one saints fan talked about how it drove him back to the horse.
that tops any kind of overreaction i've ever seen on this board and that includes the playoff loss to the cardinals in 2008.
WTF? The Playoff loss to the Cardinals was the beginning of the sum of all our fears. It was the Panthers version of the fiscal cliff that we keep hearing about in the media. It gave true meaning to the words of that Emergency Medical Alert commercial: "I've fallen, but I can't get up!" After that day, the line between Jerry Richardson and Jerry Jones became somewhat cloudy: They weren't the same, but not totally different, but, in some respects, as far apart as the east and west (especially in the way that they handle their finances in reference to the perceived future success of their respective teams...ironically with similar results). History has proven that overreaction that day was well justified.
The organization lost its way. Jerry Richardson tossed the keys of his Brinks truck to the Hurninator, and told him to drive because they apparently overdone it on the Jake juice after experiencing a real-life meltdown on the field that was just too much for the old guys to take. They drove around under the influence making it rain on a few familiar faces, without taking into account that they had lost touch with reality---the even bigger picture. After Richardson woke up from the hangover, then he wanted to go all Scrooge and reel his spending in, and that's when he gutted the team, and now we are in the midst of the result. Overreaction? Indeed!