Only Thing ‘Wrong’ With Sean Payton is Our Expectations

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Scared Out Of His Sun Visor

Nov 29, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) sacks New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the second half of a game at NRG Stadium. The Texans defeated the Saints 24-6. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday, Payton let one player on the opposing team SCARE him into a pathetic game plan. Who is that man, or should I say monster, you might ask? It’s the reigning defensive player of the year, JJ Watt.

JJ Watt is a monster among men on the football field.

Many, including myself, think he is the best player in the NFL that is not a quarterback. Some think he’s the best player in the NFL period.

He is described as unblockable, and quite frankly he is unblockable. Watt often takes over games, and he did Sunday against Payton and co.

On one play Payton had both starting left tackle, Terron Armstead, and starting right tackle, Zach Strief, lined up on the right side of the line to block him.

What’d JJ do?

He broke through them and got the sack anyway. Another play, Payton kept tight ends Ben Watson and Josh Hill in to help Strief block him, and he still was able to get pressure on Brees.

Coming off a bye week Sean Payton came up with one of his worst game plans I have personally ever seen, and honestly I think it was bc the thought of playing against Watt haunted him throughout the whole week off.

His game plan was based on trying to slow down JJ Watt and the Texans defensive front, including former #1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney and former All Pro defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.

On one drive, the Saints offense ran THREE consecutive (yes, 3) screen plays for a total of -3 yards and went 3 and out. But that did not stop Payton from continuing to run screens throughout the game.

We just kept running them and running them and getting “diddly poo” from them, as former Saints head coach Jim Mora would say. Payton tried to be so clever to slow down the pass rush, he didn’t do the best thing to slow it down. TO RUN THE FREAKING BALL.

So what amounted out of this game plan Payton took 2 weeks to come up with? A total of 6 points and 268 total yards, and the first game in the Sean Payton era where the Saints failed to score a touchdown.

Which in my honest opinion is unacceptable and downright pitiful for a Payton-led team.

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