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Saints News, 9/9/14: Little Things Add Up In Saints' Loss

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Mike Triplett has quotes from offensive and defensive Saints players in which they say both sides of the ball are to blame for Sunday's loss. For defensive players, the Falcons field goal at the end of the first half when they quickly cruised down the field in 20 seconds to grab 3 points was huge. The lack of a pass rush plus poor tackling was also noted. For offensive players, settling for field goals and the three-and-out with less than seven minutes remaining in the game contributed mightily to the loss. Lots of blame to go around.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good news for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> D is not many offenses built to cause these kind of matchup problems like <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Falcons?src=hash">#Falcons</a>. (Good thing dont play themselves!)</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/509367440648986625">September 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Maybe you just answered your own question RT <a href="https://twitter.com/WhoDatByrdMan">@WhoDatByrdMan</a>: Why were safeties so deep when Ryan hadnt throw down field all game?</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/509368511165378561">September 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Just finished watching all <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> defense snaps. Film study post coming soon. My main takeaways: Tackling was as bad as advertised ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/509364216030330880">September 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>But pass defense wasn&#39;t &quot;torched&quot; in traditional sense. Yards racked up on missed tackles; screens; pick plays; too much cushion in zones.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/509364436021571584">September 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Robinson had a lot of help, so didnt get picked on much. But only burned on the 2 deep balls everyone saw. No one else burned deep.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/509364871532908544">September 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The bigger problem <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> need to clean up in pass D is the cushions/communication on zone coverage. Some big holes in 4th Q.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/509365124600459264">September 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Day after game soreness is no fun! </p>&mdash; Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReggieBush/status/509360497901449216">September 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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