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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; It may have contributed to the lackluster start, but I think the residual wore off and injuries were the largest factor this year. One thing about injuries is they affect all teams not just ours, so you just need to ...

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Old 01-19-2011, 02:44 PM   #11
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It may have contributed to the lackluster start, but I think the residual wore off and injuries were the largest factor this year. One thing about injuries is they affect all teams not just ours, so you just need to find a way to try to win.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:45 PM   #12
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The off season conditioning activities still had a tremendous amount of players. We did get a slow start but the injuries just kept coming and we couldn't run the ball with our 9th string running back.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:26 AM   #13
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Sometimes a team just don't have "it". Its hard to point to a specific thing and say that whats missing. Its such atremendous amonut of factors that affects a team.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:34 AM   #14
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The off season conditioning activities still had a tremendous amount of players. We did get a slow start but the injuries just kept coming and we couldn't run the ball with our 9th string running back.
The one area that had soooooooo many injuries and made it damn near impossible to recover from was RB. We really had a rough ride in that position.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:25 AM   #15
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Considering all of the distractions and injuries, the Saints did a heck of a job. I worried all season (and offseason) of how the book signings, the tv commercials, shows, etc would affect us, but all in all they handled themselves very professionally and I do believe we would not have lost the games we did had we had an effective running game. Nothing to hang our heads about this year.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:27 AM   #16
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Totally worth it. I don't care what happened and every celebration, book signing, interview etc. was worth it. There is only one time that a city get's it's first Super Bowl and every last thing they did was OK with me.

Considering all of the distractions, to follow it up with an 11-5 year was pretty darn good. I look forward to us being VERY strong next year. As much as we, as fans, see the holes the Saints have to fill, the staff knows what they need to do much much better.

You younger guys don't know how it was back in the day... when you would literally NEVER see Saints on TV commercials, or barely in any stories outside of the local paper. Late night talk show hosts would actually make jokes about the Saints... it was a totally different atmosphere back then.

People used to joke back then that LSU and the Saints were like brothers. LSU was the older sophisticated brother who you expected a lot from. The Saints? Well they were the "special needs" brother who you'd be happy with if he could take a bath by himself without drowning.

We always loved them both.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:56 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by subguy View Post
The one area that had soooooooo many injuries and made it damn near impossible to recover from was RB. We really had a rough ride in that position.
That was our problem the injuries we had little or no injuries going to the playoffs last year. If you look back the last couple of years last year we didn't have alot of guys on IR the year before that half the damn team was on IR just like this year and I late be the one that say this I'm not a big fan of him but when Reggie play the whole year we go far in the playoffs 2006 and last year. I know he don't play defense but this offense start with him and Bress that's why Payton is not going to let him go anywhere.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:14 PM   #18
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Reggie is important to the offense just not at the price the Saints are paying him, hopefully he restructures his deal so the Saints can spend on the UFAs that need to come back and on free agents that can improve the defense
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:30 PM   #19
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Reggie is important to the offense just not at the price the Saints are paying him, hopefully he restructures his deal so the Saints can spend on the UFAs that need to come back and on free agents that can improve the defense
No dought he need to restructure his contact he's important to our offense but were not dummys either that need to happen for use to free some money and if he ack stupid he can walk Payton will draft someone just like him but there's know one like him that is a free agent.
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