I give the Saints a B-. They started off in rapid fashion with a shoot out at Green Bay, losing by just a touchdown. Just when they seemed to be pulling it together, they lose to the St Louis Rams who were previously win-less. However, Sean Payton and Drew Brees pulled it together and brought the team to a 13-3 regular season, going into the playoffs with wins of 62-7 over the Colts, scoring 40+ against the Falcons, and crushing the Panthers on the last game of the season.
In the playoffs, the Saints kicked off in dramatic fashion with the Detroit Lions and their great offense. It was a shoot out until the very end when they pulled away and won by a comfortable margin. Next game, the Saints went on the road to San Francisco to face the defense of the 49ers. They turned the ball over 5 times in the game, but still managed to stay in it to the end. It took a touchdown pass from Alex Smith with only 10 seconds left to put away the New Orleans squad, sending them home for the year.
So, with that said, I think the Saints have one of the best offenses in the league, every starter having potential to be a star in the NFL. With players like Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, and Darren Sproles, the Saints' offense is nearly impossible to keep off the score boards for less than 30 points a game. The draft for Sean Payton's team should include safeties, defensive backs, and defensive linemen so they don't have to blitz so often. I do not see the Saints taking any offensive players in the upcoming NFL Draft, as their defense is the side with the most problems.
And yes, congratulatons to the Giants' fan base and to the team. They deserve it for being stuck in a division with the drama-ridden Cowboys and Eagles.
· 8 years ago