03 December 2006

Reggie Breaks Out: Saints 34 49ers 10

It's gonna be short again. I've missed work since Thursday with stomach flu. We've had 18 inches of snow and ice, and I've been digging out all weekend. But damnit, I made it to the bar for the game! Priorities.

  • It looked like everything slowed down for Reggie Bush today. They've made it this far just using him as a decoy. Now they needed him to step up because their top receivers were out. And he did. Big time. But why did you have to accidently lose the ball out of bounds?????????????????????????? God, that would have been so sweet.
  • Drew Brees just has "it." I don't know how you can escape from so many impossible situations with a big play. Throwing underhanded passes to escape a sack. Turning a botched pass into a desperate incompletion instead of a 20-yard turnover or sack. Completing a first-down pass to Reggie Bush while in the grasp of a tackler. And that first down run in the 3rd quarter left me speechless.
  • Mike McKenzie stepped up. I was worried we were going to lose after the on-side kick, but he responded with the two big turnovers we've been waiting for since September.
  • If Fred Thomas is too hurt to play, GET HIM OFF THE FIELD. I have always liked Fred Thomas, but he is a liability to the team right now. Put him on IR if he's not gonna get better. If not, Terry Glenn will burn him up next week.
  • Great game for Deuce too. He's kind of the forgotten guy today, and he ran for 136 yards.
  • Great job by the run defense taking Frank Gore out of the game. Make Alex Smith win it. That's how you beat the 49ers. The same way you make Michael Vick beat you last week. That's when you start getting easy turnovers.

And now, the PRIMETIME SHOWDOWN. The victory sets up things for the Saints next week. Of course, the fate of the division is still in doubt. But the Saints are playing for a stranglehold on the #2 seed with 3 winnable games left to play. I was worried that this week had "trap week" written all over it, but it was not to be. So maybe the Saints can keep surprising us next week. Time for the student to beat the teacher.

TAGS: NFL, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Drew Brees, Reggie Bush, Deuce McAllister, Dallas Cowboys


At December 03, 2006 11:33 PM, Anonymous ashley said...

I like peaking now. Imagine when that Colston fella and that Horn guy get back on the field.

Coach Payton and his staff have found the holes in newly-crowned King Romo. He will throw at least 3 picks, since we've remembered how to intercept passes.

The Saints are coming.

At December 04, 2006 12:42 AM, Anonymous rickngentilly said...

i swear we are catching romo at the perfect time. and if the giants can just keep the locker room implosion up for two more weeks........ hot damn.

At December 04, 2006 10:49 AM, Anonymous humidhaney said...

Like the shirt says.

At December 04, 2006 1:30 PM, Blogger John Blutarsky said...

Fred Thomas was just plain out of position on that TD. He was hugging the sideline while the pass was several yards in. Possibly this was due to whatever injury he may have but IMO he was just in the wrong place. Placing him on IR would be a big mistake because he would have to miss the rest of the year, correct? Just sit him out for a game or two so he can be fresh for the last two games and postseason.


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