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Sir Psycho Sexy 05-19-2010 05:46 PM

And they are back to doubting us...
 
Our John Clayton lists the New Orleans Saints as one of five teams that had the worse off season.

Iím not going to disagree with that and itís not just because Clayton is a friend and has been one of my mentors in the business. I think Claytonís spot on when he writes about ďthe usual drain of the offseason following a Super Bowl runíí probably taking a toll on the Saints.

Iím not sure the lawsuit against the team by its former security director is going to impact the players at all and I certainly like and respect that the Saints have pretty much kept their team intact. In fact, I think theyíre better off in some areas than they were a year ago.

But, letís face it, what happened with the Saints last season and with a lot of other Super Bowl champions was magic, catching lightning in a bottle, a perfect storm or whatever you want to call it. The Saints were very good, but they also were very lucky and great teams need some of that. The way the scheduled unfolded, the fact they didnít have any brutal injuries and some other intangibles meant everything went right for the Saints last year.

As Clayton points out, thatís a tough act to follow and every team in the league is going to be out to get the Saints. You know the Falcons, Panthers and Buccaneers have been giving a lot of thought to the Saints.

I still think the Saints will be good and probably make the playoffs. I donít see doom for them and I will admit thereís one reason why I at least think thereís the possibility of a repeat. His name is Drew Brees. When youíve got a guy like that around, you can endure some tough luck and still prosper.

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saintfan 05-19-2010 05:50 PM

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Brees alone will simply will the team to 8 or 9 wins right by his lonesome. Beyond that I think we've got enough 'players' to make the dance and give 'Two Dat' a real run.

Clayton has a drinking problem. LOL

Sir Psycho Sexy 05-19-2010 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by saintfan (Post 226366)
Brees alone will simply will the team to 8 or 9 wins right by his lonesome. Beyond that I think we've got enough 'players' to make the dance and give 'Two Dat' a real run.

Clayton has a drinking problem. LOL

My thoughts exactly. As bad as our D was last year and the injuries we still won 8 off Brees arm alone. With no real run game. PT has come into his own. we have added weapons and the Def is better. No way we don't win 11-12 games.

CantonLegend 05-19-2010 06:10 PM

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i agree.....no matter how good we were last year....other teams got better and it seems we didnt even do enough to stay the same

i hope the defense isnt the bane of our team again this season or some people will be getting mighty upset

Sir Psycho Sexy 05-19-2010 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by CantonLegend (Post 226379)
i agree.....no matter how good we were last year....other teams got better and it seems we didnt even do enough to stay the same

i hope the defense isnt the bane of our team again this season or some people will be getting mighty upset

I really question if you are a troll or not sometimes.

saintfan 05-19-2010 07:32 PM

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I like the part about us 'catching magic in a bottle' and that 'perfect storm' crap. We only went through the best QB's the game had to offer. Clayton may not be high on the Saints as the title of that piece says, but he's sure as hell high on SOMEthing.

SmashMouth 05-19-2010 08:15 PM

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Well .. our defense is better .. but shhhhhhhhh ... don't tell anybody! We ARE flying under the radar already as SuperBowl Champs! Un-freaking- believable! I can't wait for TWO DAT!

FatCitySaint 05-19-2010 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Sir Psycho Sexy (Post 226388)
I really question if you are a troll or not sometimes.

LOL'd on that one!!!!! I have often wondered the same thing!!!

papz 05-19-2010 08:33 PM

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It's not like he's dogging or singling us out. Don't see this as any slap in the face. Regardless of what franchise in whatever sport, repeating is extremely difficult with attrition, turnover, and money.

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But, letís face it, what happened with the Saints last season and with a lot of other Super Bowl champions was magic, catching lightning in a bottle, a perfect storm or whatever you want to call it. The Saints were very good, but they also were very lucky and great teams need some of that. The way the scheduled unfolded, the fact they didnít have any brutal injuries and some other intangibles meant everything went right for the Saints last year.


I still think the Saints will be good and probably make the playoffs. I donít see doom for them and I will admit thereís one reason why I at least think thereís the possibility of a repeat. His name is Drew Brees. When youíve got a guy like that around, you can endure some tough luck and still prosper.

MorningWood 05-19-2010 08:56 PM

Re: And they are back to doubting us...
 
Do you guys know that this is the second version of that article that was up today?

In the first version Clayton mentioned Simoneau as one of the key losses.

I guess you can decide whether his opinion is worth considering.


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