Why there is all this negativity when we are having our best season ever. Fans anywhere else but Indy would kill to be in our situation.
I guess the fact that I don't live in NOLA gives me this huge difference in perspective. Year after year I see teams - in particular Phila, NY Giants, Ny Jets and Baltimore Ravens as serious contenders and their stadiums are 1-2 hours from my door. I get bombarded by information in the newspaper and radio and local TV and the fans of these teams just are so confident to the point of arrogance. But, they believe in teams that have 80% of the talent we have. Joe Flacco, Mark Sanchez, Eli Manning and Donovan Mc Nabb? Anyone want to trade? Anyone want to trade our receivers for Philly's or New york (either) or Baltimore. And my in-laws are in the DC area and we are there frequently and I know a ton about their teams the last 2 decades.
Let me tell you fans with little faith- you just don't know what we got. And you better believe the fans affect the players. Just ask Mc Nabb, they have been booing him and trying to get rid of him for 10 years and he knows it, smells, it senses it tastes it.
We have a great team. This is the NFL, however. Great teams don't ( extremely rarely) go better than 13-3. And the bye and homefield advantage are just extremely huge- ANY other team would kill for it. We lost 3 games that meant NOTHING. Hurt us in no way at all unless you let it. In Phila and Ny they are trash talking and chirping how they are going to win. Baltimore too. And all we can do is run down our defense, bitch about our LBs, plot about how to get rid of our DC, call Reggie a scam, ask what's wrong with Brees, moan at Mike Bell and ask how come Sharper and Roby (leading the NFL in KO returns) is slow. It's absolutley ridiculous and if I didn't understand the history of the Saints and if I hadn't suffrered since 1984 like you guys have done, I would call you losers and a**holes. But you aren't, you are just scared and panicked and pessimistic because of the past. We have made history here. We will make more!! Does anyone here think that we could not have won in 2006 vs the Bears? We were one step away!! Now we have a chance to get pack there. That's how you do it, in steps. We are ready. We should have beat the Bears, we didn't ergo the Bears were better than us. Call it an upset or call it fate, but we can be the Bears of 2006 or the Saints of 2006. We are better than both of those teams and we are capable of beating any team in the NFL, IF we play well. But no one here is being realistic- you all think we should win every game by 27 pts! It doesn't work that way. Now, get behind your Saints, think positive, don't build up these other teams in your brain making it seem like they are the 72 Dolphins and we are Eastern Missouri Junior College. We can do this but everyone has to be on fire not pussyfooting around wondering where it all went wrong. there is nothing wrong. I guess I am different. I believed in this team BEFORE they started winning. I knew they were talented. No team has a perfect roster, Indy, Minn, SD - none . Everyone has some positions better than others. That's why offenses score TDs and why defenses get fumbles and interceptions and make stops on 3rd downs. . No team is perfect. But we are going to show everyone just how good we are and the fact that we took care of business when it counted in the regular season is going to help us now. WHO DAT!!!