New Orleans Saints “Finish Wrong” in loss to Carolina Panthers

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Though many tried to remain positive, it became apparent to even the most loyal members of Who Dat Nation that this wasn’t the team that they were used to seeing and at the halfway mark of the season knew that even if the team made it into the postseason the journey would be short lived.

Members of the Saints finally acknowledged that the loss of head coach Sean Payton for the year had an effect on them and their season although they also acknowledged that the interim duo of offensive line coach Aaron Kromer and linebackers coach Joe Vitt did the best they could.

As the last of the occupants were filing out of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, some gazed at the empty field and others we passed were patting each other on the backs as if they were consoling each other at a funeral.

Really it actually was a funeral in an odd sort of way.  The Saints and Who Dat Nation will no doubt bury this horrid, but lucky to get, 7-9 season come Monday morning and hope to resurrect a championship team when Payton returns and 2013 begins.


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  • louisianakid1954

    I’m happy for the New Orleans Saints they ran a 7 – 9 season ending without their head coach. Proud that they bought they feeling out on how they felt about their 2012 season acknowledging that they were missing Sean Payton. And that Joe Vitt and Aaron Kromer did the best that they could do, yes they was without their play caller.

  • Joey Riollano

    Being a Panther fan I was pleased with the outcome of the game yesterday. I was also pleased with the class shown by Carolina by not scoring on the final drive. After the classless acts of the Saints in last seasons finale, the Panthers still managed to come out looking good even though Carolina would have been well within their rights to try and run up the score.

    Another thing, I was terribly disappointed with the Saints fans cheering when Cam went down with an injury during the game. How little class that shows as a fan base and as a community. With all the difficulty and struggle the city of New Orleans has overcome with Katrina and the BP oil spill why would you cheer at someone else’s misfortune? Having just been through the whole “bounty gate” scandal and shame of it I would have thought the fans to exhibit more class the that but apparently I was wrong. Several Panther fans were tweeting how it appeared the “bounty” program was still alive and well in the Saints organization. And I must admit at some points during the game, I had to agree.

    This rivalry is growing in intensity and ferocity so I truly look forward to the games we will play next season. Go Panthers! Keep pounding!