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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; last year record does not reflect how close so many of thoose games were. a 500 season is great with all the additions we have made, anythhhing above that is gravy. a 7-9 is what I expect. the dome will ...

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Old 08-08-2006, 08:01 AM   #21
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last year record does not reflect how close so many of thoose games were. a 500 season is great with all the additions we have made, anythhhing above that is gravy. a 7-9 is what I expect. the dome will get us at least 2 wins this year. brees/wr is good for 2, bush/duce 1, and the team as a whole 2 more....
Date Score Opponent
09/11 23-20 W at CAR
09/19 10-27 L NYG
09/25 16-33 L at MIN
10/02 19-7 W BUF
10/09 3-52 L at GB
10/16 31-34 L ATL
10/23 17-28 L at STL
10/30 6-21 L MIA
11/06 17-20 L CHI
11/20 17-24 L at NE
11/27 21-19 W at NYJ
12/04 3-10 L TB
12/12 17-36 L at ATL
12/18 10-27 L CAR
12/24 12-13 L DET
01/01 13-27 L at TB
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:55 PM   #22
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09/10 at Cleveland 12:00 PM CT - Win (Cleveland's offense in disarray)
09/17 at Green Bay 12:00 PM CT - Win (Revenge from last year)
09/25 Atlanta 7:30 PM CT - Win (emotional game at the dome - crowd wins this one)
10/01 at Carolina 12:00 PM CT - Loss
10/08 Tampa Bay 12:00 PM CT - Win
10/15 Philadelphia 12:00 PM CT - Win (bounce back -- show lots of improvement)
BYE
10/29 Baltimore 12:00 PM CT - Win (breaks gives much needed rest)
11/05 at Tampa Bay 12:00 PM CT -Loss
11/12 at Pittsburgh 12:00 PM CT - Loss
11/19 Cincinnati 12:00 PM CT - Loss
11/26 at Atlanta 12:00 PM CT - Loss
12/03 San Francisco 12:00 PM CT - Win
12/10 at Dallas 12:00 PM CT - Loss
12/17 Washington 12:00 PM CT - Loss
12/24 at N.Y. Giants 12:00 PM CT - Loss
12/31 Carolina 12:00 PM CT - Win (Saints end season on high note)

Good start fizzles due to lack of depth --- 8-8 -- still a good year for Saints fans
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:42 AM   #23
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RE: Re: Predict the Season. What others think of the Saints

last year record does not reflect how close so many of thoose games were
and the defense will have a much better chance without good old AB giving our opponents a short field
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Old 08-09-2006, 12:28 PM   #24
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how do we lose to cleveland. i mean anything is possible in this league but how do we lose to cleveland. under haz we are losing that game and the one at the 49ers. hopefully under sean we are winning those games. 8-8 would be nice but our schedule is brutal. be competitve and not get blown out and i will be happy. it will be a step in the right direction. i just want to see a team really get after it. get that attitude and we have something to build on.
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:52 PM   #25
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Re: Predict the Season. What others think of the Saints chan

Originally Posted by foreverfan
This is why sports writers are picking the Saints as one of the worst teams again. For a second, pick the games you feel we will win if you were a sports writer. After an impressive 2-0 start, injuries and a lack of backup talent begins to take it's toll. Saints prove again that stopping the run and constantly being behind makes them one dementional. Poor offensive line play continues to plague the QB position making Brees less effective while highlighting his weaknesses.

09/10 at Cleveland 12:00 PM CT - Loss
09/17 at Green Bay 12:00 PM CT - Win
09/25 Atlanta 7:30 PM CT - Win
10/01 at Carolina 12:00 PM CT - Loss
10/08 Tampa Bay 12:00 PM CT - Win
10/15 Philadelphia 12:00 PM CT - Loss
BYE
10/29 Baltimore 12:00 PM CT - Loss
11/05 at Tampa Bay 12:00 PM CT -Loss
11/12 at Pittsburgh 12:00 PM CT - Loss
11/19 Cincinnati 12:00 PM CT - Loss
11/26 at Atlanta 12:00 PM CT - Loss
12/03 San Francisco 12:00 PM CT - Win
12/10 at Dallas 12:00 PM CT - Loss
12/17 Washington 12:00 PM CT - Loss
12/24 at N.Y. Giants 12:00 PM CT - Loss
12/31 Carolina 12:00 PM CT - Loss

That 4-12 and another top pick in the draft again. 6-10 would show improvement while 8-8 would be unreal. Playoffs??? Forget about it. Not with this schedule.

While I'm not predicting this, this is what others around the league are thinking about our Saints!


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09/10 at Cleveland 12:00 PM CT - Win
09/17 at Green Bay 12:00 PM CT - Win
09/25 Atlanta 7:30 PM CT - Win
10/01 at Carolina 12:00 PM CT - Loss
10/08 Tampa Bay 12:00 PM CT - Win
10/15 Philadelphia 12:00 PM CT - Win
BYE
10/29 Baltimore 12:00 PM CT - Win
11/05 at Tampa Bay 12:00 PM CT -Loss
11/12 at Pittsburgh 12:00 PM CT - Loss
11/19 Cincinnati 12:00 PM CT - Loss
11/26 at Atlanta 12:00 PM CT - Loss
12/03 San Francisco 12:00 PM CT - Win
12/10 at Dallas 12:00 PM CT - Loss
12/17 Washington 12:00 PM CT - Loss
12/24 at N.Y. Giants 12:00 PM CT - Win
12/31 Carolina 12:00 PM CT - Win

I expect at least a 8-8 year, maybe better maybe wors you never know. No way we lose to Cleveland. Our 1st pick will be right around 13-16 in the 1st round
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:55 PM   #26
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RE: Re: Predict the Season. What others think of the Saints

I just don't see the Saints having a winning record this year. Here's why:

1. Lack of depth at O-line. The probability of getting through the season without any of our "starters" getting hurt is nil. The impact of our skill players on offense: Brees, Bush, Duece, Horn, Stallworth etc. will be severely limited by irratic/poor line play. Once teams see this weakness they will go for broke - clogging the box on running plays and blitzing relentlessly on passing downs.

2. No talent at LB. Without a single star caliber player at linebacker the Saints will give up chunks of yards and lots of points. And with teams consistently attacking this weakness the other players on defense will try to compnesate and this will mean real trouble. Once you stop playing your postion and try to cover for someone else you make big mistakes.

Having said all that I think the Saints will be a much improved team, even if their record is similar to last year's. I don't think you'll see the inconsistent, undisciplined football that plagued the Saints during the Hasslett years. The Saints have some excellent talent to build around. Thye need a lot more though before they can content for the plaoffs.
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