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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The only thing that worries me that's different from '09 are the lack of defensive takeaways. Could prove to be very beneficial in the playoffs, especially if we go to Green Bay...

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Old 12-30-2011, 03:35 PM   #11
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The only thing that worries me that's different from '09 are the lack of defensive takeaways. Could prove to be very beneficial in the playoffs, especially if we go to Green Bay
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:21 PM   #12
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We know that when the offense is playing well and the defense just eliminates mistakes we are extremely hard to beat. The problem this year with our run to Superbowl is keeping that up on the road where we have to go. The team is clicking at the right time of year and it is very exciting.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:27 PM   #13
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I was a nervous wreck in 2009. I kept thinking the wheels would inevitably fall off of our dreamwagon and we'd get crushed in a most humiliating fashion...

Old habits are really hard to break.

End up like a dog who's been beat too much,
and you spend half your life just covering up.


That dog fought back in 2009.

This year I'm not as anxious. I know we're good enough to win it all, but so are 3 or 4 other teams.

I'm just enjoying the ride.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:52 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
I was a nervous wreck in 2009. I kept thinking the wheels would inevitably fall off of our dreamwagon and we'd get crushed in a most humiliating fashion...

Old habits are really hard to break.

End up like a dog who's been beat too much,
and you spend half your life just covering up.


That dog fought back in 2009.

This year I'm not as anxious. I know we're good enough to win it all, but so are 3 or 4 other teams.

I'm just enjoying the ride.
I'm feeling the same way, Danno. And I'm not as concerned as some about the road.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:51 PM   #15
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BTW, we are 18-6 on the road the last 3 years. Thats best in the NFL.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:51 PM   #16
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I think this team is better than that 09 team too.I mean to dismantle the falcons like they did is just unheard of in saints football.the team just seems to be more better and more disciplined each game.I don't know about you guys,but I would send our boys ANYWHERE to play on the NFL.I know they're not scared so why would we be? WHO DAT!
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:16 PM   #17
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This year I'm not as anxious. I know we're good enough to win it all, but so are 3 or 4 other teams.

I'm just enjoying the ride.
Agreed. Even though I agree that we are looking much better than earlier in the season on both sides of the ball --- this is not the 2009 team. We are decidedly better on offense. On defense, we do not have the number of turnovers on defense. We do not score any where near as much on defense.

But, the thing that worries me is an intangible which this article discusses: http://www.wwltv.com/sports/black-an...136387798.html .

It is something about the will to come back when your back is against the wall in the second half. Remember in 2009, in the game against Miami and coming back after being down 21. Remember Meacham being an offensive ballhawk in the Redskins game? I have never seen ANYBODY do that in any game. It was shocking -- in a good way.

While I don't want us to HAVE TO come back from a large deficit, it would make me feel more secure this season if we had showed this ability in the game against the Rams & especially against the Packers.

But, this is where we are today. And all things considered, I feel a lot of confidence and a lot of hope for Saints 2011 World Champions. And, if that doesn't happen, I'm going to feel worse than last year. I think this team has a real chance, especially if they channel the soul of the 2009 team they refused to lose. REFUSE TO LOSE. REFUSE TO LOSE. REFUSE TO LOSE.
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