Below are the rest of my answers to this weeks reader questions submitted Tuesday. Special thanks to all those that participated. Feel free to continue the discussion in the comment section below.
Do you think Joe Morgan makes the final 53 and do we keep Clint (Splint) Injuryram? - Big D.
I think Morgan will either make the final 53-man roster or will get stashed away on IR for the year. Clint Ingram probably will not make the team, though there is the possibility that he may be placed on PUP.
How does Joe Morgan contribute to the team this year? What do you think will be Morgan’s future with the Saints this year? - Catfish S.
See above. If he plays, I think Morgan contributes only minimally as a wide receiver, perhaps with some opportunities as a punt returner.
Is Sproles going to return kick/punt returns for the Saints? - Grounded C.
What are your feelings on the play of Drew Brees this preseason, and what do you think about all of the talk of a "steep decline," or any decline at all? - J. Henn
Well I don't think anyone is saying Drew is in "steep" decline. If anything, it's a long, slow decline. Do I think his best year(s) are behind him? Yeah, unfortunately. Does that mean he's no good anymore? Far from it. I think the bell curve below is a good graphical expression of my opinion of Drew Brees' career.
Safety/Guard/Tackle: I was just wondering if there's anyone still out there good enough (and unsigned) to address the Saints lack of depth at these positions. - Valmo
No. Anyone worthwhile is already on an NFL roster. Perhaps after final cuts, however, there will be someone worth picking up.
What do you see as the biggest current problem on the Saints? What do you see as the greatest current strength? - Programmer M.
Right now I think the biggest problem is their lack of depth at safety. If Malcolm Jenkins gets injured, I fear every game without him will look like the Saints playoff loss to the Seahawks last season. On the flip side, I think the teams greatest strength is the culture they've created both on the field and off; their attitude, chemistry, cohesiveness and veteran leadership.