Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

Cause of third down conversion problems

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The team that wins the third down battle should win with no other factors involved like turnovers.....or Drew Brees lighting it up!...

Like Tree34Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-11-2018, 12:37 PM   #11
Bounty Money $$$
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 5800 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA.
Posts: 15,947
Re: Cause of third down conversion problems

The team that wins the third down battle should win with no other factors involved like turnovers.....or Drew Brees lighting it up!
Rugby Saint II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 12:52 PM   #12
Site Donor 2015
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Land Mass between LA and AL
Posts: 4,370
Re: Cause of third down conversion problems

And maybe even more important is winning 3rd downs defensively.
Mardigras9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 01:08 PM   #13
5000 POSTS! +
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,222
Re: Cause of third down conversion problems

The past 3 times Brees has thrown to Coleman on third down, he has fumbled. So that doesn't help at all.

Twice vs Jets and once last Sunday.

They look like they are trying to outsmart themselves on third down all the time, we used to go throw slants, curles or option routes for easy first downs in years past.
dizzle88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 11:47 AM   #14
500th Post
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 582
Re: Cause of third down conversion problems

Coleman had the ball hanging out a foot from his body. You would think he would be aware that he has been fumbling the ball lately.
darksoul35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 12:03 PM   #15
A Cajun Transforming TX
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Posts: 2,548
Re: Cause of third down conversion problems

Originally Posted by dizzle88 View Post
The past 3 times Brees has thrown to Coleman on third down, he has fumbled. So that doesn't help at all.

Twice vs Jets and once last Sunday.

They look like they are trying to outsmart themselves on third down all the time, we used to go throw slants, curles or option routes for easy first downs in years past.
Yes, but actually that was a converted 3rd down because Ingram recovered the ball. Biggest problem I see is play calling. It's 3rd and 5 and we're going for 35.
Just call a quick slant to Thomas and move the damn chains.
Budsdrinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 01:56 PM   #16
In Doh We Trust
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 6,569
Blog Entries: 16
Re: Cause of third down conversion problems

It is a puzzle how we go from one of the best into the middle of the road. Someone mentioned earlier lack of TE. BUT even when we had a fair complement of TEs we were having problems.
homerj07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 02:40 PM   #17
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Woodlands
Posts: 24,246
Blog Entries: 29
Re: Cause of third down conversion problems

SmashMouth is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 07:59 PM   #18
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress Tx.
Posts: 16,240
Re: Cause of third down conversion problems

If you look all around 3rd down conversion percentage it actually tells a different story.

Saints 4th Down conversion Percentage 80% (#1 in the league)
Saints 3rd Down attempts 194 (lowest in the league)
Saints Yards per play 6.3 (#1 in the league)
Saints 1st downs per game 20.7 (tied for 7th with first only being 24.3)

Its as though we found a way to make 3rd less relevant.
WhoDat!656 likes this.
TheOak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 08:27 PM   #19
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 10,826
Re: Cause of third down conversion problems

i think it is TE situation and of receiver option
spkb25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2018, 03:43 PM   #20
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 2,471
Blog Entries: 2
Re: Cause of third down conversion problems

I want to see Ingram AND Kamara in the backfield at the same time on 3rd-and-whatever.
AlaskaSaints is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2018 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts