Since Sean Payton’s arrival in New Orleans prior to the start of the 2006 season the Saints, under his direction as head coach and offensive architect, have led the league or been in the top five in most statistical passing categories.
It’s simple — there is just not a better passing team than the Saints — for more than a few reasons.
Sure there are teams that are arguably as good, the ones that immediately come to mind are the Patriots, Colts, Chargers and last seasons Denver Broncos, but the Saints are more than capable of matching or besting their output on any given Sunday.
A major catalyst to their success is of course quarterback Drew Brees. Not even Payton Manning, Tom Brady or even Phillip Rivers have thrown for more yards since 2006 than Brees’ mark of 22,918 yards.
Sean Payton built this offense around Brees, and it has paid off in a big way.
But Brees can’t do it all by himself and thankfully Payton has assembled a talented group of receivers to support him, all with a different set of talents.
Currently the Saints receiving core consists of Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Robert Meachem, Devery Henderson, Adrian Arrington and Courtney Roby.
The headliners of the group are of course Colston and Moore but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Meachem and Henderson are not capable receivers and that leads us to some potential changes that could see a different unit hit the field in 2011.