New Orleans Saints fans should relish free agency from last year

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Jan 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints fans show a sign against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter in the 2011 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

Not long after the season ended in San Francisco of this year, the New Orleans Saints and its fans licked their wounds and looked towards retooling some areas of need.  The thought of filling just those few needs in free agency would turn to a nightmare of a reality.

Much like other fans for the rest of the 31 NFL teams, dreams of bringing talent like linebacker Mario Williams or defensive end Cliff Avril played over and over.  The Saints could truly be unstoppable and bring another championship to the city.

The buzz began on every website about the possibility of bringing in free agents to bolster the weakness and help build on the strengths of the team.  After all, the Saints now had defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and they would give him the tools he needed.

Thougths of last year’s free agency was still fresh in the minds of Who Dat Nation and the Saints had not only made a splash in free agency, they threw a boulder into it.  Darren Sproles, Shaun Rogers, Turk McBride…the names grew each day.

Let the euphoria wash over you again and hold onto that feeling, because free agency this year for the Saints will be much different.  It seems that the only splash they will make will be in their own pool of free agents.

The Saints have had visits from linebacker Lofa Tatupu and wide receiver Randy Moss, but they left without being signed and are now with other teams.  Tatupu signed with the Atlanta Falcons and Moss with the San Francisco 49ers, each within the day they worked out for them.

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