defense played a great game. 14 of those points are Drews fault! Colston having to jump up 4 feet to catch that and almost getting hurt is Drews fault! Last week people are saying it soley Hartly's fault we lost 2 games because he missed 2 field goals but yet noone is ever willing to assign Drew any blame. The hypocrisy around here is unreal!!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:40 PM   #6
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I agree- 2 pick 6's is a killer and momentum back breaker. I love Drew as much as anybody- but the blame lies with him. That pick right before halftime sucked the life out of fans watching on tv- fans watching in the dome- and the whole team.
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I'm so tired of discussing how good we are and then having some other team show up to play when we need it most.

I don't even recognize the team who was dressed in Saints uniforms this afternoon.

Depressed.

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:53 PM   #8
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Oh hell. I'm not giving up on them yet. Go beat the Falcons and we are back in the thick of things. Sorry fellas. Drew had a crap game. The offensive line was...well...offensive. The defense was ok. I'm not giving up yet and hope the Saints don't either.
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No head coach.....cmon fellas, wake up!!!!!!
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Re: On second thought...

Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 View Post
I was laying this loss at the feet of Brees because of the 2 pick 6s he threw; although the last one off the tipped pass to Colston wasn't really Brees' fault.

After thinking about the game, I am shifting the majority of the blame to the defense.

The 40-whiners had the ball with a couple minutes left in the THIRD quarter, and there was between 9-10 minutes left in the FOURTH quarter before the offense got back on the field.

**If our defense is so bad, and they are bad, why does it take so long for teams to score against them?**

If the defense had either made/let them punt/score earlier, the offense would have had more time.
I'm not blaming the defence today. They did enough so we had a shot to win the game but the offence allowed two TDs that killed ny chance we had.
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