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Saints film review: A closer look at how New Orleans beat the Seattle defense

By Nick Underhill -- Advocate



The Seattle Seahawks are supposed to be a fearsome defense.

They get after the quarterback, swarm the ball as well as anyone in the league, and typically keep teams out of the end zone. There’s a reason this team has ranked as one of the top defenses in the NFL for the last five years. Their prowess is not a myth. It’s a reality.

The Saints very clearly respected the Seahawks’ ability during Sunday’s 25-20 win. Drew Brees only attempted three deep passes the whole game. One was on second-and-short when he took a shot to Brandin Cooks in single coverage. The next came when Travaris Cadet was singled up on a linebacker. And the third, which went for 28 yards, was the result of a flea-flicker to Brandon Coleman.

“That’s always a thing if the timing is right,” Brees said of the flea-flicker. “That’s the Sean Payton wizard.”

But the real wizardry of Sunday’s offensive performance won’t be found in trick plays or intricate designs. It existed within the simplicity of the plan, the willingness to stick to it, and the methodical exploitation of the weaknesses within the Seahawks defense. By respecting Seattle, the Saints were able to beat Seattle.

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Saints film review: A closer look at how New Orleans beat the Seattle defense

By Nick Underhill -- Advocate



The Seattle Seahawks are supposed to be a fearsome defense.

They get after the quarterback, swarm the ball as well as anyone in the league, and typically keep teams out of the end zone. There&#8217;s a reason this team has ranked as one of the top defenses in the NFL for the last five years. Their prowess is not a myth. It&#8217;s a reality.

The Saints very clearly respected the Seahawks&#8217; ability during Sunday&#8217;s 25-20 win. Drew Brees only attempted three deep passes the whole game. One was on second-and-short when he took a shot to Brandin Cooks in single coverage. The next came when Travaris Cadet was singled up on a linebacker. And the third, which went for 28 yards, was the result of a flea-flicker to Brandon Coleman.

&#8220;That&#8217;s always a thing if the timing is right,&#8221; Brees said of the flea-flicker. &#8220;That&#8217;s the Sean Payton wizard.&#8221;

But the real wizardry of Sunday&#8217;s offensive performance won&#8217;t be found in trick plays or intricate designs. It existed within the simplicity of the plan, the willingness to stick to it, and the methodical exploitation of the weaknesses within the Seahawks defense. By respecting Seattle, the Saints were able to beat Seattle.

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Wasn't it nice that ESPN's in-depth analysis of the Saints gave credit to SP's wizardry in coaching against Seattle.

My bad, they only talked about the SeaChickens...

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