Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

so, let me get this straight...

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; SFIAH, great stuff. Most of our injuries have been short term this year and those bodies are starting to get back on the field again. It is a shame about Porter but the reports coming in suggest a 6 week ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-17-2009, 02:58 PM   #11
Bounty Money $$$
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 5800 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA.
Posts: 11,223
Re: so, let me get this straight...

SFIAH, great stuff. Most of our injuries have been short term this year and those bodies are starting to get back on the field again. It is a shame about Porter but the reports coming in suggest a 6 week period and then he could be back.
Rugby Saint II is offline  
Old 11-17-2009, 03:01 PM   #12
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 5,418
Blog Entries: 4
Re: so, let me get this straight...

Originally Posted by SaintFanInATLHELL View Post
Fujita is back.

Ellis' spraind MCL was supposed to be 4-6 weeks. He's been out for 4 weeks now. He should be coming back online soon.

Greer has a groin pull. Likely if yesterday was a playoff game he could have played, so not too serious. He'll be back.

Porter. Man I just feel sorry for the dude. He just cannot catch a break.

Sharper was in the same boat as Greer. He could have played if he absolutely had to.

So at the end of the day, we've lost one starting CB. The rest just need to heal.

The injuries absolutely suck. However it gives us the opportunity to draw on the bank of the 9-0 start that we have. The Saints would have to have a total collapse at this point to lose the division. The Saints are so far out ahead that they actually have a magic number for clinching the division: 3 games. And it's becoming increasingly clear that the NFC playoffs is going to be played in Domed stadiums. There will be no butt freezing in New York or Philly this playoff season.

So as poorly as the Saints have looked the last 4 games, and as injured as the defense has been, at the end of the day, the three most critical games the Sants have left are the three playoff games they will play in January and hopefully February.

So guess what? Let Sharper and Greer sit another week. Sign Parsons off the practice squad or pick up a free agent CB if you need to. Give Jenkins a full week of practice at the #2 slot and hope that Gay can hold on another week. Give Young more experience and let Sharper coach him this week on making better calls and being in better position.

Rest Ellis another week too. While the run defense has been challenged, frankly it's been against 3 of the best backs in the game recently.

The Saints only need to do one thing right now: clean up the turnovers. A turnover free game next week would practically guarantee a win despite a banged up defense.

The Saints have three objectives they have to fulfill the rest of the regular season: Win the division, secure a playoff bye, and get healthy for the playoffs. Even if that cost the team two or three games, being healthy for the playoffs is more important than any supposed winning streak. With the Falclowns having to travel to play the now rested, and pissed off Giants who have been rejuvenated by the Cowgirls wetting their pants in Lambeau, we could have the division locked up by December 1st.

Get to the playoffs as healthy as possible. That's the goal.

SFIAH

The "Perspective Post of the Day".

Well said SFIAH
saintsfan1976 is offline  
Old 11-17-2009, 03:17 PM   #13
100th Post
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 294
Re: so, let me get this straight...

Originally Posted by SaintFanInATLHELL View Post
Fujita is back.

Ellis' spraind MCL was supposed to be 4-6 weeks. He's been out for 4 weeks now. He should be coming back online soon.

Greer has a groin pull. Likely if yesterday was a playoff game he could have played, so not too serious. He'll be back.

Porter. Man I just feel sorry for the dude. He just cannot catch a break.

Sharper was in the same boat as Greer. He could have played if he absolutely had to.

So at the end of the day, we've lost one starting CB. The rest just need to heal.

The injuries absolutely suck. However it gives us the opportunity to draw on the bank of the 9-0 start that we have. The Saints would have to have a total collapse at this point to lose the division. The Saints are so far out ahead that they actually have a magic number for clinching the division: 3 games. And it's becoming increasingly clear that the NFC playoffs is going to be played in Domed stadiums. There will be no butt freezing in New York or Philly this playoff season.

So as poorly as the Saints have looked the last 4 games, and as injured as the defense has been, at the end of the day, the three most critical games the Sants have left are the three playoff games they will play in January and hopefully February.

So guess what? Let Sharper and Greer sit another week. Sign Parsons off the practice squad or pick up a free agent CB if you need to. Give Jenkins a full week of practice at the #2 slot and hope that Gay can hold on another week. Give Young more experience and let Sharper coach him this week on making better calls and being in better position.

Rest Ellis another week too. While the run defense has been challenged, frankly it's been against 3 of the best backs in the game recently.

The Saints only need to do one thing right now: clean up the turnovers. A turnover free game next week would practically guarantee a win despite a banged up defense.

The Saints have three objectives they have to fulfill the rest of the regular season: Win the division, secure a playoff bye, and get healthy for the playoffs. Even if that cost the team two or three games, being healthy for the playoffs is more important than any supposed winning streak. With the Falclowns having to travel to play the now rested, and pissed off Giants who have been rejuvenated by the Cowgirls wetting their pants in Lambeau, we could have the division locked up by December 1st.

Get to the playoffs as healthy as possible. That's the goal.

SFIAH
Great Post. The Saints are in a good position to heal up and make a strong playoff run with a healthy team.
gumbeau is offline  
Old 11-17-2009, 03:28 PM   #14
SaintSince67
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: PortCity
Posts: 1,756
Re: so, let me get this straight...

Yep! All this 9-0, 12-0 crap is just that: CRAP! We need to be healthy for the playoffs...at home...in the Dome...with only one road game... The goal is to have all of our weapons at the ready with all cylinders firing in the post season. If it means dropping a few or giving away week 17 to ensure health in the post season, so be it. We are ahead of our schedule, way ahead. I had hoped that we would have a cushion at this point in the season and we've got Charmin! Man! the view is pretty good from here. I could get used to this.

**SaintSince67**
darstep is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:15 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts