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Halo 02-10-2010 01:37 PM

New Orleans Saints: Despite obstacles, repeat is possible
 
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By Ed Daniels - I remember the conversation vividly. LSU football coach Les Miles was watching the LSU baseball team celebrate a College World Series title in Omaha.

I asked Miles what was Paul Mainieri thinking about? He said, “Winning the next one.”

So, soon?

“Yes, said Miles, “I guarantee it.”

So, it was no surprise Tuesday night at the Saints victory parade when Saints coach Sean Payton at Gallier Hall said, “See you next year.”

And it can happen next year.

In the past 21 years in the NFL, 4 franchises have had repeats. The 49ers, Cowboys, Broncos and Patriots all won back-to-back Super Bowl titles.

All four had this in common: Elite play from the quarterback position.

So, yes it can happen again next year. But, I think it is very unlikely.

Several factors prevent clubs from winning consecutive titles...


Danno 02-10-2010 02:06 PM

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TWO DAT!!!


Our core group of players is very young, and we only have a few key free agents to re-sign.

We're going into 2010 stronger than ever.

jnormand 02-10-2010 02:15 PM

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I think this team has a legitimate shot. This team thrived on being confident. Now, I think they are more confident than ever and know what it takes to get there.

Euphoria 02-10-2010 02:22 PM

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The one thing I like about our teams chances maybe not repeating next year but real soon is that yes they are a young group but also that D isn't nearly where Greg Williams wants it to be. Its like we are just getting started. We just have to balance upgrading each unit despite some major upgrades on D.

breesfan27 02-10-2010 02:25 PM

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This is the start of our dynasty! We WILL repeat! Super Bowl XLV Champs! WHO DAT!

foreverfan 02-10-2010 02:25 PM

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We'll never repeat. At this point we are only rated #3 in the latest power ratings. :doh:

21Hilliard 02-10-2010 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by foreverfan (Post 207005)
We'll never repeat. At this point we are only rated #3 in the latest power ratings. :doh:

I wouldn't worry about that too much. From the start of the 1997 season until this year, some talking head idiot would pick Dallas to the Super Bowl that year, despite the fact that they couldn't win a play off game in that time-span to save their lives. Power rankings always seemed subject to me when humans are involved. Even the computers in the BCS rankings can be skewed by programing parameters.

We won the trophy. We're #1. F* the rest.

Rugby Saint II 02-10-2010 03:17 PM

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Indy is a contender every year. Right now they have as good a chance as anybody, even us..........Of course, I feel good about our chances to repeat even though it is unlikely.:band:

stockman311 02-10-2010 03:18 PM

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The uncapped year changes everything. The team has so many more rights to retain it's players in an uncapped season. I would say our team comes back literally 95% in tact next year. Continuity and improvement through the draft on defense will definitely have us in the mix. Injuries are really the only thing I see that could derail us. We are 5-1 odds to return to the Superbowl and 8-1 odds of winning it in Vegas today. A lot better than the 22-1 odds we started out at the beginning of last year.

WHO DAT!

Tobias-Reiper 02-10-2010 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Danno (Post 206992)
TWO DAT!!!


Our core group of players is very young, and we only have a few key free agents to re-sign.

We're going into 2010 stronger than ever.


..may want to trademark that one..


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