A 17-0 lead. At home. Against a 2-12 team they had beaten by a 38-7 score just a month earlier. Drew Brees vs. rookie Josh Freeman. And then.... Yuck. Pierre Thomas leaves the game with bruised ribs. Marques Colston fumbles. Michael Spurlock silences the Superdome crowd. Garrett Hartley chokes. Utter frustration if you are a Saints fan. Same old Saints. The teacher in me, though, says that a lesson can be learned from this loss, and it can be learned before it's too late. This past fall I was an assistant coach for my school's fifth/sixth grade football team. On one particular Saturday morning during pregame warmups, my players looked across the field at the other team. A number of players commented on how short the other team looked, and one of them said that they looked like a bunch of ...
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