The X-Man

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  1. Well, considering I believe J. Winston is the answer, I hope we do not pull the trigger and give up the farm for Russell Wilson.
  2. Drew gave us many years of damn good entertainment. He will forever be etched in the history of New Orleans as someone who had a major impact on the city. I will miss him while also looking forward to the next era of Saints football.
  3. Taysom Hill's lack of snaps as a QB doesn't scare me at all. I've seen enough to believe he can be a force to be reckoned with as a starting QB, especially in today's NFL. I saw less of Tom Brady when he was sitting behind Drew Bledsoe than I've seen of T. Hill. Count me in as a guy who wouldn't bat an eye if T. Hill had to start the entire season.
  4. Unfortunately I’m still too emotionally charged to respond to this great topic with mental clarity, so I reserve the right to revisit my initial thoughts. But my thought is that Drew has nothing left to prove. He will go down as one of the greatest QBs to ever play the game; which is why I’ll be at peace if he decides to retire. In addition, I think Sean Payton has a better chance of getting back to the Super Bowl if he had a more mobile QB. I say this because just like you saw today, he gives up too quickly on the running game and gets extremely pass happy to the detriment of sensibility. Case in point: on the Brees fumble, we were down by 3 with excellent momentum after a passioned play by Taysom Hill. It’s first and 10 deep in Viking territory. Why are you throwing the ball? Better yet, imagine a more mobile QB in such a situation. He would have simply scooted to the right to buy more time or took off running to avoid the pressure. This is in no way a knock on Brees; rather, it’s a knock on Payton’s stubborn love with the passing game. (Run...the frickin’...BALL!!) So since he will not change and since Drew is getting older and slower, a Taysom Hill and Lamar Jackson type of QB may suit him better now. Again, my mental state is completely jacked up right now so I reserve the right to call BS on everything I just said when my blood pressure and anger subside.
  5. Neither. The Bengals have so many holes that they can trade the pick and get a hefty return on additional picks this year and next year. There are quite a few teams who would take either QB and I suspect would be willing to pay the piper in a trade.
  6. As mentioned, Bridgewater holds the ball way too long, which tells me he's second-guessing himself. Our O-line will continue to have holding penalties if Bridgewater doesn't find his receivers sooner than he did on Sunday. He's the highest paid backup in the NFL, and he has a chance to not only earn his keep over the next six weeks, but solidify himself as the starter after Brees retires. If that doesn't motivate him to make his checks and find his receivers more quickly, then nothing will.
  7. I was screaming at the TV with my daughter saying that we should win or lose with our Hall of Fame quarterback. Let Drew get the first down and win the game, or not get it and possibly lose. But either way, it should be in Brees's hands.
  8. My issue with this is that you can easily take "association" too far. And in doing so, who draws the line of where good intentions end and bad intentions start? For example, Chick fil A has similar views as Focus on the Family, but I'll be damned if I stop eating Chick fil A. Does my "association" with Chick fil A align me on the wrong side of the fence? Or what about being a Christian in general and going to church? Since the bible clearly speaks to loving your neighbor as you love yourself while also speaking to the immorality of sexual sin, does my association with the church align me on the wrong side of the fence? I have never been a fan of guilt by association. I understand the gist of it, but it oftentimes bring forth an unfair judgement similar to what Brees experienced.
  9. Saint ATN, I respect your take on it, but I couldn't disagree more. The Saints did everything they needed to do to get to a point in the game where the defense, the opponent, the LA Rams, could not stop the play that would ensure their demise. So the defensive player, with no other option before him, purposely fouled to stop the receiver from scoring or getting a first down. The Saints put themselves in this winning position. In fact, every play that occurred up to this point got the team to this critical moment...and the Refs blew it. The Rams had no defense against the play other than 1) blatantly foul the receiver, or 2) let him catch it for a first down or touchdown since he was not in position to defend it. The Rams player chose to blatantly foul, understanding that either decision ends the game. HE WAS NOT IN POSITION TO MAKE THE DEFENSIVE PLAY! Make no mistake about it, the Saints got to this moment and executed flawlessly on the play to win the game. But wait, the blatant foul was not called. It should have been first and goal at the five yard line line with the Rams unable to stop the clock. Game over! So while I respect your opinion, I conclude that the Saints did not blow it; they did what they needed to do to win the game up to and including that play. The Refs simply blew it. And everything that happened after that should have never happened.
  10. Hello my old time friend. It's been so long that you may not remember me. But I agree, this is a slap in the face the likes of the no-call itself. It's why I'm boycotting the Superbowl; I absolutely refuse to watch it. The leader of the league "HAS" to say something. He has to 1) acknowledge the error; 2) do it timely; and 3) if for no other reason do it to maintain the integrity of the league. His silence is the loudest silence I've heard in the world of professional sports.
  11. Well, considering we will have won our second Lombardi trophy by then, you can watch the rerun of Drew Brees's second Superbowl victory during the first four rounds of the draft. :-)
  12. I actually see the connection here. The emotions run deep, and how could it not considering the memories of suffering, lost loved ones, etc. I wouldn't sign a player in New Orleans if he showed up with a "I hope we have another hurricane Katrina" tee shirt. The "I don't give a fU%k signal" would be too strong for me to ignore.
  13. As a Saints fan I find it hard to laugh at the Bears, considering our bonehead move to land Ricky Williams.
  14. I'd rather go young. There is a bevy of young players in the draft. I know veteran leadership is a gem, but we have some of that on our current roster. Also, I don't think Sherman would be an asset in the locker room; rather, he would be disruptive with is bravado and self-centered attitude.
  15. Because he cannot help himself, Payton will go strong on offense in the draft. He just can't help himself. It's why they are grabbing defensive players from Canada. Payton is who he is.