|09-23-2012, 10:56 PM||#1|
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Saints OT Zach Strief Takes Blames For Team's Offensive Woes Vs Chiefs
Saints right tackle Zach Strief had an extremely rough day against Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston. Houston had three sacks, including a safety in the fourth quarter while the Saints' offense was imploding. Afterward, Strief admirably fell on the sword.
"I've never felt more individually responsible for the destruction of an offense before," Strief said. "I mean, I've just never been in a situation ... I mean, hats off to him (Houston). That's a game that you fear as a lineman. I had no answers. And I think I really gave us no chance to get anything going."
When asked if he was just talking about the sacks or other plays as well, Strief said, "I don't feel like I did a good job at any point in that game. ... I think I was physically and mentally beaten. And that's disappointing, because you just can't be in that situation. As a professional athlete, you can't be in the situation that I was in today."
When asked if he can attribute any of the team's struggles to the absence of Coach Sean Payton, Strief said, "I have a very hard time attributing what happened today to not having a head coach, because he can't block anybody. At the end of the day, I don't know what Coach Payton being here would have done to make me block somebody."
Source: The Times Picayune
|09-29-2012, 10:25 PM||#2|
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It was refreshing to read that but I put the blame on the organization. I know you can't pay everyone but shit, you let two good linemen go and possibly going to lose another one after this season. I always heard you build your team from the inside out. We used to have a damn good dominant line but not now. Kinda makes me want to go back to the non free agency days. Where you could build a team and keep it. You will have a few players that will take less money to stay with a good team but now it is pay me no matter what. Funny thing is when they leave to follow the money they usually have sub par years.
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