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Old 09-15-2016, 07:57 PM   #1
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Are the Saints the laughing stock of the NFL?

Especially given our cap and dead money woes? A coach and General Manager who basically have nobody to hold their feet to the fire and have blank checks to do what they please? A once great team that has settled into losing seasons 2 years in a row and possibly a third? A team that can't sign a decent free agent to save their lives and pretty bad draft classes?
There is a lot of national news about us and most ain't positive.

I would love to hear some opinions from fans of other teams.

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Re: Are the Saints the laughing stock of the NFL?

No,i wouldn't say it is.
I've been vocal enough the past few weeks on things but even with the way things are the team is .500 over the past 4 seasons and while that might not be good enough i my eyes there are far more teams that could be labeled a laughing stock.Look at the Browns(A franchise i quiet like) none of their first round selections between 2011 and 2014 6 selections are still with the team. With 6 selections and some of the players on the board even a 50% success rate could have turned that franchise around.

The Saints are not a laughing stock but if they dont sort out the issues soon are at risks of slipping back to a mid-lower tier franchise. It wouldn't takemuch to turn this around. I still think if they had Rankins and Breaux a CB to play opposite Breaux and a roational pass rushing DE they could contnend for the division

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Re: Are the Saints the laughing stock of the NFL?

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I still think if they had Rankins and Breaux a CB to play opposite Breaux and a roational pass rushing DE they could contnend for the division
Throw in Hau'oli Kikaha, Damian Swann and Dannell Ellerbe and this might've been an above average defense.
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Not sure of Kikaha persoally. I liked him when in a 3-4 but i dont think he has the size to play anything more than a part time pass rusher in 4-3. I just think he gets run over there and with his knee issues you would worry having additional bulk on them. I hope im wrong as i like him just withe the scheme change i think like a few others are in limb a bit

Swan and Ellerbe would be huge additions but you cant relly on players that are always in the tub
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Wow, is this really a serious question?
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Old 09-15-2016, 08:44 PM   #6
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No. The Cleveland Browns still exist. And I am not just making a joke there. Look at what the Browns QB situation. The Saints were faced with too big of a cap hit for their future HOF Quarterback. The Browns are bringing in other guys cast offs.
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The only joke I see is the amount of key injuries we have compared to other teams every year... Still don't understand why that is.
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Re: Are the Saints the laughing stock of the NFL?

We're not even the laughing stock of our division.
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Re: Are the Saints the laughing stock of the NFL?

Dude, apply for a press pass, then 30 minutes before kickoff, ask each defense we'll face if the Saints are a laughing stock...
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Re: Are the Saints the laughing stock of the NFL?

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The only joke I see is the amount of key injuries we have compared to other teams every year... Still don't understand why that is.
Drafting players hoping they are over injuries doesnt help. They've drafted a fair few players of late in the hope there injuries were sorted
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