This Christmas, if the New Orleans Saints could ask for one thing from Santa Claus, what are they asking for?
The time of year where New Orleans Saints’ players are getting gifts for their teammates, parents are getting gifts for their children, husbands and wives are getting gifts for each other. What do Saints’ fans want Santa to bring their favorite team this year?
About to end (most likely) a 13-3 season, what could the New Orleans Saints possibly want for Christmas? What do you give the team that has one of the best offenses and one of the top five defenses in the NFL?
This Christmas season as we reflect the past season and eagerly await the coming playoffs for the New Orleans Saints, the No. 1 thing that the New Orleans Saints are asking for is their injured players back and the injury bug to pass on.
Over the course of the second half of the season, the Saints have sent numerous players to the injured reserve that were key pieces to the gameplan of Sean Payton. With all players healthy, I think the Saints rival for the best team in the entire NFL.
Just this week alone, the injury report for the New Orleans Saints included eight players — all eight of them being starters for the team at some time. Players like Kiko Alonso, C. Gardner-Johnson, Vonn Bell, Terron Armstead, Ryan Ramczyk, Andrus Peat, Larry Warford, and Patrick Robinson.
That is not even counting players that have found themselves on the injured reserve throughout the season. Saints’ starters Marcus Davenport, Sheldon Rankins, Keith Kirkwood, and Alex Anzalone are all out for the rest of the season with various extensive injuries.
If you take all those players off of injuries, the Saints are a 16-0 team. That is not even counting the games early in the season that Drew Brees and Alvin Kamara missed. The Saints have been blessed with great depth which is the reason they are still 12-3 with all the injuries.
If Santa could bring one thing to the New Orleans Saints organization, it would be their injured players back giving them a fully healthy team heading into the playoffs.