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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:47 pm 
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Why they can: They have a lot of good, young talent, but the reason they can take the next step is quarterback Chad Henne. As a first-time starter last season, Henne came on as the season moved along. He has a chance to be a playoff-type quarterback for a long time.

What they must fix: They need to get him a big-play receiver. It's clear that Ted Ginn is really a No. 2 receiver at best, so they have to find one this offseason. Maybe they make a run at Miles Austin or Vincent Jackson as restricted free agents or they draft one in this first round, which is usually not Bill Parcells' style.

Player who must step up: Henne. The Wildcat offense will fall away as Henne continues to develop. I think he has a chance to be a really good one. He just needs more freedom from the coaches on early downs.



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The Saints' formula for going from non-playoff team to a Super Bowl winner was essentially this:

Good quarterback + aggressive coach + young players ready to take the next step + a defense that can pressure the quarterback when the team is ahead = rings.

What teams have a chance to follow that formula in 2010, using it to go from a non-playoff team to a possible Super Bowl winner?

Miami Dolphins
Houston Texans
Atlanta Falcons
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:28 pm 
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The giants & especially the Steelers are there , they just had off years I guess. The Steelers are still one of the better teams in the league.

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Watch out for Houston I think it's possible for them to make a Super Bowl run,you never know.


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Houston certainly has one big piece the Dolphins don't, Andre Johnson. They are a very explosive offensive team and are improving on defense.

The Steelers are one year removed from winning the Super Bowl, but they are getting old on the OL and DL. But I expect the Steelers to be back in the playoffs.

This offseason will be key for Miami if they are going to get back to the playoffs.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:20 pm 
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I wouldn't say Sparano is an aggressive coach as Prisco says he is.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:16 am 
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Last we saw the Dolphins they had regressed a bit on Defense with even the steelers pitiful running game shredding the defense.

Saints did bring in Robinson to run the Defense, we brought in Nolan, but the Saints had the pieces already in place on D, we don't have the same quality of pieces.


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MTFan wrote:
I wouldn't say Sparano is an aggressive coach as Prisco says he is.


It more depends on what your definition of aggressive is.

He does take risks, particularly going for it on 4th down (not to mention green lighting the Wildcat which is now copied by virtually every team in one way or another). He may not be a throw 4 times on 4 downs kind of coach, but he is aggressive.

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eleaf wrote:
MTFan wrote:
I wouldn't say Sparano is an aggressive coach as Prisco says he is.


It more depends on what your definition of aggressive is.

He does take risks, particularly going for it on 4th down (not to mention green lighting the Wildcat which is now copied by virtually every team in one way or another). He may not be a throw 4 times on 4 downs kind of coach, but he is aggressive.


Aggressive-(\ə-ˈgre-siv\), adj.
Definition:
2. Strong or emphatic in effect or intent
3. Growing, developing, or spreading rapidly.

Sentence: I received aggressive crabs from my girlfriend.

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eleaf wrote:
MTFan wrote:
I wouldn't say Sparano is an aggressive coach as Prisco says he is.


It more depends on what your definition of aggressive is.

He does take risks, particularly going for it on 4th down (not to mention green lighting the Wildcat which is now copied by virtually every team in one way or another). He may not be a throw 4 times on 4 downs kind of coach, but he is aggressive.


my memory might be failing me, but I don't recall him going for it on 4th down very often.


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MTFan wrote:
eleaf wrote:
MTFan wrote:
I wouldn't say Sparano is an aggressive coach as Prisco says he is.


It more depends on what your definition of aggressive is.

He does take risks, particularly going for it on 4th down (not to mention green lighting the Wildcat which is now copied by virtually every team in one way or another). He may not be a throw 4 times on 4 downs kind of coach, but he is aggressive.


my memory might be failing me, but I don't recall him going for it on 4th down very often.


We went for it enough to have a FB who made his name by doing it. It's definitely not an every 4th down ind of thing, but it happens often enough.

Aggressive coaching and aggressive philosophy are different IMO. While I wouldn't argue that we have a highly aggressive philosophy, on game day our coach will take risks. Some of them pay, others don't.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:08 am 
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I don't think we did, but I could be wrong. On gameday I think our coach played it safe consistently. Which is part of the reason games were close regardless if we were playing the Saints or the Bucs. I would like to know of all these risks that Sparano has taken if you woudn't mind filling me in.


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