I don't care if you hate the Saints, that's fine. The Saints are in the same division. I hate the Falcons, Panthers and Bucs.
The bounty scandal is defended by using logic. You might be blind to see it that way, but I assure you that you have seen zero evidence that points to them using a PAY TO INJURE program. They were given bonuses for plays, distributed by players on the defense. They still had to go out there and make plays, so defining it as cheating is ridiculous.
Pin point hits from that season if you want, and I can defend them. Ironically the Saints were one of the least penalized teams in the NFL the year they won it all… I guess the refs missed all those dirty plays?
Also, the Saints basically had a season stripped away last year. The punishment is over with and done.
And I'll say this once again, you can hate the Saints all you want. We are rivals. But, for those bringing Gleason into this, you are a disgusting person.
I'm not going to throw the bounty thing back into anyone's faces. I think that's done and over with. I will say, though, that trying to defend it is ridiculous. There was punishments, as there should have been. The Saints' organization accepted them, even though some players tried to rebuke it, but it ended up standing after a 3rd party investigator went through the documents. Covering your ears and saying "LA LA LA DIDN'T HAPPEN" doesn't mean it didn't actually happen. There was crime enough for the punishment. Justice was served. The sentence is over. That's that.
I also don't understand bringing Gleason into it. I feel bad for the guy, honestly. Yes, he's still hated by many Panthers' fans for what he did on the field (the nut punch), what he's done off the field has been a lot different. I feel bad for anyone with ALS. That disease is horrible, maybe the worst of any I've ever heard of. But, it's not like every single Panthers' fan is talking poo about the guy.
The poo we don't like, and that thing we have a problem with, is how you guys show up out of the woodwork on our forum and talk poo about how you guys beat us this year. Congratulations. It happens. The Dome is hard place to play. But, guess what, we won there last year. You didn't see me on your fuging SaintsReport talking poo and running my mouth. The Saints sucked last year. So what? So did the Panthers until the last half of the season.
You want to come into our territory, and talk poo, then you're going to get some backlash. Don't expect to come in here with your group of trolls that post things like "LMAO 31-13!!! WE'RE TEH BESTEST" after getting your asses stomped on national television the week prior. It's okay, Seattle is an even harder place to play. Let me guess, though, you didn't show up on the 'Hawks forum talking any trash, did you?
If you don't think Mike Mitchell is the most important of these players... You don't understand what you're seeing on the field. Mitchell has brought some much more than just playing well, he's brought an attitude adjustment that was exactly what the team needed on defense, and no one else had, or could, provide.
Bold prediction: We win. By a large margin. I think it all starts with our front 7, and getting to the QB. The Aints have had a very, very short week, and they just got embarrassed on national television. I also feel that the Aints think they're going to win this one out of sheer arrogance.