Earlier before the season started and we were in defon 5 with the Bret Farve situation is Mississippi, a question was asked of us. Now as the season ends I feel that this would be an appropriate time to bring this back up.
I must admit, I amongst several of my fellow Saints fans have had high expectations this season. 2 Dat comes to mind. However, are we setting ourselves up for failure? We are taught to set reasonable goals for ourselves, is it unreasonable to expect another super bowl this year? Do not get me wrong I am not saying they are not capable of repeating. My question to myself and to you is at what point are we satisfied? Hands down I believe we both can agree that if the Saints do not reach the playoffs this year we will not be satisfied, nor would we consider it a successful year. At what point do we consider a successful, satisfied season. Is it being the number one seed? Is it making the playoffs even if we are the 6th seed. What happens if we make the playoffs and lose the first game? The ultimate Saints fan question of this season has to be what is considered successful, or good, and what is not. How would you answer the question?
Some of you stated that you would be satisfied with just a playoff appearance. Others were more nostalgic and decided we had to win our first playoff game on the road. Now approximately 20 weeks later how do you measure success with the Saints. After all, the last 12 years 50% of all superbowl teams fail to make it to the playoffs.