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Gregg Williams is the Saints’ defensive coordinator and a well-respected one at that, but his blitzing, man-coverage tendencies proved fatal late in game, resulting in the Saints’ loss to San Francisco.
Williams failed to adjust his schemes. If he would have just moved to a zone coverage at points in the fourth quarter, he could have eliminated the multiple big plays that Vernon Davis burned the defense on.
As for Sean Payton and Pete Carmichael, I know that the Saints are primarily a pass-first offense. That’s all well and good, but when you only run the ball 14 times, you lose all sense of balance.
I mean, at least 20 runs would have been nice. Keep them honest.