November 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints fans cheer from the stands during the second half of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Falcons 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
Ask three different people, you may get three different answers: “I hope the heck so”, “We did the last time”, or “Not enough data yet”.
All three answers are pretty much valid at this point, Me? I hope come Monday the answer is “Yes”, and we never have to pose the same question again this season.
In Week 1 the puddle we thought the New Orleans Saints slipped into turned out to be a chuckhole by Week 3 and a mudhole by the end of Week 4. Deep? Pfffttt…, we had gumbo mud coming in over the floorboards. When Coach Vitt came back he made the same mistake Kromer made for 6 games: Joe thought we could pass our way out of that mudhole.
Joe got us jacked back up put a running back under each end of both axles. When our four boys got those legs a’churning they may have looked like “Gumbo Mudders”, but they dang sure got us up out of that mudhole and moving in the right direction. The Saints face another tough challenge this weekend, but if Vitt doesn’t change the tires on us we should be Ok.
As we go into a tough Week 12 game with the San Fransisco 49ers we’re playing for payback. We’ll see how well we’ve coped with injuries, how much progress Spags had with the offensive line this week, and how well the Saints players are prepared mentally. Drew Brees, well he’s Drew Brees. He’ll get the ball to Jimmy Graham and Colston, they just need to haul it down and get some extra yards.
The Saints may not be quite ready for highway tires just yet, but win a win on Sunday we can take the training wheels off the bike.