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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Cannot really say what I expect to see -== but here is what I will be looking at 1) I want to see Fincher in action in the NFL 2) I want to see AMAC just to see what all ...

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Old 08-11-2005, 09:40 AM   #11
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Cannot really say what I expect to see -== but here is what I will be looking at

1) I want to see Fincher in action in the NFL
2) I want to see AMAC just to see what all the hype is aboout
3) I want to see Sully play
4) I want to see Jefferson at DT


Those are the major areas I am going to be looking at
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:45 AM   #12
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Old 08-11-2005, 12:17 PM   #13
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Old 08-11-2005, 12:29 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by saintswhodi
I know we're excited, but it's the pre-season. No matter what you see, doesn't mean that will translate to the reg season. So what if we get ran on? We will play a lot of inexperienced guys, probably early. If our starters are only out there a series or two, but in the finaly tally we have given up 150 yards rushing, doesn't mean anything. The thing to look out for is can our first team offense drive down the field, and can our first team defense stop Seattle's first team from doing the same. Outside of this, everything else is a chance to see fan favorites and hopefuls play against practice squad fodder and guys who won't be in the league next week.
While you're right that the total tally doesn't matter and neither does the score for that matter, we will see things that are indications of how the team will play in the regular season.

For instance, last year I made note of what I thought was poor O-line blocking both passing and rushing. The regular season opened up with the same problems. In fact, it was more than midway through the season before I thought the center of the line started really playing well together. The tackles never got it together. As similar thing was seen on the run D.

What I'm looking at is how our starters do against their starters. No, it doesn't tell everything, but it will give an indication of what we have. Then we can look at our backups versus their backups. That will show what kind of depth we have as compared to the other team.

There's a lot to learn from preseason. There's just not a lot to learn from the box score.
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Old 08-11-2005, 12:46 PM   #15
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I agree, that's why I said:
The thing to look out for is can our first team offense drive down the field, and can our first team defense stop Seattle's first team from doing the same.
I was just putting it in a nutshell. You can glean somethign form watching the first units, but outside of that, it's all just people trying to make the team. So take from that what you will. But I am not gonna lie, if A-Mac lights it up, I will be a little amped.

Are they gonna air the game? I won't get to see it.
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:16 PM   #16
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I don't care to see anything to spectacular, just want to see them go through the motions... I mean I don't want to give anything up for the Reg season, and I don't wanna get to aggressive and get someone hurt.
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:24 PM   #17
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just want to see them go through the motions...

Yeah. No confusion on offense. A good, cohesive showing of the "new" offensive strategy by all. A smart, swarming, heady defense. I wanna see some head-knockin'.

A little something that shows a team effort. Focused.



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Old 08-11-2005, 04:23 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by ScottyRo
Originally Posted by saintswhodi
I know we're excited, but it's the pre-season. No matter what you see, doesn't mean that will translate to the reg season. So what if we get ran on? We will play a lot of inexperienced guys, probably early. If our starters are only out there a series or two, but in the finaly tally we have given up 150 yards rushing, doesn't mean anything. The thing to look out for is can our first team offense drive down the field, and can our first team defense stop Seattle's first team from doing the same. Outside of this, everything else is a chance to see fan favorites and hopefuls play against practice squad fodder and guys who won't be in the league next week.
While you're right that the total tally doesn't matter and neither does the score for that matter, we will see things that are indications of how the team will play in the regular season.

For instance, last year I made note of what I thought was poor O-line blocking both passing and rushing. The regular season opened up with the same problems. In fact, it was more than midway through the season before I thought the center of the line started really playing well together. The tackles never got it together. As similar thing was seen on the run D.

What I'm looking at is how our starters do against their starters. No, it doesn't tell everything, but it will give an indication of what we have. Then we can look at our backups versus their backups. That will show what kind of depth we have as compared to the other team.

There's a lot to learn from preseason. There's just not a lot to learn from the box score.
that's the key and that's what i harp on.........BACKUPS
if they can't hold their own, we are in trouble, because there will be injuries serious or not.........i go to case in point, new england.
if your backups can not take up where the starters left off, hang it up.
pre-season in my opinion is where you will see how the team will fare the rest of the season...............smitty
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im hopin our d plays good thats bout it . . .
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