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Offense - Ground game 63 58.33%
Offense - Passing Game 8 7.41%
Defense - Stopping the run 12 11.11%
Defense - Shutting down the pass 12 11.11%
Special teams 5 4.63%
Aggressiveness 3 2.78%
Tackling 3 2.78%
Penalties 2 1.85%
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Week 3 Improvement :)

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Danno Ground game. Improve that and we're literally unstoppable. effective ground game fixes everything: -opens up the pass, including deep ball off of play-action -keeps D off field -presumably gives us lead, limiting other O's options -ST? ...

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Old 09-19-2013, 12:04 PM   #51
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Ground game. Improve that and we're literally unstoppable.
effective ground game fixes everything:
-opens up the pass, including deep ball off of play-action
-keeps D off field
-presumably gives us lead, limiting other O's options
-ST? who cares? So Morstead has to kick off 8 times...
-penalties? fewer false starts and holding calls on running plays
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:15 PM   #52
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Interesting stat in regards to a running game keeping a defense off the field, especially when you throw in Drews 2 INTs.

Defense Fewest Plays from the Line of Scrimmage so far in the NFL
#1 Seattle 101 plays
#2 New Orleans Saints 111 Plays
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Defense Lowest time on the field so far in the NFL
#1 Dallas 25:32
#2 New Orleans Saints 26:06
#3 Seattle 26:32
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:52 PM   #53
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that bottom one is a real suprise...seemed like they were out there forever last week.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:55 PM   #54
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Atlanta had possession for 24:49
Tampon Bay was 27:24
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:57 PM   #55
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Our offense is 3rd in ToP and 5th in Plays run.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:42 PM   #56
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Re: Week 3 Improvement :)

Originally Posted by SaintnDE View Post
that bottom one is a real suprise...seemed like they were out there forever last week.
That 60 mins just felt like forever not to mention time slows down when ur team is on the verge of losing.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:48 PM   #57
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Our offense is 3rd in ToP and 5th in Plays run.
ESPN lists us as 23rd in number of rushing attempts 24th in yards/game and 25th in yards/attempt.

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Old 09-19-2013, 02:44 PM   #58
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ESPN lists us as 23rd in number of rushing attempts 24th in yards/game and 25th in yards/attempt.

2013 NFL Team Rushing Stats - National Football League - ESPN
Sorry, its an ugly shot, cant pass it up, makes me chuckle, and I apologize before hand.

That's because Ingram runs so slow it takes a lot of time off the clock.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:49 PM   #59
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I already feel guilty for that post LOL>
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:35 PM   #60
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Special Teams...3 reasons from just the first half of today's game.

1. Sproles punt return to NO 36 yd line; stinking penalty and we start on NO 12 yd line. 24 yards matters in a close game.
2. We punt out of bounds to AZ 33 yd line; stinking penalty and they start on AZ 43 yd line. A good team takes full advantage of boners like these.
3. We take 14-7 lead with less than 3 minutes to go in the half. Arenas takes the kickoff to NO 49 yd line. Seriously? Again, good teams take advantage of these things.

FIRE McMahon now. In the playoffs, special teams boners like these get you beat. And that was just from the first half...wonder why it was so close at half time playing an average team in the Dome? Here's your answer.
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