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De ja vu !!!!

Posted on: January 16, 2008 4:08 pm
Edited on: January 16, 2008 4:34 pm
 

Say it at so.

     Let me take you guys back a couple of years. The New Orleans Saints hired a new head coach. He's passionate, full of emotion, and one of the top defensive coordinators in the game. The team just came of a horrible 3-13 season under the legend Mike Ditka. Haslett led the Saints to a 10-6 record and a 3 point playoff victory over the Rams, then got blown out by the Vikings. The following season the Saints have a chance to make the postseason but collapse at the end to go 7-9.

 

     In 2006 the Saints hired a new coach, who was  passionate, full of emotion, and one of the top offensive coordinators in the game. Ironically enough the team had just come off another horrible 3-13 campaign under Jim Haslett. Well, Payton led the Saints to a 10-6 record and a 3 point playoff victory over the Eagles, then got blown out by the Bears. The following season hopes were high. There were numerous writers accross the nation picking the Saints to represent the NFC in the superbowl. Well, you all know what happened. The Saints have a chance to make the postseason but collapse at the end to go 7-9.

So now we wait for next year. If we go 9-7 and miss the playoffs, I will truly believe we our cursed. I want to believe things are different. I see how hard Coach Payton works at being the best. Drew Brees is not Aaron Brooks, and there are so many other differences between the two teams that I don't have the time to list. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Whodat & Geaux Saints

BUB

Category: General
Tags: nfl, Saints
 
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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2008 9:31 pm
 

De ja vu !!!!

Great blog BUB.  You definitely aren't alone in your thinking, wishing and waiting.


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Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2008 5:34 pm
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SaintsTroll
Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2008 5:30 pm
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Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2008 5:28 pm
 

De ja vu !!!!

No, I still believe. It's just wierd how similar things are.


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Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2008 5:26 pm
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Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2008 5:22 pm
 

De ja vu !!!!

That may be true, but Mickey Loomis was hired in 2002 I think. So he was part of the Haslett era.


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Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2008 5:15 pm
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Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2008 5:10 pm
 

De ja vu !!!!

Thru thick and thin, I'll always love them.

and isn't bringing in high-priced FAs that don't mesh with the "team" concept or don't set the franchise back a few years

Jason David & Brian Simmons are a minor set-back, but I agree with you. It is just odd how similar the results are to date. Regardless of how they have gotten there.



Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2008 4:50 pm
 

Gotta Have Faith!

Not this time, BUB.  Sean P. is actually building a team, not destroying one like Haz did.  Payton isn't letting good players get away (Joe Johnson, La'roi Glover, Willie Roaf), and isn't bringing in high-priced FAs that don't mesh with the "team" concept or don't set the franchise back a few years (Dale Carter, Tebucky Jones, Albert Connell).



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