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Old 06-22-2004, 11:39 AM   #1
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Haslett optimistic over recent additions

By Mark Alexander
malexander@clarionledger.com

RIDGELAND — One of the first questions New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett fielded Monday was from a fan wanting to know if the team had gotten any secondary help for cornerbacks Fred Thomas and Ashley Ambrose.

Haslett grinned, turned to his left and pointed to defensive linemen Darren Howard and Brian Young, who were among those in the Saints' promotional caravan that stopped at Northpark Mall.

"Yeah," said Haslett, with a grin on his face. "Here's their help. Anytime you can rush the passer and stop the run, it helps out your cornerbacks a lot."

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Old 06-22-2004, 01:10 PM   #2
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\"They\'ve got a bunch of talent here, more talent than we ever had in St. Louis,\" Young said. \"It\'s just a matter of cutting out the the stupid mistakes, the little things that have kept them from being really good on defense the past couple of years.\"
Seeing quotes like this make me simultaneously really excited and really annoyed. I\'m stoked to hear we have that kind of talent from a guy who has actually played for both teams. That makes me think that we have a real shot. On the flip side, it pisses me off. It\'s not like much of this talent hasn\'t been here for a while. Why, with all this talent, have we not suceeded more? It reinforces my belief that the Saints have just about everything they need to make a real Super Bowl run... except for a Super Bowl coach. Prove me wrong Jim... PLEASE.

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Old 06-23-2004, 09:15 AM   #3
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Every year, articles like these start popping up. Little cute tidbits (PR) that make the team look good, and Saint\'s fans excited to go buy tickets and jerseys. I fell for that last year. Sure, we had injuries, weird plays, bad calls.....but nobody cares.

I am excited about this season because 1. i love the Saints and 2. i love football. Period. I am not coming into this season with any major expectations. We can discuss why we suck or why we will be in the Big Game. I enjoy that. But the reality is the NFL is so unpredictable and the Saints...well...we all know about our beloved team.

I will probably go bald due to the Saints, not my 2 year old daughter who already wants to start driving.
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Old 06-23-2004, 09:20 AM   #4
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I feel ya, Shrume and Dat.

I\'m optimistic every year around this time. Like Shrume said, it\'s part of loving this team and loving this sport. No matter what anyone says or writes, during the off-season, the Saints have as much of a chance as anyone. What I want this season is to have a reason to sustain my optimism through January.

Young may be the motor we\'ve needed on defense for the past two seasons. I\'m really hyped about this guy.
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