The New Orleans Saints are finally moving with a sense of urgency
While the Saints are only a few days away from opening their season, there is reason to at least feel some new hope. Who knows what finally opened the eyes of Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton, but it doesn’t matter. The Saints are finally taking some risks that might pay off.
It surely seems that a light bulb went on in someone’s head in the past two weeks. While it surely felt that the Saints were content in bringing in the team that they had from the preseason into the regular season, things have changed so rapidly. The moves come in right before opening day but better late than never.
The Saints must love working off adrenaline, because Who Dat Nation was getting impatient since the third week of preseason. There was so much grumbling about how and when Drew Brees would get his contract done. That was inked just this week. Brees will be with the Saints for at least another couple of years, and the flexibility gives the Saints enough room to squeeze in some much needed additional help.
The Saints also brought in cornerback Sterling Moore who was targeted the last couple of years by the organization. Moore brings in much needed experience in the secondary. After the Buffalo Bills cut him, the Saints swooped in and grabbed the veteran. He will join a very young secondary that really needed a guy with playing experience.
Additionally, the Saints cut quarterback Garrett Grayson to open up a roster spot for veteran guard Jahri Evans. Evans was cut by the Saints because of salary cap issues. Evans couldn’t have come in at a more needed time with the offensive line struggling. This along with with bringing in a rookie kicker gives Who Dat Nation at least hope that the organization is trying.
Down here in Louisiana if something doesn’t taste right, you add a little bit a seasoning here and there. The Saints are hoping that their new ingredients will put a little spice into a team that lacks zest. Now the fans will have to simply wait, as a new recipe is coming out of the kitchen. Everyone can only hope that this plate of new players will be a treat this season, that will satisfy the appetite of Who Dat Nation.