Many bad things have happened to the New Orleans Saints over the course of a 2014 season that went bad so long ago that, by now, it feels endless. Everything football has been pretty miserable, but sometimes the best thing to do in a situation like this is laugh.
If we're going to treat the Saints' 2014 lowlights as a showing of an old b-movie un-classic like Plan 9 from Outer Space,
we'll start with these five horrible, no good, very bad plays.
1. WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE ARE DOING
Ah, those innocent days when the Saints were merely 0-1 after a hard-fought heartbreaker to their greatest rival, the Atlanta Falcons. Surely they'd rebound against Cleveland, of all teams.
Did we know then that the main theme of the 2014 season would be the Saints' defense having no idea what it's doing? Because that has been the main theme of 2014.
2. WHY IS GOLDEN TATE ON FAST-FORWARD
Remember when the Saints were about to beat the Detroit Lions, and then somehow the Lions scored a long touchdown with just a few minutes left, and then scored again after that, and won the game?
Yeah, that sucked a lot. But it's sort of funny how fast Tate looks compared to all the Saints' defenders here. It's sort of like Tecmo Bowl Bo Jackson
3. SURE YEAH OK THIS HAPPENED TOO
Generally quarterbacks are not supposed to throw passes from one side of the field to the opposite side of the field, high in the air and far, because these passes are pretty easy to intercept, unless you are playing against the 2014 Saints, in which case, by all means, go ahead.
4. AT LEAST ROMAN HARPER DROPS THIS
Mark Ingram might have sort of thrown the ball to Roman Harper when he fumbled on the Saints' second offensive play last week, but at least Harper wasn't able to immediately take it, so that's something, right? Kind of funny to watch?
Yeah, I'm just dying from all the laughs.
5. THIS ONE IS NOT FUNNY AT ALL
Yeah, I won't even pretend on this one: When Marques Colston's fumble overtime against the Atlanta Falcons kicked off our long football nightmare, nobody laughed. And nobody's laughing now, either.
Man, this season sucks.