What is the Saints Offensive Scheme Entering 2011?

The other day watching a poster call Mark Ingram a bad draft pick because he didn’t fit the Saints scheme got me thinking about what exactly is the Saints offensive scheme? The more I thought on it the less clear it became; at times the Saints run what looks like the West Coast offense or a variation.

Then at other times they run what looks like the old Run and Shoot or a variation of that and at other times they seem to use a power run game. So it got me thinking even more about the offense they run in the Big Easy and the best way I could come up with a comparison was to fall back on some of my own personal experience.

When I was a student of the Martial Arts and training in Jeet Kune Do on the way to becoming an instructor, one of the key components of that process was learning the philosophies of Bruce Lee. Two of his philosophies were “Be like Water” and “The Way of No Way”.

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