Regardless of what part of the country you live in, if you turn your television down and walk outside, you can probably hear everything that’s going on in the Big Easy right now from your front porch. No seriously, Mardi Gras just started in the middle of September, and the New Orleans Saints are the cause of it.
One day after lighting up Duval County and going Hulk Smash on the Green Bay Packers in a 35-point victory, New Orleans announced that they’re adding Kenny Stills back to the stable.
NFL Network’s Michael Garafolo was first with the news. Take a look.
How about a New Orleans Saints roll call?
So let’s get this straight. Deonte Harris is on the squad as is this Juwan Johnson fella. Then, there’s Adam Trautman, a very capable Marquez Calloway, and Chris Hogan. Oh and don’t forget about Alvin Kamara, perhaps the best Swiss Army knife in the NFL. He’s been known to catch a pass or two.
Stills has hauled in 98 career receptions for 1,607 yards and eight trips to the end zone in 33 career games as a member of the Saints (that includes the playoffs). Can you imagine what happens if they can ever get Michael Thomas back on the field?
Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve gone from talking about a ‘thin’ wide receiver corps to reassessing and asking questions about whether or not this might be a unit that’s capable of approaching the elite level.
Jameis Winston, now one game into what may turn out to be a career renaissance, a season-long ride to the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year Award, and, dare we say, a few MVP votes gets another weapon.
You’re officially on notice. The Saints haven’t gone anywhere, but seriously, do you hear that party that’s going on in New Orleans right now?