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New Orleans Saints need more solid offensive performance

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 30: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after winning a game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 30, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 25-20. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 30: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after winning a game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 30, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 25-20. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Outlook for 2017

The thing that brings all this up is that the Saints have scored 3 touchdowns this preseason. The major players on offense (Brees, Ingram, Peterson, Kamara, Thomas, Ginn, Snead) have played scant few downs. And less than 2 quarters as a complete unit.

The offensive line is still not very offensive, due partly to injuries. We are paper thin on the O-line. That is one thing that seems to be apparent from the 3 games we’ve played. Of course, you don’t want injuries to your studs to start the season. But you also need continuity from the guys you have.

We do not seem to have a great offensive flow. Couple that with the fact that the Saints lost some games with poor offensive output and one would have reason to be a little nervous to start the season.

The Saints offense will still be very good. The added weapons seem on paper to be very good. And there is little doubt they will put a serviceable line together. Brees will again be great and we will throw for major yards and have a top 5 offense. Let’s hope the offensive turnovers and less than productive games are kept to a minimum and they don’t cost us.

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