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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Danno Their reasoning... A 37-year-old Brees is "bound to decline eventually." Their linebackers have graded poorly. Uhh, OK. I think we've upgraded every unit on defense. D-Line - Much Better ILB - Better but more importantly smarter. ...

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Old 06-03-2016, 12:14 AM   #21
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Re: New Orleans Saints projected to go 5-11 by Pro Football Focus

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Their reasoning...

A 37-year-old Brees is "bound to decline eventually."
Their linebackers have graded poorly.


Uhh, OK. I think we've upgraded every unit on defense.

D-Line - Much Better
ILB - Better but more importantly smarter.
OLB's - Lots of ascending young talent
CB's - Better
Safeties - Same or better with a healthy Byrd and a hot shot Vonn Bell added to the mix.

We lost 9 games, several of them in the last few seconds of the game due to defensive failures (Browner???), mostly communication breakdowns. I just can't see this team getting worse with all of the off-season additions. We'll play smarter and faster.
You are right but none of that will matter if our offense takes a step back. We better hope Brees can still get it done and our O line steps up. If it wasn't for our offense being top 5 we wouldn't have won a single game.

That being said I think we will be fine. I agree with your 8-8 11-5 assessment.
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:49 AM   #22
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Re: New Orleans Saints projected to go 5-11 by Pro Football Focus

As far as predictions go, 5-11 looks to be about right. But with that being said, in the NFL predictions rarely ever pan out. There is always an unexpected team make it to the playoffs just about every year. I would say do not go to sleep on the Saints because they have the greatest potential to be that sleeper team that no body expects this year.
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:42 AM   #23
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look at most of the mock drafts were they predict the seasons and the saints and the bucs are battling for the cellar.
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:59 AM   #24
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Re: New Orleans Saints projected to go 5-11 by Pro Football Focus

Playing 15-1 Carolina twice skews our strength of schedule greatly. Without their 30-2 contribution our schedule is pretty middle of the pack.

I could see a two game drop by us if we'd lost some significant players, but we didn't.

It all seems predicated on Drew declining. The problem with that is that he's shown no signs whatsoever of declining skills.
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When we won the SB, our D finished the season ranked #20. That's all I want this year... a top 20 D and we're back in serious contention.

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Not that it really matters but it's more fun to have low expectations and surprise people than high expectations and disappoint.
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Re: New Orleans Saints projected to go 5-11 by Pro Football Focus

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Not completely here. It may even be worth it to watch the epic meltdown at the other board though.
It would be so much fun and entertaining to watch those wantabe know it alls go into full meltdown mode over there because they take things way to seriously
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What is Pro Football Focus again? Oh, I remember it's a POS!
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Re: New Orleans Saints projected to go 5-11 by Pro Football Focus

You can flip that to 11-5
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You can flip that to 11-5
I agree QB. I thought about that when I posted my comment.
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