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Wow. That seems unreal. I went to the website Sports-Reference and started my own research. I had forgotten how bad the Saints were for years. First though it’s pretty rare that all 3 actually played on the road the same weekend much less win.
Meanwhile they said the parts of Saints game were unwatchable it was so ugly. Lucky they had another ugly game on as competition. 🤣🤣
https://theathletic.com/4877024/2023/09 ... ed_article
Their 20-17 win over the Panthers in last night’s “Monday Night Football” opener was downright unwatchable at times. A division that looked super winnable for New Orleans before the season looks a lot tougher after these showings, plus surprising early season runs from both Atlanta and Tampa Bay.
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tpstulane wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 6:38 am Wow. That seems unreal. I went to the website Sports-Reference and started my own research. I had forgotten how bad the Saints were for years. First though it’s pretty rare that all 3 actually played on the road the same weekend much less win.
Meanwhile they said the parts of Saints game were unwatchable it was so ugly. Lucky they had another ugly game on as competition. 🤣🤣
https://theathletic.com/4877024/2023/09 ... ed_article
Their 20-17 win over the Panthers in last night’s “Monday Night Football” opener was downright unwatchable at times. A division that looked super winnable for New Orleans before the season looks a lot tougher after these showings, plus surprising early season runs from both Atlanta and Tampa Bay.
Keep in mind the Saints were playing with their 3rd RB, as Kamara is still suspended and Jamaal Williams got hurt in the first series. Defense wise, the Saints were one minute away from going two straight games without giving up a TD. The only reason Carolina scored late was because the Saints D played a very lazy prevent, not even making an effort to tackle players inbounds. Carolina went 10 plays and 60 yards in about a minute and a half. Final should have been 20-9.
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RobertM320 wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 8:17 am
tpstulane wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 6:38 am Wow. That seems unreal. I went to the website Sports-Reference and started my own research. I had forgotten how bad the Saints were for years. First though it’s pretty rare that all 3 actually played on the road the same weekend much less win.
Meanwhile they said the parts of Saints game were unwatchable it was so ugly. Lucky they had another ugly game on as competition. 🤣🤣
https://theathletic.com/4877024/2023/09 ... ed_article
Their 20-17 win over the Panthers in last night’s “Monday Night Football” opener was downright unwatchable at times. A division that looked super winnable for New Orleans before the season looks a lot tougher after these showings, plus surprising early season runs from both Atlanta and Tampa Bay.
Keep in mind the Saints were playing with their 3rd RB, as Kamara is still suspended and Jamaal Williams got hurt in the first series. Defense wise, the Saints were one minute away from going two straight games without giving up a TD. The only reason Carolina scored late was because the Saints D played a very lazy prevent, not even making an effort to tackle players inbounds. Carolina went 10 plays and 60 yards in about a minute and a half. Final should have been 20-9.
But then again they were an onside kick recovery away from a potential win. It ended up being close when it shouldn’t been.
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NOLABigSteve wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 10:17 am
Wow! I gave up after about 5 years (starting in 1967)
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tpstulane wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 1:17 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 10:17 am
Wow! I gave up after about 5 years (starting in 1967)
I was at the first saints regular season game...John Gilliam, 94 yards on the opening kik off.....the noise from the people pounding the steel floors was awesome...Sains- Rams...the Fearsome Foursome
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The Rams DL killed Archie year after year once he arrived in 1970, esp on that first generation AstroTurf field. Very little padding. We played frat intramurals finals in the stadium in 1973 the night before out win over LSU. We all wore long sleeve shirts and sweat pants to avoid cuts if we went down. My knees killed me for a week after. Immediately after our game we walked out of the stadium on the south end where a pep rally and bonfire was happening for the LSU game. I have never felt so sure about a Tulane win in a big game than I did that weekend. The team knew they were going to win, the fans knew we were going to win and LSU knew we were going to win.
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Jaxwave wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 3:04 pm The Rams DL killed Archie year after year once he arrived in 1970, esp on that first generation AstroTurf field. Very little padding. We played frat intramurals finals in the stadium in 1973 the night before out win over LSU. We all wore long sleeve shirts and sweat pants to avoid cuts if we went down. My knees killed me for a week after. Immediately after our game we walked out of the stadium on the south end where a pep rally and bonfire was happening for the LSU game. I have never felt so sure about a Tulane win in a big game than I did that weekend. The team knew they were going to win, the fans knew we were going to win and LSU knew we were going to win.
You’re exactly correct about that turf. It was really plastic made to look like grass only the blades were hard plastic and sharp. It’s amazing what the conditions that the older generation guys played under and never complained. I remember the dugouts also that blew out a few knees before they put plywood over them and those hedges that were right up against the South End Zone. Some crazy stuff.
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golfnut69 wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 2:33 pm
tpstulane wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 1:17 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 10:17 am
Wow! I gave up after about 5 years (starting in 1967)
I was at the first saints regular season game...John Gilliam, 94 yards on the opening kik off.....the noise from the people pounding the steel floors was awesome...Sains- Rams...the Fearsome Foursome
Same here. Went to all those games with my dad. In fact I was a ball boy during 1969 season. That was a blast.
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