May 23, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis watches during organized team activities at the Saints training facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Adding insult to injury is the fact that the New Orleans Saints are facing another off-season where Loomis will have to finesse the team out of being over the cap. According to Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com, the Saints have seven players that will count $92.8 million against a NFL projected 2015 salary cap somewhere between $138.6 – $141.8 million.
Barnwell has an excellent breakdown of the Saints financial outlook and likely financial game plan in that article, but the Saints and Loomis essentially have a lot of water to get out of the boat before they can even start to repair it.
Brees’ (and the Saints) Super Bowl window is rapidly closing, so forget about being active in the free agency this off-season, and do the Saints even have enough space for draft picks? The Saints play hasn’t been appealing because the guy getting the groceries is overpaying for questionable food.
If the Saints really are committed to “looking at everything” to turn the team around, they better not exclude Saints general manager Mickey Loomis from evaluation.