I was just happy that we were doing SOMETHING. Obviously the Haslett years had worn us down pretty damn bad.
I wasnt wow'd by the hire for sure, but the fact that he had an offensive background alone was something I felt was very refreshing.
After so much frustration with defensive minded coaches like Haslett, Ditka, and Mora (Carl fricking Smith still haunts my nightmares
) , I just wanted to see someone focus on the offense for a change.
I was immediately FURIOUS when we signed Brees instead of Culpepper.
I was so damn tired of Aaron Brooks I thought anyone would be an improvement, EXCEPT a 5-11 dude who never had good arm strength to begin with and just got his fricking arm ripped off of his body in January!!!!
Seriously, I just couldn't believe that we would give him so much money after such a terrible injury.
Plus, I was still convinced Saban was a good NFL coach, so when the Dolphins passed I was like "This Payton guy is an idiot!!!!"
Never been so happy to be completely wrong
However, I got PUMPED when we drafted Bush. Was thrilled to get a playmaker like him and thought it was the perfect move for the franchise to generate excitement, especially given the uncertainty regarding New Orleans vs. San Antonio after Katrina. I was immediately energized and bought tickets for the ATL MNF game soon after.
This post was edited on 1/30 at 11:05 am