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rich006 10-13-2003 10:27 AM

misery loves company
 
Looking around the NFL standings, I see a lot of teams that are just as disappointing as our Saints. Teams with only two wins include:

NYG
PHIL
SF
PIT
OAK

I didn't include STL on the list because I assume they will have 3 wins after tonight vs ATL.
And that's not including these teams with 1 or 0 wins so far:

NYJ
SD
ATL

So at least we aren't the only fans wondering what happened. Of course the Jets and Falcons fans have clear reasons for their teams' struggles (star QB out) but many of those teams' fans are searching for answers just like we are. Here's hoping the lackluster victory over the Bears can jump-start this team.

tweeky 10-13-2003 10:49 AM

misery loves company
 
We are 1 game out of the wildcard spot. We have the 7th most wins among NFC teams.
All is not lost if we get up off our tails and start playing like we\'re capable of.

At this early stage it looks like 2 WC teams may be 9-7 or even 8-8.

We have played the NFL\'s toughest schedule so far and we can get some momentum with an Atlanta win. Its quite possible we can get back in the thick of things before the break.

saintfan 10-13-2003 11:00 AM

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Nice to see someone other than me and BillyC try to be somewhat positive through all this. Whodat is trying, but I know him too well and I ain\'t buyin\' it! :P

Tell ya what, when this team turns it around (and I believe they will) where ya rekon all these \"we\'re doomed\" and \"we suck\" and \"fire the whole team\" people are gonna be? I\"ll tell ya where. Right here on the bandwagon with the few of us that still have some faith.

I\'m not saying we\'re Superbowl bound by any stretch, but things can turn around in a hurry in the NFL. Where are the Raiders? Waht happened to the Bills? We\'re a quarter of the way through it, and while I\'ll admit we look more like a highschool team than a pro team, we\'ve had to endure a lot to include an insane number of injuries to key players as well as the toughest schedule in the NFL up to now.

You\'re right tweeky, and it\'s an optomistic viewpoint for sure, but all is not lost.

JOESAM2002 10-13-2003 11:13 AM

misery loves company
 
I have already stated that if this team catches fire and wins 4 or 4 in a row, I\'ll be right here ready to eat my crow and ask for seconds. I hope you\'re right, I just don\'t think it\'s going to happen.

saintfan 10-13-2003 11:19 AM

misery loves company
 
I hope I\'m right too, but you\'ll have to get in line for that crow behind \"08\".

:P

tweeky 10-13-2003 11:32 AM

misery loves company
 
I\'ve spent way too much time complaining and whining about my Saints, I don\'t want to do it here too.
While \"we-suck-and-always-will\" may or may not be true, I\'m sick and tired of hearing it after 37 years.
My new motto concerning my Saints...

STAY POSITIVE, OR STAY QUIET

WhoDat 10-13-2003 05:44 PM

misery loves company
 
Jesus - after the last two weeks I was the ONLY person writing positive posts on this board and I still get crap from Saintfan. Can you say vendetta?

The Saints have had lots of injuries, played very good teams, and needed time to \"gel\". My hopes for this team are very realistic. Still, with a struggling Atlanta team on our schedule, followed by a Carolina team just looking for a letdown game (and honestly who is not really as good as they are playing right now), we\'ve got a chance. I think TB may embarrass us this year, but I think we have a chance to pick up another two wins in a row. Go Saints.

whowatches 10-13-2003 08:04 PM

misery loves company
 
From the list at the top of the post, San Diego and Pittsburgh are the two biggest disappointments in my eyes.

SD seemed to have all the pieces in place before the year started. I\'m not sure why they haven\'t been able to produce. The defense is young. Maybe Brees isn\'t the answer? I haven\'t been able to watch any of their games, so I don\'t know. I did notice that Boston finally had a huge game coming off of his suspension.

Pittsburgh has taken a bigger step backward than NO has. I watched the game against Denver yesterday and saw an offensive that is only a shadow of last year\'s. Maddox\'s throws are off target, and his receivers are dropping balls. Also, I wouldn\'t trade their DB\'s for ours. LB\'s ? Most definitely. The Oline for the Steelers is worse than ours. They\'ve had some injuries, so they have an excuse there.

I don\'t think Philly\'s as big a surprise as everyone thinks. They have lost impact defensive players for the last couple of years without any real replacements. The management obviously has a fear of wide receivers cause they refuse to sign one. I think teams have finally caught up with what the offense can and cannot do. The defense has a couple of key injuries and BOOM...

And, hey, NO isn\'t a disappointment \'til the end of the season in my eyes. I predicted 12-4 at the beginning of the season, so barring another loss, the team\'s still on track.

How\'s that for optimism? I need another drink.


saintfan 10-13-2003 08:04 PM

misery loves company
 
Whodat, you\'re the first guy I\'d buy a beer for man. Nothing personal, but you\'re the eternal pessimist ya know...I simply MUST be skeptical. I\'m a bit gunshy...but keep up the optomistic approach and I\'ll come around eventually!

:P

BillyCarpenter1 10-13-2003 08:23 PM

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It\'s been 2 weeks in a row of optimism from WhoDat. I need to see more consistancy though. Maybe we can come up with some stats for WhoDat\'s positive to negitive ratio......... :P


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