Film Study: How the Saints O can attack the Chargers D with Play Action (1 Viewer)

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I’ve always said it: My only real gripe with how Sean Payton calls plays for the New Orleans Saints offense is the lack of play action.

Drew Brees hasn’t been in the Top 24 of NFL QBs in play action rate since 2013, when they ran it on 25% of Brees’s dropbacks.

There are some reasons for this: Brees is a short guy, and Saints coaches like Wide Receivers Coach Curtis Johnson have blatantly said that they try not to make him throw over the middle of the field too much, because he has to look over the offensive linemen.

This, along with the fact that Brees may just have conveyed to Payton...

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