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jeanpierre 03-25-2012 08:48 AM

Postive Spin: Pending Suspensions Force Needed Changes
After the unprecedented beat-down given to the Saints by Commissioner Goodell and the kick 'em while their down efforts of New York media, have been looking for something good to take from the ongoing events of Bountygate...

With the anticipated penalties coming for players and a new defensive coordinator in Steve Spagnuolo, who'll be objective as he is tasked in getting the defense to a championship level, the player suspensions may have a long term positive effect on the organization.

Blindly loyal Saints fans may not like it, but the Saints FO will need to make sure they have enough players to minimize the pending personnel shortages.

And with change definitely needed on defense after the utter train wreck led by its engineer, Gregg Williams (sorry - he, who shall not be named), the reality is this combination of events may lead to better, younger defensive personnel.

Starting with Middle Linebacker, let me say I SincerelyLove and Appreciate what Jon Vilma has done for this franchise. But consider he probably needs more time to heal and assess the impact his playing career may have on his his long-term health. The recent "upgrade" at MLB is one example; the signing of Curtis Lofton and the Lord of the Flies Media drum beating hunt Jon Vilma's head - a painful change has taken place...

And what of Quarterback Drew Brees contract? Outside of Southern Louisiana and certain outposts of Saints Nation, he's amazingly no lock for the Hall of Fame on the first ballot; some idiots still use the argument he's had one good season and no League MVP's.

Brees contract and its negotiations have gone painstakingly slow for nervous fans. Also, complicating things are unethical media types writing self-righteous editorials demanding a max contract for Tom Condon, correction Drew Brees, when in fact they are comprising themselves to repay their sources who are mostly players' agents.

Consider who a max contract benefits most - the agent; hopefully Brees will realize that the big difference in 19 million and 23 milliion per annum is that by taking the 19 million he will allow the franchise cap freedom to make the upgrades necessary to get Brees the ball, protect Brees from harm, and provide Brees with the weapons to cement his place in NFL lore and history, thereby maxing his long term well-being...

The positive in this is that we should have players available who won't be a part of a suspension process and could provide fresh legs to the defense.

And, hopefully, to borrow from the film Major League one hell of a response to the league for the beatdown we received this past week - "To win the whole ***king thing!"

WhoDat!656 03-25-2012 09:15 AM

It is ironic that in punishing the Saints and trying to force us back into the paper bags, the league is forcing the Saints to address it's on-field weaknesses and increaing the odds of Kommisar Goodell handing the Lombardi Trophy to the Saints again!

The writers trying to ridicule the Saints by saying we were claiming other teams have a bounty program, may run the risk of the 'other' teams adopting a 'The Saints ran a bounty program, won a Super Bowl, were punished and won another one' mentality.

jeanpierre 03-25-2012 09:23 PM

You know what?

That's be a helluva thing if Goodell has to hand the Saints the Lombardi this season...

Marlboro Man 03-27-2012 12:37 PM

Everybody's probably read the statement by Goodell, but I just read it and it's still all circumstantial evidence. What multiple sources, what "Others" this is all just heresay. Lets get some incriminating stuff on Goodell. I'm sure that we have agents all over the world. Lets start investigating Goodell and break it to all the news stations and Wikileaks. Here's a link in case you missed the article.

Full NFL Statement Regarding Bountygate Punishments - Canal Street Chronicles

TheOak 03-27-2012 12:54 PM

I agree with ALL but.... Brees last three seasons have been unprecedented in terms of productivity, and he now holds a Super Dome full of records.

Mardigras9 03-27-2012 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by jeanpierre (Post 392443)
You know what?

That's be a helluva thing if Goodell has to hand the Saints the Lombardi this season...

This would be the great.

Marlboro Man 03-27-2012 01:45 PM

If Payon's suspension ends after the Super Bowl, I wonder if he can go down and accept the trophy. That'd really get Goodell PO'd.

Danno 03-27-2012 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by Marlboro Man (Post 393100)
If Payon's suspension ends after the Super Bowl, I wonder if he can go down and accept the trophy. That'd really get Goodell PO'd.


And after every win, announce that Payton gets a gameball, and say we'd like to dedicate this win to Sean Payton...

And with every opportunity in the media, mention Payton and Loomis admiringly.

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