Please stop! Who Dat Nation can comprehend that this team stinks. It’s ok really. Coach, stop trying to sugar coat this team as a group that has potential. Reality bites, we get it. All we want is the truth. I think Who Dat Nation deserves it. Drew it’s time to stop believing the tooth fairy is coming. It’s time to start going into the acceptance phase. The Saints are a very bad team.
There’s already a ton of stories out there that summarize the Saints loss last night to the Atlanta Falcons. I can send you a link to at least 20 if you need one. This article is not about the game last night. Who Dat Nation needs to hear the 2016 truth. If Sean Payton or Drew Brees can’t say it, I will.
The Saints are now 0-3 and not officially mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. This is true. However, the reality of 2016 is that this group of players are simply not NFL worthy. It’s not their fault either. Yes the Black and Gold has had a lot of injuries. But so has the New England Patriots. Last time I checked the Pats were 3-0.
Saints fans are frustrated by the losses that continue to compile, but I think it would help to hear the truth versus magical fantasy fairy tales where the guy gets the girl and lives happily ever. The fact is that it’s 2016, and not 2006 where magic was spread throughout the city of New Orleans. There was a sense of rebirth and a team came in that reflected the feel of the city. Make no mistake Sean Payton and Drew Brees were a big part of that. However, now is now and that was then.
The truth was no more telling than the 2016 special teams version of the two stooges. It was difficult to watch.
The main reason to go into this truth telling of the 2016 Saints is to accept where the Black and Gold are three games into the season. The season is not lost. The Saints could come back next week and easily beat the San Diego Chargers next week. The reality though in whole, is this team will miss the playoffs this year.
Payton needs to think real hard after next week win or lose of what DRASTIC moves have to be made. The bye week will be a huge turning point on where the Saints will be going in the next couple of years. Also, stop with the talking down to the media and fans on everything is going to be OK. This season is NOT OK! Please Mr. Payton tell us the truth. Unless you are Santa Claus, stop giving us the promises of a new red bicycle coming in December. Below is the reality of the 2016 season.