Payton’s play-calling brilliant


 

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Sean Payton has earned a reputation for being a brilliant play-caller during his tenure in New Orleans, and his beautifully scripted scoring drive to open the second half of Super Bowl XLIV showcased his masterful talents.

The Saints used a variety of quick option routes and short crossers to take advantage of the underneath areas of the Colts’ zone coverage, and Payton’s decision to go with the screen pass inside the 20-yard line was an outstanding play call.

Getting the ball to RB Pierre Thomas in space with three lead blockers proved to be an effective tactic against the Colts’ two-deep zone.

New Orleans must score touchdowns to win the title, and Payton’s play-calling to open the half got them a much-needed score.

– Bucky Brooks

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