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New Orleans Saints: Same old song and dance

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Dec 11, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts as he walks back to the sideline after the didn
Dec 11, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts as he walks back to the sideline after the didn /
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Anger seems to be the word of the day around Who Dat Nation. However, the reality of the matter is that the Saints have performed up to expectations according to most predictions before the season. The acceptance of the reality may be what fans are really struggling with after today’s loss.

Folks, there will be no firings this year. That reality will be a hard one to swallow. After the loss today to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16-11 the Saints are now just about eliminated being at 5-8 for the season. The frustration after today’s game seems to be at a boiling point.

As a result, the pressure will now be building everyday until the kickoff next season. The fair assessment from the outside looking in, is a repeat of the same old thing the last three years. Each week there is a press conference with coach Sean Payton after the game. After these mounting losses Payton has been upfront with taking accountability as a coach. In addition, Payton will point out a few plays that impacted the outcome of the game, and the fans are left with diminishing hope.

To put a clear analogy of the current situation think of this. It’s like a doctor that meets with a patient each week and comes up with a plan to rid someone of a rare disease. Each meeting there is hope that the new plan or drug will work at eliminating the infection. Nevertheless, every time a meeting occurs the doctor comes in with the bad news that once again there is no progress.

This is sort of what fans are feeling right now. Fans are exhausted. Players give the same politically correct answers. Coach Payton sounds like a robot. Who Dat Nation is in need of a cure. People want answers and are simply tired of hearing repetitive answers of “we’ll fix this.” Or the answers from Drew Brees that everything is gonna be ok.

People get angry when they think the loaf of bread that’s sold in the store is fresh. After biting into stale bread week after week, fans are gonna stop going to the grocery.

The grocery is still open as of Dec.11th. However, If things are gonna be stale for awhile, consumers will become disinterested. Give us something new. Anything will do. Just something…

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