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Old 05-09-2007, 01:38 PM   #11
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#1 OFF

The entire Nation, dumb-stuck with silence (like Chris Berman was when Miami passed on Brady Quinn) as our Saints are crowned SuperBowl Champions for the first time.
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:15 PM   #12
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The Saints are a better team now than they were three months ago, when they lost the NFC championship game. They re-signed all their key free agents, returned 21 of 22 starters and then upgraded at six positions. The team doesn't have any glaring needs. The bigger issue will be dealing with higher expectations, an improved NFC South and a schedule that includes trips to Indianapolis, Seattle and Chicago. [/I]

I actually couldn't agree more. Returning nearly all of our core will pay off in meeting the attention the Saints are gonna get now. The 'glaring need' will be having a capable QB at the ready should Drew get rocked.
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:56 PM   #13
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the only thing i'll hope for is a secondary superbowl qb should brees go down. other than that, i'll pray that brees does'nt choke in the big one and he plays it like cool hand luke.....or manning in the last sb...........smitty
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:29 PM   #14
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Just win.......the rest will take care of itself.
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:20 PM   #15
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I don't think we sneaked up anybody. This is 2007- everybody has 100 scouts and hours and hours of tape.

True, they did not know what to expect from Reggie and Colston, but how hard was that to figure out?

Payton called great games all year, and that, with a little luck, was why we won. We were just the ones to make the plays when it mattered. Crumpler drops the tieing TD, Romo can't make a play, Philly doesn't convert 3rd down (2 games), Cleveland dies at the 50...and so on.
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:47 PM   #16
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It was their first year to see our offense but it was also our first year to play in it. Our first year with an entirely new coaching staff with several key players having their first year on our team. It was the first time in years that we had a true team in my opinion. I remember at the end of the season Payton saying this was the most team oriented team he had ever been associated with. That is saying a lot consider some of his stops in the NFL. No, we probably won't sneak up on anyone, but I don't think we have to. We finaly know what it feels like to be successful. I think we even surprised ourselves a little last year. This year we prove it was no fluke!

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Old 05-09-2007, 06:55 PM   #17
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My expectations for this season are not as bold as the Super Bowl, although that would easily be the greatest moment of all time.
For me an NFC South title would be great, but at the least a playoff berth would suffice. I want to see this team prove that 06 was not a fluke. An improved defense, for one, and on offense i want to see the team mirror its success last year.
I want the second year guys to continue to improve and embrace leadership roles on the squad. For the rookies, I want to see them step up and contribute to what hopefully will be a franchise that competes year in-year out, rather than one with brief glimpses of success surrrounded by years of ineptitude.
I dont want a sophomore slump for Payton.

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Old 05-09-2007, 07:26 PM   #18
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Big Let Downs & Small Build Ups.

I believe last year was an accumulation of small steps for the young team.
As the got the taste of the previous year out of their mouths and tasted
victory, it fired them up. They began to buy into Coach's mindset and it turned into a VERY successful season.
I also think that if they can overcome the Big Let Downs....i.e. the losses
to teams that the media actually had them favored in, that will help get them
back to the same level as last season. With a tougher schedule, and
the National Medias bias to small market teams, Peyton would do well
to still stoke the flames of underdogs throughout the season.


If A equals success, then the formula is this
A = X + Y + Z
X is work
Y is play
Z is keep your mouth shut
-Albert Einstein
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