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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Crusader Agreed. There was a lot of ugly O-line play out there yesterday. Pretty much all of them got their asses handed to them at one point or another. They made a ton of good plays too ...

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Old 11-27-2017, 01:02 PM   #31
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Agreed. There was a lot of ugly O-line play out there yesterday. Pretty much all of them got their asses handed to them at one point or another.
They made a ton of good plays too but this was not the best performance of the year for the group.
Right. When you consider that our banged up D held the Rams to under 30pts when their average this year is 30pts you cannot blame this loss on the D. Although I will say our pass rush was almost non-existent till later in the game -- which was not good.

Sean Payton knew that we would have to score at least 30pts to win. We didn't do that. Kamara was outstanding. Other than that our O was stagnant. I blame the O line. Brees had no where near the time in the pocket that Goff had, while Drew was hurried and sacked a lot. And, the Rams, contrary to their rep were stuffing Ingram.

Game plan for the Rams was not good either. It was almost like they hadn't studied this team.

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Old 11-27-2017, 01:23 PM   #32
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Why shot my dream down? Can we at at least still cut Harris?
Probably not this year but I would have kept Arthur Maulet over Harris.

Fingers crossed we get Ken and/or Lattimore back this week.
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:28 PM   #33
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It's impossible to play at the highest level week after week. Especially, with other teams gearing up to throw their best at you. The coaching was not great yesterday. Payton overthinks/out thinks himself sometimes. The running game has been the major reason for this year's team success. Yet, it's just Payton's nature to want to throw it around. His clock management and use of time outs has always been poor. The team is beat up. Down three starters on defense yesterday. Two being the starting CB's going against a good passing team. The special teams looked worse yesterday. Took a step back. Every receiver outside of Thomas was a no show yesterday. Fleener is just not good. And not to be forgotten, the officiating was horribly one sided yesterday. All that being said, the Saints lost a close game to a good Rams team on the road. Lots of things to work on. Some negatives that can be overcame. A few things just are what they are. 8-3 after starting 0-2. I'm good.
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:38 PM   #34
 
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Rams line up quickly so Sean McVay can call audibles – ProFootballTalk
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:49 PM   #35
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200 yards in penalties alone are enough to earn a loss. Itís almost like giving them free points.
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:41 PM   #36
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200 yards in penalties alone are enough to earn a loss. It’s almost like giving them free points.
I know at least 30 of those penalty yards came from Kenny Vaccaro.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:10 PM   #37
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I just don't understand Vaccaro sometimes.

Some games he makes game changing plays like the pick vs Carolina or a 4th down stop vs Chicago.

Then other times he will just sit there looking lost, like when he was in man coverage yesterday and he just stopped whilst the ball was in the air, then acted all shocked when the Rams player caught it.

I just don't understand his inconsistencies, his rookie season he was all over the place, he certainly looks to have lost a step pretty quickly.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:19 PM   #38
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tough loss. offense the main culprit. in spite of being down important players defense did ok. MT and Kamara only offense we had. Ingram looked like he was running in molasses. Man, Kamara reminds me of Barry Sanders and Walter Payton!
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Being down two corners and and a defensive end was what scared me going into the game but the offensive game plan just felt sloppy. I know the execution was sloppy. The Offensive line got man handled and was anything but dominant. Brees did not have anytime and was under pressure the entire game. He took a lot of hits and my fiance was worried for his safety. What happened to the Smash Mouth Football we've been playing?

Also, Harris needs to stop seeing the field! We lose every time he starts!
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Being down two corners and and a defensive end was what scared me going into the game but the offensive game plan just felt sloppy. I know the execution was sloppy. The Offensive line got man handled and was anything but dominant. Brees did not have anytime and was under pressure the entire game. He took a lot of hits and my fiance was worried for his safety. What happened to the Smash Mouth Football we've been playing?

Also, Harris needs to stop seeing the field! We lose every time he starts!
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