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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Before you catch on that this is yet another bounty related thread, I want to make mention that I want to look at the positive side of what has happened and how it will affect the team. Some of my ...

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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The Black and Gold Lining

Before you catch on that this is yet another bounty related thread, I want to make mention that I want to look at the positive side of what has happened and how it will affect the team. Some of my thoughts are:

1. It will give Sean a chance to clean up some things in his personal life without it being a distraction during the season. Not to be cold hearted but I'm sure most everyone at this site at least suspected something was not exactly right between them when Coach moved his wife back to Dallas.

2. It will give Sean a chance to view his team from a perspective no other head coach has ever had...as an outsider. Maybe he'll spot some things that he can use in 2013 that he otherwise would not have seen.

3. People take sabbaticals all the time to renew and refresh during their careers. I'm sure Sean would rather not be taking it, but it gives him a year off from the daily grind of an NFL HC. There's got to be some positives in that.

4. Will Smith's season is now 75% as long as most of the DEs in the league. Sure, he's going to be missed the first four games, but afterwards he should rested and healthy.

Any other positives I've missed?
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Re: The Black and Gold Lining

ScottyRo, why dont I know you? Anyway, I think your points are great.

I too, when Payton's wife moved to Dallas, thought, "Things that make you go
hmmm? I've had a middle age crisis, and I was useless. Dont know if thats
anywhere near the situation, but something's up, and needs to be worked on.

I took a sabattical from my career, and when I came back, I could do things
I never could do before. It made me hungrier.

I think of the Will Smith thing as the normal time we seem to lose a player each year to injury. I hope he does come back fresh.

Why not?
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Before you catch on that this is yet another bounty related thread, I want to make mention that I want to look at the positive side of what has happened and how it will affect the team. Some of my thoughts are:

1. It will give Sean a chance to clean up some things in his personal life without it being a distraction during the season. Not to be cold hearted but I'm sure most everyone at this site at least suspected something was not exactly right between them when Coach moved his wife back to Dallas.

2. It will give Sean a chance to view his team from a perspective no other head coach has ever had...as an outsider. Maybe he'll spot some things that he can use in 2013 that he otherwise would not have seen.

3. People take sabbaticals all the time to renew and refresh during their careers. I'm sure Sean would rather not be taking it, but it gives him a year off from the daily grind of an NFL HC. There's got to be some positives in that.

4. Will Smith's season is now 75% as long as most of the DEs in the league. Sure, he's going to be missed the first four games, but afterwards he should rested and healthy.

Any other positives I've missed?
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Thanks, skymike.

You probably aren't familiar with me because I'm something of a blast from the past here. I haven't posted much since Aaron Brooks dominated 49 of every 50 threads.
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YES, motivation against NO GOODell. I forgot that one and it's a big one.
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Thanks, skymike.

You probably aren't familiar with me because I'm something of a blast from the past here. I haven't posted much since Aaron Brooks dominated 49 of every 50 threads.
UGHH!!! That was a sad time in Saints history that I would just like to forget.
One more positive thing is that the coaches will grow even more and then next year Payton can help remold the organization.

Edit: He rebuilt the organization from the top down after Katrina. It might just be time for him to reevaluate the organization again.
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Hopefully we will be saying, "how do you improve from winning the superbowl?" That will be a great problem to have.
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Before you catch on that this is yet another bounty related thread, I want to make mention that I want to look at the positive side of what has happened and how it will affect the team. Some of my thoughts are:

1. It will give Sean a chance to clean up some things in his personal life without it being a distraction during the season. Not to be cold hearted but I'm sure most everyone at this site at least suspected something was not exactly right between them when Coach moved his wife back to Dallas.

2. It will give Sean a chance to view his team from a perspective no other head coach has ever had...as an outsider. Maybe he'll spot some things that he can use in 2013 that he otherwise would not have seen.

3. People take sabbaticals all the time to renew and refresh during their careers. I'm sure Sean would rather not be taking it, but it gives him a year off from the daily grind of an NFL HC. There's got to be some positives in that.

4. Will Smith's season is now 75% as long as most of the DEs in the league. Sure, he's going to be missed the first four games, but afterwards he should rested and healthy.

Any other positives I've missed?
I think you summed it up quite well.

I will add a few personal thoughts that I know some will not care for but "it is what it is".

1. Curtis Lofton. In our love affair with certain players they stay on the field way past their value period in my opinion. Vilma would have been battling a recovering knee and declining skill all season.

2. Double edged sword: Carmichael gets HMFIC time, albeit at the risk of someone stealing him next year.

3. No matter what the outcome, we WILL be a stronger team next year.
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Hahaha, Smith keeps gettin' these suspensions and he'll be suspended... um....errrr, playin' forever.
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