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Old 09-27-2016, 01:45 AM   #1
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"That 23-3 Saints victory over the Falcons doesnít seem like it happened 10 years plus one day earlier. Not after New Orleans fell to 0-3 with a 45-32 defeat, looking more like the hapless Saints of 1960s or 1970s vintage.

It feels like longer ago than that. So much so that the greatness that was the Saints that began in 2006, a season that ended with a then-unprecedented run to the NFC championship game, seems so far removed from the now that itís starting to feel like it never really happened."

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Old 09-27-2016, 08:46 AM   #2
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The way this team keeps actively peddling NOSTALGIA, pushing it on their fan base, it really shows you where the priorities of the ownership and this organization really lie, and where their heads are at. Any thought for the future, or the present? Forget it. Katrina, and a single Lombardi, dude!

Go to the Dome, look up at the screens, it's a constant video parade of Brees hoisting the Lombardi on the jumbotron, confetti, Katrina footage, shots of Payton's fist-pumping celebrations from ten years ago -- it's even in a lot of their roster moves, like bringing Roman Harper back. I mean, literally one of their "game highlights" they celebrated on the screen, was Roman Harper running out the tunnel at the start. I turned to my friend and said, WTF.

Last night they were supposedly celebrating the Gleason block, while we are supposed to ignore the horrible muffed punt by a rookie UDFA that turned the tide of the actual game, right in front of our eyes. The Gleason block was legendary, don't get me wrong, but it was a decade ago now, and there already is a statue of it, and a couple of documentaries about it, another film about Gleason, and plenty of other things. Quite honestly it's a bit of an embarrassment to Steve Gleason, to have this current team out there, and it's an embarrassment to Drew to keep showing the videos of the Super Bowl parade and past Jimmy Graham goalpost dunks, with this current crop of players out there....
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As awful as Katrina was and how overwhelming that the team responded in the way they did, I had an awful feeling long before the game started.

All this so called "emotion" going into the game I felt would not be a factor and this is the reason;

We have 3 players on the roster from 2006, Brees, Evans and Harper

If we had a solid roster, Harper and Evans wouldn't have been re-signed.

The rest of our roster would have been about 10 years old when it happened, undoubtedly it was an awful tradegy, but you can't get players to play with emotion from a tragedy that they were never part of.

Side Note - Why Re-sign Harper, he is worse than he was in his before we released him.

We are relying on past success to try and motivate us to play harder, it ain't working!
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As awful as Katrina was and how overwhelming that the team responded in the way they did, I had an awful feeling long before the game started.

All this so called "emotion" going into the game I felt would not be a factor and this is the reason;

We have 3 players on the roster from 2006, Brees, Evans and Harper

If we had a solid roster, Harper and Evans wouldn't have been re-signed.

The rest of our roster would have been about 10 years old when it happened, undoubtedly it was an awful tradegy, but you can't get players to play with emotion from a tragedy that they were never part of.

Side Note - Why Re-sign Harper, he is worse than he was in his before we released him.

We are relying on past success to try and motivate us to play harder, it ain't working!
I agree. It is staring us right in the face and the team needs to reinvent itself.

We have the most accurate pocket passer in the league and 3 outstanding young receivers with excellent hands - Thomas, Cooks, Snead. Maybe 4 if Lewis comes along. It's probably the best receiving core that Brees has had, and they are young and improving! Ingram and Hightower are solid at runningback.

This offense has great potential and Payton and Carmichael are not doing enough to tap into the talent around Brees. Brees is just making crazy-accurate throws year to guys who are covered. We could be a whole lot better if we had schemes to actually get these guys open. Instead, we have Kuhn split out wide as if he is Jimmy Graham. It's nostalgia combined with milking the same new plays over and over again.
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I prefer to leave the past in the past. The league has changed since 2006 & this organization hasn't kept up. Basically we are in our 3rd year of rebuilding if that is what you can call it. There is no improvement and the longer they ***** foot around the longer it will take to move forward. Let's be grateful we have a Super Bowl win and look forward to the future with a new cast of characters.
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