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metrymudbug

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  1. Actually, you did. Translation: I don't have anything else honest to say. But don't worry, I'm done with this thread.
  2. If overall series record is all that matters and individual eras of 'ownership' are to be discounted then no rational person would believe leading by just 4 games out of 90 would imply dominance? If that's all it took, then the moment the Saints win a majority, their fans could take that claim and it would be no more viable. Now, what we CAN say is that, based on games that were played that are relevant to this Sunday, i.e., recent history, the Saints seem to have the upper hand. I have more faith in Payton than, many on your board have in Smith. But the rivalry has been so close, I certainly don't guarantee a victory for New Orleans Problem with your analogy is that it is flawed. Historical relevance recedes as time goes on. The Lions won 3 NFL championships in the 1950's but their fans would be rightly laughed at if they tried to offset their more recent futility by using their whole 'history' as a barometer.
  3. Sounds to me like you're making a bigger deal out of the last 9 years than any Saints fan. It's a bit hypocritical for you to thump your chest over a series lead of 47-43, only a 52.2% winning difference, then castigate Saints fans who revel in the Saint's success in the last 9 years record of 13 of 16 vs the Falcons, a winning difference of over 81% . Speaking of our histories, I'm fully aware the Saints didn't even have 1 winning season in their first 20 years under John Mecom's incredibly inept ownership. They've had only 2 stretches when they consistently prevailed over the Falcons, the Mora years and the current regime. On the other hand Atlanta had only 5 winning seasons in their first 32 years, so I have no problem acknowledging that, early on, both our franchises were mostly sorry.
  4. Does that mean when the Saints overtake the Falcons for the series lead, we can make the same inane claims of overwhelming superiority over your franchise? More likely, the same Falcon fans will start saying none of that really matters. Count on it.
  5. Actually, we had a good run between 86-94, during the Mora Sr. years, when the Saints won 13 of 18 games vs the Falcons. But hey, we've gotten a little better this year. You guys have gotten a lot better this year. We'll find who did best on Sept 7th. Hoping for a good game with no injuries.
  6. I'll concede that Atlanta is the big brother considering you came into the NFL one year earlier. But despite your accurate recounting of our rivalry, I'm more than happy that y'all have been taken to the woodshed consistently in the Payton/Brees era by little brother.
  7. I agree with you except for CB. I think you're underestimating Keenan Lewis and Patrick Robinson. They are at least equally as good as Trufant and Alford.
  8. I routinely visit this board and those of teams the Saints will be playing during a given season. For what it's worth, TATF has one of the better formats, a mostly great bunch of regular posters and generally good topics. Kudos for a worthwhile site.
  9. If you're going to poke fun at someone for saying 'blowed' instead of blown, then you ought to make sure you don't say 'bath' when you meant bathe. I'll grant your error was probably just a 'typo'.
  10. I'd say the starters will play into the third quarter. 'at least' means no less than. If the coaches only meant to play the starters in the first half, they would have said 'at most'. In any case, all this speculation seems a little pointless.
  11. Does that include the 1314 Kolomoki Mound Builders? ...just kidding, I understand what you meant.....
  12. As I recall, and as others have mentioned, this ranking is based on last year's offenses and is not a projection for this year. Otherwise, it would be foolish to think, that the Falcon receiving corps including depth would not be in the top 5 at the very least.
  13. Despite being a sad commentary, this is pretty funny. Sorry guys, I know it's been a disastrous season.
  14. This is about the game I was expecting. Your guys played tough, holding N.O. to just 3 second-half points. I wasn't sure our guys had a win until the final play. Congrats on making it a close ballgame. p.s. That definitely should have been a Saint's penalty on the Ryan head slap, for what it's worth.
  15. For those who are looking for a, perhaps, less dismal view. http://theadvocate.c...une-defense-for
  16. The Saints are 1 game behind Seattle and 1 game ahead of Carolina in the playoff chase so they have plenty to gain or lose every game hereon out. Anyway, I doubt any team in the playoff hunt is thinking of resting their starters in week 12 unless the game is very well in hand by the mid-4th quarter or so. They might be emotionally flat since its a Thursday road game which falls between matchups with SF and Seattle, so I won't be surprised if they come out sluggish, but as was previously stated...
  17. Brady is doing well with an unknown cast but, honestly, they've been really lucky. The combined record of the Pat's 1st 4 opponents is 5-13. They barely squeaked by in games beating the Bills by 2 and the Jets by 3, then handily beat an imploding Bucs team. In contrast, the combined record of the Falcon's 1st 4 opponents is 12-4. There's no reason why Atlanta shouldn't win their next 3 games, Jets, Bucs, Cards, to get to .500. Unfortunately, the second half of the season looks pretty daunting for you guys. At Carolina, Seattle, New Orleans, at Green Bay and San Francisco are going to be tough match-ups.
  18. Agreed, you guys are being a bit harsh on Ryan. While he did overthrow Roddy on 4th down, if SJax makes that final catch in the opener and Toilolo doesn't drop the ball last night, ya'll'd stand a good chance of being no worse than 3-1. (I didn't see your game vs Miami). I'm thinking the Falcons will beat the Jets, Bucs(2), Cards, Bills, Skins and Panthers home game to get to 8 wins. So, the key to making the playoffs is how will you do @Panthers, Seahawks, Saints, @Packers & @49ers. Right now, for a wild card slot, you're just 1 game behind the Bears/Lions and the 49ers/Cards. Beat Arizona and that leaves you with only 3 teams to contend. With three-fourths of the season to go, it's way too early to throw in the towel. Wise up!
  19. Actually, the Saints do play SF this year. The only difference in our schedules (not factoring in home/away) is that the Falcons play Green Bay and Washington and the Saints play Chicago and Dallas. The Packers and Bears look to be about even right now. Dallas appears to be better than the Redskins, so Atlanta's schedule seems to be slightly weaker than that of New orleans.
  20. Not necessarily against division winners. The 2 discretionary games are played against teams who finished in their divisions in the same order as yours did. So, if your team was a wild card SB winner, they would play teams that finished 2nd or, possibly, even 3rd in those 2 divisions.
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