How do you feel about this weekends game against Tampa (1 Viewer)

How do you feel about this Weekends game Against Tampa

  • Really Good

    Votes: 45 18.5%
  • Good

    Votes: 157 64.6%
  • Not Good

    Votes: 38 15.6%
  • N.O is Doomed

    Votes: 3 1.2%

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jasonsw

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After getting off the Playoff schnide how good do you feel about this weekends game?

I feel good about this weekends game even though the Ssints have to beat Tampa a third time. Exercising the Playoff Demons against Chicago will help the Saints enormously
 

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We have to smoke them again just because everything in the world would be right to dominate Brady 3 times in a season. It has to happen.
 

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Again, this morning ESPN had a bit about how TB was a different team. They said it was because Brady was way more comfortable in the pocket during these last four or five games. I bet! Specially if the other team can't generate a pass rush, it was a non-sense hot take.
 
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Devin White isn't their best defensive player. He has been a liability in pass coverage.
Who's better David ? Paul? White was 3rd in All Pro voting behind Warner and Wagner. 140 tackles 9 sacks 16 QB hits in 15 games for the #1 rush defense in NFL. His coverage is suspect, it's the only thing from keeping from being best LB in the game.
 

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Who's better David ? Paul? White was 3rd in All Pro voting behind Warner and Wagner. 140 tackles 9 sacks 16 QB hits in 15 games for the #1 rush defense in NFL. His coverage is suspect, it's the only thing from keeping from being best LB in the game.
I do think David is a better LB. Don't care about All Pro Voting. The fact that White finished 4th overall LB ahead of Demario Davis and Lavonte David tells me all I need to know about All Pro voting. In today's NFL, being suspect in pass coverage is a very big deal. Really its a deal killer.
 

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I feel good about this game but not over confident. The last thing I want to happen is be the Steelers against the browns. They greatly underestimated that team and got rolled
 

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Brady is not mobile
Absolutely true - but he is savvy in the pocket. He can move around in the gaps to buy himself some time. That’s why it’s crucial that we get pressure from multiple angles and from multiple people. He needs to be guessing where it’s coming from and uncomfortable. If we can make him uncomfortable we’ll have some success.
 

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Don't underestimate a few things. People say that when a team takes a beating like we gave them in our last game it motivates them but the reality is it creates a lot of doubt. They weren't even in the same realm of competition as us last time and AB playing well could not possibly make up that much difference. The other thing is coach. I said it in another thread but Payton loves to embarrass our division rivals and the better they are playing the more pleasure he gets from it. His game plan will be spot on.
 
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It's not important, but I think the Saints deserve this win.

The Bucs pieced together a plug and play team with a bunch of parts and pieces. Need a QB? We'll grab TB12, and he can bring Gronk along. Need another reciever? We'll grab AB and hope the games don't interfere with his community service requirements for his felonies. Building a winning locker room? Don't care.

The Saints have carefully cultivated a team of high-character, team-oriented players. Character matters. Attitude matters. Brees' leadership shines like a beacon, while Temper Tantrum Tom sulks and snaps at his receivers and o-line.

If any of that stuff really, really matters, then we should win on Sunday.
Built vs Bought
 

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I selected "Not good". Aside from 2009, our second playoff game has been our kryptonite game every single postseason unless we'd already lost the opener. 2018 is something of a write-off considering the ref tampering but we also gave the refs that opportunity to screw us over by not salting it away once we were up 20-7. I'm not saying that to excuse the refs' inexcusable actions, I'm just saying we had the chance to prevent that corruption from deciding the game.

I think we're definitely good enough to beat TB as we've already proven so twice this season. I also thought we were good enough to beat SF in 2011 and MIN in 2017 but we let both of them score twice on us in those games' final minutes (SF started their first of two scoring drives with 4:02 left in the game and MIN started their first of two scoring drives with 3:01 remaining.)

As for our other losses in second games of postseasons, CHI was 3 games better than us in 2006 and we were playing in 28 degree weather. That was a game we were supposed to lose so I don't hold that against them. 2013 in SEA is kind of a coinflip. They destroyed us 34-7 on MNF when we were 9-2 and we never recovered since we went 2-3 in our final 5 games counting that loss. I think that playoff loss was more about the team playing scared or being psyched out than anything else due to the MNF arse kicking.

So basically, we just have a history of playing below our potential in second playoff games and we need to be prepared to play the closest thing we can muster to mistake-free football. We can't be playing scared, move the ball 5 yards at a time, never attempt passes beyond 10 yards football and we need to tackle well. Unfortunately, Brady will probably be gifted at least 2 possession-saving penalties by the refs on 3rd or 4th downs so there's that to overcome as well.

We can definitely win this game but we're gonna have to play like regular season Saints and not playoff Saints.
 

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