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The Dude 12-18-2018 10:11 AM

Offense
 
Yes, our offense has really played poorly over the past 4 games and if it keeps up we will no doubt be 1 and done in the playoffs. That being said Iím not too worried. Take away that weird Dallas game We have had a string of division games against opponents who know our offense well and ALWAYS play us tough. Our offensive line was playing lights out earlier in the season. We were putting up 40 plus points regularly with the same WRs we have now. When Armstead went down their was a huge drop off. He was the one that held the line together enough to give Brees the time he needed in the pocket to allow receivers to get open. He was masking the deficiencies. Since he went down others have been nicked up and things just havenít been the same. Pressure Brees and heís average out of the pocket. We beat the Steelers we can rest our starters against Carolina and give the linemen a little more time to get healthy. If our line gets back to form we will be hard to beat.
I think Payton is just holding out Armstead for the playoffs at this point anyway. If a loss yesterday would have caused detrimental harm to our playoff path Iím betting Armstead would have played last night.
Bottom line is Iím not too worried about the offense. I do want to see how they do against the Steelers but you can only take so much away from division games when it comes to assessment.

K Major 12-18-2018 10:23 AM

Re: Offense
 
3 recent road games (2 in the division) in hostile environments.

Here is a stat for you ...

Ingram -- > 5.3 ypc
Kamara --- > 4.8 ypc

This is with a depleted O LINE. You can't argue with production. Not sure why SP isn't letting his horses run more. It takes heat off the passing attack or lack thereof. The Saints will play better AT HOME.

The Dude 12-18-2018 12:11 PM

Re: Offense
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by K Major (Post 829511)
3 recent road games (2 in the division) in hostile environments.

Here is a stat for you ...

Ingram -- > 5.3 ypc
Kamara --- > 4.8 ypc

This is with a depleted O LINE. You can't argue with production. Not sure why SP isn't letting his horses run more. It takes heat off the passing attack or lack thereof. The Saints will play better AT HOME.

I think Kamara is a little nicked up and they are just asking him to get what he can. He did try that leap with the game on the line but he has been playing pretty conservatively lately. I think itís by design. Our run blocking is ok but our pass blocking is pretty bad.

Rsanders24 12-18-2018 12:48 PM

Re: Offense
 
Need Armstead back...healthy...and the o line will look a lot better. Especially on the outside and off tackle runs

lumm0x 12-18-2018 02:08 PM

Re: Offense
 
We will be different at home.

cmike 12-18-2018 02:20 PM

Re: Offense
 
Drive killing penalties where the story last night. Offense will be fine, just don’t call anymore 3rd and long inside pitches to Taysom anymore. Keep TLL of field and we should be fine. By the way, has he (TLL) been released yet.

ScottF 12-18-2018 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by cmike (Post 829575)
Drive killing penalties where the story last night. Offense will be fine, just donít call anymore 3rd and long inside pitches to Taysom anymore. Keep TLL of field and we should be fine. By the way, has he (TLL) been released yet.

good point- a lot of offensive penalties

The Taysom thing is not going to work every time, but agree, that was not a good play call vs a defense with Davis and Kuechly

Euphoria 12-18-2018 02:45 PM

Re: Offense
 
I noticed some mental errors from some players who don't get a lot of playing time. Drew was addressing them.

I think Kamara maybe a little tired its been a long season. He carried this team first 4 games as you recall. I think he should be the first to sit if we were to rest anyone.

Plus we are a dome team playing on the road and we have played some good defenses I don't take anything away from them...

The next season is about to begin...

hitta 12-18-2018 03:28 PM

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We really need someone that can stretch the field and take the pressure off of Michael Thomas. Defenses are blanketing him. With how this offense is built, we are a rather lateral offense. We need either a speed receiver that can stretch coverages and get these teams to not commit as hard to what they are doing... or a TE that can lock coverages. I think Ginn returning is going to give us a huge boost... we really need him.

K Major 12-18-2018 03:50 PM

Re: Offense
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hitta (Post 829586)
We really need someone that can stretch the field and take the pressure off of Michael Thomas. I think Ginn returning is going to give us a huge boost... we really need him.

Agreed.

Saints definitely need deep speed in the worst way. I hope TG Jr is on his way back.


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