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WhoDat!656 12-10-2012 05:09 AM

5 Biggest NFL Underachievers in 2012
 
The Saints defense

The spectre of BountyGate, the suspension of the head coach, his top assistant, the GM and several players all have made this a difficult season for the Saints, as evidenced by their 0-4 start. Theyíve rallied nicely since then to get to the fringe of the playoff race, but it hasnít been enough.

Why? Because the defense stinks, which is shocking considering itís led by Steve Spagnuolo, a strong defensive coach who won a Super Bowl as defensive coordinator of the New York Giants. His defense this year is statistically the worst in the NFL. Itís also the worst against the run and 30th against the pass.

If they were even just a little better, the Saints might have already secured a playoff berth Ė and nobody would want to play them in the NFC.


Five biggest underachievers of the NFL season

dizzle88 12-10-2012 06:03 AM

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Don't forget drew brees

18 interceptions is unacceptable, he might just pass his highest total of 22 picks in a season in 2010

especially when the team paid him that much

Jamessr 12-10-2012 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by dizzle88 (Post 464093)
Don't forget drew brees

18 interceptions is unacceptable, he might just pass his highest total of 22 picks in a season in 2010

especially when the team paid him that much


Sad part is alot of people here will never fault Drew Brees. It will always be the defense or the recievers fault.

.... However not all of those 18 interceptions are his fault. I can easily recall 4-5 that was tipped or the defense just got lucky. It's bound to happen when you throw 50+ a game

WhoDat!656 12-10-2012 07:00 AM

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How many interceptions has the defense dropped this season?

There were a couple in yesterday's game alone.

As bad as Brees has played at times,the defense has lost more games for the Saints than Brees has this year!

SloMotion 12-10-2012 07:08 AM

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Lions haven't beat a team that's finished over .500 in that season since something like 2007. Underachievers in 2012? IDK, seems more to me like they're just maintaining the status quo ... @#$%! @#$%! @#$%! @#$%!

Jamessr 12-10-2012 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 (Post 464107)
How many interceptions has the defense dropped this season?

There were a couple in yesterday's game alone.

As bad as Brees has played at times,the defense has lost more games for the Saints than Brees has this year!

How many 3 and outs have the Saints had this year that put the defense in horrible situations?

dizzle88 12-10-2012 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Jamessr (Post 464153)
How many 3 and outs have the Saints had this year that put the defense in horrible situations?

too many to count

They often go 3 and out at the worst possible time aswell, like when we are trying to put the game away

chiefs game comes to mind, brees threw a dumbass pick that game that cost us the lead

jnormand 12-10-2012 09:26 AM

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I just want our coach back so we can get back to playing football.

saintsfan403 12-10-2012 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by SloMotion (Post 464110)
Lions haven't beat a team that's finished over .500 in that season since something like 2007. Underachievers in 2012? IDK, seems more to me like they're just maintaining the status quo ... @#$%! @#$%! @#$%! @#$%!

Except when they played the Saints in the wild card, right?

SloMotion 12-10-2012 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by saintsfan403 (Post 464173)
Except when they played the Saints in the wild card, right?

No, because they didn't beat the Saints and the Saints finished 13-3/.813. But that is the game I started facing some hard truths. You'll notice the trend has continued this year as they've been swept by the Vikings and lost to the Colts, both teams they had beaten previously as < .500 teams, but couldn't beat this season as > .500 teams.

My love for research, analysis and statistics is both a blessing and a curse, :lol:.


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