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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Positive posts only on this thread---- Why I don't give a Sh** that we lost this game: 1. We came out flat, but almost came back again. The fact that we didn't is a great indicator that we can't expect ...

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Old 12-20-2009, 10:12 AM   #1
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Wake Up Call

Positive posts only on this thread----

Why I don't give a Sh** that we lost this game:

1. We came out flat, but almost came back again. The fact that we didn't is a great indicator that we can't expect to sleep walk through the first half and win every game.

2. Drew Brees is mortal. He has to take care of the ball. The Henderson underthrow was terrible, and he could have had 2 more picks easily. We know he'll play better over the next 5 games.

3. After the first quarter, the defense was excellent. Porter and Fujita had 6 and 9 tackles. Welcome back.

4. The perfection nonsense is finally over. At the beginning of the year our goal was to win the Super Bowl. Well, we are still on that path. The perfect season was a distraction, so hopefully we drop off the radar a little and everyone looks at us a "same ol' Saints".

5. Finally, the Cowboys did what SP and Williams couldn't: show us that we can't play half-assed and win every game. Now our backs are against the wall with must-wins if we want to get HFA. This is where Brees and SP will thrive.

All is good Saint Nation. A big thanks to the Cowboys for reminding to play our best. Will hand them a personalized thank-you note on Jan 16-17.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:16 AM   #2
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6. We don't have to go through the ritual "they have to lose for us to get a Wild Card" talk.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:13 AM   #3
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Now the team can stop thinking about the perfect season and concentrate on playing better. I still think the D will turn up the intensity once the playoffs start.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:16 AM   #4
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I agree...the path to perfection was bad thing..i aint used to being perfect..now we can just be ourselves...lol
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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7. I think this team needed something like this. I was amazed at all of the bandwagoners jumping around with Super Bowl talk and how nobody could beat us. This is the NFL, and it's almost impossible to win them all. I think this will be a great reality check, and a gut check, for this team. I think they have it in them.

8. We're still missing two giant pieces of our defense (Greer and Ellis) and we held a pretty good Cowboys offense to 24 points. While that's not great, I don't think the defense played terribly. They made some big stops in the second half to give us a chance to come back. The one thing that does worry me is that we're not forcing turnovers like we were doing earlier in the season and I think that has to do with a lack of pressure on the quarterback. Need to get that fixed.

Wake-up call time for the Saints.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:51 AM   #6
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how much could jamal brown have helped las night? ahhh injuries
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:57 AM   #7
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how much could jamal brown have helped las night? ahhh injuries
Bushrod had his hands full with ANOTHER pro bowl DE. Prior to last night, he's played admirably. (keeping thread positive)

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Old 12-20-2009, 12:56 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by ScottF View Post

5. Finally, the Cowboys did what SP and Williams couldn't: show us that we can't play half-assed and win every game.
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This is what I was preaching in chat last night. I hope this game showed coaches and players they cannot wait for the other team to make mistakes at the end of the game for them to win it, and help them realize that come playoff time, this is the type of team they are going to be facing.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:05 PM   #9
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i think that its a good thing that we were humbled. Now we can be aggressive like we were eariler this season
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:07 PM   #10
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i think that its a good thing that we were humbled. Now we can be aggressive like we were eariler this season
I agree.
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