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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; After calming down I have come to believe that its not time to cash it in just yet. The games before the bye we flat out sucked. Bad. The sucky thing about it is that we sucked because of stupid ...

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Old 10-22-2014, 12:49 AM   #1
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I wouldnt write the Saints off just yet

After calming down I have come to believe that its not time to cash it in just yet. The games before the bye we flat out sucked. Bad. The sucky thing about it is that we sucked because of stupid mistakes like dropped passes and dumb interceptions because Brees would toss the ball up for grabs instead of taking a sack. Not to mention the missed tackles and everything else. Good thing about these mistakes are that all of them can be corrected. Sunday I saw a team that was much improved and seemed to have corrected a lot of those mistakes. Yes we blew it in the end but the way we played was an improvement. We actually looked like a competent team for 3 1/2 quarters.
It shows me that the talent is here. They can continue to improve and if they do who knows.
Lucky for us the division sucks and we have just a good a chance of winning it as anyone. We win the division and get these mistakes fixed we can get clicking at the right time and who knows what.
All I am saying is that I saw flashes Sunday. If they can tap into that is yet to be seen, but its still a long season. 8-8 could very well win this division.
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Re: I wouldnt write the Saints off just yet

You have to be bipolar... I've never seen someone who can go from Chicken Little negative to sunshine up the wazoo positive so quickly...
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You have to be bipolar... I've never seen someone who can go from Chicken Little negative to sunshine up the wazoo positive so quickly...
This is a serious case of MPD ( multiple personality disorder ). I'm going to start calling him Sybil.

And, Sybil, like you, I believe.
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Re: I wouldnt write the Saints off just yet

Giving away stupid penalties hasn't helped either.

It would be interesting to know where we are ranked in regard to giving away penalties this season.
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:34 AM   #5
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Hail, fellow Saint in Aus.

I was walking about the office proclaiming to my staff that the saints would win the division, and win their first playoff.

They promised to greet me as the 'God of Football' if it happens, so I am pretty excited.

I can see it happening. the Division is weak and, if games were 3.98 quarters long and not 4, we'd be about 5-1.

Losing makes you strong, so we are bulking hard and just about ready to go massive!! Watch up smash GB this weekend.


Who dat! Whoooop!
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:10 AM   #6
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Giving away stupid penalties hasn't helped either.

It would be interesting to know where we are ranked in regard to giving away penalties this season.
We're 4th best in the league in number of penalties.
5th best in the league in penalty yardage.

NFL Penalties - 2014 League Penalty Stats - NFL Penalty Stats Tracker - List/Statistics/Data of NFL Penalties - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

(I didn't believe it so I went back and checked the box scores for the Saints games this season and the number is correct)
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I think they need to come out the tunnel on Sunday night and be loose, pumped up, feeling good, and HAVE FUN. Everything has been so yucky and stressful so far, the one thing that's been missing from every game since preseason, is FUN. Interceptions and penalties and pressures and late collapses....all these junky football plays are STRESSFUL. They're hard on the fans, they're hard on the players, they're hard on the team chemistry.

Nobody on the team is having any FUN playing the game, or enjoying BEING AWESOME at what they do. If they can clean up the mistakes and stop the self-destruction and get that swagger back, I say look out.

I feel like they need ONE big play on Sunday night, like Meachem's strip against Washington, or one of Jimmy's famous diving catches, an unexpected blocked punt or a bit of Payton playcalling razzle-dazzle, to douse this dumpster fire and be RIGHT back to looking like the Saints of old. ONE BIG PLAY could get the Dome roaring, and then the Saints would suddenly be IN this game.

They need to have one of those games where Payton just winds the whole team up and then lets it go, spins it like a child's top, and lets it go spinning around crashing into stuff. If they play a flat, dull, lifeless home game like they did against Minny or Tampa Bay, they will get CRUSHED.

The thing is, they are so DUE for this kind of game; like the rout of the Panthers in prime time last year, that basically defied all logic if you compared it to the rest of the season and the game we played against the same team two weeks later. How did the Saints even do that? They had the swagger, that's how!
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I think they need to come out the tunnel on Sunday night and be loose, pumped up, feeling good, and HAVE FUN. Everything has been so yucky and stressful so far, the one thing that's been missing from every game since preseason, is FUN. Interceptions and penalties and pressures and late collapses....all these junky football plays are STRESSFUL. They're hard on the fans, they're hard on the players, they're hard on the team chemistry.

Nobody on the team is having any FUN playing the game, or enjoying BEING AWESOME at what they do. If they can clean up the mistakes and stop the self-destruction and get that swagger back, I say look out.

I feel like they need ONE big play on Sunday night, like Meachem's strip against Washington, or one of Jimmy's famous diving catches, an unexpected blocked punt or a bit of Payton playcalling razzle-dazzle, to douse this dumpster fire and be RIGHT back to looking like the Saints of old. ONE BIG PLAY could get the Dome roaring, and then the Saints would suddenly be IN this game.

They need to have one of those games where Payton just winds the whole team up and then lets it go, spins it like a child's top, and lets it go spinning around crashing into stuff. If they play a flat, dull, lifeless home game like they did against Minny or Tampa Bay, they will get CRUSHED.

The thing is, they are so DUE for this kind of game; like the rout of the Panthers in prime time last year, that basically defied all logic if you compared it to the rest of the season and the game we played against the same team two weeks later. How did the Saints even do that? They had the swagger, that's how!
We need something to ignite the team

I can remember in 2011 when we played the giants, we got the ball back with 50 seconds to go in the half and the commentators were like "New Orleans will probably run the clock out here and go into half time"

BANG - out route to colston that he takes 53 yards, TD before half time and we are 27-10 up, getting the ball back in the 2nd half

We really need to see something like that
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:02 PM   #9
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Re: I wouldnt write the Saints off just yet

There's still a lot of football to be played. Relax.
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:09 PM   #10
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Last minute collapses like this rarely turn into victories the next week.

Since this has been bizarro season, we'll win by two TDs.
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