In the first half of Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, the Houston Texans found themselves inside the Saints 10 yard line three times.
All three times, they came away with field goals. Did the Texan’s offense struggle in the red zone, or did the Saints defense step it up?
Maybe it was a little of both, but either way, it doesn’t bode well for the New Orleans Saints. Sure, they came back with a great second half performance, but it took well into the fourth quarter for the Saints defense to remain consistently aggressive.
One has to wonder why. Note that throughout the entire first half, Greg Williams was rushing four men and dropping back seven. Even then, they could not cover the Houston receivers.
With all that time in the pocket, Matt Schaub picked the Saints apart. Our DB’s couldn’t cover their receivers. Plain and simple.
In the second half, Williams started bringing pressure on Schaub. Dat’s when things started to turn around. The thing that makes my head explode is, why does it take the “genius” of Greg Williams well into the second half to realize this when my dumb ass can see if from a mile away?
The Saints and the Who Dat Nation had everything going their way before the game on Sunday. It “felt” soooo good. There you had Steve Gleason leading the Who Dat chant, and Deuce was on hand for even more inspiration.
The weather outside was beautiful and we were playing a Texas team! Everyone knows we love to beat up on those Texas teams! But once the game started, Coach Williams’ defense seemed to be the Grinch that stole Who Dat.
Ok, ok…. All is well that ends well, eh? Coach woke up and terrorized Shaub. The linebackers and defensive backs became inspired by our flat out MONSTER of a quarterback named Drew Brees.
The Who Dat Nation was loud….real loud. And in the end, the Saints showed that they are a Superbowl winning team.
The Saints will win a lot of games this year, but I’m in it for the long haul. We need to make smarter use of our defensive talent on the field so we can take down the Packers in the NFC Championship game, and then once again move on to the promised land.
Who Dat Bro!