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The NFL offseason is here, so what happens next with Saints?


So the dreaded off season is here, what do we do?  Some people have switched there focus and attention to reading Mock Drafts to see what kind of moves teams may make in Aprol.  Still other’s look forward to the free agency contract dash.  So many choices, but which do I take on for what seems to be an off season that lasts forever.

The thing about the off season that haunts me the most, is that I have absolutely no football on the television.

I often times find myself watching reruns of games from seasons past, some of which can be very entertaining I might add.

The rest of the time though I struggle through it all.  The New Orleans Saints off season’s, have been pretty good some years, with the team performing a lot of great transactions.

This off season can be one of the best to date for the fans if everything that can happen, does.  The Saints have to sign Drew Brees, and Carl Nicks no doubt, but what about the rest of the free agents?

Will the Saints let some of the free agents that are going to be demanding higher prices go?  Will they force pricey veterans who have underperformed to restructure their contracts?

My mind is racing with the possibilities of what may or may not happen.  Will Steve Spagnuolo go for bigger more physical corners?  Will the Saints finally find that pass rush they have seemed to miss even when blitzing?

I could go on and on about my questions and the possible answers, but I’ll wait until i at least here or see something that gives me and idea of which direction the Saints are heading.

I, like any other Saints fan, can only hope that the direction they move takes us to the Super Bowl.  I would like to hear other Saints fans comments. Which direction do you think the team will go during this off season.

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  • DarylWhodatAnderson

    On Offense Brees and Nicks will be here next year for sure. Nicks may receive the franchise tag and the Saints can use that year to get Tennant ready. With the emergence of Graham, Colston is somewhat more expendable. There are PLENTY of Free Agent WRs lined up to play with Brees and a shot at a Championship. Colston has a ring, now let him go get paid. Saints fans will understand. The franchise tag can still be placed on Colston with the intent to get Arrington ready. Arrington has seen more and more time on the field. (too many drops) Surprisingly for a first round draft pick disappointment, Meacham should stay. If that’s the case the Henderson will have to restructure his $4M salary or see the door. Our offense is premier in its own right but this is a copy-cat league. Go get Jacob Tamme. We all saw what he did with the Colts and Manning. He can do the same with Brees here. If nothing else, provide another solid receiving TE. I still say keep all four RBs

  • DarylWhodatAnderson

    On Defense the Saints should make a run at Free Agent DEs Mario Williams (not too realistic but give it a shot-who knows?…) Robert Mathis, or Cliff Avril. A sign and trade with Tracey Porter for Asanti Samuels would be nice. J. Vilma and Will Smith need to restructure so we can get better talent on the team. Roman Harper should not be guaranteed as the starter next year. A safety that can fill his roll that the Saints can take a gamble on (he’s coming off-of an injury) like LaRon Landry should be relatively cheap on the open market. Darren Sharper should be secondary coach. (ijs)