Why, Payton, Why? Reliance on Reggie Bush almost costs Saints (1 Viewer)


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By Guerry Smith / New Orleans Sports Examiner

Malcolm Jenkins saved Sean Payton from himself Sunday evening at Cowboys Stadium.

Payton succumbed to an old, bad habit, trying to force feed a rusty Reggie Bush into the plan when he had no business being on the field. The result could have been catastrophic for the Saints’ hopes of repeating as Super Bowl champions, winning the NFC South and even making the playoffs in the crowded NFC picture.

That’s where Jenkins stepped in. With New Orleans on the verge of blowing a game it led 17-0, he tracked down Dallas wide receiver Roy Williams as he was streaking for what would have been the clinching touchdown, ripped the ball away from him at the 11 and gave the Saints new life in the final minutes.

Full Story – Examiner.Com

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