Upcoming season an opportunity for the New Orleans Saints

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Jan 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) stands in the pocket against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter of the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park. San Francisco defeated New Orleans 36-32. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

The New Orleans Saints off season has been pretty horrible thus far with suspensions to numerous coaches, the GM, and losing guard Carl Nicks.  The draft will be incredibly tough considering the Saints don’t pick until the third round, and head coach Sean Payton will not be present.

Not only that, the Saints will have to shuffle their coaches around while Joe Vitt serves his six game suspension.  I expect Carmichael to get the nod for those games because he stepped up when Payton was injured last year.

This upcoming season is already daunting for the Saints, and they haven’t even played a down yet.  Everyone around the league is expecting the worst from the Saints this year, not me.

I actually feel really good about this team, and I look forward to see how they respond to all the adversity.  Another good thing the Saints have going for them, at least until the first preseason game, is guy on the payroll that  goes by the name Mickey Loomis.

Loomis has done some amazing things in free agency.  Replacing Nicks with Grubbs, and snatching three quality linebackers Curtis Lofton (from Atlanta), David Hawthorne (from Seattle), and Chris Chamberlain (from St. Louis).

Oh yeah, and he also got Broderick Bunkley (from Denver) to help out on the D-line.  The Saints have no money, yet they are signing all of these high profile free agents.

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