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fact is they do not need to repair their image. fans will still support their team regardless. in fact many saints fans feel the nfl has piled on them to be honest. NOw the saints can use US vs the World as motivation. I predict their is a very solid chance the saints r very, very successful this year.

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Reasonable ideas - I didn't read much of the details after reading the name "Bruce Laird". Reminds me of my youth, sigh. Maybe we should move this to the thread about depth at safety.

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