definitely respect the Falcons, but despise the Bucs. I have a lot of respect for the Saints, too, even though they are their own worst enemies. It's unfortunate what's happened to them this year with the hurricane and all, but I'm not convinced that has been the root of all their problems, although it's been a huge factor.
I agree on that. I hate the Bucs, everything about them. I liked Cadillac coming out of college, but I hate him now. Derrick Brooks is about the only guy on that team that I can really respect. He's a sure HOFer that plays the game the way it's supposed to be played on and off the field, so I can't really hate on him even though he plays for that team. I hate their coaches, owners, and the overwhelming majority of their players.
Although it's probably not good to say, but the Saints will probably get a pass from most folks based on the hurricane. Haslett was a guy that I think should have been fired 2 years ago, but I believe their owner doesn't truly care about winning (reminds me of the Falcons old owner), but likes the status and money that goes with being an NFL owner. If he felt otherwise, he would have tried to bring in a better coach a long time ago. But now, with the team's ownership and future playing location up in the air, Haslett's job seems pretty safe for now. It would be extremely difficult for a new coach to go into New Orleans and make things work. But I say Haslett is the reason that they tend to beat themselves. Consistent mental mistakes on the part of your key players seems to me a glowing indication that the coaching staff doesn't properly motivate their players.
I think we should swap the Bucs with the Jaguars in the AFC South, that I think would make everyone happy. And my hatred of the Bucs does not stem a lot from how much they beat us, but just the fact that they are the cockiest fans for a very average team.