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Pat Kirwin says we don't need to change that much to win this week

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I was listening to Pat Kirwin talk about the game this weekend and he said the Panthers don't have to change what they did on offense even though they scored only 13 points.  He said our first and second drives lasted for 22 plays combined which meant they weren't stopping us.  We stopped ourselves and settled for field goals.  On the third drive we run the ball for 15 yards and then start throwing and get stopped.  He said we need to run the ball and control the clock and we should be fine.

 

On defense we have to stop trying so hard to jam the receiver that we don't play good defense afterwards.  We need to pressure Brees and keep things in front of us.  They are going to score points but you beat them by limiting their opportunities and slowing them down so that they have to earn everything.  Take away everything deep and make them throw in front of us and stop the YAC.  Make them settle for field goals and we should win the game.

 

In all honesty, the Offense troubles were in the redzone, just like last Sunday's game. Had the fieldgoals against the Saints been tds and the defense secondary weren't so laxed, and stopped Drew from throwing to whichever receiver of choice, the Panthers could have easily won that. Fix those small problems and Sunday's game can be the Panthers to win.

 

This team is very close to being a very strong contending team but they have isses they seriously need to handle before they get exposed. Remember the media isn't going to sit and disect this team and point out the weakness like they do with the more preferred teams. it up to the Panthers to not believe that there isn't anything wrong with their team simply because no one is making a big deal. They need to recognize their problems and fix them. Learn from the Houston Texans mistakes. 

 

Also, judging from the Saints last two losses, getting to Drew early is the name of the game. Get him out of the out of his comfort zone means getting him out of the pocket and getting in his face.

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Just the location, only change needed.

 

 

Truer words were never spoken.Playing on the road continues to be a problem for the Saints who are now 7-0 at home and 3-4 on the road, including only one win in their last five road games.

The Saints have averaged 18.4 points a game on the road compared to an average of 32.9 points a game at home,a trend that I hope continues Sunday against the Panthers.

 

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Surprise! That is exactly what Coach Rivera has been saying. Funny that, huh?

 

I would add that our secondary and LB'rs in coverage must stay with their assignments. Do not watch Brees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Luke, Michael ---------------------> I'm looking at you!

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NFL on XM is definitely NOT worth the price for most of us, but it depends on how desperate you are. The shows were excruciating to listen to, thats all I can say.

 

David Glen is still one of the few that I can listen to and never think to myself "this guy is a total idiot". Rome gets some stuff wrong but I like the pace of the show and the amount of info I get there, plus I dont listen often so it stays fresh. I cant stand how he refers to "clones", I will never get that. Me, you, everyone. . we're all capable of coming up with our own little intelligent solutions to everything. Im not a clone of poo. This rambling has been brought to you by "Razey is fuuuuuugged up time".

 

 

edit: oh yeah I remember why I was posting. . Kirwan and Miller were one of the few shows that was ok.

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At times in certain games we do abandon the run. I was surprised that we actually established the run and was running in full power formations and D.Will was running hard. From 20 out, we really can pound it in. Idk what it is with us and the 3-4 down there, but that last TD we scored after the block punt that's how a redzone score supposed to happen. All runs pounding it in. No throws, no read option... none of that

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We didn't score TD's in the Red Zone.

We didn't pressure Brees.

We didn't tackle well.

We let receivers run free in the zone.

If someone's got a scheme that can overcome that against Sean Payton's Saints, go ahead and schedule a modeling session for your HoF Bust.

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Getting pressure on Brees will change a lot of things for their offense.  Carolina plays a lot of soft zone coverage and if you give Brees enough time in the pocket, he will shred the defense.  

 

On offense, they need to score TDs in the red zone.  Because when the Saints get to the red zone, they score TDs.  

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Getting pressure on Brees will change a lot of things for their offense. Carolina plays a lot of soft zone coverage and if you give Brees enough time in the pocket, he will shred the defense.

On offense, they need to score TDs in the red zone. Because when the Saints get to the red zone, they score TDs.

Actually the saints are only 18th on the league in red zone TD%

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Actually the saints are only 18th on the league in red zone TD%

 

That may be true, but in the last game against New Orleans, the Saints scored TDs on 4 out of 5 trips to the red zone and kicked a 19 yard FG on the other (meaning they were practically on the goal line).  Carolina meanwhile only got into the red zone twice.  They kicked a FG early in the game, then scored a TD at the end of the game on 4th down.  So not only did New Orleans beat them in Red Zone %, they did a great job preventing Carolina from even getting there.  

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wrong on both counts.

 

It's the same damn 3 bullet points every time

 

1. run ball control

2. pressure qb guy

3. ecksecushon

 

So there's one of two things going on here. Pat Kirwan isn't very perceptive himself, or he knows his listeners can't comprehend anything more complicated than basic football strategy buzzwords. Given his experience in the NFL, I would guess the latter is true, but either way you can find better analysis on the internet for free.

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