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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I guess the sunshiners are out in force. The poll topic shows almost everyone thinks the Saints are going to win this weekend. While I'd love to see that happen, I disagree, and here's why. 1. We haven't beaten a ...

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Old 12-31-2004, 01:50 AM   #1
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Too much optimism

I guess the sunshiners are out in force. The poll topic shows almost everyone thinks the Saints are going to win this weekend. While I'd love to see that happen, I disagree, and here's why.

1. We haven't beaten a good team all year.
2. Carolina plays two notches better when the season is on the line (i.e. the last 2 months and the playoffs last year).
3. Our guys are riding high after last week's victory over the Vick-less, Crumpler-less Falcons. That means a letdown this week.
4. Brooks will be trying to outdo Delhomme, meaning stupid decisions from the QB. OK, Delhomme will make some stupid decisions too, but his team will bounce back from his mistakes, while ours won't.

Here's to me being wrong, and to a better year for the Saints in 2005! Happy New Year!
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Old 12-31-2004, 11:10 AM   #2
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Too much optimism

There\'s no such thing as too much optimism. As long it\'s coupled with some good ol\' common sense.

Realistically I think the Panthers should win the game. They are a better ALL AROUND football team. Better O-line, better defense and... so far ... a better running game. There receivers are as good as ours too. Plus they are playing at home. And they\'re favored by 7-points.

However,you can throw all of that out the window. This is going to be a war. A divisional game where both teams know each other very well.

I think we\'ve got about a good of a chance of winning this game as the Panthers do.

Do I expect us to? Not really. But, I wouldn\'t be surprised.
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Old 12-31-2004, 11:19 AM   #3
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Too much optimism

I think I could be labeled as an optimist.
I prefer optimistic realist, but nonetheless I side with the optimists much more often than the pessimists. But with that being said...
Can we win? YES
Will we win? I think the Panthers may kill us this week.
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Old 12-31-2004, 11:24 AM   #4
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Too much optimism

HOLD UP.............\"we may win\"...........\"they\'ll kill us\".....................excuse me while i take in this looser, warm beer is OK, my wife loves me although she sleeps around, an asswhippin is OK as long ass he apologizes attitude......
You guys sound just like the media that has not discusses the Saints all month(unless in comparison to Carolina)......
Saints win....straight out :P
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Old 12-31-2004, 11:51 AM   #5
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Too much optimism

If our offense can finally reverse the trend and score in the first quarter, even a FG or two, we should be able to keep the game close and hopefully things will bounce our way in the fourth quarter.

I\'m holding out just a little hope that the NFL is ready for its next Cinderella story in the Saints. Philly, NE, Pit, Indy are all everyone is talking about for the Super Bowl. Right now I feel like an investor buying a cheap stock, just taking a wild guess out of the blue that it might reverse recent trends and suddenly skyrocket. Everyone is overlooking us and we have nothing to lose. But at least we have a window of oppurtunity and very few injuries. There are a lot of great teams in the AFC that should have this chance but don\'t. And with the college football system, only two teams get to compete for a championship. We just have to realize how lucky we are and take advantage of what we\'ve been handed.


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Old 12-31-2004, 12:44 PM   #6
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Gosh, I wish I had either optimism or pessimism over the game, but all I have is hope.

If Brooks et al. play well, regardless of the outcome, I will be satisfied, unless it\'s clear that the coaching staff doesn\'t deploy them well.
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Old 12-31-2004, 12:45 PM   #7
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Too much optimism

I feel that the team that scores first will win the game.
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Old 12-31-2004, 01:44 PM   #8
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I feel that the team who scores teh most points will win
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Old 12-31-2004, 03:45 PM   #9
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I believe that we should start the game with the\"hurry-up\" offense and put the Cats on thier heels early........we score 10 in the first quarter....(gulp)
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:13 PM   #10
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I don\'t think I\'ve EVER seen Brooks in a hurry-up offense.
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