The Saints weren’t very good last year, which probably caused them to be so low in the rankings to open the year up.
Elliot Harrison of NFL.com has released his week one NFL power rankings, and the Saints are mighty low.
They’re sitting at #27.
It’s painful, but not a surprise to see the Saints so low. I mean, they did own one of the worst defenses in NFL history last year.
It’s just really hard to see the Saints in the same category as teams like the Browns. And its especially painful to see the Falcons ahead of us. I know, I know… the power rankings don’t mean anything, but its always fun to check in and see where the black and gold sit.
Elliott Harrison hit it right on the head noting that the national media is focused on the Saints’ defense, yet the locals know the trouble right now is the offensive line.
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Saints fans are hoping to see improvement this year from the defense. After-all, there is no way it could be as bad as last year. They made numerous additions in order to sure up some holes, and added James Laurinaitis for an on-field coach to make sure everybody gets lined up in the right spot, because believe it or not, the Saints, an NFL team, didn’t know how to lineup properly about 60-70 percent of the time last year.
The offense looked shaky in the preseason, however, it’s hard to believe the Saints wont be able to kick it back into gear. Sure the O-line looked bad, but bringing back Jahri Evans should make a big difference. Now Saints fans will just hope and pray that Andrus Peat can hold his own — thankfully he will be beside Terron Armstead, who is a top five tackle in the league.
Check out the full power rankings here: NFL Power Rankings