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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This whole forum needs to calm down! We just lost to the defending champs, opening night, after they unveiled their Superbowl banner, in friggin Lambeau Field...and we only lost the game by one posession...one yard, at the end of the ...

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Old 09-10-2011, 05:31 AM   #1
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This is ridiculous!!

This whole forum needs to calm down!

We just lost to the defending champs, opening night, after they unveiled their Superbowl banner, in friggin Lambeau Field...and we only lost the game by one posession...one yard, at the end of the game. AFTER we gave up a turnover on a great drive, and AFTER giving up the second longest kick return TD in NFL history.
How does that translate to "our defense sucks"?
WE scored 34 pts, and everyone is impressed with GB's defense?!?!?
Is 8 points the difference between Great and Suck?!?!

IF the ball bounces our way one or two more times (like it did in '09), we win the game!

I just cant believe all the hate and misery and gnashing of teeth on here after one game that really wasn't that bad.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:16 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Kristomac View Post
This whole forum needs to calm down!

We just lost to the defending champs, opening night, after they unveiled their Superbowl banner, in friggin Lambeau Field...and we only lost the game by one posession...one yard, at the end of the game. AFTER we gave up a turnover on a great drive, and AFTER giving up the second longest kick return TD in NFL history.
How does that translate to "our defense sucks"?
WE scored 34 pts, and everyone is impressed with GB's defense?!?!?
Is 8 points the difference between Great and Suck?!?!

IF the ball bounces our way one or two more times (like it did in '09), we win the game!

I just cant believe all the hate and misery and gnashing of teeth on here after one game that really wasn't that bad.
I feel like somebody licked all the red off my offseason lollipop. I need an ice cream.


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Old 09-10-2011, 06:21 AM   #3
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Yes, it was that bad.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:58 AM   #4
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Everyone should not be calm

Greenbay is a great team, we all knew that but

#19-20 offensive line
# 24-25 running the ball

IF we can't stop the run vs Greenbay we have some serious problems, because that means almost everyone can run and pass against us.

...and the only reason we came within 1 possession and 1 yard is because our offense rocks, and brees rocks, even without moore. IF matty lice was there it would have been a blow out,,,,, again,,,,
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:02 AM   #5
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Ok. One more time for the cheap seats, lol:

O line and D line need time to gel

LB's need exp and time to gel

Robinson will be fine.

Besides, Brees looked better than he did in our Superbowl season.
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Casillas looked good for the first couple drives, then he just kind of disappeared.

He had great speed on the sack and rocked Aaron Rodgers on the next play aswell.

Props to Malcolm for laying Donald driver out, my ribs hurt just watching that hit!

Other than that it was our O that I was impressed with, yeah the lack on short yardage conversions was annoying, but if our defense pulled it's head out of their ass maybe drew wouldn't have been put in that position so many times.

We learnt, get ready for the bears in dome
Lance Moore get healthy now!
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:09 AM   #7
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It might just depend on what color glasses you're looking thru ... But Thursday night the Defense graded out no better than they did in the Seattle game last year ... will they play better against lesser teams ... no doubt ... But unless some major gelling takes place Bree's and company will be called upon to operate at a very high level to be in games against better teams to end up with a win ... They didn't / couldn't cover the receivers ... Harper looked absolutely lost in coverage but he did supported the run well ... They didn't / couldn't apply pressure with DL and most of the blitzes where broadcast and handled ... Tackling ... nuff said.

We have done a good / great job bringing in personal to upgrade the defensive unit the results have not changed to any extent to date ... Will Smith make that big of diff when he's back in 2 weeks ... Remains to be seen.

Hope springs eternal in this Day One 67 Saints fan ... But as of right now / at least Thursday night performance ... I would have to say Williams was out coached or his unit was just not prepared ... Not because of the final score but how in the process of getting there the Packers made The Saints defensive unit look downright lost and over matched ... Kind Sorta just like Seattle last year.

I'm all in with Saints and have been since 09/67 ... just my view of it is what it is.
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I'm by no means Hating, it was a great game and we did lose to the best team in football. Brees and the O looked great, we did put up a lot of points on a very good defense. But you can't tell me you not starting to be concerned about our defense and the lack of tackling. I sure as hell am, this has been brought up before and still has not been fixed. Gelling has nothing to do with tackling

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Old 09-10-2011, 09:31 AM   #9
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I'm by no means Hating, it was a great game and we did lose to the best team in football. Brees and the O looked great, we did put up a lot of points on a very good defense. But you can't tell me you not starting to be concerned about our defense and the lack of tackling. I sure as hell am, this has been brought up before and still has not been fixed. Gelling has nothing to do with tackling
That last line is soooo true - we suck at tackling.

If that game is played in the dome - Drew is out of the game. The O-line did not protect well enough & Drew got hit too much.

BUT.... OUR BEST D-LINEMAN was suspended 1 week before the game. Put Will SMith back in the game & I see thigs bouncing differently!!
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:44 AM   #10
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The loss hurts more because it was the NFL opening game on nat TV when everyone and their grandma's sister was watching. Things will be ok.
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