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New Orleans Saints X’s and O’s: Identifying Concepts: The Play-Action Pass

Article By on 6th July, 2009

... a week regarding different concepts the Saints will use either on offense or in defensive packages in 2009.

Today's version is about the play-action passing game, something the Saints have used very successfully in the past few years and no doubt will do so again this season.

Most football fans have heard that play action passing is built off a good ground attack, and to some extent that is true; however, if that were an absolute stipulation, New Orleans would not be a good play action team, yet they are.

Here are some of the reasons.

1. Play-Calling: Sean Payton knows the appropriate time to use play action, and the appropriate routes to call based on formation and likely coverage.

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