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FlexDefense 02-08-2010 07:55 PM

When did you think this Saints team was for real
 
Before the Lions game, who thought this team would start out 13-0, much less win the Super Bowl?

I was very confident going into the 2008 season, mainly because of the additions of Ellis and Shockey. I thought the offense was too good and could overcome the problems on defense. I was stunned at how many games the Saints blew last year, games that they should have won.

I was pumped when Williams took over the defense, but thought it would take him time to work his magic. I figured he would have everything turned around in his second season. Looking at our schedule before the season, I was concerned about going up against the NFC and AFC East divisions. I thought the Saints would have a winning season and make the playoffs, but never dreamed they would win the Super Bowl. I mean, I always dreamed about them winning Super Bowl, but trying to be objective, I didn't think this would be the year.

We destroyed the Lions, but they are a chump team. I loved how our defense stepped up against the Eagles, but they were without McNabb. I got really excited when we beat the Bills and Jets. Then came the stomping of the Giants. I wanted to believe this was the year it all came together, but I also wanted to see if the team could rally from behind. The Dolphins game was what clinched it for me. It showed me that the team had a lot of fight in them, and if one guy wasn't pulling his share, others would take up the slack to do what it took to win.

I've laughed, cried, shouted for joy, cried, laughed, and shouted for joy in an endless cycle since Porter ran that pick back last night. We witnessed an unbelievably good team this season, and I can't stress the word "team" enough. Who would have thought that Shanle would have the kind of postseason that he had, or that our offense line would provide Drew with almost airtight protection, or that Mike Bell would carry the load when Pierre Thomas was hurt, or that Greer and Porter would turn out to be the best tandem in the NFL. Thank you Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton for putting the pieces together to bring a Super Bowl title to New Orleans.

TopCow 02-08-2010 08:13 PM

Re: When did you think this Saints team was for real
 
After the Patriots game. I knew the team was very good prior to that. But prior to New England, I was not ready to think Super Bowl.

homerj07 02-08-2010 08:20 PM

Re: When did you think this Saints team was for real
 
I agree after we dismantled NEP it was time to start thinking that maybe this was the year - this was the team that would not let us down.

pumpkindriver 02-08-2010 08:47 PM

Re: When did you think this Saints team was for real
 
I knew we were damned good in Oct. I posted as such too. I felt the team was "On a Mission". Didn't know that we'd go to the SB, much less win it, but knew we were going to the playoffs.

Saint_LB 02-08-2010 09:06 PM

Re: When did you think this Saints team was for real
 
In 1967, after coming off a 5-1 preseason, John Gilliam ran back the opening kick-off. At that very moment I had us winning it all.

It kinda went downhill after that...until we beat the Pats this year...and then I said, "Hey...they're back!"

D_it_up 02-08-2010 09:44 PM

Re: When did you think this Saints team was for real
 
I've know I've posted this once or twice before, but during preseason, I told a buddy of mine that I had a feeling that this team had the potential to do something special this year. It just seemed to me that all the parts were in place to finally make a run at the Super Bowl and win it all. I've never made that bold of a prediction before....ever. I've always been a "maybe next year" fan due to previous seasons' disappointments. The most I had done is predict winning records or playoff appearances that never happened. This year was different. Now, I didn't expect them to roll off 13 straight wins, but I did expect a great season. I saw the swagger that this team carried. The swagger translated to performance on the field. My gut feeling was confirmed last night.

Choupique 02-08-2010 09:51 PM

Re: When did you think this Saints team was for real
 
From the day I started watching games years ago, with my dad.

QBREES9 02-08-2010 09:54 PM

Re: When did you think this Saints team was for real
 
When they sign Drew Brees.. The Patriots game

Srgt. Hulka 02-08-2010 10:42 PM

Re: When did you think this Saints team was for real
 
When they spanked the Giants, I knew the team had a great thing going. When they mopped the Superdome floor with the Patriots, I knew we actually had a chance at the big dance. Who would have thought 13 and 0. Who would have thought 14 and 3. who would have ever thought 17 and 3 with the Lombardi sitting on the shelf. Holy Crap, I still cant believe it...The New Orleans Saints won SUPERBOWL 44!!!

strato 02-08-2010 10:43 PM

Re: When did you think this Saints team was for real
 
1967


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