The New Orleans Saints decided to stand pat at the conclusion of the 2019 NFL trade deadline. Was it for lack of effort or lack of desire? We’ll never really know.
There were reports the Saints tried trading for Emmanuel Sanders before the Denver Broncos shipped him to the San Francisco 49ers, and there were multiple reports the Saints were interested in prying two different pass-catchers away from the Cincinnati Bengals in Tyler Eifert and A.J. Green. Ultimately, no deal for a wide receiver or tight end was made, so the question no becomes: are you OK with it?
Last week against the Arizona Cardinals, the New Orleans Saints pass-catcher group looked like this:
RBs - Latavius Murray, Dwayne Washington
WRs - Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn Jr., Austin Carr
TEs - Josh Hill, Taysom Hill
But there’s reason to believe this will not be the same group coming out of the bye with both Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook likely ready to suit up against the Atlanta Falcons. Injured wide receivers Keith Kirkwood and Tre’Quan Smith could also find themselves back in the starting lineup by season’s end if they are recover from their more nagging injuries. Assuming one of Kirkwood or Tre’Quan returns, a healthy lineup now looks like this:
RBs - Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray
WRs - Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn Jr, Keith Kirkwood
TEs - Jared Cook, Josh Hill
Plus Taysom Hill sprinkled in everywhere else.
That looks a lot better to me, but are you OK with it? Let’s assume the Saints didn’t make a trade at the deadline because they were perfectly content with their roster. Of course they would be willing to improve if the right deal fell in their laps, but because they weren’t interested in forcing a trade just to make it happen, they decided to just roll with the guys they have. Do you think they made the right call? Vote in the poll. Explain in the comments. Send me presents.
Did the Saints make the right move by standing pat at the deadline?
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Yes! This roster is good enough to win a Super Bowl as-is.
No : ( This is a talented roster, but we needed another piece to put us over the edge.