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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I\'m not really concerned about the fumble. Deuce was just trying to get more yards. The problem was that he was hit 1 or 2 yards in the backfield on a 3rd&1 AGAIN. It\'s becoming clearer and clearer that McCarthy ...

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Old 09-15-2004, 11:11 AM   #11
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I\'m not really concerned about the fumble. Deuce was just trying to get more yards. The problem was that he was hit 1 or 2 yards in the backfield on a 3rd&1 AGAIN.

It\'s becoming clearer and clearer that McCarthy has no real understanding of his own offense. It seems as though he has simply stolen someone else\'s playbook and is trying to pass it off as his own.

He sucks at game planning, at halftime adjustments, at play calling, and at evaluating his own offense\'s strengths. I\'m really becoming surprised they\'ve ever scored under McCarthy\'s leadership.

All that said and I\'d still rather have McCarthy over Carl Smith.

[Edited on 15/9/2004 by ScottyRo]
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Old 09-15-2004, 04:01 PM   #12
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WhoDat,WhoDat,WhoDat when are you going to learn? These guys just sit and wait for you to say something. They\'re like wolves on the lamb. LMAO!!! :P
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Hey Gator, even I am skeptical after that thing on Sunday in the Superdome, but even you can\'t say it\'s time for the bags already?
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Old 09-16-2004, 06:44 AM   #14
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Brooks is a loser....how long is it going to take for the coaching staff and owner to realize this... or, is it possible that they have already realized it, but are forced to let him play to justify his huge contract. Whatever, the fans come out huge losers, too, because they keep getting force-fed this crap and it seems to be a nightmare that keeps repeating itself.
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Old 09-16-2004, 10:14 AM   #15
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Brooks is a loser....
Why is he a loser? Give specific instances please? An edit. Note that I have the tired old list of quotes in the middle of this post. Feel free to use any or all of them. But I\'d really like to see something innovative.

how long is it going to take for the coaching staff and owner to realize this...
It\'ll take a huge drop off in production for that to happen. He\'s easily a top 10 QB in this league and frankly if he had a coordinator that could really game plan and receivers that could catch the ball consistently he could be a top 5.

Just look at the stats.

Let\'s flip the question. Why is it always Brooks that\'s the loser? Let\'s take another example: Deuce McAllister. He\'s been on the team one less year than Brooks. He\'s been ultra productive in the last 2 years. He\'s disappeared in games especially in the late season swoons of the Saints of late. Yet no one is calling for his head. Can someone explain that to me? Why isn\'t he labeled a loser? Why isn\'t he labeled a non leader because he isn\'t fired up on the sideline and in the locker room? Why are there not calls for him to be traded for a LB and a CB? What\'s the difference? I\'d really like to know. Note that Deuce didn\'t get not one 100 yard game in the last 4 games of last year.

or, is it possible that they have already realized it, but are forced to let him play to justify his huge contract.
Doesn\'t make sense. See there are a bunch of teams that would absolutely love to have Brooks. Take San Francisco, Arizona, and possibly still Miami for starters. I\'m sure there is some tradable talent for him. But the Saints never pulled the trigger. Why? Could it be that they in fact believe that the guy is not the problem and that he in fact has the tools (including leadership) to take the team to the next level? Hmmmm.

Whatever, the fans come out huge losers, too, because they keep getting force-fed this crap and it seems to be a nightmare that keeps repeating itself.
No. The ever repeating nightmare crap is the continue calls for the guy\'s dismissal even over the coaches dismissal. It\'s like a persistent lie that people want to be true, so they just keep saying it over and over figuring if they complain long enough and loud enough then something will be done.

But it defies logic. So they settle on an emotional response: \"He\'s a loser.\", \"He smiles too much.\", \"He\'s not a leader.\", \"He\'s too laid back.\", \"He doesn\'t get fired up.\", \"He doesn\'t get upset when the team is losing, so he must like losing.\"

I\'ll put it simply. If emotion really won football games then the Saints should be working on their 4th consecutive title, because Haslett is the most fired up, emotional, get upset, tortured coach in the league. So the Saints should have a 80 game winning streak because if you\'re fired up, you can win.

Yeah. Right. The best coaches in the league right now is the innovative, methodical thinker that doesn\'t get too up and too down: Belichik (sp) and his two coordinators.

Same for QBs. Farve should have 10 titles now. He doesn\'t. Why?

I\'m tired now. Tired of arguing. So I\'ll simple trot out the tired old quote of mine:

\"Brooks\' attitude in unsuitable for an NFL QB in many fans\' minds.\"

SFIAH

[Edited on 16/9/2004 by SaintFanInATLHELL]

The Saints have three consecutive 10 win seasons and a SB championship.

I can hardly believe this happened in my lifetime.
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Old 09-16-2004, 11:42 AM   #16
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The big question is why is Brooks having to call a play on his own anyway? Is it because McCarthy is up in the booth taking 35 of the 40 seconds we have trying to decide which running play to call?

You make a good point but...don\'t you ever wonder why Brooks almost never calls audibles at the line of scrimmage? And the odd time when he does, it rarely is successful? Let\'s face it, the man is no Einstein.


Brooks may indeed have made a simple mistake with the blocking scheme. However, he could have changed up the play at the line. For whatever reason he didn\'t. Brooks has shown year after year now that athleticism alone is not enough to get the job done. His lack of leadership skills is bad enough but an inability to think quickly under pressure-like when the NFL switches off the helmet speaker-doesn\'t reinforce his teammates\' faith in him.


He showed us all a fundemental lack of smarts when he announced he didn\'t want to be known as a scrambling QB. Why bother telling the rest of the NFL \"I want to be a statue back there\" when the threat of running was such a potent weapon. No one has ever asked Brooks that question and until someone does I\'m gonna continue to think there\'s not a whole lot goin\' on up there...

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Old 09-16-2004, 11:58 AM   #17
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You make a good point but...don\'t you ever wonder why Brooks almost never calls audibles at the line of scrimmage? And the odd time when he does, it rarely is successful?
I\'m curious to know where your figures come from. In other words, how many audibles does he call in a game? Among those how many were successful versus not successful?

On a semi-related note, I\'m sure you watched the Green Bay / Carolina game on Monday night. Did you notice how successful the Panthers were running the screen. Was this because Farve can\'t throw one in practice and thus the Green Bay defense is unable to learn how to defend it? Just curious...and all in fun of course.

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Old 09-16-2004, 12:03 PM   #18
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what?
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Old 09-16-2004, 12:07 PM   #19
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what?
In another thread it was insinuated that the Saints inability to defend the Screen Pass was due directly to Brooks\' inability to throw one. So, since GB had so much trouble with the Screen pass on MFN I\'m wondering if the reason, in the poster\'s opinion, is because Farve is also unable to throw one.

Does 1=1 and 2=2 or not?

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Old 09-16-2004, 02:00 PM   #20
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I believe that the equation you\'re looking for is:

If a=c and b=c then a=b...

You never were good at math, just look at your interpretation of Brooks\' statistics!
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