I May Not Agree With Him, But I Respect This Saints Fan Using A Live TV Broadcast To Vent His Frustrations
The content of this guy's rant might not seem to make all that much sense given the outcome of the game he just left. Of all the things to be infuriated by throughout the course of a game in which the Saints scored 32 points, the run/pass ratio seems like an extremely odd place to start. Plus, his animosity towards Sean Payton's play calling is inherently misguided given the fact that those duties were turned over to the offensive coordinator prior to the start of the season. Technically his beef would be with Pete Carmichael Jr., but that's neither here nor there.
The truth is, I sympathize with this man's frustrations. Not just because I can relate to being so frustrated by this damn team that I just start unjustly cursing every aspect of their play, but because I know the phenomenon that is taking place in this video.
The Saints defense has been so bad for so long that it's not even worth bitching about anymore. I bet that same dude has walked out of the Dome for the last two years screaming about a pass rush that's less effective than an angsty boyfriend trying to hurry his high maintenance girlfriend out of the house. No doubt his primary source of resentment has been a secondary that can't blanket a paraplegic. He's just FINALLY accepted that the next time he'll see proper tackling is during his company fishing trip. It's not that he wanted to criticize the offense for not being able to put FORTY-FIVE points, it's that they are the only unit left that he can feel comfortable expecting more out of. The defense - for as historically bad as they have been - is predictable. It's a known entity. A nearly non-existent known entity, but a known entity nonetheless. Yelling into a live television camera about how inept the Saints are defensively is like yelling into a live television camera about death and taxes - the only other two things that are just as certain in this life.
You can say he's avoiding the obvious, but don't say he didn't learn to do so from his quarterback...