Should we go "small" against the Seahawks?

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I believe in theory that if you have a bunch of tall/physical corners, small/quick wideouts can counter their style of play.

I remember the Pats went with small wrs against the Seahawks in the superbowl, and it worked in their favor.
 

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Good point. I think they need to get Cooks alone with Sherman. His speed is something Sherman can't handle. If we can occupy Earl Thomas then cooks would be off to the races. We have to exploit their single high safety that way IMO.
 

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Cooks and TL Lewis fit that bill. Snead isn't a speedster, but can get open. Thomas kinda does it all. I'm more worried about the time Brees will have to find them.
 

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Yes that what the Pats did in the super bowl. 26 of Brady 37 completions want to Edleman, Amendola and Vereen who was basically like a WR in that game on quick passes and let them run after the catch.

As for Sherman, the Saints need to 9 route him to death. He basically gonna play the right corner spot. So the Saints need to rotate every eligible skill player they have even there TE and RB and go deep play after play as decoys and then after 7 or 8 plays going deep line up Cooks or Lewis and try to hit a big one.
 
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Yes that what the Pats did in the super bowl. 26 of Brady 37 completions want to Edleman, Amendola and Vereen who was basically like a WR in that game on quick passes and let them run after the catch.

As for Sherman, the Saints need to 9 route him to death. He basically gonna play the right corner spot. So the Saints need to rotate every eligible skill player they have even there TE and RB and go deep play after play as decoys and then after 7 or 8 plays going deep line up Cooks or Lewis and try to hit a big one.

That sounds like a good game plan
 
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Cooks and TL Lewis fit that bill. Snead isn't a speedster, but can get open. Thomas kinda does it all. I'm more worried about the time Brees will have to find them.

TLL has been used on special plays mostly, so he should get some snaps at WR, instead of jet sweeps. Those quick passing plays will do wonders.
 

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This is the exact game plan I think we should deploy. I definitely feel we should try to throw the ball 40+ times in this one. I really think Drew can pick these guys apart just like any other team we play at home.

It'll be important that Terron Armstead and Andrus Peat play, because I want everyone running routes in a spread attack. It's time we crack this Seahawks code.

Atlanta, of all teams, has shown us it could be done. Once they opened it up in the second half, they had the Hawks on their heels at their place. At the dome, I think we can not only do what the Falcons did, but do it even better.

Besides, let's look at who the vaunted Seahawks defense has faced this year, padding their stats - the Dolphins, Rams, 49ers, and Jets. Ill give them credit for their effort against Arizona, but Carson Palmer ain't exactly setting the world on fire this year and that's a team they face twice every year.

I really like this matchup against what will be a very banged up and jet-lagged Seahawks squad.
 

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The problem I see us having is They know they cant match these guys speed for speed. so what are they going to do? Jam the living hell out of our guys at the LOS and hold all day. Problem especially with that is Seattle is one team that knows how to hold without ever getting called for it.
 

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First thing we need to worry about is protecting Drew. The Seahawks dominated our oline last 3 times we've played them.
 

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Snead is a great foil for aggressive DB's. He's hard to tackle, talks trash, and has a sneaky forearm. If he can get 1 or 2 of them angry and acting like divas, it will work against them.

I think the Seachickens will be terrfied by Cooks and Thomas, so Snead, Tommylee, and Coleman (if all are active) should be open at times.
 

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I think the Seachickens will be terrfied by Cooks and Thomas, so Snead, Tommylee, and Coleman (if all are active) should be open at times.
Terrified?... I think not.

You're getting a Seattle defense that played it's heart out last Sunday night and a Seattle offense that hasn't yet clicked mostly as a result of a new O-line and a hobbled QB that shouldn't be running at all.

Consider this golden opportunity to be the best one that your team has had in the Pete Carroll era. If you don't win it's entirely on your team.

But terrified?... no way.
 

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The problem I see us having is They know they cant match these guys speed for speed. so what are they going to do? Jam the living hell out of our guys at the LOS and hold all day. Problem especially with that is Seattle is one team that knows how to hold without ever getting called for it.

Trips would counter this, right?
 

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