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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Listen I know we are banged up on both sides of the ball, but why can teams like the Vikings continue success when they face injury. They lost their starting HOF running back and starting QB. It baffles me why ...

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Old 09-27-2016, 12:17 PM   #1
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Why can other teams succeed when injuries occur

Listen I know we are banged up on both sides of the ball, but why can teams like the Vikings continue success when they face injury. They lost their starting HOF running back and starting QB. It baffles me why this organization crumbles when injury occurs.

Hell, New England dismantled the Texans with a 3rd string rookie QB who had never played a snap in the NFL.

I do realize that I am making a case for the offense side of the ball and we did put up 32 points last night. I also realize the elephant in the room that our defense is banged up and we are just plain terrible on D.

My point is other teams find a way to not let injuries become their excuse for losses.

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Old 09-27-2016, 12:18 PM   #2
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Re: Why can other teams succeed when injuries occur

Coaching.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:29 PM   #3
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Re: Why can other teams succeed when injuries occur

So is coaching it? We get new coaches then all the sudden we get pressure on the QB with the current players we have. New coaches equal running backs from banging out runs for 25 yards a pop, mind you with the same exact players on this team that we have now.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:33 PM   #4
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Re: Why can other teams succeed when injuries occur

I'm thinking roster depth, and depth meaning quality players. It's hard to put Rookies and Free Agents just coming in off the wire into top speed game action. But I will agree that smart Coaches find a way.
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Re: Why can other teams succeed when injuries occur

Better roster management
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:41 PM   #6
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Re: Why can other teams succeed when injuries occur

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Coaching.
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Re: Why can other teams succeed when injuries occur

I also think its players not buying into the same stuff they been preaching for ten years anymore, that outside a cpl of years hasn't yielded anything. NE spouts the same stuff but they produce so you can buy into it year in and year out
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:58 PM   #8
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Re: Why can other teams succeed when injuries occur

Coaching, poor game plan. We have enough strengths to compensate for the weaknesses. If we didn't the games would be complete blowouts.
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Re: Why can other teams succeed when injuries occur

No the real reason this happens is because those teams are actually build with solid O lines and D lines. You can miss one or your 'work horses' and still be successful behind a damn good line.


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Old 09-27-2016, 01:31 PM   #10
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Re: Why can other teams succeed when injuries occur

Would you all agree on talent evaluation and depth like Railboss said as well? I mean damn, how is it possible our defense can continue to struggle year after year? It seems we are snake bit with injuries every year as well.

Other teams have injuries as well but they seem to move forward ie. PATRIOTS

How can we develop depth and have better talent evaluation on the defensive side of the ball.

We try to bring in free agents that do well with other teams and they do not live up to the expectations here.

Another aggravation is watching Malcolm Jenkins play like an all pro on the Eagles. This has to be correlated with coaching and scheme.

Im just baffled at this point.

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