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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Scoring droughts for this season I've noticed? It's the unanswered points and the times between those that stand out the most. @ AZ - We did well against a great defense, though our Red Zone offense did us no favors. ...

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Old 11-15-2015, 09:11 PM   #31
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Re: Did you expect anything different?

Scoring droughts for this season I've noticed? It's the unanswered points and the times between those that stand out the most.

@ AZ - We did well against a great defense, though our Red Zone offense did us no favors.
TB - 20 unanswered from the end of 2nd Qtr to mid-4th Qtr
@ CAR - 17 unanswered from mid 3rd Qtr to end 4th Qtr
DAL - We did pretty well scoring offense...no problems here
@ PHI - 29 unanswered from start of 3rd Qtr to 4 seconds left in the game
ATL - We didn't score on offense between mid 1st Qtr until we kicked a FG midway through the 3rd Qtr.
@ IND - 21 unanswered. Yes, we had a 27-0 lead, but we never scored again after 10:30 in the 3rd Qtr. We punted 10 freakin' times b/c we couldn't put them away with our offense with our shaky defense.
NYG - 21 unanswered from end of 3 Qtr to end of 4th Qtr. This was one whacky game...
TEN - 10 unanswered from beginning of the 2nd Qtr to the beginning of the 4th Qtr.
@ Was - 33 unanswered as we scored at the beginning of 2nd Qtr and never scored again

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Re: Did you expect anything different?

Change "unanswered" to "our defense allowed" and you'll see the problem.
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:45 PM   #33
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Re: Did you expect anything different?

That's the response I would have come back with, as well. Our defense is atrocious.

The point I guess I failed to make was the time between our scores in each game. In 8 of our 10 games we didn't score on offense for over a quarter. In 4 of those games it was almost 2 quarters without scoring anything. The defense not getting off the field didn't help these in some instances, as well, keeping our offense off the field.

But do you realize we still got 350 yards of total offense today, yet we scored 14 points? When we are in "catch-up mode" from these unanswered/our-defense-allowed-points, their defense play back to prevent the big play and we can rack up yards underneath late in games.

I'll rather take lower yards & higher points from our offense. I'll also take a defense that'll get their offense off the field on 3rd down & create turnovers for our offense.
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:51 PM   #34
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I expected 11-5, and I still think thats what our talent level indicates.

Even with a 90 year old WR, 2 rookie WR's, 2 back-up TE's we're still the number one offense in the NFL.

With the worst defense in world history, to have the number one offense in the league is outstanding.

If we simply had a middle of the road defense we'd probably be 7-3 as we speak.
If i had a dollar for every time I heard that (If we had a better defense) oh boy would I be rich , but that's a BIG if right
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Old 11-15-2015, 10:00 PM   #35
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Strief is a right of passage for d-linemen. He's very inconsistent Pass Blocking is Piss Poor We need TWO Guards and a RIGHT TACKLE LT & Center are the ONLY mainstays on this o-line
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Old 11-15-2015, 10:02 PM   #36
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Strief is horrible. And to be honest when our line was good he was the weak link. Now that our line is mediocre, it shows how bad he is

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Old 11-15-2015, 10:10 PM   #37
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Our O line ranks 24. That is disappointing from when we had top 5 O LINE. You can say it's just the D, but it is the whole team. Even Special Teams. When was last time you felt comfortable with a kicker we have had. But Hopkins looked pretty good. Who makes that decision. That guy outscored our whole team and we cut him for someone who isn't on our team.
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Old 11-15-2015, 10:13 PM   #38
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2014 our line was 11th. We shouldn't have gotten worse with a 1st rd pick and trade for Unger.
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Old 11-15-2015, 10:13 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Most RT's get destroyed by quick DE's. its why they aren't playing LT.

Strief is currently middle of the pack for RT's. He's not as good as previous years, but he's not as bad as some are suggesting.
I think he's absolutely that bad. If he's playing RT because he isn't good enough to play LT, shouldn't he at least be a good RT? The is always either giving up sacks or holding because he's getting beat. He's not the only bad lineman we have, but he's the one I see getting beat the most.
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Old 11-15-2015, 10:14 PM   #40
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2013 Oline was 10th, 2012 Oline was 3. That is a big decline.
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