The secondary doesn’t develop unity.
We already know that one of the Saints’ biggest weaknesses last season was the secondary. While Marshon Lattimore and Vonn Bell put up big numbers, some of the other role players failed to develop a cohesive unit.
My fear is that with virtually the same unit, the Saints will see virtually the same problem — except this time replace a safety going into his prime to a safety coming out of his. Malcolm Jenkins is going to have some big shoes to fill.
Not only that, but Jenkins has also already proved to be outspoken. He was the first to criticize Drew Brees about his flag comments, and he even accepted a position with news network CNN in order to make his voice louder.
If the Saints secondary doesn’t come together this year, the deep ball is going to continue to be a huge problem. Just look at how badly over 30 yard passes damaged the Saints’ defense last season. If we want to win a Super Bowl, that can’t happen.