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Something To Prove?

Since the 2006 season, the New Orleans Saints have been put in the mix when people talk about possible playoff teams. Over the past 2 seasons they have not lived up to that potential. At the start of this season, the talks are still there but are starting to dwindle a bit. So does that mean the Saints have something to prove? I think so. In fact Drew Brees even mentioned himself that the window of opportunity is here and they need to capitalize on it.

Tonight vs the Oakland Raiders I think the Saints made a statement. Now, before you say “Oh, its just the Raiders” or “It’s just Pre-Season” hear me out. Even in Pre-Season, game 3 is noted as the closest to the regular season. Also the Raiders have looked better this preseason in the first two games than they had last year, especially the play of Jamarcus Russel. So with that being said, a 45-7 win, even in the preseason ……. is a statement.

Beyond Drew Brees being 3 for 3 in drives for touchdowns, the Saints have many positives to take from this game. Even without their top 3 running backs they were able to rush for 232 yards! If that rushing total is a sign of things to come, the Saints will be in much better shape on both sides of the ball. A good rushing game will improve the offense and the defense, and with an already improved secondary the defense may end up better than just a middle of the pack type of defense.

So if you think the Saints have something to prove this year, I feel like they used tonight to let us know that they are well on their way to doing just that. Drew and the Saints are in position to make a run to the playoffs and possibly further.


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2 Responses to “Something To Prove?”

  1. Clark Derbigny says:

    Well said son!!! Let’s all give Tony congrats on the birth of his 1st child. My lovely grandaughter Caira Christine.

  2. curtis derbigny says:

    Preseason means nothing! THe real proof begins with Detroit, where the same type score is expected. There is something good about practice, but going into week 5 undefeated against the G Men would prove to me that this year is THE YEAR!

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