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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; As we all know the Saints used to be one of the at converting on 3rd down. Are the problems now due to poor play selection, the offensive line not opening holes for RBs or allowing Brees to be pressured? ...

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Old 01-11-2018, 07:57 AM   #1
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Cause of third down conversion problems

As we all know the Saints used to be one of the at converting on 3rd down.

Are the problems now due to poor play selection, the offensive line not opening holes for RBs or allowing Brees to be pressured?

This is almost as big a problem as all the injuries.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:01 AM   #2
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It seems he never has time to throw on 3rd downs.
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We cant have everything and if we did a better job on 1st and 2nd we wouldn't have an issue.
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Predictability is the main thing we can't seem to overcome in moving the chains. That and having Snead back in his old form in the slot.
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horrible playcalling and no adjustments at the line.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:59 AM   #7
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As we all know the Saints used to be one of the at converting on 3rd down.

Are the problems now due to poor play selection, the offensive line not opening holes for RBs or allowing Brees to be pressured?

This is almost as big a problem as all the injuries.
Lack of a tight End and receivers. They stack the box and dare Brees to throw.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:01 AM   #8
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Running the ball on 2nd and 10 and gaining nothing is the biggest problem with 3rd down. Seems if we gain nothing on 1st down, we always try to run the ball on 2nd down and gain NOTHING. This has to stop.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:28 AM   #9
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We did a pretty good job AVOIDING 3rd down altogether against the Panties.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:15 AM   #10
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If the Saints can consistently beat the man in front (inside the trenches) of them ...

Ingram & Kamara will have a big day. And most times that is trouble for opposing defenses.
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