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Old 11-21-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
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After Further Review: Why the Saints' high-octane offense is suddenly stalled

The New Orleans Saints, with aggressive, innovative coach Sean Payton leading the offense and star passer Drew Brees making pinpoint throws and quick decisions, have been one of the best big-play offenses in the NFL since they arrived together in 2006.

We've come to expect fast scores, high-scoring games and defenses that always seem to be on their heels.

In November, it has been more of an offense that doesn't have an identity, with a popgun passing attack and a quarterback who is missing throws he normally makes.

Consider this: In two November games, both at home where the Saints are usually prolific on offense, Brees is averaging 6.2 yards per attempt. That's his lowest number in a month since September 2007 and a big reason why New Orleans lost both games.

The Saints have three pass plays of 20 yards or more in the month, none last week in the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. They had 17 in four games in October and nine in September, when the team got off to a slow start. Brees has averaged over four 20-plus completions per game the past three seasons. This season, it's 2.9 a game.

The Saints also have just six pass plays this season of 40 yards or more. The longest touchdown pass is 50 yards. The longest pass play is 57 yards.

It's not like the offense is a disaster or anything. The Saints are ranked second in total offense and tied for seventh in points per game. They are also third in passing yards and ninth in passing yards per attempt.

But the past two weeks should be cause for concern. That's why I went into a deep film dive to see what is wrong with this offense. Why is a team that has been so explosive at home in the Superdome suddenly so ordinary on the same turf?

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Re: After Further Review: Why the Saints' high-octane offense is suddenly stalled

We scratch our heads more and more with the sproles move ....
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Sproles isn't the reason the Saints are 4-6
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Interior deteriation is why Drew isn't playing up to par. It's been said for several weeks.
Sproles has nothing to do with it
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We have needed upgrades on the O-Line since 2011. I almost don't care about the skill positions anymore. Give me some depth on both O and D line, please. Damn, this is just getting annoying.
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Sproles isn't the reason the Saints are 4-6
Truth!!!
1. Defense
2. Defense
3. Defense
4. Turnovers
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:19 PM   #7
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Truth!!!
1. Defense
2. Defense
3. Defense
4. Turnovers/Brees
5. Defense

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Still think that if the O-Line gives Drew that extra two seconds he can pick apart most teams. Sproles was a clutch player Drew knew how to use him on blown plays and blitz's.
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O-Line, especially our Center
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Sproles isn't the reason the Saints are 4-6
If we had sproles Brees would feel more comfort in the check down...

With Sproles we would be 6-4 right now... he was worth at least two games. Awful move considering Brees has never been with out a scat back (Bush and Sproles).
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