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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Wow, another close one. I kinda had this one penciled in as a win but I didn't know we'd be playing under those conditions. Three yards in one game and 5 seconds in another separate us from being 0-2 instead ...

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Old 09-16-2013, 09:02 AM   #131
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Wow, another close one. I kinda had this one penciled in as a win but I didn't know we'd be playing under those conditions. Three yards in one game and 5 seconds in another separate us from being 0-2 instead of 2-0 so I'm still in a "we'll see" mode as to what this team is going to do. I think I'll know more after seeing them play this weekend. No hate-fest rivalry, no first game jitters, no inclement weather and sitting around in the locker room getting stiff after warm-ups; just a normal game at a normal time in the Super Dome against a pretty good opponent.
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Originally Posted by poydras View Post
Wow, another close one. I kinda had this one penciled in as a win but I didn't know we'd be playing under those conditions. Three yards in one game and 5 seconds in another separate us from being 0-2 instead of 2-0 so I'm still in a "we'll see" mode as to what this team is going to do. I think I'll know more after seeing them play this weekend. No hate-fest rivalry, no first game jitters, no inclement weather and sitting around in the locker room getting stiff after warm-ups; just a normal game at a normal time in the Super Dome against a pretty good opponent.
The only trouble I see are that injuries are piling up, and fast.

If we had just a normal amount of dinged up players we're an easy 2-0, probably double digit wins in both games.

You could see the D-line running out of gas in the 4th quarter. How they managed to keep fighting was amazing to me and they deserve major respect, and a day off.

Arizona is gameplanning to exploit our injured d-line as we speak.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:21 AM   #133
 
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Re: I'm afraid we're in trouble.

Good teams find a way to win these kinds of games.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:36 AM   #134
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Arizona is a dangerous team ... they ran a few trick plays yesterday with good results ... they're streaky, play good special teams, lead the NFL in blocked punts/FGA (I think), Patrick Peterson played both ways well at CB/WR except he did have problems with Megatron, a banged-up Larry Fitzgerald still managed to score and Kerry Taylor? from the practice squad has stepped up nicely ... Palmer is looking pretty comfortable in the pocket for a change and they have a very serviceable running game with Mendenhall ... the young guys on their D (honey-badger-don't-care, ) looked pretty good as well.

All-in-all, I think my early season observations that the Cards were a team easily dismissed may have been a little hasty ... if this game wasn't being played in the Dome, I may have had to go with ARI, .
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Multiple choice question

The Saints offense (points/game) ranks
A-6th
B-23rd

The Saints defense (points/game) ranks
A-23rd
B-6th

Any other year A is the correct answer, not this year so far.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:49 AM   #136
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Multiple choice question

The Saints offense (points/game) ranks
A-6th
B-23rd

The Saints defense (points/game) ranks
A-23rd
B-6th

Any other year A is the correct answer, not this year so far.
It's like 'bizarro world' seeing the Saints defense in the top ten & the Saints offense in the bottom third,
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:09 AM   #137
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It's like 'bizarro world' seeing the Saints defense in the top ten & the Saints offense in the bottom third,
There's no way to assess either the offense or the defense based on the first two games. Look at what happened to the 49ers last night after a similar weather delay. They came back out and had nothing.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:27 AM   #138
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Originally Posted by poydras View Post
There's no way to assess either the offense or the defense based on the first two games. Look at what happened to the 49ers last night after a similar weather delay. They came back out and had nothing.
I agree and I'm just thinking when was the last time (post Dome Patrol) the Saints defense ever ranked higher then the Saints offense ... IDK what happened to the 49'ers and I certainly did not expect/predict something like that would happen, but I certainly enjoyed it, . Gotta' give Seattle credit though, .
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I just wonder.... Are we still in trouble.
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I just wonder.... Are we still in trouble.
But seriously, has Drew Brees lost a step in the game?
Should we be looking for a replacement/trying our second string?




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