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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; It may not can be said for most sports franchises, but it can ALWAYS be said about our Saints - WHAT A DIFFERENCE ONE GAME MAKES!!! Add one to our 2014 win column and we are 8-8 and drinking beer ...

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Old 12-28-2014, 04:41 PM   #1
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What a difference one game makes...

It may not can be said for most sports franchises, but it can ALWAYS be said about our Saints - WHAT A DIFFERENCE ONE GAME MAKES!!!

Add one to our 2014 win column and we are 8-8 and drinking beer and eating (insert your favorite snack here) while watching the Kittens and Clowns play for 2nd place.


I guess Coach was prophetic talking in the preseason about not wanting to look back on some of the mistakes going on then as reasons for not achieving their goals.
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Saints are like 100-0 when it doesnt mean anything.
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Yeah, we outplayed the Bucs. I feel good about that.
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:41 PM   #4
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Huh? Today's win makes you feel this good? We are in the bottom 1/3 of the league as far as rankings of teams. We suck and your finding good in this somehow?
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How many games have the Saints won after losing the turnover margin?
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Less about this game and more about the ones we GAVE away
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Less about this game and more about the ones we GAVE away

That was my point - how much each of the close losses had cost us in the end. One more win and we would have been in the playoffs...



Happy because we won the final game? A tiny bit - I always prefer winning over losing.

But the Bucs win is like trying to swallow roadkill opossum with a dab of Tobasco - flavor improves slightly, but in the end it's still awful.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:53 PM   #8
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Why just one? I can think of 3 that got away. That would have, wait why is that familiar? Oh yes, Could'a Would'a Should'a. You can "what if" all day but it won't change what is 7 - 9 a really gutless 7 - 9!
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The Bucs lost. We scored 7 freakin' points in 3 Quarters. Again.

But our "No Name Defense" came together in that 2nd Half and played some pretty good TEAM defense. Refreshing to see, even if it was against one of the worst offenses in the league.

Going forward, I think that in itself shows how good RR is as a DC. Gave up almost 150 rushing yards in the 1st half, made some adjustments at half time, and the Bucs ended up with 183 rushing yards. Some of those guys on defense today probably won't even be on the roster come September 2015, but that was some stand in the 2nd half giving up ZERO points sans KVac, Jenkins, Hicks, etc.

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The Bucs lost. We scored 7 freakin' points in 3 Quarters. Again.

But our "No Name Defense" came together in that 2nd Half and played some pretty good TEAM defense. Refreshing to see, even if it was against one of the worst offenses in the league.

Going forward, I think that in itself shows how good RR is as a DC. Gave up almost 150 rushing yards in the 1st half, made some adjustments at half time, and the Bucs ended up with 183 rushing yards. Some of those guys on defense today probably won't even be on the roster come September 2015, but that was some stand in the 2nd half giving up ZERO points sans KVac, Jenkins, Hicks, etc.
I dunno, man. Tampa threw THREE passes in the second half. THREE. Not sure if you can really credit Ryan and the defense with anything here in the second half. Tampa were tanking out there. Handing the ball off on 3rd and long.
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