(Almost) Officially out of the playoffs

Published: October 9th, 2014
By Bucstats.com
Lots of these.

Lots of these.

Several plays were left on the field this week because of penalties.  It’s somehow still surprising as Lovie Smith is known to discipline his squads.  Our hearts are broken, as Atlanta lost and Carolina continues to frustrate.

The offense performed pretty well against a haggard defense.  Mike Glennon continued to look good and made some great anticipation throws, which is what a developing quarterback should be able to do.  The ground game was never there unfortunately to help out.  I’m hoping it’s a line issue insofar as scheme adjustment.  We still don’t know what we have in Tedford because he’s yet to be able to do his job.  It will be interesting to see if and how the offense changes upon his return.

The defense pressured Brees all day and that was a relief.  It’s unfortunate, however, that the coverage team never left the plane.  Except for Johnthan Banks, he had a great interception when breaking to the ball as Brees was being dragged down by McCoy.  Verner dropped at least three picks until he was able to snag one at the end of the half, and I’ll give credit to Lansanah for his catch and TD.  I didn’t expect that out of Danny.

Once the game headed into overtime there really wasn’t much of a chance- we knew the Saints were going to drive right down the field and score.  No one could have predicted it would occur in such horrific fashion (a hurricane of missed tackles and shitty angles).

Now that the season is lost, we can look forward to player development.  Charles Sims will be playing sometime next month and by then Tedford should be in the fold.  We’ll have a peek as to what they’re cooking up for next season around Thanksgiving.