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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; If you look at teams like the Pats, Broncos, Seattle, Bengals(except tonight) they lose games but not like us. Nobody has really woodshedded any of them this season. This is a very uncommon thing is what I'm getting at. To ...

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Old 12-15-2013, 10:19 PM   #1
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If you look at teams like the Pats, Broncos, Seattle, Bengals(except tonight) they lose games but not like us. Nobody has really woodshedded any of them this season.

This is a very uncommon thing is what I'm getting at. To have a team with 10 wins getting completely beat down then completely beat down other teams is really hard to wrap my head around. The inconsistency of things from game to game is off the chart.

One week the OL looks like they were starring at blades of grass then then they hold off one of the best defenses. I understand there are a lot of elements to it but the drop off is kinda all of a sudden, boom. Same with the offense. Same with kicking, same with all of it. There really is no middle ground. It's either great or nothing.

Maybe we are just in some funk, it's really only 4 games I'm talking about where this roller coaster stuff happened but still, this is not the case with other playoff teams, it's just not. They lose by and large with a valiant effort. We get destroyed.
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I almost wish at halftime Payton had called Fisher and said the Saints are playing with their heads up their a$$es and he isn't going to risk injuring his players and conceded the game.
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If you look at teams like the Pats, Broncos, Seattle, Bengals(except tonight) they lose games but not like us. Nobody has really woodshedded any of them this season.
I'm sorry, but a loss is a loss in my book.

Denver, New England, and the Bengals have or are getting beat by non-playoff teams this week.
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I'm sorry, but a loss is a loss in my book.

Denver, New England, and the Bengals have or are getting beat by non-playoff teams this week.
Not true; Chargers, Miami and Pittsburg are all still eligible for the playoffs
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Not true; Chargers, Miami and Pittsburg are all still eligible for the playoffs
Maybe the Dolphins at 8-6, but the Steelers and Chargers hopes are very slim. What's it matter though, we can all agree that Denver, New England, Cincinnati have the more talented teams and shouldn't have lost
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If you look at teams like the Pats, Broncos, Seattle, Bengals(except tonight) they lose games but not like us. Nobody has really woodshedded any of them this season.

This is a very uncommon thing is what I'm getting at. To have a team with 10 wins getting completely beat down then completely beat down other teams is really hard to wrap my head around. The inconsistency of things from game to game is off the chart.

One week the OL looks like they were starring at blades of grass then then they hold off one of the best defenses. I understand there are a lot of elements to it but the drop off is kinda all of a sudden, boom. Same with the offense. Same with kicking, same with all of it. There really is no middle ground. It's either great or nothing.

Maybe we are just in some funk, it's really only 4 games I'm talking about where this roller coaster stuff happened but still, this is not the case with other playoff teams, it's just not. They lose by and large with a valiant effort. We get destroyed.
This loss is worth mentioning, since we are talking about losing to a 5-8 team. This to me is about consistency and mental toughness. In 2009 and 2011, we never thought we weren't in it -- even when were down. We do not seem to have the mental toughness, play-design cunning or Sean Payton risk-reward mindset this year.
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If you can't execute in week 14, with all the scenarios and opportunities that were on the table, then you have some issues. The players were flat offensively, the defense struggled and their were some questionable play calls. The loss IS worth mentioning…..we needed to win…period.
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I agree its worth mentioning. Am I freaked out and thinking we won't get into the playoffs? No. But still I'm baffled as well by us getting our ass handed to us by mediocre teams. It's almost as if there was no practice or tape review on them. Like our team spent the week dicking around.
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I agree its worth mentioning. Am I freaked out and thinking we won't get into the playoffs? No. But still I'm baffled as well by us getting our ass handed to us by mediocre teams. It's almost as if there was no practice or tape review on them. Like our team spent the week dicking around.
^^^Almost like, what he said.

It seems mental to me. I mean did we scare ourselves talking about the past? I just don't see how anything about being on the road in a fairly quiet dome -- hurt us.
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I agree with you guys. I'm not pissed that we lost, because in all fairness you gonna loose a couple every season, but I'm pissed about the WAY we lost. No protection, no running game, Brees had his head stuffed up his arse, IDIOT KICKER!, nobody could tackle to save a life, getting pushed back, no return game and no pressure. Embarrassing!
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