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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Two things stood out for me today. 1) Sean Payton relocating his "gunslinger gear" and 2) playing like we are satisfied with a 3 score lead ( aka NOT going for the kill shot ). After 2009, Sean Payton seemed ...

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Old 10-26-2015, 12:44 AM   #1
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Trickeration and Not Going For the Kill Shot

Two things stood out for me today. 1) Sean Payton relocating his "gunslinger gear" and 2) playing like we are satisfied with a 3 score lead ( aka NOT going for the kill shot ).

After 2009, Sean Payton seemed to lose his gambler-mode. It's back and, I think, it is inspiring confidence. I didn't like the challenges today ( especially the first one ) -- but to me it just signaled how committed Payton was to win at any cost and Payton trying to do everything he could.

Re: #2: I have seen this again and again with the Saints -- we jump out to a lead, even a comfortable lead, and then, we take our foot off the gas. It is SUPER ANNOYING. We did not do that in 2009 and I seem to remember us not doing that in the years running up to the Super Bowl win. We need to remember how to do that. This BS is about the offense's performance and play calling. Letting another team hang around is stupid.
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Good Observations...

But, it wasn't just Payton that didn't exhibit the killer extinct, thought Brees and a few of those offensive veterans wanted to just escape rather than put it away...

Thank Goodness for the younguns', they're hungry...
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Good Observations...

But, it wasn't just Payton that didn't exhibit the killer extinct, thought Brees and a few of those offensive veterans wanted to just escape rather than put it away...

Thank Goodness for the younguns', they're hungry...
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:12 AM   #4
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Re: Trickeration and Not Going For the Kill Shot

The young guys never gave up

Breaux could have got discouraged after giving up two long TD's but he came right back and broke up a pass to Hilton in the end zone beautifully.

Overall if Breaux hadn't had tripped twice the game would have been nowhere near as close but the offense started playing very timid with the game on line and that gave all the momentum to the Colts.

A win is a win though, our defense looked incredible for the entire first half.

Coming away empty twice on redzone trips could have killed us but thankfully didn't.
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Re: Trickeration and Not Going For the Kill Shot

Brees looked like a scared, confused Rocky III at times...

Shocked Colston didn't finish the route in the endzone, even though the double-team effectively blocked him out of an errant Brees pass...

But what pi$$ed me off the most was a couple of runs one by Ingram, short yardage third down, and one by Khiry, though he still scored, where Evans and Strief didn't finish off their blocks...

If Strief and Evans finish with favorable scoring by PFF, then PFF has a serious credibility problem...
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Breaux could have got discouraged after giving up two long TD's but he came right back and broke up a pass to Hilton in the end zone beautifully.
That's a great point; we've really struck gold with Breaux; great foundation to build...
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Re: Trickeration and Not Going For the Kill Shot

Indianapolis is a professional NFL team too.

They made defensive adjustments and hit on a couple big plays.

Sure the Saints made mistakes and "should have" won by more but it's not like they laid down in the second half.
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Sure the Saints made mistakes and "should have" won by more but it's not like they laid down in the second half.
The defense sure didn't; they may have tripped, but they fought to secure that win...
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It's part of Football, have seen the notorious momentum swing in countless games. For some reason teams go into prevent mode and they
get slapped in the end. Ask the Bucs they were up 24-0 against the Skins.
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Reminded me of the Saints first playoff win. Everyone in the dome knew if the Rams got one more possession they would win but of course "Hakim Drops The Ball!" or as witnessed yesterday "Colston caught the ball!"
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