I know it sounds like a eulogy, but I'm paying a BIG compliment to my good buddy, the Ralpha Dog.
Right now the Saints are ranked 29th in total defense including 26th against the run. Pick your favorite adjective and use it as a description, mine is portentous. Portentous means ominously significant or indicative: a portentous defeat. The word almost sounds like a fatal disease. The Saints defense caught the portentous and they only have four weeks to live.
Brilliant yet understated. Now THAT's quality writing.