We've found the key to success! Short weeks. Less Practice. Limited reps. It's simply a numbers game. The more you run these plays the more often you are going to fuck them up. The more you fuck them up the easier it is for those fuck ups to become habits. Nothing can haunt your entire season worse than bad habits. Hey coach, more days off please. Walk-throughs only. No more live bullets (no Greg Hardy) until game day. I don't know if it's going to work. I'm not an NFL head coach. However, the 1-0 we were this week is better than the 1-4 we were prior. With the way the season is trending it's worth a shot.
All jokes aside, this game proves nothing more than the fact that the Atlanta Falcons are frauds. I mean I could have told you that after Week 1, but I figured we could wait until Week 6 and I would let the Saints show you themselves. Just because the Saints beat an above average team doesn't mean this season is saved. It doesn't mean the laundry list of problems have been solved. This may be an improving football team, but that only speaks to how bad they were before. If anything, ending a half that was basically a Falcons blooper reel, complete with a blocked punt and multiple fumbles (both forced and unforced), up 7 was disappointing, not encouraging.
In fact, it was eerily reminiscent of the the first half of last week's disaster against the Eagles. A defense that was giving up yards, but finding a way to turn the ball over. An offense that had one solid offensive drive and then a whole lot of stalled possessions littered with suspect play calling. Not going to lie, had me a little concerned that the Saints team that bent over backwards and took it long and hard from a bad Eagles team was about to fire up round two and give us an encore performance in futility. Alas, that was not the case. The pass rush stepped up, the offense moved the ball, and when the Falcons made their inevitable push, the Saints drove it down the field and stomped on their throats. That's the kind of killer instinct that has been missing from this team, and more specifically it's head coach, all year. I still don't think this is some kind of turning point of the season, but hey, it's a start, and that's all you could ask for after that big fat shit they took on the field in Philadelphia.
Brees played great. Watson was exceptional. Cameron Jordan finally came out of hibernation like someone woke him up with a cold bucket of water. Delvin Breaux was impressive in shutting down Julio Jones (relatively speaking). Ellerbe was all over the field before betting hurt. There were alot of things to like, and none of things moreso than proving to the world that Atlanta is vastly overrated and Matt Ryan can't perform under the bright lights in pressurized situations. The Saints won their Week 6 Super Bowl, and though it doesn't come with a Lombardi Trophy, we'll take the consolation of knowing that the Falcons don't have what it takes to win the actual Super Bowl. In a season full of moral victories that is one that a refuse to feel bad about basking in. No matter what kind of season we're having, it always feels good to beat the Falcons, and doing so in dominant fashion doesn't hurt either.