By Brian Allee Walsh - Special to the Sun Herald
It would be wrong to draw concrete conclusions or make snap decisions based on one game. One game does not constitute a trend or provide an airtight litmus test.
But surrendering points and yards by the bushel to a prohibitive road underdog, a journeyman quarterback and a perennial bottom-feeding opponent does make one pause.
I am speaking about Sunday’s shocking 48-40 loss by the New Orleans Saints to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Shocking in the sense that Saints coach Sean Payton and his staff had a whole offseason to game-plan for an all-too-familiar divisional foe that put 35-year-old bearded wonder Ryan Fitzpatrick under center instead of suspended franchise quarterback Jameis Winston. ...
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