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Old 08-29-2006, 06:02 PM   #1
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NFC South Analysis..............

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Biggest Changes: The Saints finished next to last with 14.9 points per game. Quarterback Aaron Brooks was jettisoned and former offensive coordinator Sean Payton was hired to replace Jim Haslett as coach. Quarterback Drew Brees was signed and then magic happened for the Saints when Heisman Trophy-winning running back Reggie Bush was passed over by Houston with the first pick in the draft. The Saints jumped on Bush and his arrival immediately fueled ticket sales.

Positives: For a change, there is a sense of optimism and excitement around the Saints these days. The offense is stacked with first-class talent - Brees, Bush, running back Deuce McAllister and wide receiver Joe Horn. Defensive end Will Smith showed plenty of promise with 8 1/2 sacks last season. Safety Josh Bullocks will move in as a starter at safety in just his second season. Mike McKenzie is a solid cornerback.

Negatives: The linebacker corps is inexperienced and slow. The Saints acquired linebacker Mark Simoneau, who was a backup in Philadelphia, for wide receiver Donte Stallworth, who led the Saints with 70 catches last season. The offensive line is an area of concern as Jeff Faine replaces Pro Bowler LeCharles Bentley at center. Right tackle Jon Stinchcomb is hampered by a sore right knee after offseason surgery. Zach Strief was used at right tackle in training camp. Guards Montrae Holland and Jermane Mayberry are also nursing injuries.

On the spot: Bush enjoyed a remarkable college career at Southern California, winning two national titles and a Heisman Trophy. Payton will line him up in the backfield and in the slot to exploit his speed. Many consider him to be a combination of Marshall Faulk and Barry Sanders.

Prediction: The Saints will be exciting, but should struggle to win more than six games in this rugged division.

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Old 08-29-2006, 06:07 PM   #2
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RE: NFC South Analysis..............

pretty devoid of intellectual content. typical
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:34 PM   #3
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xan, just because the author did not write what you wanted to read does not make the content devoid of intellectual content.

Personally, IMHO, he had some good info in there.
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:41 PM   #4
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That's how I would rank our division and I thought he nailed a lot of it on the dot.
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Old 08-29-2006, 08:45 PM   #5
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nothing new and no analysis. Except for the Simoneau note, this could have been mailed in the day after the draft. Lazy, but understandable as the author doesn't consider the team worthy of the effort of analysis.
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:24 PM   #6
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5-11 or 6-10 team, we are not that good this yr, we will win games but not as many
Capable of winning more than expected
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Old 08-30-2006, 12:19 PM   #7
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I'll take 6 W's and after watching Favre and that weakass McCarthty offense in action I know that we won't have the first pick next year.. .
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