Silly comments by Buccaneers rival show why team struggles
By Rob Leeds
The Saints might always beat the Buccaneers during the regular season right now, but is that truly anything to celebrate at this point?
Tom Brady has not beaten the Saints with the Buccaneers during the regular season.
In that same stretch, the Bucs have gone on to win the Super Bowl, and the Saints had a playoff run crushed by Brady and then failed to make the playoffs their next season.
Is this really a team in a position to make jabs against their division rival?
Apparently Cam Jordan thought so:
Yes, the Buccaneers can’t buy a win in these matchups to save their lives. It doesn’t matter who the quarterback is for the Saints or what bad luck they’re facing. The Bucs have essentially played their four worst games of the last two years in this matchup, and the Saints are too good to let something like that slide.
Jordan is right, but that one win for the Bucs is pretty significant to act as though the Saints are some dominant team in the present. A Super Bowl win will always outweigh any level of regular season success. The Bucs have one in the last few years. The Saints don’t.
In reality, this shows a similar level of hubris that resonates from Saints fans across the football world. Opposing fans might joke that New Orleans “hangs a banner” for every small accomplishment, but there is a hint of truth in this.
The Saints celebrate every minor accomplishment that has to do with regular season success or individual player awards, yet they can’t win more Super Bowls than a team that they refer to as a poverty franchise?
Despite owning the NFC South in the regular season, the Saints could only win one Super Bowl with Drew Brees being one of the best quarterbacks to every play the game?
Again, this doesn’t seem like a team that should be taking so much pride in minor accomplishments. Perhaps there is a reason why the Saints have been capped out at being a good team for the past decade and not great.
That next step (winning the Super Bowl) comes to teams that have mentalities that go beyond celebrations every week.
All the Buccaneers care about is winning Super Bowls. For what it’s worth, this writer is fine with the Bucs never beating the Saints in the regular season again if it continues to mean deep playoff success and winning rings.
The regular season doesn’t matter. No one will remember the little awards. If the Saints really cared about being great, the one in Jordan’s statement would mean far more to them than the five (really four).
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