The Saints have started out this season, obviously, a lot different than the 2009 campaign. We probably all came to the realization over the summer that the Saints would not go undefeated this season. As a true member of the Who Dat Nation I would have loved to see them do it but in today's free agent system it is next to impossible. What I wouldn't have expected to see this year is an offense that is just not clicking...YET!!! What I am looking at are the stats for the first three games of the season. Stats do not always tell us the truth but I guess what I want to know is how concerned should we be with the fact that on several occasions our offense has looked flat and today against the Falcons our defense couldn't get off the field on 3rd down.
I am going to say that first off it is only Week 3. There are 13 games left in the regular season and we are in a great position to go into the Sunday night game against the Steelers at 6 and 1. We have been bombarded since the end of the game today with pundits saying that we are in trouble and that the Falcons are the clear favorite in the NFC South. I am just not ready to drink the Kool-Aid. Yes the Falcons played well today and we didn't. Yes the Falcons are a great team. However, at the end of the day we are still one hell of a team.
Drew threw two interceptions today and we all know that can't happen and will not happen again this year. We became conservative in overtime and should have put them away with a TD. Hartley has been struggling since preseason but I think it might be a little early to bring in a new kicker. (It might be a wake up call for Hartley to see the Saints bring in a bunch of kickers for tryouts). All things considered we should have been, according to the statistics, blown out today but we still had a chance to win this game.
All in all I think we need to step back and look at this for what it is a tough loss to a division rival in Week 3 of a 16 game season. I for one am not worried about our team. If ther is one thing I have learned in watching Sean Payton and Drew Brees since they have been here is they will correct the mistakes and we will bounce back from this and at the end of this long season we will come out on top. WHO DAT!!!!!
p.s. This is my first post so please take it easy on me, WHO DAT