Saints in Contrast to the Playoff Contenders

Saints in Contrast to the Playoff Contenders

Post by Wimberly Paul » Thu, 13 Jan 1994 06:31:28


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
 however) ;)        

 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

               SUPER BOWL

               OILERS VS COWBOYS ->  ?? OILERS ?? (like I said earlier; I root
                                                   for the Saints.) ;)

Well, thats it, did not mean to ramble on so much.

Paul Wimberly
Saints

 
 
 

Saints in Contrast to the Playoff Contenders

Post by Donald Pajer » Fri, 14 Jan 1994 05:09:35


Quote:
>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.

Aside from conservative offense, it looked to me like the vaunted Saints
defense sprang a few holes this season. And if your offense can't score
more than 10 points, your defense had better be tough. In the past the
Saints defense was up to it, but not this year.

Don Pajerek

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