Yea and the Chiefs won the Super Bowl over 30 years ago which means nothing now. Look at teams and what they have done the last 3 years and then you can talk.
Yeah, we only made it to the NFC Championship in ancient history....four years ago. You can't compare that to THREE years ago, which is obviously the cut off point for talking about current relevance.
Using the IR argument is lame. It annoyed me when our fans did it when we lost Jake last year. It annoyed me when we lost just as many as you did in 2004, and it annoys me when people like you do it now.
The team you have is the team you have. Sure, you can say that it helped to contribute to your failures this season, but it's no reason to discount what ANOTHER team has done. The Panthers are 11-4 and already in the playoffs, the Saints aren't. That's just the way it is.
You know, for a team that has been so bad for so long, the Saints have some of the most cocky fans ever. Usually that type of cockiness is reserved for teams that actually have something to show for themselves.