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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I don't mean to sound like that over reacting/pessimistic fan I just don't Like a few players on defense that all my problem is Malcom Jenkins Is just down right awful Vilma and W.Smith Past his Prime and taking too ...

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Old 09-04-2013, 11:50 AM   #51
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Re: I'm afraid we're in trouble.

I don't mean to sound like that over reacting/pessimistic fan

I just don't Like a few players on defense that all my problem is
Malcom Jenkins Is just down right awful
Vilma and W.Smith Past his Prime and taking too much cap space
R.Harper I love the way he is Aggressive and hits. I just wish he could strap a jetpack on his back my Gramma runs faster
I just miss the sacks and turnovers I guess if we were able to get more of them id be happy

Special team is a worry but understand that changes yr to yr with young guys given there shot to play
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:58 AM   #52
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Re: I'm afraid we're in trouble.

Originally Posted by DISPLACEDFAN View Post
I don't mean to sound like that over reacting/pessimistic fan

I just don't Like a few players on defense that all my problem is
Malcom Jenkins Is just down right awful
Vilma and W.Smith Past his Prime and taking too much cap space
R.Harper I love the way he is Aggressive and hits. I just wish he could strap a jetpack on his back my Gramma runs faster
I just miss the sacks and turnovers I guess if we were able to get more of them id be happy

Special team is a worry but understand that changes yr to yr with young guys given there shot to play
I don't like several players on defense either. There are a couple on offense I'm not thrilled about either. Every team has a few mediocre role players. That doesn't mean the team is gonna have a disaster season.

(BTW: Vilma and Smith aren't on the roster)

My only real concern is that we get hit with either key or excessive injuries. Thats really the only thing I see derailing a playoff run. THATS what I think is a valid concern, especially since we lost several key pieces to our defense even before pre-season was over.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:04 PM   #53
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Re: I'm afraid we're in trouble.

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I prefer realistic and keep in mind that I have, in the past, been optimistic heading into seasons. I was VERY optimistic in 2009 becasuse we looked so dominant in the preseason. Anyway, I usually start out a season with a post like this to make sure I have all the right people on my ignore list before the games start.
... now that's just f'ing funny right there, ... it's good to consider all possibilities and poydras IS the Team Doctor, but this is a 10-win team ... it may not be pretty, there'll be bumps in the road and you may lose a few fans from heart attack along the way, but when all's-said-and-done, there gonna' be at least 10 in the win-column ... bet. .
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #54
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Re: I'm afraid we're in trouble.

I can't deny those last8 games has me nervous as hell especially the 6 after the bye week
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:24 PM   #55
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Re: I'm afraid we're in trouble.

Y'all are moaning about this and that player, but it comes down to matchups and play calling. If the strategy and tactics don't correlate to the personnel matchups, bad things happen. If teams exploit our weaknesses and we can't/won't adjust, and us for them, it will be a long season.

We are likely better on offense now than on defense. It remains to be seen if the defense catches up.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:30 PM   #56
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Re: I'm afraid we're in trouble.

I'm just hoping and praying for the best out of our defense.
It would be nice to have a few guys play out of their shoes.
We are still slow to the ball, still don't tackle very well,
still can't seem to actually catch an INT, didn't seal the corners very well.
OK, it was pre-season...vanilla packages and all that stuff.
That's no excuse for bad angles or not making receivers pay for crossing routes.
Williams, Spagnuolo, or Ryan still has to have guys that make it happen.
None of the guys have to make every play. Just the ones in "their moment":
that 3rd-and-7 stop for just 4 yards; something more than "almost" a sack.
Doesn't matter to me how it happens (if it happens);
Inspiration, configuration, or determination, I just want to see it.
That would take a lot of pressure off of the offense to have to score 30 every week.
So far, in the pre-season, I haven't seen it.
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Re: I'm afraid we're in trouble.

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I'm just hoping and praying for the best out of our defense.
It would be nice to have a few guys play out of their shoes.
We are still slow to the ball, still don't tackle very well,
still can't seem to actually catch an INT, didn't seal the corners very well.
OK, it was pre-season...vanilla packages and all that stuff.
That's no excuse for bad angles or not making receivers pay for crossing routes.
Williams, Spagnuolo, or Ryan still has to have guys that make it happen.
None of the guys have to make every play. Just the ones in "their moment":
that 3rd-and-7 stop for just 4 yards; something more than "almost" a sack.
Doesn't matter to me how it happens (if it happens);
Inspiration, configuration, or determination, I just want to see it.
That would take a lot of pressure off of the offense to have to score 30 every week.
So far, in the pre-season, I haven't seen it.

Thank you I could not agree with you more and that's all I have been trying to say for a couple of days now.
I was beginning to think I had to make a eye exam cause I was watching a different games then everyone else was or if I had glaucoma lol
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:05 PM   #58
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Re: I'm afraid we're in trouble.

My only response is, Gallette and Martez and Harrylson hasn't played a down yet this year for us. Let's see what they can do and go from there.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:09 PM   #59
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Re: I'm afraid we're in trouble.

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Hey. I'm suing for stealing my M.O. If you want to be negative wait until I have taken a pee all over everything before you follow up with a warm stream.

Jeez. No respect here.
Clearly the place has gone to hell.

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Old 09-04-2013, 01:27 PM   #60
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Someone always has to be a negative Nancy .... C'mon man !
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