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Win enough games to make the playoffs (Lower draft pick) 32 76.19%
Finish 2nd behind Atlanta and miss the playoffs (Higher draft pick0 10 23.81%
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Our two options

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Go for the playoffs. We'll get a middling draft pick anyway because the Jags, Raiders, Bucs and Jets will all likely pick ahead of us....

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Old 11-17-2014, 12:04 PM   #11
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Re: Our two options

Go for the playoffs. We'll get a middling draft pick anyway because the Jags, Raiders, Bucs and Jets will all likely pick ahead of us.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:20 PM   #12
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Screw the draft. I want the Saints to win.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:27 PM   #13
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Re: Our two options

I'd like the Saints to win, too, but the writing has been on the wall since September 7.

Lose. Lose hard. Showing up should do it.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:47 PM   #14
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I also think option 3 would be a good move, too, although I'm pretty sure Payton and Loomis wouldn't go for it because (a) it would make sense and (b) it would mean admitting they had draft problems in the past. Option #3 is, trade DOWN in the draft, give away something to get MORE picks, regardless of where ever position we end up.

This team has so many needs next year, it really could use as many picks as it can possibly scrounge up right now. This means maybe even giving away their best pick or someone good, in order to get a bunch of smaller, less flashy, mid level picks to plug some needed holes. But instead Payton and Loomis will probably do the usual "OCD" reach for some new shiny object, and give away the farm, giving up a whole lot for trading up a couple spots, to grab a darling wide receiver or precious running back. It's basically either give up something to get more draft picks to rebuild, or else hope that surrounding Drew with a whole team full of UDFA's from small nowhere schools can somehow end up being good enough to win a few games.
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:17 PM   #15
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Re: Our two options

Right now I want to win! If we continue a downward spiral then I'm thinking draft picks just until we can bounce back.

Edit: This team doesn't draft as well later in the round. We need an early draft choice to get top talent because we don't seem to evaluate talent very well.

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Old 11-17-2014, 04:05 PM   #16
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Re: Our two options

Good LAWD...draft pick? A higher draft pick? What in the wild, wild world of sports is a goin' on here?

It's the middle of November and we are 4-6. The NFC South leader is (gasp!) 4-6. You would have thought we were at least 2-3 games out of 1st place with 4 games to go...

And what in the world will higher drafts picks do for us next year with a team riddled with dysfunction this year?

But nothing cures dysfunction like winning a division, which is still there for the taking. With 6 games left.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:34 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Barry from MS View Post
... What in the wild, wild world of sports is a goin' on here? ...
What the Vinko "agony of defeat" Bogataj?!?! I'm not making light of the situation, just always have a knee-jerk reaction to that phrase, "wild world of sports" ... it was the only game in town for broadcast sports back in the day, . I like this intro because it was updated to show the 1980 US Olympic hockey team, .

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Old 11-17-2014, 04:49 PM   #18
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Whatever, I can never hope the Saints do badly. In the history of time, I wanna see Saints Divisional champions. My goodness we don't seem to deserve it but there is an old truth - you can only beat what is in front of you. If, for whatever reason, we win the Division, I will take it big time. Better that, always. And better that especially than coming 2nd or 3rd in a bad year.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:07 PM   #19
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We are just flying under the radar, right now. If we go down, we do it trying to win.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:18 PM   #20
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The draft is a crapshoot anyway. We should shoot for as many picks as we can get.

(And always play for the best record we can get.)
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