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

Busted but not broken: Sanctions, instability will be difficult for Saints to overcome, but Brees provides hope

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 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 ...

Like Tree2Likes

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
Threaded by papz
Retired
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 10,546

Show Printable Version Email this Page
Rating: (0 votes - average)

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.


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	saintsstorm.jpg
Views:	0
Size:	26.2 KB
ID:	4465  

Rugby Saint II likes this.
Views: 894
Old 03-22-2012, 08:27 AM   #2
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Land Mass between LA and AL
Posts: 3,530
We can still score 50 points, and the D needed a shake-up anyway.
SloMotion likes this.
Mardigras9 is offline  
Old 03-22-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4
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...
Serious is offline  
Old 03-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #4
5000 POSTS! +
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 6,432
Blog Entries: 5
The only part they missed is that the next man us is about 22-27 down on defense.

Retards.
Euphoria is offline  
Old 03-22-2012, 12:54 PM   #5
Bounty Money $$$
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 5800 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA.
Posts: 11,409
We will just have to use a lot of buckets to keep the water out of the boat but it'll still float.
Rugby Saint II is offline  
Old 03-22-2012, 01:32 PM   #6
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,257
Originally Posted by papz View Post
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.

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.
Marlboro Man is offline  
Old 03-22-2012, 01:37 PM   #7
Retired
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 10,546
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.
papz is offline  
Old 03-23-2012, 12:52 AM   #8
100th Post
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 280
Blog Entries: 10
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?
joker-saint is offline  
Old 03-23-2012, 04:33 AM   #9
LB Mentallity
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,270
Blog Entries: 39
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
hagan714 is offline  
Old 03-23-2012, 07:23 AM   #10
Deuce
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,879
Go Giants!
Saint_LB is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/42485-busted-but-not-broken-sanctions-instability-will-difficult-saints-overcome-but-brees.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
Busted but not broken: Sanctions, instability will be difficult for Saints to overcome, but Brees provides hope This thread Refback 03-22-2012 01:54 PM 2


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts