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Takeaways from the Saints game.

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Texansphan, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Speedy

    Speedy Yeller Dweller

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    They had 2 seconds left as it was. They couldn't have gotten it much further downfield than the 9 yards they got without running out of time.
     
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    IIRC, the Texans went mostly to zone in the 2nd half and Brees is notorious for carving up zone defenses.
     
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    Saints had a TO & with the way we were tackling, i wouldn't have felt all that great about letting Ginn get behind Colvin to the safeties either. There was really only 4 viable options in that scenario...2 of which required pressure on Brees..... which you weren't going to get only rushing 2. The other was for the CB's to challenge everything short & force Brees to throw it longer & hope that it was either intercepted, took too long to develop & they run out of time or it was incomplete.

    Colvin screwed the pooch with his technique from the jump & he was easy pickings, but if you look at that play develop, Brees with his accuracy could've went to any 1 of his recievers and gotten that completion. All but Cook the TE ran to about the same depth & were open.
     
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    Yup, zone defense generally work best when the QB is under pressure and has to make lots of panic induced throws. We weren't getting pressure most of the night, so Brees was able to sit back, watch routes develop, and choose his targets wisely. The one INT they had was on a bad throw by Brees while he was getting chased out of the pocket. We need more pressure to make the QB uncomfortable, and then maybe you'll see some bad passes thrown to our D waiting to capitalize on the opportunity.
     
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    I agree & disagree with that statement.

    A QB with Brees' accuracy basically makes any receiver open that has single coverage. That's what makes them great. They don't necessarily have to wait for the receiver to get open.

    With that being said, I think all of the DBs (except Colvin) did their job well. They were in position to make a play in case the ball wasn't as accurate as Brees intended, or at least distract the receiver enough to make the catch tough. But since Colvin had such poor positioning, he made things extremely easy for Brees & the receiver. From Brees' pre-snap read, he already saw how deep Colvin was playing, so that instantly made him his first option. Then when the receiver made his break, Colvin was nowhere in position to make a play on the ball. It was just way too easy.
     
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  6. Texansphan

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    Yeah pass rush was not very effective. However, Saints have probably the best Oline in the game so we should see better results against lesser ones.
    Still, another decent rusher would be nice insurance should one of our guys go down.
    I wonder how Kalambayi and Omenihu are going?
     
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