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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Danno Yep, over-reaction at its finest. Its why I don't like gameday chat. Meachem has had a great camp and by all reports is catching everything in sight and beating our own secondary deep often. Bobby/Hokie said ...

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Old 08-13-2011, 11:48 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Yep, over-reaction at its finest. Its why I don't like gameday chat.

Meachem has had a great camp and by all reports is catching everything in sight and beating our own secondary deep often.

Bobby/Hokie said he looks like our best WR at this point.

Meachem has never had a rep for drops.
Wait till Ingram fumbles...
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:53 AM   #22
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Just so you know...I did try to find a replay of it before I posted, but couldn't on youtube yet...so, I had to depend on my memory and how I felt last night when I saw the replay. I just remember thinking that it wasn't perfect when I saw it and gave Meach a break because of that. If I see the replay again and see I was wrong, I will of course apologize for remembering it wrong.

I also remember seeing Brees on the sideline and thinking he was just a little too pissed considering all the situations.

It's what I like about message boards, though. We all don't see things the same way.
I didn't think it was perfect either. I believe it was ever so slightly under thrown, but still no excuse in the world for Meach no to catch it.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:00 PM   #23
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Here we go. I had the Saints on on my 13" laptop and had the TB-KC game on the TV in the background. First a general observation. I seem to remember the home team announcers getting the play. These San Fran nimrods weren't even sure who the niners were playing last night. That was unfortunate for me because it's hard to see which Saint is doing what on that small screen while Stu and Pid were spending hours wishing for a new stadium instead of talking about the game.

Now to the game: D- I was kind of surprised how much wood GW brought to the game. Maybe that was GW's reply to the Niner's for taking our D to school last year. I kind of felt sorry for Alex Smith. He was getting the slobber knocked out of him. The run stopping was like nothing we saw last year. That was a very pleasant thing. It was hard for me to keep track of the LB's but it seemed like the DL and DB's were doing most of the work and the niners weren't able to make it far enough up the field for our LB's to even have to break a sweat.

O Very sloppy. It does take longer for the O line to gel, but it was pretty bad. They got no push on the runs and Drew was running for his life a lot. Granted that Niner defense is pretty good, but that good? Our receivers were simply banana fingered. I know it was the first game, but I'd of traded our receiving corps last night for Tampa's no problem. The Bucs were haulin in everything that came their way. Just sayin'.

Now for the second best part of the game. WE GOTS SPECIAL TEAMS THIS YEAR! Nice! 'Nuff said.

I'm only commenting on the first string part of the game which ended in a draw. I could give a crap if our third string can beat their third string. Although Bell had a good night and Roby looked okay.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:47 PM   #24
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Here we go. I had the Saints on on my 13" laptop and had the TB-KC game on the TV in the background. First a general observation. I seem to remember the home team announcers getting the play. These San Fran nimrods weren't even sure who the niners were playing last night. That was unfortunate for me because it's hard to see which Saint is doing what on that small screen while Stu and Pid were spending hours wishing for a new stadium instead of talking about the game.

Now to the game: D- I was kind of surprised how much wood GW brought to the game. Maybe that was GW's reply to the Niner's for taking our D to school last year. I kind of felt sorry for Alex Smith. He was getting the slobber knocked out of him. The run stopping was like nothing we saw last year. That was a very pleasant thing. It was hard for me to keep track of the LB's but it seemed like the DL and DB's were doing most of the work and the niners weren't able to make it far enough up the field for our LB's to even have to break a sweat.

O Very sloppy. It does take longer for the O line to gel, but it was pretty bad. They got no push on the runs and Drew was running for his life a lot. Granted that Niner defense is pretty good, but that good? Our receivers were simply banana fingered. I know it was the first game, but I'd of traded our receiving corps last night for Tampa's no problem. The Bucs were haulin in everything that came their way. Just sayin'.

Now for the second best part of the game. WE GOTS SPECIAL TEAMS THIS YEAR! Nice! 'Nuff said.

I'm only commenting on the first string part of the game which ended in a draw. I could give a crap if our third string can beat their third string. Although Bell had a good night and Roby looked okay.
Well summed up. I had similar points on the other game observation thread going on. What does concearn me a little bit (stress little) is that the O looked out of sync when they had the players camp that was so hyped. Obviously it is not the same as the real thing. I'm just saying I'm surprised the first team struggled (no first downs) in the home opening game against the niners like that. The pats and the eagles looked much better on first string O than the Saints did last night. With the Ingram drafting, the Thomas contract, the Bush trading, and Sproles signing, the run game has added pressure this year. Last night was not step in the right direction for the 1st string run game.

But, I'm not overreacting after 2 weeks of camp. Just my observation.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:49 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Yep, over-reaction at its finest. Its why I don't like gameday chat.

Meachem has had a great camp and by all reports is catching everything in sight and beating our own secondary deep often.

Bobby/Hokie said he looks like our best WR at this point.

Meachem has never had a rep for drops.

Its funny if that would have been Bush who dropped that pass there would be crying all over this board with you leading the charge....Meach is a highly paid 3rd year 1st round pick and he gets coddled..go back and watch it..the ball hit him right in the hands...Just sayin
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Its funny if that would have been Bush who dropped that pass there would be crying all over this board with you leading the charge....Meach is a highly paid 3rd year 1st round pick and he gets coddled..go back and watch it..the ball hit him right in the hands...Just sayin
who? lmao

In all fairness, it was not the greatest show by our Offense, Brees was not in sync, an NFL player makes that catch but the overall the offense was lackluster

It will get better, Brees would not just let this rest, guarantee it will be rectified.
Was nice to see Mark Ingram get in the endzone, even though the other running backs got more yards than him it was to be expected for Ingrams first game.
He is going be a star at RB
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:10 PM   #27
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Its funny if that would have been Bush who dropped that pass there would be crying all over this board with you leading the charge....Meach is a highly paid 3rd year 1st round pick and he gets coddled..go back and watch it..the ball hit him right in the hands...Just sayin
Perhaps. But bringing in Terrell Owens is a terrible idea. The guy is an absolute head case. He has had problems with almost every team he's been on.
You've undoubtedly heard his rants, seen him yelling at his teammates on the field and on the sideline, embarrassing his current and former QB's (if it looks like a rat, Donovan puking in the huddle for example), yelling "I love me some me" and "They still love to hate me".



He's also much older, slower and drops many more balls than Meachem.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:11 PM   #28
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I live in California.. I got to watch the game. I was so happy... Now on to what I saw... Too early to say anything about the starters, as always the first preseason game is a warm up for them. Offense was a little flat the timing was off some.. But it is the first preseason game so no big deal there.
If this is the defense we are gonna see all year there are gonna be some teams in trouble.. I know that usually the defenses are ahead of the offenses early in preseason training.. But what I saw was a defense the really can be very, very , good.. We are deep in a lot of positions and it showed last night.. Good Job D'
What really impressed me was the backup players.. the ones fighting for a spot on a deep team.. I think all did pretty well last night.. Come time for cutting players it's gonna be a tough decision.. Glad I'm not a coach.

I remember when we got Chase Daniel I said then that he would be a good fit here.. Like what others have said before he is a good back up for Drew. What I like about Chase is he has what you call a football Heart.. He wants to play football he want's to win. He is a team player..

So it's to early to tell but from what I saw last night. The NFL better watch out for the Who- Dats this year... Cause we should be called The We-Dats.. All I hear about is Philly and what they did in the off season. Even on Fox sports last night that's all I heard Philly this and Philly that..Well I think we did an outstanding job if not a better job than Philly..

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Perhaps. But bringing in Terrell Owens is a terrible idea. The guy is an absolute head case. He has had problems with almost every team he's been on.
You've undoubtedly heard his rants, seen him yelling at his teammates on the field and on the sideline, embarrassing his current and former QB's (if it looks like a rat, Donovan puking in the huddle for example), yelling "I love me some me" and "They still love to hate me".



He's also much older, slower and drops many more balls than Meachem.
I doubt Meach makes the hall of fame..and T.O would be a good pickup..did you any bad stuff from last year about him?...he played well and didnt cause any problems that i am aware of....
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"We're not a team, we're a roster." Good quote from Coach.
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