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He had a vision for how his playbook would change if the Saints were able to acquire Michael Hoomanawanui from the New England Patriots. But the trade had to happen before it could come to fruition.

That vision included using more three-tight end sets, which would pair Hoomanwanui with Josh Hill and Ben Watson, and using Hoomanawanui as something of a fullback or blocking back at times in other personnel groupings. That in turn would create more flexibility and help make the Saints more unpredictable, while also helping to dictate some of the action within opposing defenses.

The vision would add another wrinkle to the offense that Payton wanted to explore. The vision finally came into focus last month after the Saints sent defensive end Akiem Hicks to New England in exchange for Hoomanawanui. The New Orleans offense has been in transformation since.



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Old 10-28-2015, 06:49 PM   #2
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The guy has definitely added some power to our run blocking, he has very good technique when lead blocking.
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Prolly Probowl, bruh.
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Can Grambeaux even carry his jock strap?
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Can Grambeaux even carry his jock strap?
Doubt it!

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Doubt it!

Oh the Hoomana-ty!
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dude, Hicks has 5 tackles this year. That dude is bad, glad he's gone
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what has he brought? A TE that is a solid blocker and allows the saints to flank Watson out wide

Hmmm let me think about this

Homma takes Watson role

Watson takes over Jimmy role

So what is exactly "new" here with this guy and the effect he has on the saints?

faces have changed but the dance remains the same
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what has he brought? A TE that is a solid blocker and allows the saints to flank Watson out wide

Hmmm let me think about this

Homma takes Watson role

Watson takes over Jimmy role

So what is exactly "new" here with this guy and the effect he has on the saints?

faces have changed but the dance remains the same
That vision included using more three-tight end sets, which would pair Hoomanwanui with Josh Hill and Ben Watson, and using Hoomanawanui as something of a fullback or blocking back at times in other personnel groupings. That in turn would create more flexibility and help make the Saints more unpredictable, while also helping to dictate some of the action within opposing defenses
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Hoo-Dat !
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