Oct 30, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette (93) yells out to the fans in the final minutes of the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. The Saints defeated the Panthers 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
There were way too many off the field issues with the Saints in 2014. Wide receiver Joe Morgan was just one of the many examples of being nothing but a distraction.
There was a resounding echo of a ‘lack of professionalism‘ around the organization, and some of that stems from leadership.
Players must put in the work, preparation, and dedicate the time needed to be ready for a game. You can’t expect to show up to make it all come together on Sunday.
Things haven’t exactly started the way the Saints have wanted with the Junior Galette fiasco. With his future with the organization a giant question mark, we are at the mercy of the court system. Galette’s first court date is tentatively set for February 26. Depending on how that goes, we’ll no doubt succumb to an instaneous ruling from commissioner Roger Goodell.
When you hear about the lack of effort put into the 2014 season, it becomes very troubling. Does that instantly change in 2015? No. Can it change? Absolutely. How can it change? Simply by getting the right people in place. Get the right coaches in. Get the right players in to lead and guide the team. It’s time the voice of long, respected veterans like Drew Brees, Zach Strief, and a host of others get this team laser focused on achieving the ultimate goal.
Give me ten ‘washed up’ veterans that have discipline and a hard work ethic instilled in them over a rebellious young, arrogant, up-and-comer any day of the week.