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Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Joey007, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Joey007

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    On the last play before that FG attempt there was 6 seconds left. Brees threw to a receiver on a quick 7-8 yard slant to get in FG range.

    The WR gave himself up and immediately tackled, which meant Brees was able to call the timeout with a second left.

    Couldn’t the defender have just decided to not touch the WR immediately until the clock ran to zero? This isn’t college, you aren’t ruled down when you immediately hit the ground unless you’re a QB.
     
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    I was wondering about the same thing. I figured the Saints would aim for the sideline so the receiver could run out of bounds.
     
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    Ball is dead when you give yourself up.
    They probably alerted the refs they were gonna do that.
     
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  4. Joey007

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    Is that a new rule? Thought that only applied to QB’s sliding.
     
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    Nope
     
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    O’brien Is an idiot lol why would you give drew Brees 37 seconds? That defensive play calling was pretty pitiful too
     
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    Prevent defense when the there team only needs ten yards to FG range is dumb.
     
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    Eh. When you need a TD in that situation under a minute left, you take the points however you can get them.
     
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    They weren't down a field goal, and you don't hold off on a TD that might never come. The legitimate gripe is about Crennel playing too soft on that last play.
     
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    They played too soft for the whole series. You can't give up 3 10-15 yards play even over the middle of the field. It can lead to the outcome that played out. I don't understand why this is the typical defense in this situation. Is this really the best strategy? I don't think so.
     
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    I might have brought the house. Even a quick pass takes three seconds, but if you have to scramble, more. Put your safeties on the first down line.
    You can't rush one guy and let Brees find someone.
    DW Toys
     
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    prevent defense lost the game, not scoring too quickly.
     
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    Nope, check out Rodney Harrison's clinching INT to seal Super Bowl 39. He gave himself up and the play was called 'dead'.
     
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    Again, congrats to the patriot's fan we resect so much here in NO, but yes this was a bad defensive call to go prevent, but also Gin beat coverage to get a long ball and that is why I thing it was called.
    We realized that most thing Brees is done with a weak arm, and a points patterner, but I would ask how many can pull that off in 37 sec in the NFL.
    Im not here to disagree with your opinion, just a point of view
    and to let some know that again the refs did a bogus penalty to the saints hitting a kicker that was clearly incidental contact and wipe 15 sec of the clock were we could have added 3-7 pts

    New Orleans Saints Again Robbed By NFL Referees

    IT is my belief that we are being targeted by Goodell , much like the Patriots have been dealing with for years because Payton and Godell deeply hate each other
     
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    Tom Brady confirmed this in an interview.
     
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    Payton let Houston score.

    You see it more and more around the league.
     
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    Krispy Kreme Crennel.
     
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    Don’t understand how you call prevent when you literally can’t give up more than 5 yards if you wanna keep them out of field goal range
     

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