The joy of six (1 Viewer)

Rickey57lives

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We're still two games over .500. But many of this team's deficiencies have been exposed. Now that everyone has ten games under their belts, we can look at our six wins to see how impressive they truly were.

Cleveland - a young team that that endured turmoil with the resignation/firing of OC M. Carthon. They are improving and it was on the road, but this win was not a defeat of a top team by any stretch of the imagination.

Green Bay - not a good team.

Atlanta - a brilliant effort. I don't buy the argument that emotion was the determining factor. I have never seen a Saints defense play with such discipline - not even the Dome Patrol. But how good are the Falcons? They look to be a 7-9/9-7 squad.

Philly - clearly they have fallen off the ladder. Another team stumbling towards .500.

Tampa (2x) - new QB and an aging defense, a struggling team.

The supposedly defining wins over Philly and Atlanta don't look as big now as they did at the time. The ineffectiveness against three really good AFC north teams shows that this team, while exciting, promising and a far cry better than Saints teams of recent vintage, does not belong in the conversation about the league's best teams - yet.
 

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The supposedly defining wins over Philly and Atlanta don't look as big now as they did at the time. The ineffectiveness against three really good AFC north teams shows that this team, while exciting, promising and a far cry better than Saints teams of recent vintage, does not belong in the conversation about the league's best teams - yet.

I'd agree with this post. Realisticly, we are probably a year or two away from being a true contender, not that we won't make noise this year. The deficiencies on defense must be corrected before any chance of a Superbowl run.
 

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