If People Still Think Andrew Luck Is Good Then I Am Going To Be Forced To Declare The Saints Defense Great
October 25th, 2015. The day the Colts, as we know them, met their demise. I actually feel bad for Indianapolis. I am pretty sure the only franchise whose ever died at the hands of the Saints defense was their own. Not a good reason to be in the record books, I'll tell ya that much. If Andrew Luck has any class he'll shave for the funeral. After all, he was complicit in their death. The least he could do is be presentable for the celebration of their life.
Someone want to give me an update on where the general public stands on Andrew Luck now? Is he still the next great NFL quarterback? Just got to get a good read on that before I start judging the performance of the Saints defense. If we still think of Luck as more Peyton (in his prime) than Eli then the '15 Saints are basically the '85 Bears. I mean, they were a slip or two (literally) away from holding the Colts to single digits. Fuck what the scoreboard ended up saying, the Saints defense blew out the Colts offense and the Saints offense. Literally had to beat two pathetic offensive performances (outside of Mark Ingram) to get New Orleans a W. That's not only impressive, for a Sean Payton coached team that just might be fucking historic.
Was the game perfectly coached? Far from it. Did the Saints look handicapped offensively for a majority of the afternoon? Damn right they did. So no, not every take away from that game was a positive one, but the ability to put a mother check mark in the win column masks a lot of deficiencies. I, for one, am willing to look past the fact that the Saints, almost inexplicably, blew that game. Mostly because all seemed lost just two weeks ago, and now, with a soft schedule coming up, the Saints actually have a chance of making a run. They will probably use that chance to lose to an inferior team and take a couple more years off my life, but hey, they still have that chance. That's a lot more than I could have said at 1-4.
P.S. It was great to see Luke McCown, who played spendidly in defeat with Drew Brees out, contribute with a perfect pass on the fake field goal.
P.P.S. It was even better to see Marques Colston, who has had an AWFUL year in what may be his last season, turn back the clock with the game on the line. Just gave us all a little reminder of what made him and Drew Brees one of the best connections in NFL history when it mattered the most.