Coach Game Plans and Decisions...........

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    ................can make the difference.

    Here’s an interesting perspective of how the Saints may have overcome the Colts.

    Last year, the Texans vowed to build up “rushing power” through FA and the draft, to compete with the Colts.........and, specifically with Manning. Yet, it seemed that no matter what we threw at Manning, he’s always managed to get the ball away just in time. Could it be that our commitment to “get to Manning” should be redirected more to getting to Manning’s targets?
     
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    Possibly so. I will point out the Texans got to Manning 4 of the 10 sacks he took this year so Texans 4 sacks in 2 games v. rest of the league 6 sacks in 14 games.
     
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    this was my favorite part

    most people in New Orleans who follow the Saints closely knew that all of the talk of pressure and "remember me" shots and all that - while he meant it I fully believe - was not indicative of the plan he was going to execute against the Colts

    It would be suicide

    Rather, the game plan more resembled what the D tried to do against New England. Just without so many on the backend of the D that often in the game.

    I think Williams knew that (1) the Colts blitz pick up is terrific and that we don't have the talent in the front 7 to straight up beat their pass protection and (2) Manning is deadly against the blitz.

    He felt comfortable with his 2 corners out wide - Greer and Porter had a really strong day. The TD pass to Garcon came against Young who was in for a play because Greer was hurt and on the sidelines.

    manning saw the mismatch and went for it.

    With Porter and Greer on their men and Sharper playing pretty damn deep, that left a lot of room across the middle and with intermediate routes. Clark was running wild.

    It also left the scheme open for the running game - and the Colts took advantage at times. Eventually, though, as the game wore on it seemed the Colts tried running less. Maybe feeling the pressure of having to score and score quickly?

    I really think the lack of blitz pressure surprised the Colts and when they adjusted, so did the Saints - more press, more man, a bit more pressure and disguises bringing pressure from looks and formations that were used earlier in the game.

    I really liked the playcalling on the defensive end.

    I was NOT looking forward to Williams's ego getting the better of him and trying to put Manning on the carpet like he did Warner and Favre. Thankfully, he didn't

    and the Saints lack the talent that the Texans have up front.

    I think Williams is better than Smith.

    And only 1/3 of our LB corps is comparable to what the Texans have.

    The Texans front 7 are better than what the Saints would throw at Manning and his OL
     
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    So you saying that Texans should stock up on DBs?
     
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    I wish!
     
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    You think the Capers era was bad, imagine it without Aaron Glenn. We need that true #1 again desperately.
     

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