5 reasons why a Lombardi Trophy is not out of the question for the New Orleans Saints in 2015
Sep 14, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) runs 102 yards for a touchdown during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Dolphins 29-10. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
2. The backfield may be better than ever
The Saints surprised by acquiring former Pro Bowl running back C.J. Spiller, a versatile weapon the team missed a season ago after parting ways with Darren Sproles, a pass-catching specialist out of the backfield. Spiller will join 2014 Pro Bowl RB Mark Ingram, who would have broke 1,000 yards in New Orleans for the first time since Deuce McAllister in 2006 if it weren’t for a week-two hand injury that left him sidelined for a few games.
Adding Spiller is huge for Drew Brees and that high-powered offense. If everything plays out right and injuries are kept to a minimum, we could be looking at one of the best backfields the Saints have ever possessed.
Of course, the hard-running Khiry Robinson is still in the mix to serve as a ground-and-pound option behind Ingram. Seventh-round pick Marcus Murphy was an all-purpose phenom for Missouri in the SEC a year ago. He looks to be an enticing complement to Spiller. Veteran Tim Hightower will also be battling for a final spot on the team.
Pierre Thomas will certainly be missed, but all is well in the Big Easy. The ground attack may be better than ever.
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