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Sparano Takes Blame for Giving Saints an Extra Play at the End of the Half

The Palm Beach Post reports about coach Tony Sparano making a mistake which allowed the Saints to have a play at the end of the first half yesterday:

When Sparano makes a mistake, he wants to set the example and own up to it. On the final play of the first half of Sunday’s 46-34 loss to New Orleans, Sparano knows he made a judgment error to give the high-scoring Saints seven points, rather than three. “I have to take ownership of the situation that happened at the end of the half yesterday,” Sparano said Monday. “I always have the power of trump and I did not do that. I should have lived with what was out on the field in that situation. “So it was a bad decision on my part.” It turned out to be a game-turning play, especially when the Saints came up with a pick-six in the third play of the second half to cut the lead to 24-17. “You would like to think they go in there without a touchdown and you’d like to think they’re pretty much done,” linebacker Reggie Torbor said Sunday. “Stick a fork in them. “Now they have hope.”

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One Response to “Sparano Takes Blame for Giving Saints an Extra Play at the End of the Half”

  1. As a Saints all-in fan, I have to offer a view on the Dolphin loss to us this past Sunday. Make no mistake, I think Rickey Williams still runs with the vision of a bong in his head, but run? Yes he can.
    From the TV, it looked like the Dolphins made a halftime adjustment to get away from the game plan that was kicking us up and down the field. Why leave the wildcat for a scheme that the Saints have pasted for the previous 5 games?
    Did the Saints last minute/second first half score scare the coaching staff? I really don’t get it but I am glad they did it. Not very smart, IMO.
    I can think of no better group to sink the image of the unbeaten 72 Dolphins than the 2009 Saints, and, they may have done it with the major help of the franchise that has long carried the “unbeaten season” banner. Oh yea, and we should be back to remind you all about it at the Superbowl.
    Good luck with your coaching staff. The players deserve better coaching decisions. What about it Parcells?

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