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blueslover
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Pass/Run Ratio


We've heard it endlessly that this team performs best with the proper balance. Here's the pass/run attempt numbers of the Payton era-

pass/run W-L
2006 580/472 10-6
2007 652/392 7-9
2008 636/398 8-8
2009 544/468 13-3
2010 661/380 11-5
2011 662/431 13-3
2012 671/370 7-9

Kinda stunningly obvious ain't it? Sure a lot comes from the result of game situations but here's further evidence compared to other teams last year-

Overall Saints were at 66% pass which ranked #6 in the NFL. Not a lot of diff to #1 Detroit at 68%.

I was surprised at this- playing behind they ranked lower, #8, passing 71% of the time. I expect that when behind

When tied- 2nd most passing at 65%. Can prolly live with this too most times

Playing with a lead- here is where I see a playcalling problem, 58% passing ranks #3. League avg playing ahead is prolly around 50% (#16)

There's a good part of aggressiveness, keeping the pedal to the metal and all that. There is sumpin to be said for securing a lead via running the clock down with more rushing plays too.

Brees has already talked of this year being a new era, a clean slate. Payton having a whole year to sit back and analyze instead of being right in the fray might play into some subtle (or not so subtle) changes. I don't think they moved up to draft Ingram to be a role playing 125-150 carries a year back. I'm both hoping and expecting theses numbers to head back towards the 2009 SB ratio of 53.7% passing.







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Midget Death Squad
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quote:

There is sumpin to be said for securing a lead via running the clock down with more rushing plays too.


having a balanced run game is more than just running the clock though. the other two critical functions is to tire down the defense and to keep the safeties and LB's paying attention to the LOS thus opening up the pass game.

Maybe I'm old school, but I firmly believe a good and consistent run game is critical to success






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blueslover
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agree heartily

the Super Bowl was a great example. Even when down 28-6 the niners never abandoned the run game. On every 3 down series after that point they still had one rush play. They did lose tho






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geauxgetta30
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The two seasons we had our best Pass/Run Ratio we made it the furthest in the post season.

We need to run and be consistent with it.






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3HourTour
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Just to put into perspective how awesome our offense was in 2011, we threw it the same amount of times as 2010 yet rushed it 50 more times.





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goatmilker
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quote:

They did lose tho


1st and goal for the super bowl win and they didn't run it once






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