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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I was 100% wrong on the NASCAR package. It was very effective. You could tell Watson was not prepared to deal with it most of the game. Thought he would have more time or easily escape. I do think if ...

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Old 09-10-2019, 08:46 AM   #1
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I was 100% wrong on the NASCAR package. It was very effective. You could tell Watson was not prepared to deal with it most of the game. Thought he would have more time or easily escape. I do think if they had Clowney it would not have worked that great and that's what I was going off of before he was traded.



I was wrong about Latavious. Extremely rare long distance TD scamper but it was impressive. Didn't think the man still had the juice. I will say though they went away from him when the game got super tight which they should.
It's going to be interesting to see if they try to preserve him with a lead or use him more. If they use him like a bowling ball with a good lead probably not ideal for him.
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Kamara had more carries than Latavious, probably due to the circumstances of the game. It was good to see that long TD run from Latavious, something we had seen in his highlight reel.
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Today is probably not a day to rant on Dennis Allen, however ....

He has to call a better defensive game plan inside of 50 seconds & no timeouts for an offense. We have too many 1st -4th rounders on the defensive side not to be able to defend the end zone better. Also the inability to get the D off the field on 3rd down is a concern.

It's happening more than a few times on his watch. Fix this ... please?
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I don't know what else could have been done. Watson and Hopkins are two of the toughest to stop. We sacked the hell out of him, hurt him and still...Hopkins making circus catches. For the first game our D did a good considering what they were up against.
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Today is probably not a day to rant on Dennis Allen, however ....

He has to call a better defensive game plan inside of 50 seconds & no timeouts for an offense. We have too many 1st -4th rounders on the defensive side not to be able to defend the end zone better. Also the inability to get the D off the field on 3rd down is a concern.

It's happening more than a few times on his watch. Fix this ... please?
On the Texans last drive I saw everybody backed off their man except Lattimore. He walked up and tried to press Hopkins and the alarms in my head started to fire off. I knew exactly where Watson was going. Throw it to your best player in that situation and let him make a play. I love the confidence, but the only corner Iíd be comfortable seeing that from in that situation is Jalen Ramsey.
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The Texans look like a carbon copy of us last year. It’s the Watson/Hopkins show. Will bite them in the end.
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The Texans look like a carbon copy of us last year. Itís the Watson/Hopkins show. Will bite them in the end.
Idk about that. Will Fuller and Kenny Stills are legit. Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson are a legit combo. Itís offensive line issues holding them back. You canít give up 6 sacks. EVER.
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The inexcusable part of the last Texans drive was letting Hopkins get to the sideline out of bounds. Needed to keep the Texans in bounds, make them spike balls and lose downs and feel the pressure.
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Hyde is a good RB but he was always on awful teams. Same with Duke. They are a fine combo. They are going to have their best season if this keeps up.
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It's obvious this team has learnt nothing from the past 2 playoff losses.

Both years, the offense failed to convert and put the game away, the D then gives up the lead extremely quickly.

That's literally what happened last night, we are extremely lucky to be honest. Until Payton does something about it, we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes.
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