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papz 03-22-2012 09:22 AM

Busted but not broken: Sanctions, instability will be difficult for Saints to overcome, but Brees provides hope
 
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METAIRIE, La. -- The NFL hit the Saints with some of the most severe penalties ever levied against any professional sports team Wednesday, and they won’t stop there. Commissioner Roger Goodell said that player penalties will be next on his agenda, and those could wind up being the most costly of all.

The most jaw-dropping news on Wednesday was that the Saints will lose coach Sean Payton for a full year, beginning April 1 – something that no NFL team has ever had to face.

After being found guilty of running an illegal bounty program from 2009-2011, the Saints will also forfeit a second-round draft pick in 2012 and 2013. They’ll lose general manager Mickey Loomis for eight games during the 2012 regular season, and they’ll lose linebackers coach/assistant head coach Joe Vitt for six games. They could eventually lose veteran defensive leaders like linebacker Jonathan Vilma and others to suspensions.

It’s as close to the “death penalty” as any NFL team has ever seen.

And yet, it’s not a death penalty.

If there is any silver lining for the Saints, it’s that they are one of the organizations best built to absorb such a heavy blow.


Read more: Busted but not broken: Sanctions, instability will be difficult for Saints to overcome, but Brees provides hope - NFL - Sporting News

I just wanted to highlight that last part as my main point throughout this ordeal. We are a well built organization and the next man up will rise to the occasion... we need to believe that. Surely the lost of Payton is damaging as well as the lost draft picks, but we'll weather this storm. There's a whole year of Saints football ahead of us and it sure beats a lock out.

:bng:

Mardigras9 03-22-2012 09:27 AM

We can still score 50 points, and the D needed a shake-up anyway.

Serious 03-22-2012 10:00 AM

From this day going forward I will hate commissioner Roger Goodell. Suspending Sean for a year... without pay. Either one of those would have been good enough, but both? This man is a draconian dictator. I agree we needed some form of punishment but this is overboard. I work with Cowboy fans and they cannot even believe he did this to us...

Euphoria 03-22-2012 10:03 AM

The only part they missed is that the next man us is about 22-27 down on defense.

Retards.

Rugby Saint II 03-22-2012 01:54 PM

We will just have to use a lot of buckets to keep the water out of the boat but it'll still float.:smile:

Marlboro Man 03-22-2012 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by papz (Post 390824)
METAIRIE, La. -- The NFL hit the Saints with some of the most severe penalties ever levied against any professional sports team Wednesday, and they won’t stop there. Commissioner Roger Goodell said that player penalties will be next on his agenda, and those could wind up being the most costly of all.

The most jaw-dropping news on Wednesday was that the Saints will lose coach Sean Payton for a full year, beginning April 1 – something that no NFL team has ever had to face.

After being found guilty of running an illegal bounty program from 2009-2011, the Saints will also forfeit a second-round draft pick in 2012 and 2013. They’ll lose general manager Mickey Loomis for eight games during the 2012 regular season, and they’ll lose linebackers coach/assistant head coach Joe Vitt for six games. They could eventually lose veteran defensive leaders like linebacker Jonathan Vilma and others to suspensions.

It’s as close to the “death penalty” as any NFL team has ever seen.

And yet, it’s not a death penalty.

If there is any silver lining for the Saints, it’s that they are one of the organizations best built to absorb such a heavy blow.


Read more: Busted but not broken: Sanctions, instability will be difficult for Saints to overcome, but Brees provides hope - NFL - Sporting News

I just wanted to highlight that last part as my main point throughout this ordeal. We are a well built organization and the next man up will rise to the occasion... we need to believe that. Surely the lost of Payton is damaging as well as the lost draft picks, but we'll weather this storm. There's a whole year of Saints football ahead of us and it sure beats a lock out.

:bng:

So explain to me how Brees sitting out being greedy helps us in this?? Exactly how does Brees provide hope again??? I don't see it. Just sayin. Oh, and exactly what is it that he has been doing to provide any hope? Oh, that's right, he's been sitting out trying to get 23 mil. from the team.

papz 03-22-2012 02:37 PM

You may want to take that up with the author or Drew Brees.

That said at the end of the day, he's still ours... at least for next year.

joker-saint 03-23-2012 01:52 AM

The bright side to losing 20 players on defense.
 
If the SAints lose 20 players due to suspensions on defense that will open up alot of cap space to go out and buy some decent defensive players. Can anybody think of another bright side to this?

hagan714 03-23-2012 05:33 AM

Sean gets a job at the dome with security to keep the dome rafters safe. :)

20 players sitting on defense? no way. but it will force the saints to use their bench.

plus if the nfl does not force the saints to eat the cap numbers drew is signed and a some good players can be had. But i am affraid that by the time this all goes down the Union will drag this out so long there will very little to pick through

Saint_LB 03-23-2012 08:23 AM

Go Giants!


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