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2002 meltdown losing final 3 games (to losing teams) to miss playoffs in 2002 5 6.33%
blowing a 21 point halftime lead to the Raiders on MNF in '79 3 3.80%
River City Relay ...MISSED extra point 16 20.25%
61-7 loss to Falcons (at Tulane stadium) in season opener 1 1.27%
Beastly run by Marshawn Lynch in 2010 playoffs 17 21.52%
Alex Smith's comeback play in 2011 playoffs 21 26.58%
Mike Lansford's FG knocking Saints out of playoffs in '83 0 0%
Aaron Brooks' BACKWARDS pass 4 5.06%
OTHER 12 15.19%
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Your WORST "I Can't Believe It" moment with the Saints...

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The day that I heard we were getting Steve Walsh and gave up a ton of draft picks was my lowest moment as a Saint fan. I admittedly am an Ole Miss homer, and thought John Fourcade was indeed Johnny ...

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:52 AM   #21
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Re: Your WORST "I Can't Believe It" moment with the Saints...

The day that I heard we were getting Steve Walsh and gave up a ton of draft picks was my lowest moment as a Saint fan. I admittedly am an Ole Miss homer, and thought John Fourcade was indeed Johnny B. Goode, and I was so pleased that Fourcade was finally going to get the chance he deserved.

Fourcade may have been the original guy that ESPN homed-in on during the draft that didn't get drafted...or the original "snub". His college coach made a comment prior to the draft that, IMO, made pro GM's shy away. He was a "black sheep" his whole NFL career.

Anyway...Mora announced that he would be the starter that year, and Hebert took his football and went home. Fourcade got 3 games as the starter before Mora threw in the towel and mortgaged the farm for noodle arm.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #22
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Re: Your WORST "I Can't Believe It" moment with the Saints...

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Without a doubt it was the River city miracle and the missed extra point.
This is a no-brainer for me, too.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:55 AM   #23
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Re: Your WORST "I Can't Believe It" moment with the Saints...

The missed extra point was definitely the worst from history, because I remember watching it. But overall we had a great chance to make it to our second super bowl and win our first on the road playoff victory, all we had to do was stop Alex Smith (ALEX G.D. SMITH!!) for less than a minute, and we couldn't do it. I absolutely could NOT believe it.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:53 PM   #24
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Re: Your WORST "I Can't Believe It" moment with the Saints...

So far, no one has picked the Mike Lansford FG in the poll.

I guess I understand why... maybe. It was back in 1983, and many Saints fans weren't following the team (or even born) back then.

But for those who remember, the stage was set when Bum Phillips didn't trust Morten Andersen to make a 50 yd field goal. Morten would have iced the game, and the Saints would have been in the playoffs.

The late sportscaster Wayne Mack recounted: "That was the day Bum quit coaching. When the man John Mecom brought in to lead the team to the promised land fell short, Mecom decided to sell the team. And Bum Phillips lost his fire and motivation."

All water under the bridge, I guess!

Anyway, I'm glad we have the current team, FO and leadership!!!!!
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:29 PM   #25
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Re: Your WORST "I Can't Believe It" moment with the Saints...

I will go about this a different way...

I cannot go with the missed extra point, because I am of the opinion that the extra point was missed on purpose!

I remember that I knew at the time the extra point was being attempted that we were already eliminated from playoff contention. The fact that we missed the extra point meant that they got to go home instead of playing an overtime that had no significance in the playoff race. Someone could've got hurt, too.

Missing the extra point put us higher in the next year's draft, so that is why, after considering all of what I just said, I believe the kick was missed intentionally.

I am beginning to believe that I am not remembering that correctly, because if I am correct, then missing that extra point was actually a smart move...not the darkest moment.

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Old 08-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #26
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Re: Your WORST "I Can't Believe It" moment with the Saints...

Having been a Saints fan for as long as I have, I don't know that things like giving tons of draft picks for 1 player, or missing a field goal, or a bone headed play qualify as worst moment as a Saints fan.

As a Saints fan, I think the worst I have ever felt watching the Saints play, was the Saints-Giants game after 9/11/2001. The first NFL game after the attack, playing NY at NY. I just wanted the Giants to win that game so bad...
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:48 PM   #27
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Re: Your WORST "I Can't Believe It" moment with the Saints...

Originally Posted by Kosoma View Post
who knew there were so many worst moments. at first glance when i saw just the question i was thinking "this is a no brainer". then i saw the answers. im still undecided.lol

i ended up picking the 49ers comeback in 2011. only because its the most recent and still hurts the most.
That is exactly what I was thinking.... seems like just yesterday GREGG WILLIAMS was calling the most rediculous, predictable blitzes and got our asses handed to us with less than a minute left on the clock... ALEX SMITH looked like the white MIKE VICK out there... I'm getting depressed just thinking about it....
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:33 PM   #28
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Re: Your WORST "I Can't Believe It" moment with the Saints...

Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
Having been a Saints fan for as long as I have, I don't know that things like giving tons of draft picks for 1 player, or missing a field goal, or a bone headed play qualify as worst moment as a Saints fan.

As a Saints fan, I think the worst I have ever felt watching the Saints play, was the Saints-Giants game after 9/11/2001. The first NFL game after the attack, playing NY at NY. I just wanted the Giants to win that game so bad...

True, but the initial question was: Your WORST "I Can't Believe It" moment with the Saints?

So, it was not about the worst moment as a Saints' fan as you stated... an event related to the Saints that shocked you when it took place was my interpretation of the question at hand.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #29
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:24 PM   #30
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Re: Your WORST "I Can't Believe It" moment with the Saints...

The thread is about an "I can't believe it moment"... to me, nothing better defines that phrase than the missed EP after the River City Relay. It was one of those moments where you were so elated you could hardly breathe, and then in a matter of seconds, the complete opposite reaction. I was watching the game with my brother and he actually said right after the TD: "Watch, Carney will miss the extra point."

I will say that the 2002 collapse was filled with those "I can't believe it" moments, especially losing to that god awful Bungles team. My goodness that was the essence of our old Saints' kick you in the crotch moments.
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