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Old 12-23-2006, 10:02 AM   #21
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i do... cuz starting in january, the saints will be playing in the Playoffs!!!
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:51 PM   #22
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Re: 2000 Saints/ 2006 Saints

Originally Posted by saintpaul25
I have said this in a few other posts, and it seems as though everyone is ignoring my statement. So I'll say it one more time, and NOT to tick anyone off, just an analysis. So, please, I am unarmed......

Hurricane Katrina withstanding, we HAVE been here before. Brand new coach and staff; 50% of our roster brand new; playoff season; heismann running back; hope for the future. You might think I am referring to the 06 season, but I am not. I am referring to 2000.

Ditka screws us with the Williams draft trade in 99, and then proceeds to go 3-13 on the season. We get a new coach in Jim Haslett, and he inspires the team to great things, by winning the south, going to the play offs, and beating the "all powerful" Rams, and then getting destroyed by the Vikings, the next week in Minnesota. BUT, we do win our first ever play off game, something Mora could never do.

Every Saints fan on the planet went nuts, and we were all in the belief, that this was a sign of great things to come. After that magical season, we ended up missing the play offs, for five straight years. Amazing talent on offense, and defense. Never reaching their full potential, and always falling just short of breaking out.

Now, up to date; coming off of a 3-13 season; new coach and staff; 50% of our roster brand new; play offs coming up; heismann running back; new hope for bright future. I'm not one for deja vu, but come on!

I will not get over excited this time. Call me whatever you want, and tell me that I'm not a "real" fan. By some of the logic in here, maybe I'm not. I am, however, a "real-listic" fan. Which means, as far as the season goes, I am happy about it, not exstatic, but happy. Many teams go to the play offs, but only one wins the Super Bowl. That's what the team wants, so that's what I want. We've been to the play offs, more than once, so this isn't new for us. Anything less than a championship, is just..... well, less.

Please don't flame me.... I love this room, and love the discussions. This is just, what I think. I apologize if this observation makes you angry. I just want to hear what everyone thinks about it.
First and farmost, they won the West it wasn't the South just yet. Comparing this Saints team to the 2000 team is really unfair, because the shape Ditka left us in was unbelievable at best. No draft picks, no young talent to build on, a rediculous QB situation, i could go on and on, but you get my drift. Haslett was defensive minded, Coach Payton is offensive minded, Bush, Colston, that young o-line, and oh yeah, Drew Brees is no Aaron Brooks. We have draft picks and a staff that obviously knows how to use them, so please DO NOT, i repeat, DO NOT compare 2000 to 2006, because doing so would be so unfair. GO NFC SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPION SAINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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