Saints News, 11/5/13: Sloppy Saints Have Many Fans Concerned

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

Film study articles on the Saints' sloppy loss to the Jets basically tell us what we already knew from watching the game Sunday. It wasn't just poor play from the offensive line that doomed their chance at a win, but also poor defensive play, penalties, and questionable play-calling. That said, Rex Ryan and the Jets deserve credit for rising to the occasion and playing inspired football. Coach Payton lamented yesterday that everyone in the building knew the Jets were going to run the ball and yet they still weren't able to stop it. Can the Saints figure out all of their deficiencies before DeMarcus Ware and the Cowboys come to town? The O-line really needs to figure out what ails them and pronto! They're spending way too much time helping Drew Brees off the turf following plays. At the present rate of pressures and sacks, he may not survive the season. Who knew we'd miss Aaron Kromer this much?



More on the Saints' loss to the Jets

A combination of factors translates to a poor New Orleans Saints run defense vs. Jets: film study |
Bad angles, poor reads, and not shedding blocks are among the reasons for Chris Ivory's explosive plays against the Saints.

Jets film review: Sheldon Richardson, Quinton Coples disrupt with spin moves on Saints' final drive |
The Saints' final five offensive snaps went nowhere, as the Jets' pass rush helped them lock up a 26-20 win entering the off week

Saints vs. Jets: 6 and “2″ Many Mistakes - Chicks in the Huddle
Perhaps it was the group of 300 lb. men behind me in Metlife Stadium, all of whom seemed like extras from The Sopranos, or maybe the fact that my toes had been frozen solid since halftime, or that I had seen Drew Brees get put on his back more times than Kim Kardashian (Hey, oh!) but for some reason, the Saints loss to the New York Jets on Sunday took a while to settle in. I never thought they would run away with the game but I certainly thought the Saints were the better team and should win. And yet, they fall short, in shocking fashion.

Forecast: Welcome to first crisis of Saints 2013 season | New Orleans
After eight weeks the question isn’t, "Can the Saints offensive line start to play up to the standard we are used to?" It’s, "Can the offensive line improve just enough so their poor play doesn’t cause the 2013 season to implode."

Five Plays from Sunday: Missed tackles, bad angles result in big Ivory runs | New Orleans
There’s little question that the defense doesn’t share the full brunt of the blame for New Orleans’ loss at New York Sunday.

Estwick: Chris Ivory trade comes back to haunt Saints | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
The Saints traded the wrong running back -- sorry Chris Ivory.

Jets reveal some Saints' deficiencies | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
With one exception, criticism falls on the shoulders of quarterback Drew Brees, who picked the most inopportune moments at MetLife Stadium to not be his normal self. It falls on his offensive line which failed to keep the Jets' interior pass rush at a distance. Instead, center Brian de la Puente and guards Jahari Evans and Ben Grubbs ended too many plays by helping their quarterback back to his feet. That meant some routes down field didn't have enough time to develop.

Payton finds Jets’ ability to run wild maddening | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
While citing a litany of reasons for an ugly 26-20 loss to the Jets, Saints coach Sean Payton lingered Monday on one factor longer than the…

Saints’ Robert Meachem hauled in standout day vs. Jets | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
The Saints ruled out struggling wide receiver Marques Colston with a knee injury before Sunday’s game at the New York Jets even started, th…

Saints Nation Podcast: Saints Melt Down in New York, Sean Payton play call disaster, My Little Pony, and Cowboy Preview | November | 2013 Articles

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Any Given Sunday: Jets Over Saints
Football Outsiders is the internet home for Innovative Statistics and Intelligent Analysis of professional and college football. Our writers, lead by Aaron Schatz, also write Pro Football Prospectus.

Payton: Entire stadium knew Jets would run - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- As I wrote earlier, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said it was impossible to single out any one area that deserved blame for Su

Saints not in ‘crisis’ mode after loss - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- One of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton’s favorite messages to his team is that every week is going to be treated from the


Other Saints news

New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys: Scouting Report |
The Dallas Cowboys rank 31st in overall and pass defense.

Where the Saints rank: Week 10 - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
A look at where the New Orleans Saints and their upcoming opponents, the Dallas Cowboys, rank in key statistical categories through nine weeks of the

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton concerned after health scares with two head coaching friends:Notebook |
Denver Broncos coach John Fox and Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak both fell ill recently and both are friends of Saints coach Sean Payton.

Next opponent: Cowboys dodged another bullet vs. Minnesota | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
IRVING, Texas — As painful as the loss in Detroit was a week earlier, Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys truly put their season in jeopardy w…

Top-10 New Orleans Saints plays of the midseason
Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Kenny Stills and the Saints defense highlight the top-10 plays at the midseason point

Aaron Rodgers' effect on Saints - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Two immediate reactions came to mind from a New Orleans Saints perspective after Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a fracture

Power Rankings: No. 6 New Orleans Saints - ESPN
A weekly examination of the New Orleans Saints’ Power Ranking: Preseason: 14 | Last Week: 5 | Power Ranking since 2002 The

New Orleans Saints Morning Break
Take a look at what is being written about the Saints and the Cowboys

Stadium wide card stunt to honor military and veterans will take place Sunday, Nov. 10
The card stunt will occur during the national anthem

Five things to know about the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, November 5
Rickey Jackson and Jim Mora will visit Saints Hall of Fame on Sunday

Rickey Jackson, Jim Mora to appear at Saints Hall of Fame on Sunday
Jackson one of three going into Ring of Honor


Around the NFL

Denver coach Fox undergoes surgery | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos coach John Fox underwent heart surgery Monday in North Carolina, team Executive Vice President John Elway…

Kubiak released from hospital after stroke-like attack | ProFootballTalk
The Texans have confirmed that head coach Gary Kubiak has been released from the hospital, as well as the reason he's been there since Sunday night. The team just sent out a statement saying that after multiple tests, it was discovered Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA), a stroke-...

Rodgers says he broke collarbone, no idea how long he’s out | ProFootballTalk
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers confirmed he suffered a fractured left collarbone last night, and that he's going to miss some time.How much time, he doesn't know yet.

Redskins ask name supporters to lobby D.C. City Council | ProFootballTalk
Who needs expensive lobbyists when you have a rabid fan base who will do it for free? With the D.C. City Council poised to re-issue a 12-year-old resolution urging the Washington Redskins to change their name, the Redskins have mobilized fans to contact D.C. City Council to share their views.

Martin bears no blame for doing the right thing | ProFootballTalk
At a time when it's becoming more clear that Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin was the victim of harassment, plenty of people are pointing a finger at him for the way he handled the situation.

Come Chat Live With Former NFL Running Back Ricky Williams
We're pleased to be joined now by Ricky Williams, the former Heisman Trophy winner who spent 11 seasons in the NFL with the Saints, Dolphins, and Ravens. He's now the running backs coach at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, and he's down in the discussion awaiting your questions, so go nuts and ask him anything.



VIDEO Junior Galette: We didn't stop the run well
New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette speaks with reporters aft the team's game against the New York Jets on Sunday November 3, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

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