What will it take for the season to be called

a success. Now that we are 5-1 the bandwagon has grown to the point where everyone is now saying anything less than a playoff would be a dissapointment. Personally I think other things would make the season a success. Here is my qualifications for a successful season -- Anyone else care to chime in?

I am less concerned about our overall record from here until the end of the season. Here is what I want to see the rest of the year

A team that never quits -- that plays hard every down
A team that plays as a team even under adverse conditions
A team that plays with discipline, heart and passion
A continued display of leadership by Drew Brees
A continued display of coaching techniques
I want to leave the season with a renewed sense of hope not a false one

I guess what I am saying is the same team I saw in the first 6 games -- No matter what the final record is I feel we have been successful. I like the teamwork I see.

Congratulations Saints -- you have given me the feeling we are moving in the right direction -- now go out and kick some raven butt

Well the thing is, if we do all the things you listed we will make the playoffs. If we somehow miss the playoffs it will be because we didn't do the things you listed.

So basically to simplify it, Playoffs = successful season this year with the way we've started. It would take an utter meltdown for us to not make it.