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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; "We haven't even seen the commissioner yet," Horn said. "Guys right now are salty that he has sent his executive here to talk to us. NFL spokesman Joe Browne said Tagliabue offered to speak to Saints players in Charlotte the ...

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Old 11-23-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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"We haven't even seen the commissioner yet," Horn said. "Guys right now are salty that he has sent his executive here to talk to us.
NFL spokesman Joe Browne said Tagliabue offered to speak to Saints players in Charlotte the night before their season-opening game, but coach Jim Haslett vetoed the idea.
Well....





Earlier this year, Horn said the NFL was making a "mockery" of the Saints for forcing them to play their home opener at the Meadowlands against the Giants.

Not a mockery, in my opinion. Within weeks after Katrina hit a decision had to be made by the NFL. If we think back, many stadium facilities were either used for relief or kept available for use. At the time there was no way Tags could commit to the game in the Gulf South. I'm probably one of few that think the league made the correct decision on this one....





But Horn and his teammates want answers now, because their families and kids have questions about where they are going to live next year.

Thousands upon thousands have the same question. The line forms in the rear, hot shot.





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Old 11-24-2005, 10:02 PM   #2
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Horn is and the Saints players have a right to be upset and demand action now.
Agreed. If my company sent me to D.C. for six months, without telling me whether or not it would be permanant, I'd be pissed too.
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Not a mockery, in my opinion. Within weeks after Katrina hit a decision had to be made by the NFL. If we think back, many stadium facilities were either used for relief or kept available for use. At the time there was no way Tags could commit to the game in the Gulf South. I'm probably one of few that think the league made the correct decision on this one....
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I agree with Horn. The game could have been played ANYWHERE but the opponent's home field. LA, Tallahasee, Orlando, heck even Mexico City. There were tons of football fields all accross the country not being used. The League was more so worried about fill seats. They filled them alright, with Giants fans!

I think it also goes back to the bad calls and lack of media coverage. Not only is league not bending over backwards to accomendate the Saints and us fans (which I think they should be), it seems like they're being down right hostile to us. For example, we've have about 5 or 6 "offsetting" personal foul calls in our games. Now I'd argue that's a cop out call in almost every situation, but I think the league should have advised the refs to be a little more deferent to fustrated Saints after all they've been through. I think there's a huge difference between a player who's home city has been distroyed and family uprooted yelling at the refs for not calling a facemask and an overpaid, prima dona getting in an extra shove out of bounds because he was cleanly beat on the coverage.
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