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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by hagan714 No kool aid drinking till the end of the second week on December. I dont' have to wait that long. The Saints are a legit team . After two lackluster performances (MN, Pats) on D, this ...

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No kool aid drinking till the end of the second week on December.
I dont' have to wait that long. The Saints are a legit team.

After two lackluster performances (MN, Pats) on D, this team has truly turned a corner. Over the last month, we're beating teams by double digits. 5 out of the 6 teams we've defeated were held to less than 20 points. Saints have also scored points on special teams & on defense. Guys are bringing consistent pressure (Cam, Okafor, Trey) & we are getting a push up the middle. It's hard to pass against this secondary. Men are stepping up everywhere. Hardee on special teams (had a td yesterday), Banjo with the blitz while Vacarro was out, Klein stopping RB in the flats, PJ Williams had a lot of snaps and was good.

More importantly there is balance. Ingram and Kamara are a very good tandem. Clean up the muffed punts & missed PAT's/blocks (all correctable). By December, this could be an extremely dangerous team that no one will want to face in the dome or any place else for that matter. Winning 6 games in a row at this level is extremely difficult nonetheless the opponent.

Keep grinding men.

Side note - it won't show on the stat sheet but David Onyemata has been getting in. Consistently pushing the pocket & taking advantage of single blocking when Rankins gets doubled.
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Footnote - I'll fess up & admit that I had this team done after the 0-2 start. Pleasantly surprised by the turnaround thus far.
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