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Old 09-20-2015, 06:50 PM   #1
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After losing the NFC South to the Carolina Panthers by a half game last year, the New Orleans Saints figured to have a course correction in 2015. Drew Brees was due to have another big season, the defense couldn’t be much worse than its No. 31 ranking from last season (even if keeping Rob Ryan as coordinator seemed inexplicable) and Vegas pegged the Saints as preseason favorites to get back to the top of the division.


But now, after a respectable loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1, then a baffling home loss to 2014’s worst team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Week 2, there’s every reason to wonder if the Saints aren’t only the worst team in their division, but in the entire conference?

Nearly every team in the NFL will experience a bad loss at some point in the season. They’ll catch a team on the wrong day or come out flat and notch an L instead of the expected W. This loss to Jameis Winston and the Bucs felt a lot different. It was like two evenly matched opponents fighting a battle of attrition.


Winston played a perfectly acceptable game — far better than his debut — but was hardly extraordinary in his first NFL victory. He threw for a touchdown and ran for another, but had a key fumble, the process of which, summed up the game pretty well.


On a third-and-3 from his own 27, Winston fumbled the ball. New Orleans, down 23-13 at the time, recovered. The Saints then gained one yard on three plays and missed a 42-yard field goal. Like I said, battle of attrition.


Surely the headline is hyperbole. The Saints can’t be the worst team in the NFC! Not the franchise with four playoff appearances in the last six seasons (including a Super Bowl win) and a Hall of Fame quarterback who passed Dan Marino for third on the all-time pass completions list in Sunday’s loss. But the following are all facts:


• New Orleans lost a home game to a team that finished 2014 with a 2-14 record and had the No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft.


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Old 09-20-2015, 06:54 PM   #2
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Re: Are the New Orleans Saints the worst team in the NFC?

We sure play like one.
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This is what happens when you screw a couple of drafts and sign the wrong players to large contracts only to get stuck paying 25% of your cap to players that no longer play for you.

I may not go as far as saying the worse just unlike the last rebuild we did way back when the cap was not the issue.

2017 is the year. almost every old timer with a big contract is a free agent. so the saints can ill afford yet another draft in 2016 to go bust.

Growing pains in the poor house is never a good thing. A loss in the division hurts I know. To Tampa makes it hurt just a bit more.

But I am not giving up hope.

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Old 09-20-2015, 07:07 PM   #4
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Yeah we are.

We are easily the most unbalanced and underachieving team.

Whenever our defense plays well, our offense either can't score, throws interceptions or Fumbles the ball.

Time to move on from what we've had the past 10 years - Brees, Payton and Loomis need to go.
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I think we are. And the worst part is that I live in Milwaukee and my mother-in-law is visiting from Dallas. It's going to be a long freaking season.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:22 PM   #6
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As long as Drew and SP feel they need to score every time they have the ball there will be an issue. way to easy to game plan for a team under stress. add into a bunch of young new faces and there will be a time of adjustment till trust is established with some one any one out there.

On more time. the catch phrase for the year is

JUST NEED TIME TO JELL
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The worst team? No!

The worst PLAYING team?

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Yes, we are currently the worst team in the NFCS.

Until further notice, we suck.
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We are what our record says we are. We may be worst than last years team.
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After today's performance, yes we are. Next week it could be any number of teams including the Bucs (fools gold win today).

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