Discussion in 'New Orleans Saints Forum' started by Cajun Sensation, Jan 6, 2014.
I don't like our chances. Somebody tell me I'm wrong.
I like our chances.
No way in hell the Saints offense is stymied like the last time we played.
Sean Payton is going to come up with a masterful gameplan, just like he did vs Philly.
It all depends on our O-line. If they play with the passion and chip on their shoulder like last Saturday, then the Saints will win.
And on the flip side, the Saints D played by far it's worse game of the entire season. Again, no way that happens twice.
This game is going down to the wire. Let's hope we come out on the good end again.
Drew has got to trust the defense in this one enough to throw that ball away and punt if necessary. We cannot afford the awful start he had vs Philly.
What's the status on Lewis at CB?
Quick mention, earlier I heard the "Quiet Storm" (not known for talking shit) said something to the effect of "we got what we wanted....a rematch in SEA".
I think that's fucking awesome.
Like you, I am not optimistic that we win, but we will certainly show up better than the first game. Certainly, we can win.
From what I've heard, CSP told the team in the locker room after the loss to remember what that felt like and that they would be back in that stadium, facing that team, in the post-season.
I think the Saints, as an organization, and many of the individual players were embarrassed by what happened last time and I'd be willing to bet that CSP is pushing pretty hard on the revenge button this week.
I guess what I'm trying to say is I believe this one is personal, it's not just the next game on the schedule. I don't expect the Saints to come out overly emotional, rather I think they will be coolly efficient. I do think the Seahawks are going to come out waaaaayyy pumped up and will want to put the Saints away quickly again. In boxing terms, I think we'll see a fight between a brawler and a boxer, with the Seahawks throwing haymakers and the Saints flicking jabs and looking for any possible opening.
Prediction? If the Saints survive the early onslaught, they could simply wear Seattle down and win big. Otherwise, a close one that's not decided until the last minute of play. I don't see the Seahawks blowing out the Saints again.
I think the Saints have a chance because of the psychological advantage they'll have going in ---
And before anyone flames, let me explain:
Seattle drummed us last time. In their minds, they're the better team and there's no way they can lose. So they'll come in thinking all they have to do is show up. They may even be looking ahead.
The Saints, however, understand they played a poor game hte last time. And that Seattle got it going and kept it going.
The Saints should have a monster chip on their shoulders, and they should be really, really hungry, understanding that they're going to have to battle their tails off just to have a chance. This will keep the game close.
But I still don't see the Saints winning. We're an indoors team. An indoors team that plays poorly outside. Especially in the cold. Drew's stats on the road are what they are. The Saints will have to have the same exact formula they had against Philly. But they'll have to be even better than last week.
Pretty sure it's going to be cold AND rainy on Saturday. FML
Depends if they have Popeye's on the plane.
Forcast is 44* at kickoff, 66% chance of rain and winds 12mph. If we can run and play D(through the 1st 3 quarters, anyway) like we did in Philly we could win. If we don't, well...Also, we need to win the turnover battle. I feel like ya'll probably know all that already.
And then there's this: CSP apparently had the Seahawks' logo painted on the Saints' practice field because he's trying to create the "exact environment" his team will be facing this weekend.
Also placed Harylson on IR, waived Quddus (sp on both?) and promoted Rufus Johnson from practice squad. One of the things I love about CSP is that he's not afraid to take a calculated gamble. Ambush worked great in the Big Game. Cutting Hartley loose sure seems like it's the right call. Now if he'd just get that damned end around out of his system.