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Saints, Bucs in Week 9: observations from the cheap seats

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 05: Alvin Kamara
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 05: Alvin Kamara /
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Ginn on the wrong page

Ted Ginn Jr. misread a wide open look. I know that seems like a repeat of many other games and plays involving Ginn, and it is. The upside on him is great – crazy speed and moves. But the communication issues are outrageous. Brees was seen on the sidelines giving him a hug and cheering him up. He had a very hot and cold day, between a miss or two and the punt bobbling, but still coming up with 4 big catches and a TD.

The blocked punt

I don’t know if the Saints have ever lost a game where a punt is blocked and we score a TD on the play, but it seems as though only good things happen when that happens. Gleason, Mauti and now add Justin Hardee to the block party. Momentum is huge in sports and that was truly what brought the Saints, and the Dome to life.

DeSean Jackson and Ken Crawley

DeSean Jackson and Ken Crawley had a small scuffle during the Buccaneers’ first offensive series. Don’t know if Jackson understood this was a long game or what, but he made sure during the second series to come directly to Crawley and bump fists.

Buccaneer no shows

The Superdome for the first time this season that this correspondent has noticed was less than full. Tampa Bay fans did not travel well. Despite the rhetoric over the NFL and the player protests, it hadn’t affected Saints game attendance prior to this game. It seemed the difference was the lack of visitor support. The place was still very full, just not packed.

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