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Old 12-22-2014, 10:28 PM   #1
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Re: 10 reasons why the New Orleans Saints missed the playoffs

only 10?
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Re: 10 reasons why the New Orleans Saints missed the playoffs

  1. Week 0 - Choice of training camp.
  2. Week 1 - Loss to Atlanta by 3. In Overtime 2-10-NO 20 14:58 left on the clock. Colston fumble.
  3. Week 2 - Loss to Cleveland by 2. 4-6-CLE 38, 38 seconds left on the clock. Defense (Byrd) coverage on Barnidge.
  4. Week 7 (Game 6) - Loss to Detroit by 1. 3-9-NO 29 3:20 left on the clock. Brees interception plus 4-5-NO 9 2:22 left on the clock. Incomplete pass but PENALTY on NO-25-R.Bush, Defensive Pass Interference.
  5. Week 10 (Game 9) - Loss to San Francisco by 3. 4-10-SF 22 1:34 left on the clock. White coverage on Crabtree plus In Overtime 2-15-NO 15 5:28 left on the clock. Brees Sacked and fumbled.
  6. Week 14 (Game 13) - Organization loss to Carolina.
  7. Week 16 (Game 15) - Loss to Atlanta. 1-10-ATL 14 15:00 on the clock Graham fumbles/picked at ATL "2" plus 2-10-NO 10 2:35 left on the clock. Brees interception.
  8. Offense and Defense playbook.
  9. Turnover Ratio -11
  10. Talking and not executing

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Re: 10 reasons why the New Orleans Saints missed the playoffs

1. Poor pass rush
2. No true #2 CB developed
3. Slow LB's
4. Missed tackles
5. Poor O-line play
6. Not enough takeaways
7. Too many giveaways
8. Too many penalties
9. Key injuries
10. Leadership voids team wide.
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Re: 10 reasons why the New Orleans Saints missed the playoffs

Way more than 10, it was a complete domino effect.
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Re: 10 reasons why the New Orleans Saints missed the playoffs

How about not having confidence in your place kicker? We went for it on 4 and 3? then the penalty then, the first interception. Big momentum swing. Should be able to trust your kicker from more than 50.
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Only ten? But we've played fifteen weeks?
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