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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Even in defeat, or possibly, because of it... I've noticed that the talking heads are quieter today. Clark Judge at Sportsline.com Jim Mora was right. The Saints are legit. It wasn't their annihilation of Mora's Falcons last week that proved ...

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Old 10-02-2006, 09:29 AM   #1
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Halo's prayer's were answered...

Even in defeat, or possibly, because of it... I've noticed that the talking heads are quieter today.

Clark Judge at Sportsline.com

Jim Mora was right. The Saints are legit. It wasn't their annihilation of Mora's Falcons last week that proved it to me. It was their loss to Carolina on Sunday in a game where they had every right to suffer an emotional letdown ... and did not.
http://sportsline.com/nfl/story/9698608

Peter King at SI.com

Saints can't be magic every week, though we'd like them to be.

and in his "Fine Fifteen"

New Orleans (3-1). The Saints were in the Carolina game for three hours. I think we all have to get used to what we considered impossible a month ago. The Saints are going to be in the playoff hunt all season.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...mqb/index.html

Why the sudden change of heart?
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:36 AM   #2
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Why the sudden change of heart?
I think both of these quotes are right. Short week following the biggest game of the year and we went blow for blow with a team touted as a Superbowl contender. They HAD to win the game and it was a nice to have for us.

They didn't look to be the least bit phased or satisfied with 3-0.

I think people saw that. Carolina played really well yesterday and they needed to be every bit as good as they were to win.

1 turnover and a missed FG were all it took to lose. I feel good with HOW we lost, not the fact that we did lose. A couple of bad coaching moves and one turnover. Other than that it was a dead heat till the end.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:44 AM   #3
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Vic Carucci

Carolina 21, New Orleans 18: [Video 56K | 300K]
It turned out that the Saints didn't have all that much of a comedown after their incredibly emotional win over Atlanta. Drew Brees threw for 349 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn't enough because the Panthers were able to shut down New Orleans' running game and also get their ground attack in high gear with DeShaun Foster and DeAngelo Williams combining for 167 yards and a touchdown. Jake Delhomme also made enough plays, including two scoring throws, to allow the Panthers to take another step toward regaining the form that convinced so many prognosticators that they looked like a Super Bowl champion. The Saints still look as if they will be a formidable opponent and are going to continue to be in the hunt for the NFC South title.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:47 AM   #4
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Jimmy Johnson

The NFC South is for real

The Panthers were playing at home and because they were a desperate team and needed a win, I thought they would win. And they did. But New Orleans hung in there and had a chance. I was really impressed with the Saints.

For a guy who has never been a head coach before, I think Sean Payton continues to do a tremendous job. This is a new coaching staff with new coordinators and 27 new players — including a new quarterback in Drew Brees. I can't say enough about how impressed I am with the Saints. I think that with the way the Saints looked today, both of these teams will be contending at the end of the year.

This NFC South is going to be interesting. We knew that Carolina would be good. The Saints have said, "Hey, we're a factor." And you know Atlanta is 3-1 and figures to be there.

The thing about the Falcons is that if defenses play an eight-man front and Michael Vick isn't having a good day throwing the ball, they could have problems. I mean, they have rushed for almost 1,000 yards already but have thrown for fewer than 500 yards. You have to be able to throw the football. The points come from the passing game in this league. And if they don't pick up their passing game, the Falcons are going to have some problems.

This division is so very tough. It will be interesting to see how it pans out. I really hope they don't beat each other up so much that they can't make a statement in the playoffs.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:12 AM   #5
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good compilation jdiggy. as noted elsewhere, I too was as impressed with this game even though losing as much as the Atlanta game. What a ranted about forever with Haz was how bad they played win or lose. This team is showing character and the leadership of a bright football mind... win or lose. That is what I like. Do that and the wins will eventually follow.
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:35 AM   #6
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i still think we outplayed carolina and beat ourselves......
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