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Old 07-19-2017, 04:26 PM   #21
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Re: Whose our biggest threat in the division?

Our D is our biggest threat. They play well and we'll put everyone else to bed, no problem.
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Our D is our biggest threat. They play average and we'll put everyone else to bed, no problem.
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Old 07-20-2017, 12:25 AM   #24
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Re: Whose our biggest threat in the division?

It's not going to be Atlanta. It is going to be TB.

Note that we have a back to back home game against them after playing Chicago. If we, as expected, beat up on Chicago, then we face the possibility of getting caught off guard by them. When we play Carolina, Carolina is on a back to back home game against us after playing Buffalo and then has a back to back on the road against us after playing the jets. Atlanta will be facing TB and Minnesota before us on short rest. If we can win that game, we could sweep actually, as Atlanta has to go to TB on MNF the week before going to our place. They will have five days rest therefore and we will be at home back to back after the jets, which with two b2b opportunities and both ends featuring division rivals we cannot squander both situations and Atlanta's five days rest helps.
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End of conversation.




The real question is who is going to win on the fan fight on this board.

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It's not going to be Atlanta. It is going to be TB.
I just don't see the Bucs as the biggest threat. Jameis can't carry a team yet and they are still a work in progress on defense.
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I just don't see the Bucs as the biggest threat. Jameis can't carry a team yet and they are still a work in progress on defense.
It may not be obvious yet... just like what she is telling you.

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Agreed!

Don't see any changes made that will improve this D.
7-9 three seasons straight, did not occur because of offense.
Could only imagine the numbers yds/tds this defense would have yielded
if playing w/ offense like Texans, Jets, Browns.
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It's not going to be Atlanta. It is going to be TB.

Note that we have a back to back home game against them after playing Chicago. If we, as expected, beat up on Chicago, then we face the possibility of getting caught off guard by them. When we play Carolina, Carolina is on a back to back home game against us after playing Buffalo and then has a back to back on the road against us after playing the jets. Atlanta will be facing TB and Minnesota before us on short rest. If we can win that game, we could sweep actually, as Atlanta has to go to TB on MNF the week before going to our place. They will have five days rest therefore and we will be at home back to back after the jets, which with two b2b opportunities and both ends featuring division rivals we cannot squander both situations and Atlanta's five days rest helps.
You are seriously trying to predict December scenarios in July? Let me give you a reminder of how foolish an endeavor this is:

December 18th 2016 from: NFL Playoffs 2016-17: Updated Standings, Bracket Picture and Scenarios | Bleacher Report

The Raiders will win the AFC West if they can close out the season with wins over the Indianapolis Colts and Broncos, no matter how the Chiefs finish. However, if the two teams finish with the same record, the Chiefs will take first place because they swept the season series against the Raiders.

Tennessee remained tied with the Houston Texans (8-6) for first place in the AFC South. While the Texans have the current tiebreaker edge since they beat the Titans earlier this season, those two teams will close the season with a showdown at Tennessee. The winner has the inside track on the AFC South title.
Note that this analysis is in December with the season already 14 games in. Care to predict what happened next?

All predictions are paper tigers at this point. I'd be wary of making a prediction about the 1st preseason game against the Browns much less what will happen in December.

Now I do have a hope. My hope is that the Saints can get to Monday night in Minnesota with no significant injuries and with the scheduled return of Unger going without a hitch.

BTW I agree that the Saints 2017 season will likely turn on the final 8 or 9 games. While the start of the season schedule is brutal, at least on paper the Saints should have opportunities in November and December. And with 4 of the final 5 games being division games, it's likely at the start of December, the team will still be in the division mix.

But as for predictions? I just keep remiding myself that playoff team turnover in the NFL is nearly 40% and that at least one team swaps from the bottom of a division one year to the top the next. So the likelihood that any long term prediction is going to be on the mark is virtually zero.

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Agreed!

Don't see any changes made that will improve this D.
Gulf,

No changes made in 2017 that will improve the D?
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