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Old 09-14-2015, 12:36 AM   #1
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The New Orleans Saints couldn't quite get the job done on Sunday afternoon against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Saints (0-1) trailed by eight points and had the ball with less than two minutes remaining, but, needing 97 yards, the offense sputtered and punted back to the Cardinals on fourth down. On the next drive, Cardinals running back David Johnson caught a short pass from Carson Palmer and raced down the sideline for a 55-yard touchdown to seal a 31-19 win for Arizona at University of Phoenix Stadium.

The Saints have not won a road season opener since 2006 at Cleveland, falling to 1-4 in Week 1 away games under Payton.




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Old 09-14-2015, 12:40 AM   #2
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Yep... What I predicted. No Spiller. No Graham. 25 new players. Common sense.
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Yep... What I predicted. No Spiller. No Graham. 25 new players. Common sense.
Yep, 25 new players and a ton with no playing experience. I think a LOT of our guys have the potential to become very good players. Teams better get us now because I honestly believe they'll improve every single week.

Edit: Some of these PI calls in my opinion were bogus.
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Yes the Graham deal is rearing it's ugly head early.
In fact SP reportedly drove through the night and
stood at the empty basketball courts at Community Christian.
He could be heard muttering.....Jimmy...Jimmy...Jimmy.
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Originally Posted by teddybarexxx View Post
This was a game ripe for the pickin'. We had a chance to beat a very formable team and choked. 5x's in the redzone: 1td and 4fg's. That's not gonna cut it. The super bowl run we had the one thing the saints was known for was scoring td's in the redzone. Now we're reverting back to the days when we had Bobby Hebert. Move the ball from the 20 to 20 (making good stats) but cant score td's only kicking fgs. Yesterday I saw a team with the chance to win the game and went 3 and out, punted the ball with a minute left and wanted the defense to do a miracle. Even if they stopped Arizona and gave drew and the crew the ball back they would have had, what, 30 seconds left to score a td! Gee Weez! There's no way I have confidence in this offense. None what so ever. Even if our defense plays well, in which they did, the defense gonna have to score td's for us. I said this during the off season we have no I mean no offensive threats and it showed when we got in the redzone 5x's and couldn't score. We're gonna miss Jimmy Graham I don't care what no one says.
thats pretty much IT in a nutshell.
disappointing, even for us.
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Re: New Orleans Saints fall to Arizona Cardinals, 31-19, in season opener

I agree with K Major, some questionable PI calls. Also, I don't agree with punt, or understand how payton thinks it would have been "aggressive" to go for it on fourth.

The chances of you getting 6+ yards have to be higher than you getting another three & out. The Cardinals had been averaging nearly 5 yards per carry all game on our D.
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Yep, 25 new players and a ton with no playing experience. I think a LOT of our guys have the potential to become very good players. Teams better get us now because I honestly believe they'll improve every single week.
FINALLY, a positive post, agree and thank you.
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Originally Posted by K Major View Post
Yep, 25 new players and a ton with no playing experience. I think a LOT of our guys have the potential to become very good players. Teams better get us now because I honestly believe they'll improve every single week.

Edit: Some of these PI calls in my opinion were bogus.
Yo K I agree on the PI calls. Breaux did not interfere with Brown in the end zone for sure.

Hey FF. Yes you were right! There you happy?
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nay get flash backs on that last TD for the cards? same play the Seahawks used against in the nFC Championship game a few years back. just to the opposite side.

Still have no faith in the saints defense to win a game. especially at the end.
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They may have won but they were hurting today!!
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