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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; We've hit the halfway mark and we're sitting at 6-2. We looked bad in todays loss but we were a couple of screw ups away from winning. A couple of weeks ago we were one play away from beating the ...

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Old 11-03-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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We should know who we are

We've hit the halfway mark and we're sitting at 6-2. We looked bad in todays loss but we were a couple of screw ups away from winning. A couple of weeks ago we were one play away from beating the Pats. In other words we're a couple of plays from 8-0.

But let's not kid ourselves, we're not a dominant football team. We're not as bad as a lot of the knee jerk posters are saying we are either. Our offense is still potent but it's definitely bi-polar. We can't run!

I don't agree with the people who faulted Payton for abandoning the run today. He knows what this offense can and can't do and there was no point in wasting plays and possessions running our RBs into a brick wall. There will be games where running serves a purpose but this wasn't one of them. If either Colston or Sproles played today we win!

The only reason we're one of the best teams in the league is Sean Payton and Drew Brees. Lose either one of those two we're strictly average, if that.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:52 PM   #2
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Agree, it's not like we're getting dismantled in the losses. No need to panic right now, we lost a couple of close games for an assortment of reasons that many of which can be cleaned up; dropped passes, poor short yardage calls, and run D. Getting some players back is also going to help.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:10 PM   #3
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This thread warmed the cockles of my heart.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:23 PM   #4
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The thing that really upsets me is that it was to the Jets. We have much harder opponents coming up very shortly. And, we lost Sproles today. Bummer.
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Most of us checked this one as an easy win.
That's what makes it so bad. The Jets!
I thought the Patriot's loss eliminated this kind for the rest of the season.
Saints have to actually play the game at a high level. Did NOT happen today.
We gave up 26 to the Jets.
Offense layed an egg today. Terrible on 3rd down.
The only thing helps for me is I'm glad I didn't see it.
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The Jets can be a very good team when they're on. The O stinks but the D is top notch.
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I thought the Patriot's loss eliminated this kind for the rest of the season.
But at the same time, the Jets beat the Pats
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Originally Posted by darstep View Post
Most of us checked this one as an easy win.
That's what makes it so bad. The Jets!
I thought the Patriot's loss eliminated this kind for the rest of the season.
Saints have to actually play the game at a high level. Did NOT happen today.
We gave up 26 to the Jets.
Offense layed an egg today. Terrible on 3rd down.
The only thing helps for me is I'm glad I didn't see it.
Any one who chalked this up as an easy win hasn't been paying attention.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:08 AM   #9
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Is this our yearly "lay an egg" game? I think so.

That being said, I'd give the playcalling to Carmichael, just to give it a shot as he had our offense rolling most of '11, and we still ranked #1 in offense (if not, near.) '12. So, why not?
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:13 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by DemonicSaint View Post
Is this our yearly "lay an egg" game? I think so.

That being said, I'd give the playcalling to Carmichael, just to give it a shot as he had our offense rolling most of '11, and we still ranked #1 in offense (if not, near.) '12. So, why not?
I hope they get it straight on the playcall. People can laugh at me, but I think we're just pass happy. People talk about how bad our run blocking is... but we ONLY run the ball 7 to 10 times a game and just keep throwing to Graham and Sproles.

So I'd like to see some playcall change myself. Work on that blocking scheme.
Honestly, the execution has been so poor that it doesn't really matter what plays are called - just overall poor offensive execution - PERIOD!
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