Didn't read the whole thread so this may have been covered...
I have no issues with the first two field goals. The first one, a sack to 4th and 11 made it a no brainer to kick the field goal. Our defense then forces a three and out. Another good drive by the offense ends with 4th and 6, at this point you've driven the ball with ease on two possesions and forced a 3 and out on your only defensive series. Again, I think a field goal was the right call here.
Now, the third attempt is a different issue altogether. At that point everyone knew we needed to score points, down 15 and the Saints were very likely to put more on us, which they did. There was zero chance of winning that game with traditional decisions at that point. Ron and the staff let us down there. During the streak Ron made decisions to win instead of what the book would say. In that situation he forgot what got us to 9-3.
Other than that, the game plan wasn't terrible. Plays were called that could have changed that game tremendously and just weren't executed. We burnt downs on deep passes quite a few times and never even came close to connecting. LaFell's drop a couple mins before the half might have been a 14 point swing. Cam throwing high damn near every time the ball went to the end zone was a problem. Ginn getting face mask raped on a return that would have went the distance....Not to mention that we couldn't find an answer for Brees to Colston. If we blitzed we couldn't get there, and he beat the man to man, if played zone Colston found a place to squat and Brees beat us again. Hey, the guy is a HOF QB, not surprising.
This loss wasn't as bad as the score indicated. We didn't execute in some key spots and we let two players, Colston and Graham beat us to death. Last time I checked, those were two pretty damn good players as well. I expect a better game in Carolina.