New Orleans Saints: Sean Payton, offense need to get balanced

 

The New Orleans Saints fell to the New York Jets and have now lost two out of their last three after a hot start. The Saints problems aren’t very complicated—they are just getting too cute, especially on offense. If the Saints want to right the ship, they need to stop being so arrogant and just get back to basics.
The New Orleans Saints offense number wise has had their productive numbers. However, this doesn’t mean that the games have gone smoothly. The old adage in football is that the key to a good offense is balance.
The Saints against the New York Jet rushed the ball only 13 times which is unacceptable in a game where they were down by one score. In the Jets game, Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram were both average over 4.5 yards a carry. The lack of trust in the power running game was inexplicable and was seen when the Saints tried to run a reverse on a 4th and inches. What was even more dumbfounding than the reverse was the fact they tried it with a third string tight end!
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