The New Orleans Saints beat the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and had some help from their wide receivers, but they did not get enough to overshadow the need for Dez Bryant.
While Sunday wasn’t the greatest showing from the New Orleans Saints, they still came away victorious and on their way to a 14-2 season.
The difference in this game than others?
Tre’Quan Smith found the endzone and the Saints’ wide receivers minus Michael Thomas contributed more than they did last week.
That, however, is not saying much as they combined for three receptions for sixteen yards and a touchdown last week against the Buccaneers. That production at least did not decrease in this week’s game against the Panthers.
The two wide receivers, Ted Ginn, Jr. and Tre’Quan Smith, combined for three receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown.
That is the first touchdown for Tre’Quan Smith since September 9th against the Houston Texans, before his injury. It was a sight for sore eyes to see Smith get back into the endzone after it had alluded him for so many weeks.
While it is pleasant to be able to talk about Tre’Quan Smith in light of a touchdown and not a lack of production, let’s not forget that this wide-open touchdown, made by a play fake from Drew Brees, was his only reception of the day.
The need for another wide receiver is still as evident as it has ever been.
The New Orleans Saints need to consider signing Dez Bryant before it is too late.
Not only does he want to come back and play football, he knows he is going to have to take a backseat or a No. 2 role. Who better to play No. 2 under then arguably the best wide receiver in football right now.
This would also allow Dez the opportunity to mentor Thomas as well, having been in his position just half a decade ago.
Dez was All-Pro multiple years in a row and knows how to shine in the limelight. He would also bring Tre’Quan Smith alongside and be able to show him how to play as he should.
There is virtually no reason not to jump on the Bryant bandwagon as this game proved yet again that the New Orleans Saints are in need of another wide receiver opposite the side of Michael Thomas.