Saints Takeaways from this steamer vs Atlanta. (1 Viewer)

Saint Lattimore

Restricted Airspace
Joined
Jun 14, 2018
Messages
1,940
Reaction score
4,840
Age
35
Location
Marietta, Ga.
Offline
- Defense wasn’t ready for Clowns to come out running the ball... by the time they adjusted, Lattimore was out hurt.

- Losing Lattimore was huge. Even though the Clowns didn’t pass for much, they attacked the void left by Lattimore whenever they needed.

- Offense looked sluggish and sloppy all day... and it started with the OL.

- Ginn has a couple big drops.

- The neutral zone infraction that was called a false start killed a drive.

- Very untimely flags helped the Clowns a lot, and hurt the Saints just as much.

- Pass rush was anemic at best.

- Next week will be a real test to this team’s guts and resolve.
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2018
Messages
1,177
Reaction score
2,449
Location
Baton Rouge
Offline
A loss to Tampa and you can kiss post season aspirations goodbye.

We'll see how badly we want it.
Why?

Sometimes you get in a rut then you get out of it. I don't think I've ever seen 3 regular season losses end a teams season.

Lots of ultimatums going around after an ugly loss on a bad day.
 

blackadder

...from a chicken, bugwit
VIP Contributor
Joined
Nov 8, 2003
Messages
27,717
Reaction score
18,863
Online
This is a playoff team but not sure it’s a championship team. We’re desperately missing a true number 2 receiver. The pass rush has to get better
I wanted to believe the team was over the hump as one that can play the hard nosed game at the Line of Scrimmage but the way they got their lunch money stolen today and just tried to keep finessing around it felt like a major step back.
 
Last edited:

Humperdoo

Who Dat.
VIP Subscribing Member
VIP Contributor
Joined
Jun 14, 2002
Messages
15,881
Reaction score
13,652
Age
42
Location
La Porte
Offline
I wanted to believe tge team was over the hump as one that can play the hard nosed game at the Line of Scrimmage but the way they got their lunch money stolen today and just tried to keep finessing around it felt like a major step back.
Last year was the shot. Hope they prove me wrong.
As far as I’m concerned we won it all last year.
 

Saint Kamara

Formerly SaintSproles and SaintReggie
Joined
Dec 14, 2006
Messages
32,833
Reaction score
37,181
Location
Austin, TX
Offline
Why?

Sometimes you get in a rut then you get out of it. I don't think I've ever seen 3 regular season losses end a teams season.

Lots of ultimatums going around after an ugly loss on a bad day.
Just saying a loss this coming week and the first round bye is gone. And winning on the road in the playoffs is just not our thing.
 

St. Aaron

⚜️ In That Number ⚜️
VIP Contributor
Joined
Mar 6, 2012
Messages
5,802
Reaction score
6,800
Location
Kenner, LA
Online
We always have a clunker or two, no matter how good we are. I wish it wasn’t against Atlanta, but they switched up their staff during the bye and caught us on the chin. Until I see us continue to play this poorly, I’m just chalking this up to that and moving on to next week.
 

VPCajun

SR is my life!
VIP Contributor
Joined
Feb 26, 2004
Messages
15,933
Reaction score
7,068
Location
Metropolitan area of Ville Platte, LA
Offline
I wanted to believe the team was over the hump as one that can play the hard nosed game at the Line of Scrimmage but the way they got their lunch money stolen today and just tried to keep finessing around it felt like a major step back.
SP's M.O. has always been: When the Going gets Tough, SP gets CUTE!
 

blackadder

...from a chicken, bugwit
VIP Contributor
Joined
Nov 8, 2003
Messages
27,717
Reaction score
18,863
Online
SP's M.O. has always been: When the Going gets Tough, SP gets CUTE!
Today wasn’t cute.
Dissapointing to see he still has that virus in him after all these years.

Wanted to think the experience coaching with Teddy would have maybe taught him to keep the running game in the rotation and not try so hard to be a genius.
 

Paul

Professional
Joined
Oct 20, 2004
Messages
16,172
Reaction score
10,738
Age
43
Online
You cannot judge an entire season off one bad game - GB, KC, and NE have all had a clunker this season. Everyone is prone to have a bad game or two and we definitely had one today.
They need to regroup from this arsewhipping and bounce back in Tampa next week.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 26, 2019
Messages
566
Reaction score
397
Age
40
Location
USA
Online
Ok ok. Now how will Saints respond? That's the biggest question. So at Tampa, home against Panthers then @Falcons. I can see this as a wake up kick in the arse for Saints to get their it together. 6 game win streak snapped. Just like they lost to Rams 27-9 then went on win streak. So hope that can be the same. Lost to Atl 26-9 then go on another win streak to close the season out. Everybody got to get it together. Hope this lost make them mad and go on a tear.
 

VPCajun

SR is my life!
VIP Contributor
Joined
Feb 26, 2004
Messages
15,933
Reaction score
7,068
Location
Metropolitan area of Ville Platte, LA
Offline
Ok ok. Now how will Saints respond? That's the biggest question. So at Tampa, home against Panthers then @Falcons. I can see this as a wake up kick in the arse for Saints to get their it together. 6 game win streak snapped. Just like they lost to Rams 27-9 then went on win streak. So hope that can be the same. Lost to Atl 26-9 then go on another win streak to close the season out. Everybody got to get it together. Hope this lost make them mad and go on a tear.

I hope I am totally wrong, but what I witnessed today was inexcusable - and probably won't be a Quick Fix!

Reminded me of a young team that thought it no longer needed to put in the work and the effort needed to be a Championship Team!

And worse: the top coaches behaving the same way!
 

SaintsBrah

Pro-Bowler
Joined
Jan 6, 2014
Messages
557
Reaction score
840
Offline
I seem to remember us going 13-0, then losing to Dallas and a very average Tampa Bay team. Not sure how that ended though
 
Joined
Nov 10, 2019
Messages
75
Reaction score
35
Age
56
Location
Texas
Offline
I seem to remember us going 13-0, then losing to Dallas and a very average Tampa Bay team. Not sure how that ended though
The difference between then and now is that Brees was a whole lot younger and we had a deep ball then we don't have the Deep threat anymore that's why defense is player 10 yard from the line of scrimmage they are not afraid of us going over the top
 

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 (Users: 0, Guests: 1)



Headlines

Top Bottom