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Sep

30

Some Great Wallpapers !

I want to thank d3vanj who made some GREAT wallpapers from the Saints / Tampa game that the whodatnation.com reporter took ! You can check out other wallpapers that d3vanj made at Saintsreport.com


If you have talent let us know we would love to show off your work !

Sep

28

Do not lose FAITH

We are three games into the season. As everyone knows we have not won yet. Do not lose faith though. We still have a good shot of making the playoffs because our remaining schedule is not to difficult. The loss of Deuce McAllister will severely damage our running game with Reggie Bush not being an every down back yet. Aaron Stecker will be asked to handle some of the load which he can do since he does have seven years of NFL experience. Another last option we have is to use some of the un-drafted rookie Pierre Thomas, who showed great potential during the last few games of the pre-season. Reggie Bush can do the job, he has showed maturity in being able to run downhill and hit the holes harder and gain the more hard earned yards. We can open up the down field passing game now and hopefully with a week off Drew Brees can regain the form of last year and hit Devery Henderson and Marques Colston down the field for bigger gaines. Lastly the Defense which has not played that bad but still is allowing over 30 points a game can improve there is still time in the season to let Jason David gain control of his starting cornerback position and Usama Young will come along and help guard the oppositions slot receivers. Lastly I would like to say DO NOT LOSE FAITH we can still make the playoffs and win our division which is wide open.

Sep

26

A few words about the Dome experience.

First, it was nice to be back in the Dome, especially with it raining Monday night.

It was also nice to see the hallway areas in the Club level were carpeted. Last year, I saw numerous people slip and fall when the floor got wet.

The Club level social areas look wonderful, but the food was terrible. The fried shrimp po’boy was something I would expect in Nebraska. Another complaint is they took the Real New Orleans daiquiris out, and replaced them with bars that served frozen generic sugar water. I guess the Dome management is looking to make squeeze more profits out. Also the final indignation, there was NO peanuts to be found at all. Can we get a Dome Food Czar in and make some changes?!?! At the end of the day, if I was walking out the Dome celebrating a Saints victory I may not be complaining about the food…. but then again, I am a New Orleanian food counts!

Once we were in out seats, we noticed that the sound system was off. The entire time all we heard was echos. Did they test the new sound system?? I have been sitting in the same seats for over 20 years and this is the first game I could not understand what was being said. Very frustrating.

Another frustration with the Dome is the refusal to show questionable plays that are challenged by the coaches, or should be challenged. In Tampa stadium their replays are proactive and they will start replaying plays that should be challenged by the home team before the coaches throw the flag. Then during the 90 seconds of review they loop through the different camera angles like they do on TV.

My question is why don’t we do this? This is not the first year, I have noticed it before. Is it a matter of censorship or incompetence. One would think fans who pay $100+ per ticket should have the same access to information ( replays) as those sitting at home watching for free.

Another positive is the Saintsations – from my perspective it looks like we have some nice new blood. On the past I felt that the team was focused on seniority of cheerleaders rather then talent and looks. Not only were the new girls “lookers’ but they danced better as well. With the Saints season sinking fast, at least we will have something else to enjoy on the sidelines.

Sep

25

Injury Bug Bites Saints

Doug Miller, NewOrleansSaints.com
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 – 3:16 PM
The New Orleans Saints were the recipients of bad news on Tuesday morning, as running back Deuce McAllister was placed on injured reserve with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The team also learned that starting cornerback Jason David would be sidelined for an indefinite period of time with a fractured foreman.

McAllister, in his seventh season, injured his knee in the second quarter of last night’s game and didn’t return. The team’s all-time leading rusher, with 5,678 yards, said that he suffered the injury when he landed after jumping to catch a Drew Brees pass.

The pride of Ole Miss hobbled off the field, and hoped for the best, while knowing deep down that the injury was serious.

“I just told myself to get up off the ground,” said McAllister. “One lesson I learned growing up was to never let your opponent see you hurt. Regardless of what it is – if you can walk, walk off that field. Once I got to the sideline, I knew it. I didn’t want to believe it, but taking the walk to the locker room I could feel it kind of giving way a little bit and it was reminiscent of how the other one felt.”

McAllister, who suffered a similar injury in 2005 to his right knee, said that the prospect of surgery and a grueling rehabilitation is front and center in his mind, although a timetable hadn’t been scheduled as of this morning for the surgery. “You have a lot of things that are going through your mind. Obviously, you’re hoping and praying that it’s not as bad as you might think. Even this morning going to get the MRI and looking at the X-rays last night, you’re just hoping that it’s not that bad. But anytime you’ve done it once before and now it’s the other knee, you question whether you’ll be the same, whether you’ll ever be the back that you once were. ‘Will you ever play again?’ Those are different thoughts that run through your mind as a player. But we’ll just take it day by day. We’ll see how the surgery goes and go from there.”

McAllister stated that he believes in himself and looks to make a comeback from the latest setback. “I believe in myself and it’s just a matter of me putting the time in and me putting the work in.” He also stated that he won’t feel sorry for himself and doesn’t wonder ‘Why Me?’ “It’s not for me to question. It’s said that there won’t be too much put on you that you can’t bear and as a human you look for that spiritual blessing. It’s just something that you have to go through.”

Quarterback Drew Brees said the loss of McAllister is a setback and an obvious disappointment to the team. “He has been the heart and soul of this team for a while. Ever since he came here he has been such a big part in what the offense has done, and the team has done. He is an emotional leader and a guy that everyone respects and everyone likes. You hate to see something like that happen to a guy. It seems unfair.”

Brees also stated that he believes the team will rally together and strive to fill McAllister’s void, but that each player in the locker room needs to elevate their caliber of play in order for the Saints to get back on the winning track. “It means some guys will have the opportunity to step up,” Brees said. “And we have to have some guys step up now. With everything else Reggie (Bush) is responsible for, this is going to add to the load on him a little bit more, and Aaron Stecker, and Pierre Thomas. We will see how this thing shakes out, but we need to elevate our game a little bit.”

Head Coach Sean Payton also said that starting left tackle Jammal Brown suffered a dislocated finger but doesn’t expect him to be sidelined due to the injury and that wide receiver David Patten suffered a strained calf muscle in the game and that his progress will be monitored in the next two weeks. LB Scott Fujita also suffered an ankle injury but Payton believes the linebacker will be able to recover quickly from the injury and expects him back for the Carolina game in less than two weeks.

“Obviously, we’re challenged offensively now with losing a key player to our offense and a guy that has been an important part of our offense,” Payton said.

“That changes the dynamics a little bit and we’ll have to deal with that. Defensively, obviously in Jason’s case with the time that he’s out, we’ll have to shift that rotation around a little bit and see what we get from some of the younger guys and also some veteran guys such as Jason Craft and Fred Thomas. It’s part of the game right now. It’s frustrating and I’m disappointed for Deuce, and I know how disappointed he is. But right now no one really outside of that room in there is concerned with our problems. People in this league aren’t concerned about our injuries and aren’t concerned about our 0-3 start. We have to be the ones to handle that – coaches, starting with me, and everyone else in that room. We have to start doing the little things right that allow you to win games and don’t keep you from winning games.”

Sep

25

The Truth hurts but don’t jump yet!

Evaluating different forums and blogs can really be comical. Bloggers were geared up to celebrate winning the Superbowl and now are asking for Payton’s cranium.

Let’s be pragmatic and recognize the Saints have problems. What could ignite our problems is for the community to abandon the team and have the players realize what fickle fans the city has. They need our support and want to win as much as we the fans want to. Do you really think they enjoy losing and want to give up? If you were at the game then it is obvious the fans are hungry. They were standing, yelling and excited for any small positive occurrence. A first down would draw a huge applause. Let’s support the team and here is my take on our problems.

OFFENSE

What is wrong? This is the scariest part. I am not sure if Sean Payton knows! My belief is it all starts at the line of scrimmage. The offensive line played over their head last year and is playing terrible. This is because the Saints do not have any confidence and every team we are playing is stacking the line. If you look at everyone’s defensive converge against us they place everyone in the box. Last year we used a lot of passing plays that the West Coast offense employs. The best way to prevent this is to stack the box and play short. If there is good pressure on the quarter back then you defeat it unless you can throw deep. The offense is where the problem starts. The line play needs to improve.

Dropped balls! Count them please. The receivers are averaging five dropped passes a game. How does this affect Drew Brees? Well this is obvious, and he needs to have confidence in his receivers. He also needs time to throw. The Saints were still in the game when Brees’ fumbled the ball The Saints were driving and it was the difference maker of the game. As I said last week we need this week off. Let’s see how good Payton is now and makes adjustments to beat the cover 2 and the stacking of the line.

We were actually still in the game till the 4th quarter. Turnovers! Yes four of them. There is no team in the NFL that throws 4 interceptions in one quarter that can win a game. Yes believe it or not there was a little positive news for us. The offense finally started to move the ball down the field. Let’s hope the Saints offense has a break out game against our division rivals the Carolina Panthers next game.

Deuce hurt – Look for Pierre Thomas to surprise some people

DEFENSE

Defensive line, middle linebackers and well you get the picture. The whole defense. Again the line play was not up to par. It could be because the receivers are wide open but I think everyone is watching the Indy tape and just copying their playbook. “How to beat the Saints”

If the offense can score some points nobody expects this defense to shut anyone out. I never thought I would be defending the defense but here it is. If they can keep us in the game the offense needs to score about 27 to 31 points then we will win. The defense actually showed a little promise. The turnovers also hurt the defense because they were on the field too long. No defense can be on the field as long as they were in the beginning of the game and perform adequately.

Jason David hurt – Look for Usama Young to step up and play well

I know it might seem impractical but we still have 5 Divisional games to play. Also after everyone plays each other we will be in the mix for our Division. You are hearing it here first. The saints will be in the Divisional race by the November 25th game against
Carolina. We need to start a streak and not worry about anyone else. Here is the rest of the Schedule

W – L

Oct 07

2 – 1

vs.
CAROLINA PANTHERS
12:00PM
Oct 14

2 – 1

@
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
7:15PM
Oct 21

0 – 3

vs.
ATLANTA FALCONS
12:00PM
Oct 28

2 – 1

@
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
3:15PM
Nov 04

2 – 1

vs.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
12:00PM
Nov 11

0 – 3

vs.
ST. LOUIS RAMS
12:00PM
Nov 18

2 – 1

@
HOUSTON TEXANS
12:00PM
Nov 25

2 – 1

@
CAROLINA PANTHERS
12:00PM
Dec 02

2 – 1

vs.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
12:00PM
Dec 10

0 – 3

@
ATLANTA FALCONS
7:30PM
Dec 16

1 – 2

vs.
ARIZONA CARDINALS
12:00PM
Dec 23

1 – 2

vs.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
12:00PM
Dec 30

1 – 2

@
CHICAGO BEARS
12:00PM

Sep

22

Video of Mike Karney from Friday’s pep rally!!

Time to get pumped up!!!

Sep

20

A “TRUE” Whodatnation fan !

Want to see a True Whodatnation Fan will you don’t have to look further
then to look at Supa Saint !

Looks like Supa Saint is getting ready for this season, anybody know who
he is ? If so email us and let us know ! We would love to do a special on
him since he is what Whodatnation is all about !!

Sep

19

FAN RALLY: FRIDAY AT SAINTS CAMP!!!!!!

In response to a flood of phone calls from fans across the region who want to stage an event to show their support for the team, the New Orleans Saints are holding a fan rally on Friday, Sept. 21 at the club’s training facility in Metairie, it was announced today by Owner Tom Benson.

“I must say this was both unexpected and I think you could say expected,” said Owner Tom Benson. “We are all working to get a win for our fans and get them excited. And at the same time our fans always provide that enthusiasm when we need it the most, and all of the phone calls we’ve gotten here today have shown that again. The rally we have Friday will be for them, and for us.”

Gates open at 3 p.m. for the rally, and there will be concessions, a live band, as well as a performance by the Saintsations. Head Coach Sean Payton and players will address the fans, though there will be no autographs during the event. The event will end at 5:30 pm. The pep rally is open to the public and free of charge!

Sep

19

The Who Dat Nation showed up in Tampa, too bad the Saints did not.

Who Dat Nation in Tampa.

The Who Dat Nation was strong in Tampa. The whole weekend, through out Tampa we saw proud members of the Who Dat Nation flying their Saints colors – we saw them at the mall, the beach, the bars, and the game. I tip my hat to everyone who made the trip to Tampa, enduring 110 degrees in the stadium to pull for our boy in Black and Gold!

2 things I will take away from this experience.

1) The Who Dat Nation is growing and even in defeat are the best fans on the planet.
2) I will never say a bad word about the Dome again. I hope the AC is cranking Monday night!!

Sep

18

Whodatnation welcomes Cassie !

The Second Girl of the Whodatnation this
season is Cassie ! So here is Cassie !
Cassie !
Have a few other girls on deck so stay tune
for more !!