Saturday, September 29, 2007

Same old you-know-whos

The Saints are a bad football team right now. They’re getting mauled in the trenches, which is why they can’t run or pass or defend against the run or the pass. And now they’re without a feature running back — possibly a bigger blow than Atlanta losing Michael Vick. Without a workhorse rusher in the backfield, it will be damn near impossible to regain the spark that fueled last year’s offensive fireworks. Kornheiser and Jaworski were correct on MNF — Reggie Bush has proved to be nothing more than an occasional playmaker who lacks the ability to produce consistently. Fortunately, he’s still very young and has an entire career ahead of him to figure out what kind of player he wants to be. Time, however, isn’t on the side of poor Deuce McAllister, who will be 29 next season and has now torn both ACLs.

Perhaps if the line play improves, things could pick up a little, but it’s looking more and more like this team is doomed for ’07. A return to 3-13 looks like a very real possibility, although we long-suffering fans are hoping for the best.

I’m telling you, these guys made a deal with the Devil (or Paul Tagliabue at the very least) last year, and now they’re paying for it.

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