Oh okay, You forgot to use your sarcasm font.
How have you been though?
Ready for some football! Got my tickets for opener against Falcons and starting 1-0 with a win over Failcons is just what we need to forget 2012. Also, the Ryan "get the f off my field" crap makes me dislike him even more.
I actually didn't start this thread to claim Saints have this great defense, I was actually curious about the missing personnel issue people keep bringing up. While I agree we have young guys with not a lot of experience starting in some places, they have shown to be solid in the time they played. I think there is a big difference between having a few guys with little experience and "not having the personnel for 3-4". It's actually pretty amazing some of the UDFA talent the Saints found this preseason, it's like 6 guys on defense. Check out Glenn Foster just to name one.
At the end of the day, nobody knows how the season will turn out and Saints defense may be bad again. Luckily the team can still go far without a great defense so it doesn't need to be great. Also, something you heard over and over last year in weekly interviews when asked what was different without Payton was they said less yelling and nobody was getting pulled aside. It seems Spags didn't have the full respect of team and Payton wasn't there to hold people accountable and you noticed the difference even after the first preseason game this year.
I guess as fans all you can do is hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Kinda the same with Panthers, if offense doesn't play well this can be a 0.500 game again, yet if both sides play consistently well like they did against Saints and Falcons last year, sky's the limit, well the sky just beneath the Saints that is, lol.