Skip to comments.Sports Vanity: Can the New Orleans Saints be considered as the worst team in the NFL?
Posted on 09/24/2012 10:05:04 AM PDT by fourth and three
They are 0-3, and have lost all 3 games whose only victory came against them.
BTW, I say this as a life long saints fan.
Coaching makes a difference (hear that Jerry Jones?)
Interesting question, but I think the Cleveland Browns might still be holding on to #32 in the power poll.
GMTA...exactly my first thought, guess the OP didn’t think the bad times might come back and threw away his bag from the last iteration of the ‘Aints.
Well, they lost to the Chefs didn’t they?
Well they could be considered it. But they’re actually playing pretty good football, they’re just not playing it for 60 minutes and that gives their opponents a shot. Meanwhile there’s still the Browns, Bills and Dolphins, who aren’t playing good football even when they win.
As a non-Saints fan, I say that the NFL torched the team - undertainty about their coaches, their defense (which lingers) has destroyed any chance at getting things properly ready for the season. That said, their own failure to get their QB signed in a timely manner didn’t help either.
They will probably get it together - if their defense can do something. But this will be a lost season for them.
I’m still scratching my head as to how the Cowboys are 2-1, with that atrocious offensive line they have.
While I think the Saints would be much better had they been left intact, sometimes teams just get old overnight....and that’s what may have happened here. The Patriots aren’t afraid of ditching players who brought them past success in favor of bringing in new blood, that’s why they remain competitive year after year. The Saints have had a pretty good five-year run, but an overhaul may be due.
No, not the worst. Way too early to tell.
Also, you have an SB winning QB on your team. “Worst” teams don’t have very good QBs (and no, Archie Manning’s Saints were never a “worst” team, that would have been the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in that era.)
The Defense is so-so this year. The offense sucks. If they could have managed one first down in the fourth quarter yesterday, they would likely have won. Two would have made it a sure thing. This is from a 26 year Saints fan. Oddly enough, their best game last year came when Sean could not coach. They have completely lost their focus.
Well they were inspired against the Giants. And the Bucs stink. I’m trying to figure out how my Steelers keep finding ways to dominate every aspect of a game except the score board.
Who woulda thunk the only unbeatens would be the Cardinals, Falcons and Texans.
A Cardinals-Texans SB is not out of the question.
At least I have the 3-0 Texans!
The bottom line is to win a title, you need depth, and teams can do a 180 from how they start out, in the second half of the season, because they can better handle the “War of Attrition” that is an NFL season. So it’s pretty tough right now to predict how the rest of the season will go.
Well, they did lose to my Griefs yesterday, but you do have a Super Bowl victory during your lifetime, so it’s not that bad.
Sweet...an NFL thread without graphics overload.
The radio guys here in KC were in full rant mode after the Chiefs dismal showing at Buffalo last week. The win in NO probably brought a couple of them back from the edge.
Losing McCluster and having a guy play center who hadn’t played before definitely made the game a nailbiter for fans here.
I would have expected the Saints to “circle the wagons” like the Penn State football team has.....frankly Penn State is playing much better than I expected, because the guys that stayed there have taken on an “Us Against the World” mentality....but it’s clear the Saints didn’t do that.
The Bucs don’t stink.
They really stink, although they are slightly better than last year.
What, you weren’t around when they “matriculated the ball down the field” against the Vikes?
Yesterday’s game notwithstanding, I like what Schiano is doing there, toughening up the team, it will pay off down the road.
I’ll have to find my recording of,
“When the Aints come marching in... Oh how we love to be their opponents, when the Aints come marching in...”
Yeah he is improving things. I expect most of our home games to be blacked out though. They don’t even try to sell tickets. Heck they run out of ice during the games so they can’t even make money on concessions.
I think the Saints have the “us against the world” mentality, but it’s the difference between the college game and the pros. In college teams win on pure physical skill and will, the pros are about precision execution, playing mad impedes precision, those small mental mistakes get huge in the NFL. I think it’s also why so many players working through grief have such stellar games, they focus their mind on the game and gain precision.
very true...the browns really suck. They have not won in the last 9 games I think. No WR’s who can get up in the air and catch a ball and actually be consistent. O line is horrid. Defense is offensive. The new owner has his work cut out if he is building this into a winner.
You make a good case - and can add to it the fact that among the teams that beat the Saint-beaters are the 1-2 Rams and 1-2 Bucs.
But I think that over the course of 16 games the Saints will establish themselves as no worse than mediocre. Time will tell.
“Well they were inspired against the Giants. And the Bucs stink. Im trying to figure out how my Steelers keep finding ways to dominate every aspect of a game except the score board.”
As long as Rapistberger is the quarterrapist then every so-called “win” by the Steelers is illegitimate and should have an asterisk next to it because he should be doing 25-to-life.
Nope. My dad tells me it was pretty cool, though. He also has a story about watching the last game at Municipal Stadium on Christmas Day at his grandmother’s house. Triple overtime against the Dolphins. As for me, I can remember our last playoff victory. Against a franchise that isn’t even there anymore.
No; the Cleveland Browns have a much stronger aroma on the field, than the Saints.
They have very talented skill positions and Romo is getting rid of the ball early. And the Giants were sleepwalking through that first game: it looked like they thought it was a preseason affair.
I think Freeman is pretty good...they need a secondary upgrade. Badly.
I haven’t been the biggest Romo fan in the past, but I think the Cowboys are 0-3 if it weren’t for Romo. I just hope he doesn’t wind up getting hurt the rest of the season, but if his OL doesn’t improve drastically, he won’t make it.
Without Mendenhall, the Steelers can't run effectively, and that's killed them in their two losses. Turnovers were huge yesterday, too.
They should get Mendenhall, Polamalu, and Harrison back after the bye, so hopefully they'll start rolling then.
I could handle the Denver loss just because Peyton has had our number for a while. But yesterday just killed me. It was mostly the turnovers, but that defense just isn’t crushing throats like they used to. A lot of it is age, the players don’t have energy, but I’ve also noticed the last few years Lebeau’s calls seem to get more conservative as the game wears on, which lets teams back in it too often.
Brown better spend the next two weeks carrying a football everywhere.
If Belichick had been coaching the Cowboys over the last 6 years, they would have, IMO, at least 2 NFC Championships and one Super Bowl.
Yep, don’t write off the Steelers just yet.
Yep, the Browns are pretty bad.
In fact, there are rumors circulating here in North East Ohio that the Browns are up for sale. Word is that a syndicate of filipino business men who want to buy the Browns. Their intention is to move the team to the Philippines and re-name them The Manilla Folders.
Overheard on the PA system at Browns Stadium, “Will the mother of the two kids on the field please come and get them, they’re beating the Browns 14-0.”
You remember, the year that they won the Super Bowl was a record-setting cold winter.
That’s because hell froze over and there was no fire down below.
It was always said that hell would have to freeze over for the Saints to win the Super Bowl.
>> “Can the New Orleans Saints be considered as the worst team in the NFL?” <<
No, that honor goes to the Denver Bunkos.
The Cleveland City Council just past emergency legislation allowing Browns players to get Handicapped tags for their cars.
No. The Browns are worse. And I’m a Browns fan.
Combined record of Saints beaters: 3 - 6 (all three wins against the Saints)
Combined record of Browns beaters: 6 - 3
So far this year, I would say the Saints have the worst showing.
I ask you to remember who the Bucs achieved their first victory against, and in a pretty dominating manner.
Peyton manning also is messing up with the Broncos.And they paid peyton so much and got rid of that Christian quarterback for this creep lol.
I know more about football than all these coaches and fans put together . but I won't list what they should do to win. I should get paid for it. lol
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