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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by alleycat_126 my thoughts on the game.... 1. Andy Tanner deserves to make a roster even if its not with us. You won't be able to stash him on the practice squad a third year in a row. ...

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Old 08-25-2013, 10:26 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by alleycat_126 View Post
my thoughts on the game....

1. Andy Tanner deserves to make a roster even if its not with us. You won't be able to stash him on the practice squad a third year in a row.
Let's hope he does NOT land on the roster of a division rival.

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5. On Houston radio they were happy with the offense, but disappointed that a career backup was able to work over parts of their first team D.
McCown is definitely our backup QB and his performance under Sean Payton has been extremely impressive.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:50 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by alleycat_126 View Post
my thoughts on the game....

4. Cam..... oh Cam, you can tell he is coming into his own but without extra help on pressures it looks like he is the only one getting to the qb with any
regularity...

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+1. The guy's motor never stops....
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This offense is so good that I think a smart vet QB could score enough points to be a threat in the playoffs. Add Drew Brees and it's historically good.

Ah for a defense!
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Defense: The fact we held them to a couple of long field goals on drives was encouraging. We got gashed a couple times, but I'm excited to see Gallette and Wilson back soon. They should sure up the pass rush. There was some missed turnover opportunities. That's got to be corrected. Our LB's look like the weakness. Our DL was commanding the double teams, the LB's just weren't getting to the ball carrier. And of course, they don't look good in pass coverage. I want Will Smith off the field. Cameron Jordan...best defensive player on the team hands down. All in all I'm not comfortable with our defense, but I'm also optimistic of certain things I've seen.

Offense: We've looked a little rusty all preseason. We need more of the big play. We got it today. We have to be consistent with it. I'd like to see us get back to always scoring on our 1st drive. And we've always been a 2nd half team. Stills and Toon? Steals. Imagine Colston, Moore, Stills, Toon, and Graham all on the field together. I'm excited. We threw passes to Ingram. Thank you. Him and PT look ready.

Overall, I'm optimistic and ready to see us in real action. We need to win the 1st game of the season. We're lacking confidence and swagger. We just don't look deadly like we used to. A week one victory against the division favorite will change that in a heartbeat.

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Griffin - 8/13 86 yards 1 TD, great job.
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1. The O-Line other than Evans is not a strength.
2. The Saints need to keep McNown and Griffin but probably can't due to the injuries at LB.
3. Parker is the best #5 WR in the NFL and Tanner is good.
4. Watson was a great pickup.
5. The OLB talent on the field this preseason has been bad.
6. Vitt needs to go. The Saints are and have been the worst team in the NFL against the cutback run since he's been there.
7. The RB rotation will continue it appears. That's good for Thomas and Sproles. Not good for Ingram.
8. I can see the Saints keeping 5 RB's due to Cadet's ability on special teams and as a reciever. That means no Tanner.
9. Stills was a steal in the draft.
10. Jordan looks like a different player. A playmaker.
11. I can see Griffin and Robinson clearing waivers and making it to the practice squad.
12. Breaking bad is a great show.
13. The secondary is not a strength without Vaccaro on the field.
14. I hope Colston is fresh and healthy on the 8th.
15. I liked the run/pass ratio when Brees wasn't in the game.
16. It was nice to see CB Robinson's coverage ability on display. But, he has always flashed that ability. Consistent effort young man.
17. #16 in the power rankings per BB with the Falclowns at #4. What a joke.
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Re: 3 thoughts on Saints game: Pierre Thomas 'still has it'

Originally Posted by alleycat_126 View Post
2. Can you imagine a four wideout shot gun offensive set where Colston, Moore, Toon, and Stills are your wideouts, Sproles or Pierre is the back on one side and Jimmy Graham is lined up as the back on the other side of Drew Brees.... Wow.... that is the crazy scary for any defense alive.
Yes I can imagine that. It would be called 12 man on the field and not only cause a flag but also a rise in blood pressure all over the WHO DAT Nation!

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Old 08-26-2013, 02:26 AM   #18
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Re: 3 thoughts on Saints game: Pierre Thomas 'still has it'

1. Look what happens when you use ingram on a screen against an overly aggressive team, big gain
2. PT is the man
3. Keenan lewis bites on double moves a hell of a lot, houston knew that and beat lewis by doing it. I hope he improves by regular season because he looks very average at the minute
4. Kenny vaccaro is all over the field, not afraid to hit and sometimes makes it look like he's the leader because he shows the most fire
5. Kenny stills is awesome, cant wait to see what he can do with colston back
6. Ramon humber is a great ILB, consecutive weeks it has been humber stopping the RB on 4th and short
7. Payton pulled brees early because he couldnt trust the O line, not a great sign, hope jahri is okay
8. Cam Jordan - i constantly talk this guy up, he backs it up every week, he will be a leader on our D
9. Mcmahon needs to go, we got very lucky the punt return TD was called back, once again horrible lane discipline and horrible tackling, 3 years of this is too much
10. Our D struggled against play action/bootleg plays, the TP reporters saw this in training and the texans used it all night. Also need to tackle better on running plays

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Griffin - 8/13 86 yards 1 TD, great job.
Yeah the young gun looked good. I hope we can stash him on the PS.
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Saints are installing a new defense so the fact they're struggling against hurry-up defenses is not a surprise...

Andre Johnson is gonna get his; now, did we take away the other weapons and stop the run is the real question...

With the exception of Barry Sanders, I've never seen anyone run screens better in the NFL than Pierre Thomas...

Did I see Kevin Reddick with the ones on a goal line defense package?!? Now that was interesting...

See what the Saints ThinkTank sees in Patrick Robinson; he needs to cut the hair, lose the Hollywood, and just ball...

It's a shame we've got bad contracts in Roman Harper, Will Smith, and (yes) Jon Vilma, because better players have been, are on the bench as of now...

Tanner made a great catch and then followed with a post score let-down saving tackle; now his size and special teams play are disappearing as roster elimination points...

Remember when we only needed another receiver on some good Saints teams; now depth is amazing and, though it's preseason, the Saints WR corps is six deep right now; if Roby catches two touchdowns next week, wow...

Could Lance Moore become expendable?!? Sounding disloyal, but as free agents cite, it's a business and Saints still have needs at Outside Linebackers, Offensive Tackle...

Not ready to jump on the Ryan bandwagon, but how a year and new talent make a difference; "(Foster is) gonna compete, not just to make this team but to compete for playing time..." was a great post-game quote...

Only because Ryan's a rookie, but we are probably keeping three (3) quarterbacks on the roster this season; McCown looks like a solid Backup QB...

Could Payton have designed to have his own college (Tulane, Curtis Johnson) to prep his quarterbacks...

The front three are fine, and despite the additon of Keenan Lewis, we definitely need both outside linebacking positions able to pressure when just rushing four (3DL and one OLB); this was the year to trade back in to the first round, second round and this time, make the right grab in a 34 OLB...

Not sure if it's scheme, coaching or some recipe of both, but Payton should have made a change in the offseason at special teams; understand having a friend, confidant staff member, even at a limited game phase, but despite having the best punter, kickoff specialist in the game the special teams have become a big liability...

We've got some good drama developing for the final pre-season game; it'd be more suspenseful if we didn't have those three bad contracts...

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