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The Myth of “Ambush”

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Name another coach in Superbowl history to pull it off. Didn't think so. Best. Play. In. History....

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Old 07-12-2014, 08:17 AM   #11
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Re: The Myth of “Ambush”

Name another coach in Superbowl history to pull it off.

Didn't think so.

Best. Play. In. History.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:02 AM   #12
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Re: The Myth of “Ambush”

Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
Name another coach in Superbowl history to pull it off.

Didn't think so.

Best. Play. In. History.
When we recovered that kick, I knew we were going to win the whole thing.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:21 PM   #13
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Re: The Myth of “Ambush”

All I remember is that Peyton was driving for the winning score when Porter took it back to the house.
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:39 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by burningmetal View Post
I agree with those saying that the onside kick play has been a tad bit overrated. In fact, I wasn't even aware that anyone voted it the most memorable play in team history, until just now.

How can Tracy Porter's interception return against Manning not be the most memorable play? It was far more dramatic and exciting, and, oh yeah, it clinched the freaking Superbowl for us!

Garret Hartley's kick that put us in the Superbowl in the first place was more memorable than the onside kick. Don't get me wrong, it was a good play and I was pumped just like anyone would be. But after all is said and done, that play doesn't stand out a whole lot for me.
Holy crap. I actually agree with everything that you just said.



We could have still lost the game after the "Ambush" given that there was still a full half to play. But, the Porter picked guaranteed the win. THAT was the greatest moment I have ever experienced as a Saints fan.
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:41 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by halloween 65 View Post
When we recovered that kick, I knew we were going to win the whole thing.
You may have felt that, but there was a full half to be played. The "knowing" did not occur until the Porter pick six.
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:58 PM   #16
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Re: The Myth of “Ambush”

If Sean Payton said we had to steal a possession to win the game then the onside kick wasn't overated but much needed. if you remember, our last drive of the first half, The extended half time show, and the onside kick kept payton manning on the side lines for over an hour total. If we simply kick it off, Im sure Manning would have had no trouble marchin up and down the field on our suspect defense. I love the SAINTS, but sometimes you just gotta keep it real. . . WHO DATT TWO DATT !!! !
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Re: The Myth of “Ambush”

Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II View Post
All I remember is that Peyton was driving for the winning score when Porter took it back to the house.
I think he was driving for the tying score.
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:58 PM   #18
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I think he was driving for the tying score.
Yes, to tie, and still 3 minutes on the clock.


My two cents is it's #1, but Gleason, Ambush, and anything from the NFCG are all worthy.
Deuce getting a first down to clinch the Philly playoff game in 06 or 07 is still my personal fav because I was there and it was one of our first true successes.

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Old 07-12-2014, 05:34 PM   #19
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Re: The Myth of “Ambush”

It's all about perspective.

The question was asked to all football fans, not just Saints fans. And the question was which play was the most memorable, i.e., the play that football fans around the country remember the most. So from the perspective of all football fans, of all the plays they have seen the Saints make, that's the one they remember the most, and rightly so, considering the hype that particular play got from the moment it happened until months after the game was over.

I have not seen the actual polls, but I'd bet the most media hyped plays for each team were the ones selected, like the Steelers with the immaculate reception, or the Raiders with the holy roller (maybe sea of hands), etc...

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Old 07-12-2014, 05:39 PM   #20
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Why would you call that play overrated ? I agree we had a little bit momentum going into the half but who knows what would have happened with Manning getting the ball in the 2nd half... That Onside kick was huge !
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