Reggie still has that inclination to try to take it outside (1 Viewer)

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Saw it at least a couple of occasions yesterday where if Reggie takes it inside he's gonna get decent yards, maybe even big yards.

But you still see him at that critical moment of decision making, he tends to choose going outside towards the sideline.

The sideline is an extra defender and should never be chosen unless it's obvious that it is the right course to take.

He started making a concerted effort to take it inside late last year, but the bugaboo keeps rearing it's ugly head and he chooses outside far too often.
 
I think he has shown much greater tendency to keep it inside now and lower his shoulder. There was only one play yesterday I remember him taking it outside and I thought it might have went for big yards inside. But after rewinding that play several times it looks like he made the right decision. There was a LB just behind him and almost would have surely have made the tackle right there. His cutting outside gained about 4 or 5 extra yards.
 
wow, what thought-provoking insight into Reggie's game. I for one have never seen this discussed on saintsreport.com. I'm so glad you made a fresh thread for this discussion because surely there isn't a Reggie thread already after a loss.
 
I think he has shown much greater tendency to keep it inside now and lower his shoulder. There was only one play yesterday I remember him taking it outside and I thought it might have went for big yards inside. But after rewinding that play several times it looks like he made the right decision. There was a LB just behind him and almost would have surely have made the tackle right there. His cutting outside gained about 4 or 5 extra yards.

:nono: you're not allowed to speak positively about Reggie on these boards. He's clearly always to blame for the pitch and sweep plays that are designed to run outside.. it's his fault completely.
 
not to mention how bad it was for him to NOT go out of bounds to stop the clock immediately, instead of trying to take on 2 defenders driving for yardage on the sidelines.. him not cuttin out, was more of an issue yesterday, if anything, not the other way around.
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Reggie wants to make a 'difference' every time he touches the ball. Obviously he is feeling a lot of pressure to make something happen even when a play is covered well by the defense.

I simply cannot blame him for that. Frankly I'd like to see Reggie in the open field more, but that can only happen if other parts of the offense are clicking and the defense isn't keying on Reggie so much.

When Reggie is good, he is AMAZING. When he struggles, it's front page news and becomes attack fodder on every Saints fan forum on the internet.

Yeah, I know that the issue at season's end will be Payment vs Production, and I sure do not know which way the front office is leaning in that regard. But I will always respect Reggie for giving 100% when he is able to play and trying to make something out of nothing even when it isn't the smartest thing to do.

Reggie came on board at a very important time for the city and Saints fans everywhere. I for one will never shoot him down if for no other reason than the excitement he brought to us all when we needed it most.

Whether here or on another team, I'll always wish him well. :shy:

(except of course if he is ever lined up against us in a game) :hihi:
 
I didnt see it at all, Reggie runs forward now and I see people are upset about the loss so there poking holes through everything, but I dont know how anyone could come up with that with 4 carries on the day...
 
Only bad run I saw him have was the pass he caught on the sideline. The pass that he caught early on where he could've cut it inside? He actually initiated contract with the defender on that play, something he's been criticized for not doing. So I was fine with that particular play. Yeah he could've cut it inside but he took it to the defender instead.
 
he's the only person in the NFL that gets criticized for shying away from and inititaing contact in the same game. :shrug: (and has his entire career)

ex: Reggie is scared to get hit!! he always looks for the sidelines! followed by Why does Reggie always fight for that extra yard?! He should just run out of bounds!!! :mad:

translation = some people will always hate on reggie
 
Actually on one play, he looked to the outside, saw nothing was there, then cut up field and lowered his shoulder into a Ravens LB. It just wasn't a good day...Reggie will be just fine, and when he wins us a playoff game, we expect you to kiss his butt. It's all good.
 
The thread that would be new -BUSH BREAKS A TACKLE which he did once in Arizona playoff game last year. Bush is actually bigger and faster that Ray Rice but Rice has Dalton Hilliard thighs. Bush is a factor in spread game which has brought success to Saints and Payton but they have to give him the ball to run occasionally to break tendencies. He can't just run wheel routes all day.It's just not in his Bush's DNA to run north-south. He is a role player- the prototype third down back. He ain't no Marshall Faulk and his next contract wont guarantee him 26 million.
 

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