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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I left this game actually feeling more optomistic about this season than I was before it started. The Cardinals are a very legit team with a very legit defense and Palmer is a much better than average QB than given ...

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Old 09-13-2015, 09:22 PM   #1
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My negative nancy take

I left this game actually feeling more optomistic about this season than I was before it started.
The Cardinals are a very legit team with a very legit defense and Palmer is a much better than average QB than given credit for when he is healthy. Many have them picked to win that division. They were my sleeper team last year until Palmer went down. When it was all said and done they made it to the playoffs with their 3rd string QB. I think they make it to the NFCCG this year.

Our defense is better than most thought. Once they settled down our rookies played some very acceptable football. Too many mistakes and Breaux needs to work on the PI but all in all MUCH better than I thought. After that first drive by Arizona I thought we didnt have a chance. We did manage to get a little pressure and the Cards line is not near as bad as some thought. When we start getting some of the vets back from injury this defense might actually be easy to watch.

Payton did not completely abandon the run. Yes way too many screens but I feel like last year he would have had Brees just start airing it out mid way through the first quarter. Again that was a tough defense and they are going to be hard to run against. I doubt many other teams will put 20 points on them.

Hocker-Do we have a kicking game again? Guy looks focused and confident. When the Cards kicker was trying for FGs and XP you could noticeably see the "oh ****" look on his face. I like what I see from this guy.

The team looked focused and showed tremendous effort I thought compared to last year. They were quick to the ball and following through with their plays with passion. I dont think it will take too much for these guys to get their swagger back.

All in all not a horrible first outing. HAVE to clean up that red zone offense. Offensive line played well I think comparatively speaking.

Anyhow I did pull some positives away from this game and I think there is hope for them yet. I was convinced of another 7-9 season but I think the team we saw today can go 10-6 sneak into the playoffs and make some noise.
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:32 PM   #2
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Im sorry and maybe Im still just pissy after this game but what exactly looked better about the D? No sacks against a terrible O line. No picks when we should have had at least 2. Penalties right and left. Im sorry but they are playing exactly like I thought they would.
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:40 PM   #3
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I think you will find this team we just played is Very stout. Last year's team would have been blown out, and Brees would have had a few pick-sixes and possibly a broken limb.

I saw a lot of positive and also a lot of the same frustrations.
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:45 PM   #4
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I can't believe we are making excuses for this hot mess of a team. It wasn't all that long ago other teams hated to see us on their schedule. Now we are almost considered an easy mark.
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Old 09-13-2015, 10:34 PM   #5
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Could have been worse.... 4th down and 6 yards you don't punt I don't care where we Are on the field.... I knew we gave up once we punt....
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:03 AM   #6
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Not the same Payton of old. SP has never been the same since the suspension.
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Cant really judge any team until after the first 4 games of the season, but I really hope we don't regret the JG trade. What i can say though is we might have won this game if JG was available. No way we go 1-4 in the redzone with Graham or perform so poorly on 3rd down. Unger and Anthony played well but there were other options at those spots, there is only 1 Jimmy Graham.
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It's a young bunch. Too early to gauge right now.
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:07 AM   #9
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Fine with the 4th down call. Our receivers can't get open and continue to drop balls. Brees can't fix. D did alright but they misses some turnovers.
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Cant really judge any team until after the first 4 games of the season, but I really hope we don't regret the JG trade. What i can say though is we might have won this game if JG was available. No way we go 1-4 in the redzone with Graham or perform so poorly on 3rd down. Unger and Anthony played well but there were other options at those spots, there is only 1 Jimmy Graham.
Unger & Anthony for Graham, so far I like the trade. Unger has a nasty streak and is a beast on screen plays. Anthony can cover any TE in the league including Graham. The only thing I am regretting is Kenny Still's traded for 3rd and a injured player. We could've used a sure handed wr today
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