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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Judging by their schedule this year, I've got a new nickname for them Primetime Panthers...

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Old 06-06-2007, 07:14 PM   #31
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Judging by their schedule this year, I've got a new nickname for them

Primetime Panthers
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:39 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
Alriiiight Titty-Baby..... You MAY have had us for a while, but there's been a shift in the NFC South. The tide has turned and your kittens are about to be sucked in by our undertow.

But, we're all glad that you'll be around to remind us all of how good things used to be for your team...

Guess you should get on the Cowboys' board and reminisce on those 'ol Superbowl days since that's all they can seem to remember anyway!!

Meet us in the dome...... YOU'RE GOIN DOOOOOWN!!
Dont be so sure. the bucs won the division the year before and finished in the basement last year. Dont be so surprised if the saints do the same.
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:48 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by WillMacKenzie View Post
Judging by their schedule this year, I've got a new nickname for them

Primetime Panthers
Oh I get it. Its because we have only one primetime game this year. Good one!
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:24 PM   #34
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Dont be so sure. the bucs won the division the year before and finished in the basement last year. Dont be so surprised if the saints do the same.
You guys were 10-6 too that year.....

Excuse us from that season, please.... if you can find it in your teal blue heart... We were a little distracted with recovery and "home games"
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:58 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
You guys were 10-6 too that year.....

Excuse us from that season, please.... if you can find it in your teal blue heart... We were a little distracted with recovery and "home games"

Well actually we went 11-5 and were in second place. In fact we've been in second place the last two years in a row. So at least we're consistent. And correct me if I'm wrong but the saints have always played better on the road than they have at home. Even last year 6 of your 10 wins came on the road. So I'm not buying your home game excuse that you guys constantly bring up. Your franchise stunk and was going nowhere with Aaron Brooks.
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:05 PM   #36
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Dont be so sure. the bucs won the division the year before and finished in the basement last year. Dont be so surprised if the saints do the same.
Welcome to the board my fine feline friend.

Now let the Professor take you to school.

On this board we don't just trash talk. If you are going to make statements like "so surprised if the Saints do the same" to need some reality dust to sprinkle.

Let's start with the Bucs. Their rise to first in 2005 was like the Saints. They were playing the 4th place schedule. Simms made few enough mistakes to win games for the team.

2006 rolls around with the 1st place schedule, and Simms plays terrible from the start (0 TD and 6 INTs in the first 2 games), then is put out for the season against the Panthers in the third game. The backup was an unproven rookie. It started bad and unravelled pretty fast.

Now neither worst to first or first to worst happens magically. So what basis in reality would make you even consider it.

I admit the Saints got some help early last season starting with two games against 4th place competition from the year before (Browns and GB). But it was clear by midseason that the team was no fluke.

Fast forward to 2007. 21 or 22 starters are back. Upgrades and injury recoveries are online in key positions in the secondary. The linebacker corps has been improved. The only variable spot on the offensive side of the ball, tight end, was addressed in free agency.

So what would it take for the Saints to fall apart? Injuries to key positions. So let talk about a few.

The most critical position on the field is QB. Brees wasn't even throwing this time last year. The guy was coming off major surgery. If he's healthy, then the Saints remain the #1 offense in all the land for yet another year. But heaven forbid he does get hurt, it's not likely that a rookie will be the backup. In the mop up loss to the Panthers the last game of the season, Jamie Martin threw for over 200 yards at a 66% completion rate. The same guy led the Rams to 4 wins in the 2005 season.

Martin would have an anemic running game either.

So once again please attempt to justify why you think the wheels could fall off.

I'll wait.

SFIAH

The Saints have three consecutive 10 win seasons and a SB championship.

I can hardly believe this happened in my lifetime.
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:22 PM   #37
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God, I love our members. We talk Saints football here,not bull sh~t! Sorry guys I never use language like that but it's a little to early in the season to me for trash talking. Hell, no on knows what they have for a team.
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:34 PM   #38
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Well for one thing the panthers are a better team and will win the division. That alone is a step back for the saints. Second, anytime a team comes out of nowhere to do what the saints did last year they usually come back down to earth the next year. It happened to Atlanta in 05, it happened to the bucs in 06', and it even happened to the panthers in 04'. Granted we had 14 guys on IR that year so that excuses us. The saints will be competitve. But they probably wont be as good.
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:36 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by JOESAM2002 View Post
God, I love our members. We talk Saints football here,not bull sh~t! Sorry guys I never use language like that but it's a little to early in the season to me for trash talking. Hell, no on knows what they have for a team.
I love your members too. Even though they are saint fans at least they know their smack. It should make the next few months go by faster while we all wait for the panthers to win the super bowl.
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:09 PM   #40
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"Well for one thing the panthers are a better team and will win the division. That alone is a step back for the saints."

That was well thought out. Good response.
I don't mind fans from other teams logging in and talking football as long as they have class and some sort of knowledge of the game. Buddy, you haven't proven to me that you have either of those traits.
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