it seemed like Brees had alot of time because the Lions backed off after Brees did a good job getting rid of the ball. Also, their ability to run the ball also bought Brees more time to make a pass. Couple all of that with teams having to respect the big play down the field, the Lions had to be extra cautious.
the problem with us is, teams don't respect our passing game so they will always play closer to the line of scrimmage. They talked alot about the Saints having "Green Dog" type of blitzes. Basically, if a RB or TE stays in to block, who ever was suppose to guard them quickly blitzes in. That is why it seemed like they blitzed us like crazy in preseason, because we usually do have RBs and TEs to block on 3rd downs.
we are going to have to use that against them. Those wheel routes, like the one we did with Miller against the Redskins should come in handy. To bad we don't have Walker.
Saints are going to blitz us over and over and over next week. I swear if we do not look prepared for that, this coaching staff has failed. It seemed like Alex did a great job getting rid of the ball against the Steelers, so hopefully we build on that.
[ Edited by Afrikan on Jan 8, 2012 at 10:23 AM ]