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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; My buddy told me the other day (while watching us lose to Tampon by the bay) .. "Bro, you are one of the most pessimistic fans I've ever been around" Personally, I consider myself a realist, but I can see ...

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Old 01-04-2011, 07:26 PM   #21
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My buddy told me the other day (while watching us lose to Tampon by the bay) .. "Bro, you are one of the most pessimistic fans I've ever been around"

Personally, I consider myself a realist, but I can see how others would interpret that as being "negative/pessimistic" ... I have to say though that I think our luck this year is about to run out. I'm with SKYMIKE on this one ... We're pretty banged up right now and Brees hasn't looked like the Brees we all know and love all year long. You can throw stats at me all day long, but the fact is --- if you've watched EVERY SINGLE DOWN this year (and I have ... Even traveled TO SFO and PHX) you might come to the same conclusion that I have --- I can't put my finger on it, but something isn't right/the same.

I can definitely see us losing this weekend ... Playing at SEATTLE is going to be A LOT tougher than most of us as fans are probably willing to let on. If you aren't somewhat concerned about this game (and just saying things like "they're 7-9" "they don't deserve to be in the playoffs" etc, etc) then I won't change your mind (nor will anyone else), but the fact is --- Last year was SPECIAL and while I want this year to be as special ... It's not shaping up like it will be.

Okay, let the "you're not a real fan" ... "your a bandwagon fan" begin ... I'll laugh since I've been a fan longer than most of you have been around, but I'll understand the backlash of someone questioning our beloved Saints.
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Dude are you really asking if we are going to watch the game? What do you think man? Btw, I'd rather Sexyback play than your boy the ole lumber jack. That mustache is bringing him good luck.
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There is a reason so few teams repeat as SB Champs. It apparently is very difficult. The team is certainly beat up, have their work cut out for them, and will likely lose if they do not focus on the game and respect what the Seahawks can do.
However I just don't see how that equates to a defending SB champ that has a top 7 defense (in pts) and a top 11 offense (pts) and is returning to the playoffs to defend their title as being "one of the worst 11-5 teams ever". That just does not add up.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:43 PM   #24
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Welcome and I'm curious how do you guys feel about making the playoffs with a losing record?
It's my feeling that most Seahawks fans don't care. If it po's the NFL so much the better since they stole the SB XL from us on purpose.

Also, it's not the first time an NFL team went to the playoffs sub-.500. There were several teams that did it in the 1982 strike season.

Finally, we had a winning record in '78, '79, '86, '90, and '01 but didn't qualify for the playoffs, so I guess this evens it out a little.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:52 PM   #25
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Also, it's not the first time an NFL team went to the playoffs sub-.500. There were several teams that did it in the 1982 strike season.
The Browns & Lions are the only other teams that have made the play-offs with a losing record and that was in the '82 season.

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Old 01-04-2011, 07:54 PM   #26
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Hey, SeahawksFan. My wife went to high school with a former lineman of yours named Rocky Bernard. He was popular, and rather comedic in high school in Baytown, TX. She wasnt even aware he had been drafted by the Seahawks, until we saw him in the Super Bowl. But I am sure he would remember her. She was a cutie, and also a standout distance runner.

I'll tell you, you have every reason to put on your (dysentery green, or whatever the hell those colors are supposed to be) (my word, your uniform is ugly!) stuff, and root for your team Saturday.

1st of all, we looked like 8 kinds of sh** against Tampa, and made Josh Freeman look like Johnny Unitas. Most of us are clinging to the "meaningless game" excuse, but the game wasnt yet that meaningless in the first half, and we looked crappy in every phase of the game, against a team that beat nobody else with a winning record.

We've lost 2 of the last 3, including a loss to the aging Ravens, who almost let Houston-- Houston for petes sake, come back from 21 down. Their Ray Rice ran over us like schoolgirls. It took a patented Drew Brees miracle to pull one out in Atlanta.

Most of all, we're out of bodies. We dont have a single truly healthy RB. Our former human highlight reel Reggie Bush has apparently been victimized by a voodoo doll belonging to Kim Kardashian. 2 years of leg injuries have turned him from the modern day Gale Sayers to the latter day, post-injury version of Gale Sayers. Pierre Thomas is all heart, but we dont know what is up with his body. Our new Earl Campbell impression, Chris Ivory, is in a foot cast. Julius Jones fumbled at the endzone Sunday.

We are so depleted, we had zero TE,'s so two Offensive lineman played TE Sunday. I've lost track of which injury Shockey has. We had a new sensation, TE Jimmy Graham, who we lost Sunday, and a great guy named Dave Thomas, who has completely vanished from the planet. No one seems to know what happened to him, or where he went, and I have yet to hear of his fate on any media source. In fairness, Im 46, and dont know how to read twitter.

Our secondary has been a shuttle back and forth from the M*A*S*H unit all season. I think we do have our starting corners, both of whom got torched by "future Hall O' Famer" Josh Freeman sunday, and I dont know if we'll have Malcolm Jenkins or not. His replacement Roman Harper had a disturbing "out of breath" moment vs. the Rams, and his prematurely graying hair is making me wonder if something bizarre is happening to him.

Marcus Colston, the receiver with the greatest productivity-vs-mouthing-off ratio in the history of the NFL, was mysteriously out sunday, and needed arthroscopic something, which cant be good. Devery Henderson, the fastest man on the field, whom I love, has feet that are too fast for his eye-hand coordination. He will burn your CB, then promptly drop the ball. He can, however catch anything where he is falling backward and getting hit. He just cant catch easy balls. He must be upside down or twisted. He would have been spectacular in kick-returns for our (yet another) injured Courtney Roby, (out for the season) if our return teams could for once ever open a damn hole. Neither Henderson, nor Reggie Bush, nor Lance Moore have sniffed a single ray of daylight this year. Billy White Shoes Johnson couldnt score with this blocking. Oh, did I mention that Roby was our gunner?

Our kicker is footballs version of Sybil. He hits 49 yarders in the Super Bowl, then misses 11 yarders, 2 years in a row costing us wins.

Add all that with your ridiculous loud crowd, and I'm sure your boys will be all pumped up, and jumping around and having a dandy time. The one thing I hope for is that my fellow Saints fans dont start crying for a rules change regarding division winners with losing records.

Did I mention Im one of the more positive posters here? I dont know, Im just not feeling this one. To me, the writing is on the wall for us. Every time somebody mentions us as "favorites," I cringe. Seriously, you should bet on this game.

I do love my Saints, and I supported them when they were 3-13, and as negative as this rant sounds, I never boo them. Im just saying we are struggling.

Our hope is that:
1. Sean Payton is BS'ing the injury situation, and sat out guys Sunday, who could really play. He denied this, but he is a master trickster.
2. Payton again reaches into his bag of tricks, not showing any strategic cards Sunday vs. Tampa. Look how bad we looked at the end of last year. Then we just turned it on for the playoffs.
3. We get a fast start in your whatever corporate name your stadium is. (Our stadium is just The Superdome--haa!. Im proud of that.) We get a fast start, and somehow get your fans to sit on their hands the way we did Sunday vs. Tampa. Bear in mind, we sometimes do fail to do our part, as noon starts are tough on hangovers.
4. Drew Brees somehow, once again, becomes (My religion prohibits me from comparing him to the Son of God, rhetoric he, himself has expressed dislike for.) a seemingly supernatural force.

But it looks good for you. I'm the only one who thinks this way, and Im usually wrong about things, but my feeling is if we get past YOU, we will repeat.

That is a lot of feedback thanks.

Yeah I remember Rocky Bernard but he plays for the Giants now. Maybe one of his most memorable plays was squashing Alex Smith like a grape in San Francisco a few years ago:

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...E97dY/610x.jpg

Our weaknesses are our O-line, and by extension our running game.

We lost WR Deon Butler for the season a few weeks ago, but Brandon Stokely may be back from a concussion this week. Mike Williams has been a welcome addition and seems to be fully healthy again. Ben Obamanu is having a bit of a break out season after waiting in the background on the practice squad and special teams for many years. He is a good yac'er, and can break a big one any time.

I expect Brees to have a big day against our secondary, but OTOH guys like Trufant, Babineaux, and Thomas could get a pick-6 if presented the opportunity.

Our run defense has been bad since we lost a big dude named Red Bryant in the Raiders game earlier this year. Will be interesting to see how Julius Jones handels his return to Qwest Field.
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Sup HawksFan, I actually don't hate you guys. Your one of the other NFC teams I'll usually root for, but not this weekend. I was pulling hard for the Seahawks when they went to the SB a few years back. I've been to Seattle, it's beautiful up there. Well, here's to a good game.......and a Saints victory!
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:51 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by skymike View Post
Hey, SeahawksFan. My wife went to high school with a former lineman of yours named Rocky Bernard. He was popular, and rather comedic in high school in Baytown, TX. She wasnt even aware he had been drafted by the Seahawks, until we saw him in the Super Bowl. But I am sure he would remember her. She was a cutie, and also a standout distance runner.

I'll tell you, you have every reason to put on your (dysentery green, or whatever the hell those colors are supposed to be) (my word, your uniform is ugly!) stuff, and root for your team Saturday.

1st of all, we looked like 8 kinds of sh** against Tampa, and made Josh Freeman look like Johnny Unitas. Most of us are clinging to the "meaningless game" excuse, but the game wasnt yet that meaningless in the first half, and we looked crappy in every phase of the game, against a team that beat nobody else with a winning record.

We've lost 2 of the last 3, including a loss to the aging Ravens, who almost let Houston-- Houston for petes sake, come back from 21 down. Their Ray Rice ran over us like schoolgirls. It took a patented Drew Brees miracle to pull one out in Atlanta.

Most of all, we're out of bodies. We dont have a single truly healthy RB. Our former human highlight reel Reggie Bush has apparently been victimized by a voodoo doll belonging to Kim Kardashian. 2 years of leg injuries have turned him from the modern day Gale Sayers to the latter day, post-injury version of Gale Sayers. Pierre Thomas is all heart, but we dont know what is up with his body. Our new Earl Campbell impression, Chris Ivory, is in a foot cast. Julius Jones fumbled at the endzone Sunday.

We are so depleted, we had zero TE,'s so two Offensive lineman played TE Sunday. I've lost track of which injury Shockey has. We had a new sensation, TE Jimmy Graham, who we lost Sunday, and a great guy named Dave Thomas, who has completely vanished from the planet. No one seems to know what happened to him, or where he went, and I have yet to hear of his fate on any media source. In fairness, Im 46, and dont know how to read twitter.

Our secondary has been a shuttle back and forth from the M*A*S*H unit all season. I think we do have our starting corners, both of whom got torched by "future Hall O' Famer" Josh Freeman sunday, and I dont know if we'll have Malcolm Jenkins or not. His replacement Roman Harper had a disturbing "out of breath" moment vs. the Rams, and his prematurely graying hair is making me wonder if something bizarre is happening to him.

Marcus Colston, the receiver with the greatest productivity-vs-mouthing-off ratio in the history of the NFL, was mysteriously out sunday, and needed arthroscopic something, which cant be good. Devery Henderson, the fastest man on the field, whom I love, has feet that are too fast for his eye-hand coordination. He will burn your CB, then promptly drop the ball. He can, however catch anything where he is falling backward and getting hit. He just cant catch easy balls. He must be upside down or twisted. He would have been spectacular in kick-returns for our (yet another) injured Courtney Roby, (out for the season) if our return teams could for once ever open a damn hole. Neither Henderson, nor Reggie Bush, nor Lance Moore have sniffed a single ray of daylight this year. Billy White Shoes Johnson couldnt score with this blocking. Oh, did I mention that Roby was our gunner?

Our kicker is footballs version of Sybil. He hits 49 yarders in the Super Bowl, then misses 11 yarders, 2 years in a row costing us wins.

Add all that with your ridiculous loud crowd, and I'm sure your boys will be all pumped up, and jumping around and having a dandy time. The one thing I hope for is that my fellow Saints fans dont start crying for a rules change regarding division winners with losing records.

Did I mention Im one of the more positive posters here? I dont know, Im just not feeling this one. To me, the writing is on the wall for us. Every time somebody mentions us as "favorites," I cringe. Seriously, you should bet on this game.

I do love my Saints, and I supported them when they were 3-13, and as negative as this rant sounds, I never boo them. Im just saying we are struggling.

Our hope is that:
1. Sean Payton is BS'ing the injury situation, and sat out guys Sunday, who could really play. He denied this, but he is a master trickster.
2. Payton again reaches into his bag of tricks, not showing any strategic cards Sunday vs. Tampa. Look how bad we looked at the end of last year. Then we just turned it on for the playoffs.
3. We get a fast start in your whatever corporate name your stadium is. (Our stadium is just The Superdome--haa!. Im proud of that.) We get a fast start, and somehow get your fans to sit on their hands the way we did Sunday vs. Tampa. Bear in mind, we sometimes do fail to do our part, as noon starts are tough on hangovers.
4. Drew Brees somehow, once again, becomes (My religion prohibits me from comparing him to the Son of God, rhetoric he, himself has expressed dislike for.) a seemingly supernatural force.

But it looks good for you. I'm the only one who thinks this way, and Im usually wrong about things, but my feeling is if we get past YOU, we will repeat.

Good LORD, you sound like a mix of Vince Dooley, Larry Munsen, and Lou Holtz !
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Jeez. Just an hour ago I was on a cloud; Upgraded from 25- yard line low to 49.5 yard line LOWER... Cloud 9 I tell you...

Then I come here and get sniped from the cloud with the injury report!

I was at Seattle last time we played there and we won, BUT their fans were BRUTAL. I wouldn't even let my wife buy sweatshirts because they were beating up anyone who yelled "Who Dat!".

I'm feeling pretty lonely already with that NOLA article about fans staying in NOLA, and my 50-yard line seats better come with security detail because my sign will read,

"QUIET PLEASE! REPEAT IN PROGRESS!"

That Qwest Field is the loudest outdoor stadium in the country. That whole 12th man deal is FOR REAL!

Got two seats for sale: face value. Home 25. Club Level!

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Old 01-05-2011, 01:42 AM   #30
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Jeez. Just an hour ago I was on a cloud; Upgraded from 25- yard line low to 49.5 yard line LOWER... Cloud 9 I tell you...

Then I come here and get sniped from the cloud with the injury report!

I was at Seattle last time we played there and we won, BUT their fans were BRUTAL. I wouldn't even let my wife buy sweatshirts because they were beating up anyone who yelled "Who Dat!".

I'm feeling pretty lonely already with that NOLA article about fans staying in NOLA, and my 50-yard line seats better come with security detail because my sign will read,

"QUIET PLEASE! REPEAT IN PROGRESS!"

That Qwest Field is the loudest outdoor stadium in the country. That whole 12th man deal is FOR REAL!

Got two seats for sale: face value. Home 25. Club Level!

ALASKA
Their fans were awful. I went to that same game. That said, I'm not sure which fan I was more afraid of. Drunk Seahawks fan or drunk Saints fan. I remember clearly a Saints fan coming at me with a solemn look on his face and at the last second he hugs me and yells "Who dat!" I almost kidney punched him.


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I like the Seahawks, in fact, I am a firm believer that you guys should have won your first superbowl a few years ago. Lot of terrible calls in that game. Oh well, welcome to the board, and I am looking forward to the game on Saturday.
Used to hate the Seahawks. Hate. Growing up in Alaska the stations here have forced Seahawks games on me. Even now.

One day, I saw Matt Hasselbeck in the airport in Orlando.
Nobody else recognized him so I asked for a picture with him.
This was the week before the Cardinals/Steelers Superbowl so I asked him which team he hoped would win. I wanted to know especially because the Cardinals are in the same division as the Seahawks and because every fan of the NFL that's not a Steelers fan knows that the Seahawks were jobbed in their Superbowl vs the Steelers.
His response was "Cardinals. One hundred percent."

I really liked the guy and have been secretely rooting for him. Don't tell my brothers.

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