Football fans everywhere are getting antsy. Minicamps and OTA’s are wrapping up, and the rest of the sports world (outside of baseball) is in a lull.
We are in that awful stretch of the year, where the only football talk you hear of is off the wall projections about players getting hurt or arrested. While it’s fun to sit around and talk about how your team has the potential to go 19-0 and break every NFL record ever, there comes a time where you just want August to come around. Preseason football may not be as fun as the regular season, but at least it’s real snaps against someone other than your team’s defense.
But here we are in that lull season. Predictions for the Saints are flying around. Many of these early predictions are positive, even with the news of Nick Fairley and Terron Armstead in recent weeks. Many NFL experts expect the defense to play better, as well as have an improved running game with Adrian Peterson joining the backfield.
But what if these experts are wrong? What if the predictions that seem to be all over the internet and sports talk shows don’t come to fruition? Let’s take a look at some “what if’s” that could doom the Saints this season if they come true.