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BrooksMustGo 09-18-2006 10:13 AM

Where are the "Experts"?
 
Now that we're two weeks in and Daunte Culpepper is looking like a complete train wreck, I'm feeling great about the choice to go and get Drew Brees.

Kudos to Payton and Loomis.

BJSim 09-18-2006 10:15 AM

RE: Where are the "Experts"?
 
heh... I was wondering the same thing.

shrike3000 09-18-2006 10:19 AM

RE: Where are the "Experts"?
 
Yup... Saban must be kicking himself.

SaintFanInATLHELL 09-18-2006 10:23 AM

RE: Where are the "Experts"?
 
The same could be said for the Saints overall.

A few example:

1) Everyone here in Atlanta picked Green Bay to win. "Remember that the Saints picked Russel Erxleben in the first round!"

2) Terry Donohue kept talking about Favre and the Pack even when we were up 2 TDs in the 4th quarter "Farve has enough time to bring the Pack back."

3) The Saints didn't get a highlight on the NFL Scoreboard show last night. Eli, Peyton Manning, and Brady got press conferences. They even showed Art Shell after the Ravens handed the Raiders their ass yesterday.

Even after winning 2 games on the road, and even after winning on Lambeau field, the Saints can't get any love.

That's why Monday night is a critical game for the Saints. We have to win so that the pundits can't get back to "same old Saints". Because if the last 2 weeks have proved nothing else, it isn't the same old Saints.

SFIAH

xan 09-18-2006 10:45 AM

RE: Where are the "Experts"?
 
Beating two of the three worst teams in the league is not going to get us any respect from the national media. We're going to need a quality win against a divisional or playoff contender to make anyone pause when considering us.

Use the disrespect.

4saintspirit 09-18-2006 03:01 PM

Re: RE: Where are the "Experts"?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xan
Beating two of the three worst teams in the league is not going to get us any respect from the national media. We're going to need a quality win against a divisional or playoff contender to make anyone pause when considering us.

Use the disrespect.

Even if we win Monday night the naysayers will say it was an emotional win -- that Atlanta has the better team.

SaintFanInATLHELL 09-18-2006 06:19 PM

Re: RE: Where are the "Experts"?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 4saintspirit
Quote:

Originally Posted by xan
Beating two of the three worst teams in the league is not going to get us any respect from the national media. We're going to need a quality win against a divisional or playoff contender to make anyone pause when considering us.

Use the disrespect.

Even if we win Monday night the naysayers will say it was an emotional win -- that Atlanta has the better team.

Agreed. Trust me, most of the local Atlanta homers are already out calling it a cakewalk. The only broadcaster here that gave us any love at all was Chuck Smith, the former Falcon defensive tackle. He cautioned against taking the Saints lightly.

SFIAH

AllSaints 09-18-2006 08:46 PM

RE: Re: RE: Where are the "Experts"?
 
EWWW I cant wait............... lets go saints... monday cant get here fast enough

jdiggy 09-18-2006 10:44 PM

RE: Re: RE: Where are the "Experts"?
 
Anyone else about the Saints performing on a Monday night? They don't do well in the spotlight, they need to be the underdogs. I hope Payton's influence , can and will, break all of these old traditions.

Cassady37 09-18-2006 10:54 PM

Let's not forget the two teams the Falcons have beat are also 0-2, the Falcons are always in the lead pack of rushing teams and if it comes down to Ron Mexico beating us with passing it ain't going to happen. It's time to see if we're for real and also if the dirty birds are being given all the press because the media wants Vick to be it's poster child once again. Do I think the birds are a good team? Yes. Do I think they're as great as the media wants everyone to believe they are? No. It will be a close game either way but I believe we pull this one out by the skin of our teeth.


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