Saints Offseason Water Cooler
After a cameo appearance in the postseason in 2013, the Saints have gone 7-9 in consecutive seasons. Not dreadful, yet woefully mediocre. It would seem that the team that used to be a bully in the NFC South just a few years ago doesn’t really strike fear in the hearts of its opponents anymore.
The Atlanta Falcon’s 8-8 record last season was their best in three years (4-12 in 2013, 6-10 in 2014). But as we all know, every new NFL year brings new hopes for all fanbases and in “Rise Up” land, they think they might just get back contending for the NFC South title in 2016. The question is: what will it take for that to happen?
The last time Tampa Bay had a winning record in an NFL regular season was in 2010, when they finished 10-6. Since then, the Bucs have gone 23-57 in five seasons. Things could improve in 2016 with quarterback Jameis Winston at the helm. But will they?
The Carolina Panthers are the three-time defending champions of the NFC South, but every new season brings its own twists and turns. Can anyone of the Saints, Falcons or Bucs challenge the mighty kitties for the division crown in 2016?
USA Today recently ranked all 32 National Football League head coaches and to my surprise, Sean Payton was fifth on their list. What am I missing?
The Saints could take their offense from good to great by drafting wide receiver Laquon Treadwell with the 12th pick. However, with a truly terrible defense in 2015, that would be an unpopular move. Here's why I think it might still be the right move
The 2015 Carolina Panthers were dominant. The 2014 version? Not so much. The same goes for the 2009 Saints who won the Super Bowl, but were just 8-8 in 2008. That New Orleans team that just went 7-9 could turn it around in a heartbeat in 2016.
Keenan Lewis used to be considered the Saints' top cornerback. After last season, I'm not so sure that it is the case anymore. Yet, Lewis is still being paid like a number one cornerback. Should the Saints keep Lewis at his current price tag?