Haters love to talk. They love to tell you reasons you can't do something.
For the positive person this is normally annoying, hurtful and brings down their energy level. For the already pessimistic it's sometimes all that person needs to simply give up.
But for the even-keeled, it can be used as motivation and encouragement to accomplish your goals.
The Saints are about as even-keeled an organization as exists in today's sports world. They truly focus on one game at a time, they celebrate, but not too much, they don't talk trash and they let their play do the talking for them.
Therefore, the Saints have the right ingredients to ward off the naysayers. One of the ways they'll do so is by admitting that some of what the naysayers say could be true, and then use that as motivation.
Here are six possible reasons the Saints' window of opportunity could be closing, followed by reasons the organization and/or team won't allow it to go down that way.