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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Defense - PLayed well for the most part, especially considering the futility of our offense. We handled their run game very well and even though our offense was fairly lifeless, we still held them to 16 points. Are CB's looked ...

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Old 08-21-2016, 10:34 AM   #1
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Defense - PLayed well for the most part, especially considering the futility of our offense. We handled their run game very well and even though our offense was fairly lifeless, we still held them to 16 points.

Are CB's looked to me to be exactly who we thought they were. Very talented, fast, aggressive... and very young. A few uh-ohs in the this game were to be expected. I think this is a very talented young group. I just hope they grow up fast.


I'm hoping our Oline issues were due to it being pre-season, moving players to multiple positions, not game planning, blah blah blah.
Perhaps it was played that way for specific evaluation purposes only. If what we saw was anything close to what we'll see in 3 weeks, we're in big trouble.

Finally, after the Pats game the coaches put extra emphasis on ball security. And the very 1st time we touch the ball we fumble? Seriously? Payton had to be absolutely furious.

I think Hightower just took the lead for the final RB spot. Murphy better shine brightly in the last two games or I think he's a goner.

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Old 08-21-2016, 10:40 AM   #2
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oline stinks. Need guards, peat is either going to bust or is lost because they will not allow him to settle into one position. either way the oline is bad.
running game is horrid. there are no holes and this is again the oline.
every time you build you should build both lines first.
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Y'all pretty much covered it all. You would think that because we sucked at running the ball, we would've ran more in this game. Who cares if we go 3 and out every series...its pre-season. I am very excited about our D though.
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I wouldn't give Murphy another chance; I'd give his spot to Lasco... and let Spiller/TommyLee Lewis return punts and kicks
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I'll say it again - Saints made a mistake drafting Peat if they had no intention of playing him at LT. He is NOT a Guard!

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Old 08-21-2016, 11:46 AM   #6
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I'll say it again - Saints made a mistake drafting Peat if they had no intention of playing him at LT. He is NOT a Guard!

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Ironically he struggles the most at RT/LT.... He got completely bullied playing LT.

He is average at best playing OG. No doubt a bust for a 1st round pick.
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Dan Roushar and coach Payton really need to rethink the "Jack of all trades" project with Peat. Pre season or not, this O line worries me . Someone is going to seriously injure Drew if they don't get it figured out.

Peat looks really bad and Clowney clowned Zach.

The defense is headed in the right direction though.
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I just realized we had 4 sacks (Bell, Wilson, Fairley)... Whens the last time we had a 4 sack game?
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Giving up double picks in the draft don't help !! I like the players we drafted but there were good players that could have eased some of the problems we're having. I've wanted to address these problems 3 years and counting. Now 2 have to step up from somewhere to settle the G position this season and RT next season. I don't see much progression in building a solid O-line it's more of right here right now with crossing the fingers and hoping. I'm still not on board with the D, playing solid contenders will tell that tale.
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At least we didn't have any injuries. Yea...

I predict we win the 4th preseason game if we don't have 4+ turnovers.
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