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Honest Expectations for the 2013 New Orleans Saints

Hello Saints fans! Football season is right around the corner. I've been reading about the Saints lately and wanted to hear some opinions from Saints fans. How well do you think the Saints defense will transition to the 3-4? What record do you expect from the Saints this year? I think the offense will be elite as usual. The return of Sean Payton is going to be huge for the Saints. There were a few games last year that I thought the Saints could have won if Payton had been coaching. The guy, in my opinion, is the best coach in the NFL. I think the defense is going to struggle a bit because of the scheme change. Will Smith is going to look out of position playing 3-4 OLB. I will say that the pass defense is going to be much improved. A top 15 ranking for the pass defense wouldn't surprise me. Greer and Lewis is a respectable duo. Vaccaro will go through growing pains, but will settle down by the end of the year. How do you think the run defense will do? Will the Saints start Hicks and John Jenkins? I think that the most natural 3-4 line that the Saints can come up with is Jordan, Jenkins, and Hicks. I think that Junior Gallette is going to surprise a lot of people in a good way. Overall I think the Saints win range falls somewhere between 8 to 11. What concenrs me is Rob Ryan's reckless nature. Is a blitz happy scheme the right scheme for the Saints?

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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