New Orleans Saints are making all the wrong moves, for now
By Dean Mullen
The New Orleans Saints are making some questionable decisions as of late, but the problems can be resolved.
So, it’s March and the sun is shining. I am literally listening to the birds chirping as I write this. Spring just happens to be my favorite time of year as well. There’s nothing like being in Louisiana in March, April, and May.
There’s a certain fragrance in the air that mixes the mud and bugs, which brings comfort to the taste buds. So, I hate to bring down the party, but Who Dat Nation needs to prepare for something. The reality is that there is not much evidence of a second rebirth coming anytime soon for the New Orleans Saints.
Sure, the signing of tight end Coby Fleener is a great addition to the offense. The Saints continue to shop the market looking for players I suppose. The offseason is still in its early stages, but I’m seeing some red flags. My question is this. Is the plan a secret? In other words, what is the goal of this team going forwards into next year?
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Should we accept the fact that the only way to win games is to score 40 or 50 points? I can get on board with that. But if that’s the New Orleans Saints’ plan, then why even look at drafting any defensive players? I suppose I’m in the minority to think we don’t have $7 million a year to pay anyone at this point on offense. Of course, the accountants at “Loomis and Young” did a magical contract that seems to kick some of that money down the road. But how much further do they want to do this?
These same accountants have supposedly raised the price of season tickets as well. Okay, we know we a little slow here in Louisiana, but 7-9 plus 7-9 does not equal da playoffs. Even the folks with a public education like me can do the math on that one.
The New Orleans Saints might want to be just a little bit more frugal, as well as explain this little ticket price hike. And there is this tiny other thing to remember as well. The family feud involving the owner of the franchise isn’t going to go away soon.
Look, Who Dat Nation, it’s still early. The draft has not happened just yet. 2016 is going to be a turning point one way or another. The Saints will hopefully wake up and smell the crawfish — they don’t want to be swimming among dead Falcons down deep at the bottom of the division. We were not made to flounder around like mindless ‘Dirty Birds’.
Between player contracts, salary cap adjustments, free agent signings, and whatever other problems surround the New Orleans Saints, I for one have confidence that the organization can start making the right moves ASAP.