For the past three or four years, the Saints have had the good fortune of maintaining the same talented wide receiving corps of Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem. Together with Drew Brees, these four have combined to help make the Saints aerial attack the most powerful in the league.
And every off-season when one or more of them is set to become a free agent, we the fans contemplate their value and question how well they'd do on any other team. Are they really as good as they look or are their stats inflated because they're a "product" of the Saints well-oiled passing "system?"
We've never been able to get an answer to that question...until now. When Robert Meachem signed a four-year $25.9 million contract with the San Diego Chargers yesterday, he became the first member of the Saints wide receiver "family" to leave the nest. Which means we're finally going to find out whether life goes on for Saints wide receivers without Drew Brees throwing the ball and Sean Payton calling the plays.
So how do you think this is going to play out? Will Meachem thrive in his new role with his new team? Or are we going to learn that the Saints run a plug-and-play passing game that makes mediocre receivers look great? I really look forward to finding out.