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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; First off, kudos to the Saints team. Not one player(okay almost noone) embarrassed the team. The defnese played its ass off the whole game, and when the offense showed up, it was a good show. There are no words to ...

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Old 12-13-2004, 08:45 AM   #1
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First off, kudos to the Saints team. Not one player(okay almost noone) embarrassed the team. The defnese played its ass off the whole game, and when the offense showed up, it was a good show. There are no words to describe how proud I was of our defense. If they looked like that all the time, I would sing the coaching staff's praises. Truly. I guess my feelings about losing the last four games were known to all, but there is nothing like being in a McDonald's in Dallas before the game trying to get a McGriddle and have people yelling through the drive through windon how bad your team will get best to change your mind, at least for one game. Glad our boys allowed me to leave with my head high.

Okay, some things:

1. Our defense played the best I have seen since Haslett's first year. They shut down Jones and made numerous tackles in the backfield. They got pressure on Vinniw all day, except for a play here and there. Will Smith owned Dallas' right tackle. He had him backing up in Vinnie's face all day. And Howard even got in at DT on passing downs. Bellamy's open field tackle of Jones one on one was nothing short of sweet. Top to bottom, they played hard.

2. A lot of people blame the o-line for Brooks' problems, but here are some things I saw. I don't know if all the slow starts can be blames on the staff. On the first drive, Brooks threw two horrible passes with noone in his face, and when a run was called, it was directly into the face of a blitz and he made no move to audible it. Honestly, if I was Deuce and the o-line, I would be frustrated too. I called the goalline INT Brooks' threw before the ball left his hands. And he missed so many open passes the whole game. Also, Brooks' appears to be the slowest qb in the league at getting from under center after the snap. Several times the offensive line was already backing out before he took his long stride back with the ball. Surely this has something to do with the rush always being in his face. IMO, we can not win with this guy as our qb. Dallas should have been way up in the first half but our defense played its behinds off, and their special teams penalties killed them.

Second half, o-line and d-line was dominant. Brooks missed more open receivers, but he receivers also made some plays. Glad to see Stallworth show up again, as he averages over 20 yards per catch for the second year in a row against Dallas. Deuce ran hard in the second half. Good to see.

Great game Saints. Extraordinary game defense. Where was this all year?
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Old 12-13-2004, 12:02 PM   #2
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More observations. I don\'t know what kinda zone it was, but whenever Dallas lined two receivers to one side, Bockwoldt would go out there and line up opposite one. I routinely thought we would get burned but it seemed to confuse Dallas except for one long play to Witten.

Fakhir Brown can hit. That lick he laid on Jones caused me to scream \"YOU GOT JACKED UP\" every time Julius touched the ball.

Am I wrong, or did we have no false start penalties? As a matter of fact, the only penalty I remember against the o-line was the 15 yard personal foul by Riley. That\'s it.
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