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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by SaintsBro My question is, how can you not be excited and ALL IN after yesterday. That game was completely off the chain. Even rickety old man Colston WALKED INTO the end zone for his TD!!! There was ...

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Old 11-02-2015, 12:46 PM   #31
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Re: Remind Me Not to Get Excited

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My question is, how can you not be excited and ALL IN after yesterday. That game was completely off the chain. Even rickety old man Colston WALKED INTO the end zone for his TD!!! There was just no one anywhere near him, for like half the field!!! And Cooks strutted in for his TD, doing that straight-legged, kick-step thing like a drum corps leader with a baton would do. How can you not love that?

There's times to be cautiously optimistic and restrained, to measure, to pull on your goattee and squint, to be calculated, to examine the weaknesses and measure all the intangibles. And then there's times to just throw your whole bowl of popcorn in the air, and high five the people all around you, and this was definitely one of those times.
Indeed, I have pulled on my goatee and squinted a lot in the early portion of this season. More of the pulling than the squinting. It helps keep the walls around me intact.

But yeah, I wasn't excited about the defense yesterday, though the score made it look worse than it was. There were some huge mistakes out there that had nothing to do with the Giants. The Giants were lucky in that sense, but it still means the defense was responsible for screwing it up. That said, you can't not be excited about scoring 52. Offense has been this team's identity for a decade.

So even when the defense struggles, when you can score like that, it feels like the old days (not the old, old days). If the defense becomes somewhat consistent, this team has a chance to win any game on the schedule now.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Old 11-02-2015, 02:10 PM   #32
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Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!!!!!

Remember, the Defense allowed 48 points.

Keep the faith, just don't drink the kool-aid.
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Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!!!!!

Remember, the Defense allowed 48 points.

Keep the faith, just don't drink the kool-aid.
Technically 42, one TD was a fumble return
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:27 PM   #34
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Had so much fun watching that game. Wicked cool game of all time, nice to see the old Brees outshoot ELi , and O having fun, but thats all it is.

Unless Saints win what they lost, the - 4 in row vs
Ten = below average
Was= average
Hou = below average
Cam kittens = above average and lucky
,and pay back the below average TB to be 9-4 or 8-5. Winning both divisional games to put the Saints in the running.
Im not drinking the post season bandwagon kool-aid .
An above average team would find a way to win at least 4-1 of these games.

Because only at that point do you have 2 more below average teams, Det, Jax, and a possibility of 10-5 or 11-4.

Problem is our defense is still hot garbage, and lost us most post season games before. They fold like a picnic chair.
3 of the opposing teams sites I was on said the same thing. If Brees had just a decent ,consistent Defense threw out his career in N.O., he would have easily had 2 or maybe more SB wins.
Im just going to enjoy watching the boys win cool games like this, and don't expect much. Fun game.

Saints proved that pigs could fly in 2009.
Now its time for another miracle SuperBowl and go where no pig has gone before.

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Always remember one game at a time.
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That was a game that pitted the two worse defenses against one another

32 New York Giants 427.5
31 New Orleans Saints 406.2
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Originally Posted by ScottF View Post
or then again, maybe you are about to lose control, and you might like it

Sun 11/8 Tennessee 1-6
Sun 11/15 @ Washington 3-4
BYE
Sun 11/29 @ Houston 3-5
Sun 12/6 Carolina lost by 5 w/o Brees on the road
Sun 12/13 @ Tampa Bay ET 3-5
Mon 12/21 Detroit awful
Sun 12/27 Jacksonville 2-5
Sun 1/3 @ Atlanta already beat
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OK, here's something else to keep you down,
We had the worst defense in the NFL before this game.
We're almost on a 2012 pace for worse defense in NFL history.
Does that help?
Am I the only one seeing thru the numbers
on this defense?
- Yes we were the worst D in football for several weeks. If you go purely
by stats, they're horrible.
- but I saw aggressiveness, pressure, some ball hawking, giants runners
stuffed at the line.
- also sunday, they made the stop that counted. the last one that forced a punt.

- yall know ive been critical, but im starting to like this defense, and our
young guns
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Originally Posted by skymike View Post
Am I the only one seeing thru the numbers
on this defense?
- Yes we were the worst D in football for several weeks. If you go purely
by stats, they're horrible.
- but I saw aggressiveness, pressure, some ball hawking, giants runners
stuffed at the line.
- also sunday, they made the stop that counted. the last one that forced a punt.

- yall know ive been critical, but im starting to like this defense, and our
young guns
100% agree. Statistically, they are horrible. But, they have not quit and have made plays when they had to. They'll continue to improve and gel.
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Re: Remind Me Not to Get Excited

Originally Posted by skymike View Post
Am I the only one seeing thru the numbers
on this defense?
- Yes we were the worst D in football for several weeks. If you go purely
by stats, they're horrible.
- but I saw aggressiveness, pressure, some ball hawking, giants runners
stuffed at the line.
- also sunday, they made the stop that counted. the last one that forced a punt.

- yall know ive been critical, but im starting to like this defense, and our
young guns
statistically bad, yes, I agree with you that it doesn't mean much in a win

here's my big concern:
14 points by Atl in the 4th Q
21 points by Indy in the last 18 minutes
28 2nd half points by the Giants

are we tired on defense, or are everybody's adjustments working and ours aren't?
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