Does anybody else think the coin toss is the biggest key?? (1 Viewer)

Cjjr72984

Purple Knight
Joined
Oct 17, 2006
Messages
5,180
Reaction score
3,528
Age
37
Location
Central City via N.O. East
Offline
Seems like whenever we receive the ball first, we're able to jump on people and never look back. It'll be interesting to see if we play a team and they score first and see how this team reacts.

That's the only bad part I can see about us starting so fast in these games.
 

BoNcHiE

Every team's Elixor
Joined
Dec 16, 2004
Messages
57,756
Reaction score
73,313
Offline
Yes and no.

I think scoring on our first possession will go along way toward winning. We don't necessarily have to be the one to touch the ball first.

I'd put money on the Dolphins not scoring on their first possession making the actual toss a non-issue. If we win the toss, score, and get one stop, you can go ahead and chalk this game up as a win. A 7-0 Saints lead with the ball back is exactly the kind of game the Dolphins can't get trapped in.
 

perret318

Runnin like a road lizard
VIP Contributor
Joined
Jun 14, 2007
Messages
4,321
Reaction score
6,807
Location
Metry
Offline
I thought Buffalo won the toss and deferred? Bad mistake on their part.

Beat me to it. As an opponent, why in the world you would want the Saints offense on the field first is beyond me.
 

Madmarsha

I default to sarcasm
VIP Contributor
Joined
Oct 11, 2006
Messages
35,577
Reaction score
50,496
Offline
Didn't the Jets do this as well? When will they learn?
We won the toss but Wrecks had indicated he would defer.

Who is our coin toss coach? I hope he's studying game film.
 

26ISTHEMAN

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Oct 1, 2008
Messages
4,503
Reaction score
8,600
Offline
The coin toss itself is not the "biggest key," but getting up on this team early is, IMO.
 
OP
Cjjr72984

Cjjr72984

Purple Knight
Joined
Oct 17, 2006
Messages
5,180
Reaction score
3,528
Age
37
Location
Central City via N.O. East
Offline
The coin toss itself is not the "biggest key," but getting up on this team early is, IMO.

True, part of that is cause we've always been receiving the ball first. I wanna see how good this D is when they don't have that cushion of a 7-0 or 14-0 lead.
 

VicksburgSaint

Veteran Starter
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
262
Reaction score
69
Offline
Crucial for them. Convenient for us.

Their best chance is to score on long drives. They WANT that flip. They NEED that flip.

Us? Meh...we'll take it if we get it. But we'll feed them their medicine sooner or later.
 

Saint Kamara

Formerly SaintSproles and SaintReggie
Joined
Dec 14, 2006
Messages
39,471
Reaction score
53,628
Age
57
Location
Austin, TX
Offline
Yes I posted this in a couple of threads.

Saints go up 7-0 and it may be lights out already.

Miami gets the ball, runs off 8 minutes off the clock and even if they get 3, it's a major advantage to them to have kept Brees off the field for half a quarter

I think it's more important for Miami to win it than it is for us.
 

MaThIuS

Banned
Joined
Jun 14, 2005
Messages
324
Reaction score
25
Location
houma
Offline
id be willing to bet, that if the dolphins win the toss they are NOT going to defer
 

Paul

Professional
Joined
Oct 20, 2004
Messages
17,415
Reaction score
14,132
Age
45
Offline
I didn't realize that both the Jets and Bills had deferred, but I think I may understand why. They were both playing very good defense at the time, which is one reason, and also, if they fell behind, they would get the second half kickoff. Those weren't terrible moves for either team, as the Jets gave up 3 on our first drive, and the Bills 7, but things stalled a little bit in that game until later.

I guess it just depends. Our O will get the ball sooner or later.
 

Fleabagg

Guest
Joined
Aug 24, 2009
Messages
591
Reaction score
62
Location
Ft Polk, LA
Offline
i love how this week on espn shows when they looked at the saints giants game they said the "turning point" was when the saints won the toss... lol
 

Galbreath34

Very Banned
Gold VIP Contributor
Joined
May 8, 2008
Messages
32,265
Reaction score
30,809
Offline
It makes it easier, but you're presuming we can't get two stops on D our first two times out.

i love how this week on espn shows when they looked at the saints giants game they said the "turning point" was when the saints won the toss... lol
Berman or someone actually said the turning point was on Tuesday when they saw the huge holes in the middle of the Giants D on film.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users who are viewing this thread

 

New Orleans Saints Twitter Feed

 

Headlines

Top Bottom