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NFL Season Preview: #19 New Orleans Saints

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Overview: QB Drew Brees nearly passed for the most passing yards in a season in ’08. Brees somehow did this with a less than great receiving core, and a struggling running game. On defense, they were stopping nearly no one. In other words, Drew Brees passed the Saints to an 8-8 record last season.

Offseason Moves: The Saints got rid of often injured and long time RB Deuce McAllister. Replacing him is longtime Patriots RB Heath Evans. New Orleans concentratedmore on the defensive side of the ball during the off season. The Saints drafted Ohio State S Malcolm Jenkins in the first round of the draft, and signed DT Rod Coleman and S Darren Sharper. Recently, the Saints asked former Buccaneer LB Derrick Brooks to come in for a workout.

Upcoming Season: Brees is almost guaranteed to throw for close to 5,000 yards again, but everything else is uncertain. The Saints have had many injuries at running back, including RB Reggie Bush, but feel that RB Pierre Thomas could replace him. On defense, the Saints added to their secondary, and could be adding to their line backing core. The defensive line is solid, and overall the defense should improve this season.

72993514MH034_NFC_Champions_5_03_17_PMPlayer to watch: If Brees wants to replicate his past success, and possibly go to the playoffs this season, WR Marques Colston must step up. After two 1,000 yard receiving seasons, Colston struggled with injuries last year, and was not Brees #1 target. If Colston can return to form, look for the Saints’ passing game to be even more dangerous than it was in ’08.

Prediciton: 7-9, 3rd in NFC South

There is just something missing from this Saints team. I believe they will again underachieve, as the defense will not be able to shut down at the necessary times.


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