I have never given Sean Payton a verbal beating, even on bad calls when he deserved it. But I have to ask you Sean, why did we draft Mark Ingram? I'm not gonna pull the stats but every Saints fan knows we have been horrible on 3rd and 1 for years. It is our most dreaded down. I would rather have a 4th and 20 situation over a 3rd and 1. Deuce Mcallister used to make this situation look easy and dear god I took him for granted at the time. How many times have we had to endure a pass play on 3rd of 1? 3rd and 1 is a gimme play for a lot of teams but we can't ever seem to be able to fall forward to get a first down. So, I was so excited that we drafted a power back to fix this. No more trick plays and stupid double reverses to convert. We now could just hand it off to Ingram and move the chains. Well, that what I thought until tonight!
Why? Oh why, Mr. Payton was Ingram on the sideline during the fourth down play? Isn't this the exact situation we drafted Ingram for? Why do you feel that you need to get cute on plays that there should be no thought about? Run the ball up the middle!!!! This wasn't like the play on the goal line at the end of the game. There was plenty of field for the Packers to not be able to concentrate solely on the run. (Which we probably wouldn't even have been in that situation with 3 seconds to go at the end of the game, if you would have just ran the ball on that fourth down) I know that we hadn't run the ball that well but hell, we didn't have a chance to due to playing catchup. (Thanks Defense!! You are all cut!!) I pray that this isn't the kind of SH_T we will be forced to watch all year when these short yardage plays come up. You have Nicks and Evans on the line, make them earn their money and move the damn defensive line 4 inches!! Oh, thats right, they weren't even given the chance to on that play. You decided you wanted to look cute and go against what everyone else would do, just so you can show what a mastermind you are. Have you been hanging around Les Miles? Why does it seems to work for Miles? I don't know but I'm guessing he made a deal with the devil.
So I ask again Mr. Payton, WHY DID WE DRAFT INGRAM? You don't buy a Corvette and go the speed limit. You don't buy an assault rifle and shoot at cans. You don't get a beautiful girlfriend just to look at her. YOU DON'T DRAFT A POWER BACK IN THE FIRST ROUND AND THROW ON 4TH AND INCHES!!!!!!!! I know the defense is the main reason we lost this game but I strongly believe we could have won despite this if we had converted and scored on this play. So please Sean, remember that even though Drew Brees is great, that some situations don't call for the ball to be in his hands. Call a QB sneak if you wanted him to have the ball. Or better yet, hand the ball off. Power backs are usually utilized in this situation last time I checked. It was nice of you to try to make up for this stupid decision at the end of the game but the goal line is a different situation. Maybe you should have gotten cute on that play? I have to endure WTF moments with LSU every week, please don't start making this a habit on Sunday's......again!!!!