the only people that say the saints have a chance at the playoffs are people who look at the team on paper. obviously, if you look at how terribly disciplined this team is it's apparent that they're not going anywhere. i'd be delighted with seven wins
the defense underachieves, the offensive line commits as many penalties as any other, and they play with absolutely no heart or passion. brooks will put up fantastic numbers one game only to stumble the next; he is, essentially, the perfect example of a player who puts up great numbers yet fails to produce for his team. he puts up the yardage and tds and completion percentage, but he never does enough to lead his team to victories. he chokes under pressure far too often for my tastes. what pisses me off though is that he'll be on one quarter and off the next. i saw an interesting stat once, which i cannot confirm, where he was 0-8 after huge games. make that 0-9 after the performance two weeks ago (following a triumphant st louis game, where he played tremendously.) he's terribly inconsistent and gets rattled, a sign of his mental weakness
fortunately, there is stuff to look forward to. i love watson and grant's performances so far, and of course mckenzie is gonna make a huge impact. the big threat in the secondary is something we've been lacking for years. the defense can only improve if sullivan gets on the damn treadmill. im still on though young bandwagon.. i think he's a terribly underrated player and i love his locker room influence. that d-line has the ability to be the best in the league; honestly, within a year or two, im expecting it to be. unfortunately, that's not happening this year, at this pace.
there's a chance they can turn it around, and they'll probably tease us with a couple good games, but any saints fan with eyes wide open can take those with a grain of salt.
so, yeah, you're a saints fan. you should realize that we have no chance this year. wanna know why?
we're da damn aints
hey, at least he isn't heath shuler