New Orleans Saints: 3 players pivotal to a Super Bowl run

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints is given the Vince Lombardi Trophy from head coach Sean Payton after defeating the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints is given the Vince Lombardi Trophy from head coach Sean Payton after defeating the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) /
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Tre’Quan Smith

The name I wish I could put here would be Antonio Brown. After missing out on the trade deadline and Josh Gordon, the hopes of the New Orleans Saints upgrading their wide receiving core and slowly making their way out the door.

So — we move on with what we got.

Ted Ginn, Jr. is not the talent we need at WR2 alongside Michael Thomas. Ginn has sixth drops this season, one of the highest totals in the league.

The only recognition the receiving core has got all year has been the history that Thomas is making, outside of him, they are by far the weakest link on the team. Hence the reason Tre’Quan Smith finds his way on this list.

He is going to need to 1. cut down on the offensive penalties, 2. continue to hold on to the ball, 3. get more open. Smith has the talent to be able to get those done. Drew Brees is not the problem. He has a track record of getting mediocre wide receivers the ball.

Robert Meachem is a prime example. If Tre’Quan Smith can fulfill the role he is there to play, Brees will make sure he gets the ball. And if Smith can become the WR2 the Saints obviously want him to be, this offense could get even more deadly.

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