Saints On The Brink

December 23rd, 2021

UPDATED 4:52 p.m.: Now with two QBs on the COVID shelf and Jameis Winston rehabbing a blown out knee, the slimy Saints are starting a rookie quarterback on Sunday against a team that’s won six consecutive games.

Man, Joe is having a hard time beating back a smile at the Saints’ misfortune.

Taysom Hill and Bucs killer Trevor Siemian are on the COVID list. Hill landed there today because he’s unvaccinated and didn’t use a fake V-card and was exposed to Siemian. So Sunday’s starter against the Dolphins will be 2021 fourth-round pick Ian Book out of Notre Dame.

The Saints also have nine other players on the COVID list as of late Thursday afternoon.

With three games remaining, the Saints (7-7) are on the outer bubble of the playoff chase. The Vikings (7-7) hold the No. 7 seed and the Eagles (7-7) are ahead of New Orleans via the current tiebreaker formula.

A loss by New Orleans on Sunday and a Falcons (6-8) win against the Lions would complicate matters further for the Saints’ chances of a playoff rematch with the Bucs. New Orleans already lost to Atlanta this season and will face them Week 18 at Atlanta.

So barring an upset with a nobody rookie at QB against a good Miami team on Sunday, the Saints are on the brink of watching the playoffs at home.

31 Responses to “Saints On The Brink”

  1. Alanbucsfan Says:

    I think the Dolphins at Saints game is Monday night.
    If Tua doesn’t turn it over, Dolphins should win.

  2. D-Rok Says:

    I am definitely rooting for the Dolphinz to win!

    GO BUCS!!

  3. Jimmy Says:

    Can the Bucs use the excuse “exposed to Siemian” as the reason they lost to that turd?

  4. Leighroy Says:

    I’ll help you beat back that smile… The vikings have games against the rams and packers ahead. The 49ers have road games vs the titans and rams in their next 3. The saints could lose this weekend and still make the playoffs as the 7th seed if they go 2-1 next 3 weeks, and guess who they’d play if the Bucs win out? Still smiling?

  5. Stone crab sam Says:

    I hope the dolphins protect their knees😬

  6. cmurda Says:

    Of course Taysom was exposed to Siemian. That’s exactly the type of dude I thought he was.

  7. Beeej Says:

    I’m not going to be sad if we don’t see the Saints again this year

  8. Howard Cosell Says:

    Saying the saints ddeserve to lose is like saying the natzis deserve a slap on the wrist. Howard thinks the saints should be disbanded and all players and coaches should be banned from ever holding an NFL job again.
    Howard is still waiting on arrests stemming from the game last week.

  9. Howard Cosell Says:

    Saying the saints deserve to lose is like saying Charles Manson deserves a slap on the wrist.

  10. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard is still waiting for arrests to come down from last weeks butchery of elite athletes.

  11. Howard Cosell Says:

    Saints should be disbanded, stadium razed, and all players and coaches banned from ever holding jobs in the NFL

  12. Howard Cosell Says:

    ….and of course, DC and knee-hunting players doing hard prison time.

  13. Swampbuc Says:

    Ian Book is pretty solid. Smart, but has a noodle arm — as a game manager, he might be better than the other two actually.

  14. Youngbucs Says:

    Definitely were hunting for low tackles every single tackle in the game was low!

  15. Howard Cosell Says:

    Joe, please stop capitalizing “saints”. The name drips of irony. At the very least they should be remaned “Thugs”.

  16. lokog Says:

    i want the aints in the first round

  17. SufferingSince76 Says:

    We shouldn’t even have to be worrying about what the Saints do. There’s no excuse for that performance Sunday night. Because of that, we should be concerned about all of the remaining games and the playoffs. Which team is going to show up?

  18. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    F the Saints. They deserve every bit of misfortune coming their way.

  19. Stone crab sam Says:

    The ‘saints’ must be gunning for the ‘Conrad dobler’ award to the dirtiest player of the year.
    The problem is that it’s team wide with them instead of individually based😬

  20. Mike Says:

    If somehow the Saints do make the playoffs, I hope the Bucs don’t pass a single down. They need to be run on and bullied and beaten down. Period.

  21. PSL Bob Says:

    If Book was playing against the Bucs, we’d lose. We do terrible against backup and rookie QBs. But it’s not the Bucs. Expect the Dolphins to put the final nail in the slimy Saints coffin that is the 2021 season.

  22. Buc4evr Says:

    Thank You Howard Cosell, your posts made my day. Death to the bounty hunting slimy saints (thugs). LOL🤬

  23. Buc4evr Says:

    I bet Payton is paying his DB’s a lot of bounty money today.

  24. Cobraboy Says:

    So a Noble Vaxxxed guy who tested + was close to an unwashed unvaxxxed guy, so the unvaxxxed guy goes into the penalty box?

    This s#!t is old…

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    The Saints don’t win on offense, they win on defense. They also win because they got the 2nd best coach in football, who makes adjustments and plays to his teams strengths, doesn’t just have a set game plan that he doesn’t deviate from.

    Even with a rookie QB, you’d be stupid to discount the Saints.

    However, they’re not playing the Bucs, and clearly Payton has Arians number, at least with Leftwich as the playcaller.

    A couple of weeks ago when ESPN made their playoff machine live, where you could pick all the games left on the season to figure out who was in the playoffs, the top match-up I came up with over and over again was the Saints at Bucs. I said at the time if that’s going to be the match-up, the Bucs would be much better off to lose a game because the last thing the Bucs should want to see in the playoffs is the Saints. Followed by the Rams.

  26. Pewter Power Says:

    Guess we are smiling at their misfortune because that roster they roll out on Sunday would still have been enough to beat the Bucs last week.

  27. Enzo Says:

    Thugs/Dolphins Game is Monday everybody. Yes, the thugs are dirty and everything they do stinks of terrible humans. Can’t stand them. Hope they get blown out!

  28. Listnfrmafar Says:

    4th string QB, good thing Bucs weren’t playing them, the guy may get voted into the Pro Bowl.

  29. FortMyersDave Says:

    Fins win. Saints only show up against the Bucs.

  30. Oneilbuc Says:

    Yall need to get over that hit it was not a dirty hit even Derrick Brooks said the same thing. It’s football how many more rules yall want ? What yall want flag football they can’t keep making rules to go against the defensive side of the ball . That’s why I stand by my beliefs that ain’t no goat players in today’s football or basketball because of all these rules. You can’t make it impossible to play defense and at that same time call a offensive player in football the goat you can’t have it both ways !! The offense sucked and the defense played good. This game was not that important to me we lost twice to the Saints and both of the superbowls seasons and we will win this year !!

  31. Jon Scott Says:

    The Saints deserve awful luck for being headhunters.
    I don’t blame Gronk for not catching passes. He’s smart.