Black & Gold Xs & Os: Coach-Style Review of Win Over Eagles

Posted: 21st September 2009 by Will Osgood in NFL
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It's hard to critique an offensive performance in which the team scores five touchdowns and wins 48-22 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but I'm going to do it anyway.   Observations from the tape On the second offensive possession, the Saints had the ball, first-and-goal at the 7-yard line. On first down, they ran the ball into the boundary against an unblocked safety and lost one yard. On second down, they ran the fake toss swing-screen to running back Reggie Bush. Quarterback Drew Brees threw behind Bush for an incompletion. On third-and-goal, they go with a "3-by-1" formation with wide receiver Marques Colston running a flat and tight end Jeremy Shockey running a quick-look route and either Devery Henderson or Lance Moore (can't tell whi ...

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