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Old 01-08-2018, 08:42 AM   #11
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Re: Saints get chance at redemption in playoff return to Minnesota

This is one of the teams I really hated as a Saints fan as a kid; really want this win badly, in their house, deny them the first home game Superbowl...
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:15 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
There was no Lattimore, no Crawly, Kamara was a nobody, and they had Bradford. Experience counts. Brees has it, Keenum doesn’t.
We are a completely different team with an identity. If our receivers show up like they did today we win. They won’t shut down the run like Carolina either.
I really think they **** the bed against us.
Lattimore did play and he shut down his receiver. Bradford just went to the other side, ya know the side that Harris was covering.
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Find a way to stop that stud Theilen (sp), utilize Alvin in space & generate a consistent pass rush.

BTW, Cameron Jordan is my vote for Defensive Player of the Year. Dominating performance on Sunday in a playoff game.

Bring it.
We're gonna have to be quicker on the exchanges in coverages or just go man-to-man with a cover-two...

Don't know that even more heavy nickel with CBs in man-to-man on Diggs (Crawley) and Thielen (Lattimore) wouldn't be the answer...
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Re: Saints get chance at redemption in playoff return to Minnesota

Like a lot of people do, I feel like this Saints team NOW is a completely different Saints team than the one we saw at the start of the season. That first Minnie game was a real head-scratcher, as far as Sean Payton-era games go. It just seemed confused and just didn't look right.In a way, that team in the opener looked more like last year's Saints, or the past three years. The unique and truly fun stuff didn't start happening until Kamara's coming out party in week three, and the defense didn't really come together "for real" until just before the bye week. Once we got past the shellacking by the Patriots in the first quarter of that game, it seems like that's when something clicked and the team sort of found its new identity. They were actually pretty good in the Patriots game, other than giving up 20 ridiculous points in the first quarter. This will be an interesting rematch.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:55 PM   #15
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Re: Saints get chance at redemption in playoff return to Minnesota

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Didn't Mel Gray, our all pro returner, fumble the opening kickoff? I remember he fumbled and it was downhill from there. That 87 team was shocked to just be in the playoffs. The second playoff game we played vs the Vikes, I remember Moss was unstoppable. He took a WR screen the distance and it looked like everyone but him was dragging a spare tire around. We've had some crucial meetings for sure. Round 4. Here we go. WhoDat!
Yes, the saints of olde returned that season for one game - and one game only. Just getting to the "show" was like Mardi Gras, and the game was Ash Wednesday

Same thing in 2000 - we had just beat the "Greatest Show on Turf twice in a row... but Moss, could fly and proved he was the real "greatest show on turf." Major let down - but still we (at least I was stoked we had actually WON a play off game - like a huge monkey was off our backs.

In '09 we were a 12 men on the field penalty away from loosing that game. And who could blame Farve, if his last throw of his storied career was an interception. In the post game interview the guy looked like Max Schmeling after Joe Lewis in '36.

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Old 01-08-2018, 03:42 PM   #16
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Re: Saints get chance at redemption in playoff return to Minnesota

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Like a lot of people do, I feel like this Saints team NOW is a completely different Saints team than the one we saw at the start of the season. That first Minnie game was a real head-scratcher, as far as Sean Payton-era games go. It just seemed confused and just didn't look right.In a way, that team in the opener looked more like last year's Saints, or the past three years....This will be an interesting rematch.
As weird as that game was, we were in the red zone 5 times that game and had Harris at CB. 4 FGs isn't going to cut it.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:58 PM   #17
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Re: Saints get chance at redemption in playoff return to Minnesota

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This is one of the teams I really hated as a Saints fan as a kid; really want this win badly, in their house, deny them the first home game Superbowl...
The Most hated Minnesota Vikings. 2nd only to Atlanta.

Ok, not the most hated but you get the point.

Just win!
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