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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 4. New Orleans REASON TO WORRY: What are the feel-good, party-loving, defending Super Bowl champs doing on this list? Well, if you're talking about teams in prime position for a letdown, the prior season's Lombardi Trophy winner is always a ...

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Old 05-10-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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Teams headed for trouble in 2010

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REASON TO WORRY: What are the feel-good, party-loving, defending Super Bowl champs doing on this list? Well, if you're talking about teams in prime position for a letdown, the prior season's Lombardi Trophy winner is always a strong candidate. Need we remind you that there has only been one repeat champion in the past 11 NFL seasons (2003-2004 Patriots), or that the Steelers didn't even make it back to the playoffs last year after winning in 2008?
The Saints are undoubtedly still loaded and should again be the class of the NFC South. But there are factors that should make them wary. For one, Super Bowl champs seem to consistently underestimate the impact of having the shortest offseason in the league, and in New Orleans, where the victory parades seemed to roll on into March, that disadvantage might be even more acute this year.
And then, of course, there's the potential elephant in the room. I can't help but think it's not a positive development to be dealing with the specter of New Orleans coaches Sean Payton and Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis linked to a civil lawsuit and a DEA investigation involving stolen Vicodin from the team's medicinal cabinet. If this story grows legs, it would represent the kind of first-class distraction that could blow up a season and derail any team's plans.
REASON NOT TO PANIC: Check out the New Orleans roster, then check out the NFC South. With all that talent, and with the Bucs and Panthers unlikely to be making any playoff runs this season, Atlanta is the only team capable of making the Saints really work for another division title.


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I am seriously concerned about the Vicodin thing. Compounded with the local media war, this could be a nightmare.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:43 AM   #2
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This year will be a real sign of how good our Coach and his staff are. If we win our division despite the StarCaps suspension of Will Smith, Vicodin drama, and the Super Bowl hangover/curse, then there's no question we have one of if not the best staff in the NFL.
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If they win another SB hell I'll get them some vicodin.
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Originally Posted by Sir Psycho Sexy View Post
This year will be a real sign of how good our Coach and his staff are. If we win our division despite the StarCaps suspension of Will Smith, Vicodin drama, and the Super Bowl hangover/curse, then there's no question we have one of if not the best staff in the NFL.
Well said.
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I think its kind of retarded to make an article about how teams are headed for trouble and use the Super Bowl champions as an example. I mean if the article was about how superbowl champions don't do good the year after or something thats cool, but I just don't see what the point of stating it there is, it isn't like the Saints are showing bad signs of management or something. He wouldn't have stuck the Colts in this article if they won the superbowl.
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Philly would be another to add to the list. What if Kolb bombs?
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Im headed for trouble
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I think Vicodin is like advil and the media are Oprah drama Queens.
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Originally Posted by hitta View Post
I think its kind of retarded to make an article about how teams are headed for trouble and use the Super Bowl champions as an example. I mean if the article was about how superbowl champions don't do good the year after or something thats cool, but I just don't see what the point of stating it there is, it isn't like the Saints are showing bad signs of management or something. He wouldn't have stuck the Colts in this article if they won the superbowl.
Huh? Did you read the excerpt? Our coaching staff is being accused of a felony
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If they win another SB hell I'll get them some vicodin.
Darned straight!!
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