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A tale of two Saints

Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:11 pm
 

The New Orleans Saints were dominated today by what now looks to be one of the top four teams in the NFC.  The Carolina Panthers shut down the Saints high powered offense and managed to put together enough offense of their own to win this game quite easily. 

Reggie Bush missed most of this game with an injury to that knee that has been bothering him throughout most of the season.  Marques Colston did not seem like himself and Jeremey Shockey seemed to not be back at 100 % either.  Did these guys attempt to come back to quickly?  I would say no.  This was a must win game to stay around the top of the NFC South.  Although the Saints did not pull this one out, I believe their attention should now be focused on more important matters, namely, Reggie Bush.

The Saints now need to look ahead to next week's game and hope that Bush, Colston, and Shockey can have another week of attempting to get healthy.  Drew Brees can not do this by himself.  He needs help and he needs it fast.  The Saints were my super bowl pick to start this season and have been taking those of us following them on a roller coaster ride.  The Saints need to find a gameplan that is more consistent than just passing the ball down the field repeatedly.  The run game was working throughout parts of this game, but once you get down by so many points there are not many options as to what you can call. 

GRADE

Saints - C- (how can you blame these guys for all of the injuries they have had)

Panthers - A+ (are they the best team in the NFC?)

Category: NFL
Tags: Panthers, Saints
 
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Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2008 9:57 am
 

A tale of two Saints

Thanks Bayou Bengals, I agree...Here are my 6 from each conference, in playoff seeding (of course it will change)

NFC

1. Panthers

2. Giants

3. Packers

4. Cardinals

5. Buccaneers

6. Cowboys

AFC

1. Steelers

2. Titans

3. Chargers

4. Bills

5. Colts

6. Patriots




Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2008 10:09 pm
 

A tale of two Saints

Oops. I forgot to comment on the Panthers. Well I believe right now (of course this could change)

NFC
1. Giants
2. Panthers
3. Buccaneers
4. Redskins
5. Cardinals or Falcons

AFC
1. Titans
2. Steelers
3. Bills
4. Broncos



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2008 9:56 pm
 

A tale of two Saints

Good analysis Bcrum7. Yeah we got spanked Sunday. But I have faith they can turn it around for a winning season and playoff run.
Missing Reggie Bush will be a big blow especially on the receiving side. Don't get me wrong he's a good running back , but he shines
as a receiver out of the backfield and then uses his great running ability to make would be tacklers miss. We still have Deuce and Stecker.
I know we used Deuce sparingly, but he looks to be coming back to his old form. And Stecker looked promising last few games of last season.
As for Colston and Shockey, I read in the Times-Picayune that Shockey he blamed himself for  giving up 14 points. He aggravated the
Hernia and tried to play through the pain. Colston said his injury was ok, but was out of sync after missing the last five games. He was removed from the lineup in the fourth quarter.
Drew Bress is still one the best QB's playing. But like you said he can't do it himself. They need to get back to the basics and play
funedamently sound football. Eliminate turnovers and penalties. Keep focus and motivation.


MVKrum
Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:45 pm
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