Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

Saints outdoors

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Looking at the Saints schedule, 6 of the 8 road games will be outdoors: Bucs, Panthers, Giants, Packers, Broncos, Raiders; the other 2 games are Falcons & Cowboys. Last year the Saints were 5-3 on the road; should have been ...

Like Tree5Likes

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-26-2012, 07:58 AM   #1
SaintsWillWin
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Shreveport,Louisiana
Posts: 9,423
Saints outdoors

Looking at the Saints schedule, 6 of the 8 road games will be outdoors: Bucs, Panthers, Giants, Packers, Broncos, Raiders; the other 2 games are Falcons & Cowboys.

Last year the Saints were 5-3 on the road; should have been a perfect season for the Saints, but it is what it is.

I, like most other Saints fans, was sick and tired of hearing/reading about how the Saints don't score as much when they play outside.

It may be over-simplistic, but why score 35 points if 17 will win?
WhoDat!656 is offline  
Old 02-26-2012, 08:39 AM   #2
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Grand Haven, Michigan by way of a little Mississippi River town in Louisiana
Posts: 2,519
Most of the teams we face outdoors have pretty good defenses, I don't mind when the talking heads say we don't play well outdoors it just more incintive to shut them up. Our backyard or theirs we usually win or it's a tight game, so let them talk.
skymike likes this.
halloween 65 is offline  
Old 02-26-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Land Mass between LA and AL
Posts: 3,384
As long as we have one more point than who we are playing, it's all good. I'll take 2-0 or 3-2 in an ugly win, as long as it's a win.
Mardigras9 is offline  
Old 02-26-2012, 09:25 AM   #4
I donate wisdom
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Finland... formerly Southern Virginia
Posts: 3,896
It would be incredibly unrealistic to even demand that a pass-heavy team should score as many points outside than they do inside... why would that even be a discussion?
FinSaint is offline  
Old 02-26-2012, 09:30 AM   #5
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Haven Ct
Posts: 18,061
Thats just the game. We play indoors an other teams play outdoors. The Saints half to play both.
QBREES9 is offline  
Old 02-26-2012, 01:50 PM   #6
Bounty Money $$$
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 5800 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA.
Posts: 10,993
Most people think we don't play well outdoors. Other coaches probably think so too. We know better. The elements do limit us but not that much. Coach Payton knows how to adjust to the conditions.
Besides if everything works out we'll be playing our final game in the Superdome and that means winning the Superbowl.
Rugby Saint II is offline  
Old 02-26-2012, 02:14 PM   #7
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nottinghamshire, UK
Posts: 3,880
Coach payton learned a lot from the 2006 NFCCG in Chicago, road games in troublesome weather have always been played better since that day
dizzle88 is offline  
Old 02-26-2012, 02:27 PM   #8
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort Alabama
Posts: 15,217
Saints outdoors over the last 3 years...

13W-6L.


Now STFU please.
UK_WhoDat, skymike, HouYat and 1 others like this.
Danno is offline  
Old 02-26-2012, 02:29 PM   #9
SaintsWillWin
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Shreveport,Louisiana
Posts: 9,423
Thumbs down

Originally Posted by dizzle88 View Post
Coach payton learned a lot from the 2006 NFCCG in Chicago, road games in troublesome weather have always been played better since that day
The chicken-shyt Bears re-sodded the middle of the field before that game and knew that the only places to have any success running was to the outside so they concentrated their defense there.
WhoDat!656 is offline  
Old 02-26-2012, 02:30 PM   #10
SaintsWillWin
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Shreveport,Louisiana
Posts: 9,423
Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Saints outdoors over the last 3 years... 13-6.

Now STFU please.
Unfortunately are also 0 & forever in road playoff games...
WhoDat!656 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:53 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts