Re: Saints Ain't What They Appear To Be
posted at 11/27/2009 8:46 PM EST
In Response to Re: Saints Ain't What They Appear To Be
[QUOTE]I love it. Saints fans coming out of the woodwork. Wonder what they are saying on the New Orleans board... Not really. Drew Brees is the Devil!
Posted by bronson05[/QUOTE]
I wish I could help you out, Bronson, but I don't frequent Saints boards. Way too much blowing up each other's skirts. I prefer visiting opponent's boards. Sure, it is still primarily skirt blowing going on there too, but there are always a handful of realistic followers that take an objective view and relay true honest evaluations.
I must admit, as civil as this board had been, it has been quite uninformed of the Saints status. I expected more, or maybe I didn't since I seldom see it elsewhere.
I have read where three Saints secondary starters are out while all three of our best secondary players are playing.
I have read where Brees has difficulties when more than the front four are sent while Brees is only blitzed less than Peyton Manning because of his ability to shred a weakened defensive backfield.
I have read of the Saints one dimensional passing attack while the Saints are 5th in the NFL in rushing and 6th in passing with 322 rushing plays and 320 passing plays.
I have read of the Saints difficulties to stop the pass while they have only allowed seven passing TDs as compared to 14 allowed by the Patriots.
I have read of the Patriots success in the Superdome in 2001 as positive while the Saints have dominated all games at home and Patriots are 0-3 this season playing at the opponents home.
I have read how the Saints cannot stop the run while the Saints allow an average of six fewer yards rushing than the Patriots and average over 40 yards per game rushing more themselves than do the Patriots.
I have read how the Patriots will out coach the Saints while the Patriots pulled the four and two bonehead move against the Colts.
I have read how the Saints have not played anybody while five of the Saints ten opponents (5-0 Saints) are in common with six of the Patriots ten opponents (5-1 Patriots).
I have read how the Saints have no true fan base while there has been a huge waiting list for season tickets in the Superdome for years.
All of that said, I do have to admit that the majority of Patriot fans have the ability to address the game itself rather than trying to insult our great city and culture. Perhaps it is because, like New Orleans, Boston is one of America's true treasures as a city.
Anyway, I look forward to more discussion before and after the game.