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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; this is a wait and see type of situation. once coaches leaves a team you're not sure (at first) if its going to be a good move or a disaster! good luck to lombardi but i hope this wont come ...

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Old 01-21-2014, 10:05 AM   #11
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Re: Saints QB Coach, Lombardi goes to Lions as OC

this is a wait and see type of situation. once coaches leaves a team you're not sure (at first) if its going to be a good move or a disaster! good luck to lombardi but i hope this wont come back to bite us where the GOOD LORD split us.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:05 AM   #12
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Re: Saints QB Coach, Lombardi goes to Lions as OC

At this point I think Drew is his own QB coach. I am not particularly worried about an adverse affect on him. Now it may make a difference when it comes to developing a backup or young QB, but SP has shown an ability to find very good assistants. Look at Wesley McGriff hire for instance.
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Maybe new blood is what Drew needs to light a fire under his ass. Drew has become too comfortable earning all those zillions of dollars and losing his accuracy in the process. Maybe he needs a new objective coach to tell him what he's doing wrong and get it straightened out.
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Originally Posted by Srgt. Hulka View Post
Maybe new blood is what Drew needs to light a fire under his ass. Drew has become too comfortable earning all those zillions of dollars and losing his accuracy in the process. Maybe he needs a new objective coach to tell him what he's doing wrong and get it straightened out.
Accuracy is very subjective to a lot of elements. Do we base it off of completion%? That has a lot to do with defenders, receivers dropping, routs being too lose, etc. I would think he "may" have lost some arm strength but not accuracy.

This cat has not lost his accuracy and even if he lost 15%, he is still more accurate than most.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:23 PM   #15
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Not surprising, since the Lions have been trying to run the Saints offense for a while.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:26 PM   #16
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In Hulka's defense; Drew has been "off" the past few games. Short, too high, too far out front, throwing behind the receivers.

Now, I'm not saying that it's time to get rid of Drew. Far from it. But he hasn't played his best football this year. 5,000 yards is great an all; but what good does it do in a losing effort?
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Accuracy is very subjective to a lot of elements. Do we base it off of completion%? That has a lot to do with defenders, receivers dropping, routs being too lose, etc. I would think he "may" have lost some arm strength but not accuracy.

This cat has not lost his accuracy and even if he lost 15%, he is still more accurate than most.
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Maybe I'll rephrase that. His timing has been off. ALL seson his passes have been behind his recievers.
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That may be a tough loss. I remember a radio interview with Loomis (may have been Payton or Brees, I can't remember) and he said teams have come after him before and we've been fortunate to keep him here.

I think the Saints think very highly of him.
Especially in light of the development of Griffin...

And from what I understand he was a big part of game day planning/scheme...

Surprised Carmichael hasn't departed yet...

Would have liked to have kept Lombardi...
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Never good to lose a Lombardi !
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If you're a HC long enough, teams will go after some of your talent Look at what has happened to NE over the years. The true test will play out in terms of who SP brings in. So far he did OK with Rob Ryan.
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