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Posted: 11/3/2013 3:15 PM

Total disappointment 


Seldom do I make excuses when watching a game and I know that it is hard for a team to show up for 16 weeks.

But I call total B.S on this week's loss.  If it was an attempt by the league to keep the Jets relevant or total home cooking the referees allowed the Jets' Offensive Line to hold all day long.

Saint Tiger

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Posted: 11/3/2013 5:10 PM

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I have made comments like this before...and no one really seemed to take notice.  I truly believe that the league does anything it can to make money.  Take our first year post Katrina.  What a wonderful way to make millions off the storm.  If you think that this money making machine would skip on opportunities to do so, you are in denial.  They can and will influence games and when they do it typically boils down to "It was a judgement call" or "bad call."  Key thing is that they can't over-do it or they would lose all credibility.  Take all the calls from last week (Drew's false start calls jump to the front in my mind).  Keep the big market teams in the hunt at all times and all the while the smaller ones just on the edge of success and you're making cash.  If they adjust the rules to favor the offense to the point where the record books will indeed all be reset to "influence" excitement, why is it so much of a stretch to think they'd do a whole lot more?  Do you really think any of them would turn their noses up to a chance to make 100 million more dollars to make a bad call?  For the people who say "someone would say something..."  the first thing is the media won't cover that and the second, they are well compensated for their assistance. It is kinda like a politician that is firmly in the pocket of big business because he did something that would get him in trouble (they threaten/blackmail them to vote certain ways on key legislation)...he'll side with them and ignore the needs of the people EVERYTIME.
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Posted: 11/3/2013 5:22 PM

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I am all for a good conspiracy, but today we played like crap on all sides of the ball and on the sidelines. Our lack of a solid offensive line and run game has made our offense one dimensional. Due to pressure or whatever reason Bree's iis not as accurate as he has been, under throwing open receivers or behind them. The defense was bad today, even if there were some missed holding calls.
How do you use all of your timeouts in the 1st quarter? And still have a delay of game penalty after a timeout?
By the way, the 2nd roughing the passer call on Bree's was total crap. That was a clean hit.

This loss falls squarely on the team and the coaches.
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Posted: 11/3/2013 5:43 PM

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There were some brutal penalties called on the Saints at the worst possible time, but the performance of the Jets D-line against the Saints was the story of this game. An unproven qb would have caved completely and New Orleans would have lost by 30. The amazing Drew Brees turned in a ho hum 384 yard day and the Saints still got outplayed from start to finish.

I hate to say it but the better team won today. Yeah, I saw some unbelievable holding going on by the Jets line, but they weren't calling it so why not hold? I still think that the Jets were the much more physically imposing team and deserved the 'W'.

This one hurts. Of course, they all hurt, but this one is one I would have thought we would win.

rtr
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Posted: 11/3/2013 5:47 PM

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I've avoided ALL national sporting news websites, as I can't stand to see all the editors and writers vaulting the team from the Big Cheese back into the upper echelon of football with their fabulous accomplishment. They already get too much media time as it is, win or lose. How badly did that team lose to the Bungles? How many touchdowns did Raggedy Andy Daulton score on that bunch? The Saints lost to a team with SEVERE problems and its rookie-arse qb.

Look at the Saints' kick return and kickoff teams. When the opponent elected to return it, he was always getting past the 20 yard line; the Saints' kick return guy almost never did. It's pretty bad when you have veteran players like Sproles and Moore return punts and kickoffs. Payton couldn't find ANYONE with hands reliable enough not to fumble it on returns? That's a suicidal position that you should have someone specialize in.

Brees had a terrible game, really poor passing when guys weren't dropping it, and VERY FEW yards after the catch. Those rb's weren't taking any pressure off Brees and it seemed they were mostly struggling just to get back to the line of scrimmage. Of course the o. line sucked, too, and Graham had better concentrate more on blocking than doing those stupid point-after dunks he does.

The outside lb's or de's, depending on which defense they were using, allowed everything to sweep right by them to the outside for huge gains. I'm sure they still lead the NFL in ypc allowed. To put it bluntly, the Panthers are a much better team than the Jets, and the Saints should be EXTREMELY worried.
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Posted: 11/3/2013 6:19 PM

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I agree the team played like crap.  My first reply was not completely aimed at any one or multiple problems with calls during this particular game.  There have been numerous examples of what I speak of in the last 15 or so years.  The biggest and most notable was the league's interest in establishing New Orleans as a contender team immediately post Katrina.  Benson WAS actively seeking to move the team, things were as bad as they get and with the waving of the wand so to speak that disappeared and the feel good story of the City of New Orleans is thrust into the spotlight.  It has been good for me and you but in the end you really have to wonder.  Look at it this way:  If you won 3 billion in the powerball do you think for 2 seconds you would #1 get a current owner to sell you a team and #2 do you really think that the collective ownership would approve such a sale?  You can attach whichever analogy you want.
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