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TheOak 09-17-2012 08:01 AM

Why you shouldnt panic just yet.
 
I will start with the obvious... If you could actually predict what will happen next week, much less the remainder of this season your ass would be filthy rich, and you wouldn't need to watch the games. Your home would reside in a zip somewhere in Vegas and you would be "The Man"! I know some feel they have some sort of mystical power, but for the sake of this argument we will all pretend to be normal and human.. K? ok...

As you can see, performance for the first two weeks is an indication of zip/zilch/nada.
0-2 We started this way in 1990 also... We made the playoffs.
1-1 In 2005 we started the season this way and went 3-13.
2-0 In 2002 we started the season this way and didn't make the play offs.

The Chair analogy
If you put a master carpenter in a room full of wood but no tools what will he have crafted by the end of a the day? At best different looking stacks of wood, they may be pretty... after all he is a master, but your not getting a chair.

If you put the average Joe in a room full of wood but a good supply of tools, I will bet he produces something resembling a a chair. It may be ugly as sin but he can make you a chair.

At the end of the day, what really matters to you? Something pretty or the chair?

For the sake of those who would like it spelled out. Chair = Super Bowl... I do not give a crap how good it looks as long as we find a way to take it all the way. There have been teams that have done it with a lot less talent, and a lot worse coaching. The odds do seem to be against us but those are just odds, not certainties.

2012 Saints = A room full of damned good tools.

Now... Unless you can prove with out a doubt that you have mystical powers, I suppose you should resign to the fact that this will be what it will be and right now you have only speculation. If all you have is speculation, and you insist on voicing it, you should seek a career with ESPIN.


A little morsel to help you:
2-0 teams in the NFC
Eagles - This will not last
Cardinals - You know this will not last
49 ers - They are looking damn good this year.

Play Off Birth We are not THAT far behind
Atlanta 0-2 after tonight. 1 conference loss no Divisional Loss
Tampa bay 1-1 1 Divisional Loss, 1-1 in Conference
Carolina 1-1 1-1 in Division and 1-1 in Conference
New Orleans 0-2 0-1 Division 0-2 Conference

xan 09-17-2012 08:04 AM

Re: Why you shouldnt panic just yet.
 
We are seriously behind the 8-ball, right up against the rail, and no c(l)ue.

NOS2SB 09-17-2012 08:04 AM

Re: Why you shouldnt panic just yet.
 
We will win games, but there is no way we can make it all the way with our defense. Just not happening. I'm a realist.

TheOak 09-17-2012 08:06 AM

Re: Why you shouldnt panic just yet.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NOS2SB (Post 439593)
We will win games, but there is no way we can make it all the way with our defense. Just not happening. I'm a realist.

Here is some reality:

If Green Bay and New England can do what they did last year with the 31st and 32nd ranked defenses... So can we.
NFL Stats: by Team Category

TheOak 09-17-2012 08:07 AM

Re: Why you shouldnt panic just yet.
 
Ohhh lookie there.. The SB champs were 27th in Defense.

dizzle88 09-17-2012 08:21 AM

Re: Why you shouldnt panic just yet.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by x626xBlack (Post 439595)
Ohhh lookie there.. The SB champs were 27th in Defense.

But they got turnovers and their front 4 alone accounted for 30 of their 45 sacks for the season

TheOak 09-17-2012 08:44 AM

Re: Why you shouldnt panic just yet.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dizzle88 (Post 439603)
But they got turnovers and their front 4 alone accounted for 30 of their 45 sacks for the season

If you want to identify turnovers, we are presently tied for third in the league for fumbles in Defense.

And while we have zero interceptions... We have had no less than 4-5 that were in the hands and dropped by our defense. that shows a hell of a lot of promise. If we catch those we are tied for first or second.

st thomas 09-17-2012 08:58 AM

Re: Why you shouldnt panic just yet.
 
this defense will jell, don't give up people. in spags we trust. we will come together. the offense has its share of problems itself. when it all comes together, we'll be baaaaacccckkkkk.

SloMotion 09-17-2012 09:00 AM

Re: Why you shouldnt panic just yet.
 
... it's all about making the playoffs. 14 games left, a lot can happen between now & then ... not gonna' panic just yet. Next week is Kansas City ... that's where the wheels get back on track. If not, then maybe start panicking a little because the following week is @GB and then SD at home.

Danno 09-17-2012 09:05 AM

Re: Why you shouldnt panic just yet.
 
Here's why I won't panic,
Atlanta loses to Denver tonight,
Atlanta loses @ San Diego next week

Carolina loses to the Giants
Tamp loses @ Dallas
New Orleans beats KC

We're all sitting at 1-2 in the NFC South.

Take some Midol boys and tighten those bra straps, the Saints are gonna be just fine.


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