Top 5 problems with the Thankgiving day win over Dallas (1 Viewer)

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5- Reggie Bush: Now I have Reggie listed here, but not only because of the
2 major mishaps he had early in the second half. Simply put, Reggie
was not ready to play. Some might think his injury is what caused
those mistakes, but I am not one of them. I think that coach Sean
Payton is just as much to blame for Reggie's short comings as Reggie
himself in this case. Here's why: Reggie had some obvious problems handling the football during his first game back from a broken fibula 2 months ago. Both carrying and catching were struggles for Bush. A fact that many miss in this is that the Thanksgiving day game was Reggie Bush's first live action, in practice or game, since week 2. Now with that being said, Reggie was healthy and able last week against the Seattle
Seahawks and was held out by Sean Payton himself. That game would have been a perfect opportunity to get Bush reacquainted with his ball
handling and feel for the game, which would have almost certainly
resulted in a better performance in yesterday's game. Reggie's rust
almost cost the Saints a very important game and that could have
easily been avoided with a measly 5-8 touches for Bush in last week's
game.

4- Second Half Lull?: After exploding out of the gate with a 17-0
first quarter, and cruising to a 20-6 halftime lead, the Saints' well
ran dry in the second half. The combination of sustained, time
consuming drives by the cowboys and untimely blunders by the Saints
ALMOST proved to be too much for the defending champs to overcome. I
proudly repeat ALMOST.

3- Tracy Porters Tackling: I will start by saying that I have never
had any complaints about Tracy's tacking and he did make one nice
tackle on Dallas' Felix Jones for a loss, but his body of work for the
game was pretty poor. He missed countless tackles on that corner that
allowed meaningless 3 yard gains to become 6-7 yard gains that put the
cowboys in position to pick up big first downs in the second half. And
the play where Marion Barber shook the shoes off of porter was hard to
watch, lol. I can laugh now that we won.

2- Butterfingers: Something that can easily get lost in the mirad of
amazing plays that the Saints made on thanksgiving day is the fact
that we would have won by at least 2 touchdowns if our pass catchers
would have made all of the catches that hit their hands. I know that
Henderson had a long one knocked out of his hands, and there's not
much you can do about that, but I know for a fact that Colston, Bush,
and the rookie Jimmy Graham all had passes fly right off of their
hands. Colston's drop cost a first down, Bush's cost us a game icing
touchdown, and Graham's resulted in an interception.

#1: Honestly, this isn't a real complaint because I'll take the win
anyway any day, but I really wanted us to beat the cowboys handily and
make them feel what we felt last year after they ended our undefeated
season. A bit selfish, I know. But I didn't feel like I could let the
arrogant Dallas fans have it the way I wanted to. Because they would
quickly remind me that we, the Saints, were lucky to escape with a
win. And they would be right.

Even with all of that, there were a lot of positives to take from the
30-27 thriller on Thursday. And in my next post I'll give you the top
5 positives from the Dallas game.
 

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And in my next post I'll give you the top
5 positives from the Dallas game.

I'll save you the trouble.

1 - We beat the Cowboys
2 - They won't be saying "The Cowboys are still not out of it" anymore
3 - We ended the Cowboys season.....officially
4 - That loser Roy Williams cost them the game.....point blank
5 - Jerry Jones got to witness another loss at home at the hands of Payton and Co.
 
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I'll save you the trouble.

1 - We beat the Cowboys
2 - They won't be saying "The Cowboys are still not out of it" anymore
3 - We ended the Cowboys season.....officially
4 - That loser Roy Williams cost them the game.....point blank
5 - Jerry Jones got to witness another loss at home at the hands of Payton and Co.


Love it!
 

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#1: Honestly, this isn't a real complaint because I'll take the win
anyway any day, but I really wanted us to beat the cowboys handily and
make them feel what we felt last year after they ended our undefeated
season. A bit selfish, I know. But I didn't feel like I could let the
arrogant Dallas fans have it the way I wanted to. Because they would
quickly remind me that we, the Saints, were lucky to escape with a
win. And they would be right.

Actually it was pretty sweet being in a room full of Cowgirls fans and having them all cheering cause they just won the game only to witness it literally torn from their hands.
 
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Actually it was pretty sweet being in a room full of Cowgirls fans and having them all cheering cause they just won the game only to witness it literally torn from their hands.

I would litterally pay for for camera footage of that, lol
 

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Actually it was pretty sweet being in a room full of Cowgirls fans and having them all cheering cause they just won the game only to witness it literally torn from their hands.


Yes.

I think the Jenkins strip completely demoralized Dallas' defense, because I'll bet they thought they were done for the day. Saints' O gets the ball back at the 11, so they must go 89 yards for a TD. Beautiful pass to Colston, then Meachem, then Moore for the TD.

Just beautiful.
 

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The way Saints won made it sweeter because the Cowboy fans I was sitting around, had already started the premature celebration and to come back the way Saints did, made it a very bitter pill for them to swallow plus it officially ended any wild card talk.
 

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Actually it was pretty sweet being in a room full of Cowgirls fans and having them all cheering cause they just won the game only to witness it literally torn from their hands.
I was telling my wife that I would have loved a blowout. But that it must have been much worse on Cowboy fans with the way the game actually went.

They had hope and were feeling like they had pulled it off only to have everything literally ripped away starting with that Jenkins play.

Like I told her, we wanted to put the dagger in them, but we actually got to twist it around a bit also.
 

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I'll save you the trouble.

1 - We beat the Cowboys
2 - They won't be saying "The Cowboys are still not out of it" anymore
3 - We ended the Cowboys season.....officially
4 - That loser Roy Williams cost them the game.....point blank
5 - Jerry Jones got to witness another loss at home at the hands of Payton and Co.

May I add #6 - they will never forget how many Saints fans took over Jerry's World (and a mini-Mardi Gras after the game)!
 

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It just goes to show you play until the final whistle. Many Vikings fans thought they had us beat last year too, until Favre did his usual thing.
 

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You should have gone with the top 5 things first.
With listing the bad first it makes you look like a Debie Downer
 

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One thing I did notice from Tracy Porter's tackling, on one play in the 1st half, he went to go tackle Felix Jones, basically flew in punching at the ball, wrapped around the back while making the tackle, and kept punching when the other arm swung around. It was a great display of our ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK style on defense! Made me happy
 

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Did we have these types of threads last year after the Miami and Washington games?
 

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I'll save you the trouble.

1 - We beat the Cowboys
2 - They won't be saying "The Cowboys are still not out of it" anymore
3 - We ended the Cowboys season.....officially
4 - That loser Roy Williams cost them the game.....point blank
5 - Jerry Jones got to witness another loss at home at the hands of Payton and Co.
ooh ooh I have one if the refs arent boyband fans this game isnt very close, they tried their best to work us over. I hate zebras that cheat
 

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