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Old 10-03-2014, 10:03 AM   #1
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SportsNola.com writer David Grubb writes a truthful analysis of the Saints season and a laundry list of reasons on both sides of the ball as to why the saints season started to decline fast.

"The reasons for the demise are numerous:
  • They havenít pressured quarterbacks. The Saints just have five sacks in four games. At this point last season, they had 12.
  • Lack of pressure has led to loads of passing yards for opposing quarterbacks. The defense has allowed 1090 passing yards, tied for second worst in the league...."
(read the full list at SportsNola.com, link at the bottom of this article.)
Grubbs continues highlighting criticisms of the Saints offense and their sub-par play this season:

"The teamís biggest perceived strength going in to the season has not performed at a level that fans have come to expect.
  • The Saints rank just 12th in the league offensively. They sit behind teams like Washington, Kansas City, and Miami.
  • While the Saints are 3rd in passing yards, Drew Brees has just 7 touchdown passes which ranks tied for eighth in the NFL...."
(read the full list at SportsNola.com, link at the bottom of this article.)
Ultimately, David Grubb puts the blame and responsibility for any possible turnaround on Saints head coach Sean Payton.

No coach this side of Bill Belichick wields the kind of power within an organization that Payton does in New Orleans. This is his team, filled with his guys.

Then the writer points out alarming facts about Coach Payton's New Orleans Saints and their back-to-back playoff record.


Those things aside, the fact remains that under Payton the Saints have not won playoff games in back-to-back seasons, and it looks like that streak will continue barring a major turnaround. The team cannot play enough on the road, going 0-3 this season and losing eight of their last nine away from New Orleans overall.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AND ANALYSIS AT SPORTSNOLA.COM


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Old 10-03-2014, 11:10 AM   #2
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Re: Coach Sean Payton & Saints need to get back to the basics

Very doom and gloom article. Even stretches the truth to fit the authors negative agenda.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:17 AM   #3
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Re: Coach Sean Payton & Saints need to get back to the basics

Hopefully, we get to start seeing more positive articles after Tampa.

"Saints find their Mojo"
"Watchout, the Saints are back in town"
"Saints serve notice"

Something along these lines.
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Re: Coach Sean Payton & Saints need to get back to the basics

Originally Posted by Mardigras9 View Post
Hopefully, we get to start seeing more positive articles after Tampa.

"Saints find their Mojo"
"Watchout, the Saints are back in town"
"Saints serve notice"

Something along these lines.
Yep, can't really blame them for writing negative stuff, it's gotta be hard to find the positives.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:28 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Utah_Saint View Post
Very doom and gloom article. Even stretches the truth to fit the authors negative agenda.
Yeah, after reading again, I guess it was negative. I usually try to concentrate on the upcoming opponent. Still, he makes a point - SP is the head coach and eventually blame will fall on him if the team doesn't start playing fundamental football.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:35 AM   #6
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Re: Coach Sean Payton & Saints need to get back to the basics

Originally Posted by Halo View Post
Yeah, after reading again, I guess it was negative. I usually try to concentrate on the upcoming opponent. Still, he makes a point - SP is the head coach and eventually blame will fall on him if the team doesn't start playing fundamental football.
That's true. And it would be tough to fill an article with positives about the Saints season so far.
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:07 PM   #7
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When nothing seems to be going right there is only one thing to blame, the lack of leadership and direction. The offense is inconsistent at best and the defense is awful along with the special team's sucking as usual.

Payton do your job!
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Re: Coach Sean Payton & Saints need to get back to the basics

The Saints have a game on Sunday. Lets start there.
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2 road wins in a row would be of note

that said don't underestimate the bucs

win sunday
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Originally Posted by Audiotom View Post
2 road wins in a row would be of note

that said don't underestimate the bucs

win sunday
I agree. Just beating the Bucs is not enough to celebrate.
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