After the dismal performance of the Saints for the second half of the
season and an embarrassing showing of fan gratitude ( I am sure y'all
know what I am talking about); I can finally raise myself up and talk
about football again. :)
To say the least, the Saints were lucky to finish 8-8. After watching
the last couple of weeks of football, and especially this past week-end;
I can openly say, and I am sure all of you know this already; what the
Saint's lack is pure e***ment. The only team that conservative football
works for; is the New York Giants. The Giants are one tough team and have
the personnel to back the conservative style of play.
The rest of the playoff contenders; 49ers, Cowboys, Oilers, Chiefs, Bills,
Raiders, and Packers are just out and out exciting to watch. Hell, the
losers of the first round; Lions, Steelers, Broncos, Vikings fit the
e***ment bill just as well. Too bad, somebody has to lose.
Not taking away from the Giants, but while watching the game against the
Vikings, I was reminded of the Saints conservatism. The Giants may not
be as exciting, but they sure can control the ball and win games.
I guess what I am trying to say is the Saints will need to open it up
next year and try a different approach. More e***ment and less con-
servatism. That way, if they lose, maybe it won't seem in vane and may
not be as frustrating. As we always say; 'NEXT YEAR'! Watch out 9er's;
two for two. :)
My thoughts on the rest of the playoffs:
K.C. Chiefs vs H. Oilers -> Oilers are on a roll; maybe a bit overconfident
but I doubt it. Chiefs coming off a big win in OT. Ought to be a great game
but I think Moon and company just might pull it off. Oilers advance.
L. A. Raiders vs B. Bills -> Bills are rested up and have hfa. Weather could
be a big + for the Bills. Raiders are hot after last week-ends romp. If they
keep up that caliber of play...who knows. Another close one, but I think the
Bills will prevail. Bills advance. (What do I know...I root for the Saints) :)
N.Y. Giants vs S.F 49ers -> Aah, the arch enemy of the Saints. If the 9er's
get a two touchdown lead I think they will win. The Giants are tough and know
how to win. Conservatism and ball control could be the demise of the 9ers.
Giants take it in a hard fought football game. Giants advance. (I'm biased
G.B. Packers vs D. Cowboys -> Packers are capable of winning this one, but
if Farve has an off day, no chance. The Cowboys have the talent and experi-
ence. Emmitt should have a field day if he is not in pain. Cowboys are
too much. Cowboys advance.
AFC Championship -> Bills vs Oilers -> Oilers
NFC Championship -> Giants vs Cowboys -> Cowboys
OILERS VS COWBOYS -> ?? OILERS ?? (like I said earlier; I root
for the Saints.) ;)
Well, thats it, did not mean to ramble on so much.