Strength No. 3 – Michael Thomas
I have not thus far listed a single player as a strength. However, when Michael Thomas put up the numbers he did last year, it is hard to not view him as the most deadly wide receiver in the league and a vital strength to the Saints’ success.
Even with the arrival of Emmanuel Sanders, Thomas will still put up top wide receiver numbers this season. If anything, Sanders will open up the field and make the defense stretch more. That will eventually let Thomas get bigger holes in the middle of the field.
Weakness No. 3 – Ground Attack
The starting running back for New Orleans is not the greatest runner on the team. Alvin Kamara makes his living catching passes out of the backfield and picks up yardage on the outside with his legs. He is not the most proficient runner on the team.
Latavius Murray is a big running back that loves to run the ball up the middle between tackles. However, Murray, besides when Kamara was injured, did not see enough touches. Kamara needs to be spelled more and Murray needs more opportunities on the ground.
As I stated earlier, each team has strengths and weaknesses. It was easy to find Saints’ strengths, but their weaknesses are harder to find.