In a recent article published by FanSided, the New Orleans Saints are listed among four other teams likely to not make it back to the NFL Playoffs.
An article published by FanSided NFL’s division author John Buhler entitled “5 NFL teams that made playoffs last year but won’t make it back in 2020”, the New Orleans Saints are included as one of the five.
Buhler said, “Picking a second NFC team to falter was no easy task. Then, Drew Brees opened his mouth and removed all doubt. Nobody will be pulling for the New Orleans Saints this year. They have become public enemy No. 1 in the NFL.”
It seems out there to place a top-three NFL power ranked team in a list of teams that will not make the playoffs after comments and apologies seemed to hit home for the organization. I don’t know if a top-five Super Bowl favored team has ever not made the playoffs.
The New Orleans Saints not only made the playoffs last year, but they improved their team. Buhler also attributes Drew Brees’ comments about kneeling for the national anthem as the main reason for the team to fade out of the competition.
There was tension between brothers there for a minute, but most of the players accepted the apology that Brees made, and the Saints are ready to take the field when training camp starts later this summer.
The team added their franchise quarterback multiple weapons — most notably ex-49er Emmanuel Sanders. Buhler also says that Brees is getting too old and then proceeded to mention Jameis Winston’s eye surgery as a problem.
Let me first say, Brees might be 40, but let us not quickly forget that he is a future Hall-of-Famer for a reason. He might not be able to throw the deep ball like he used to but Thomas and Sanders have made a killing in the middle of the field.
Let’s also note that he has the league’s best completion percentage for three straight seasons. That said, here’s one of his teammates giving a statement that makes it seem like Brees’ statement will not lead to any decrease in performance from a chemistry standpoint.
Also, that quarterback he is talking about having eye surgery threw for 30 touchdowns and over 5,000 passing yards last season. You have to dig deep to find a 5,000-yard passing backup quarterback as a problem for a team.
Either way, the only news that needs to be argued about surrounding the Saints and the NFL Playoffs is which seed they will get. WhoDatNation, who’s pulling for the Saints? Will it be the NFC’s No. 1 seed with a bye or the No. 2 seed? Maybe No. 3 at worst?