NOLA Saints: 3 biggest headaches team has had in 2021
Lack of weapons
It’s hard to be too critical of Jameis Winston through the first five games of the season because — Who the heck does he have to throw to?
Alvin Kamara is the same dominant player he’s always been. Marquez Callaway has looked better after a slow start (and that’s to be expected of a guy who went undrafted literally a year ago). Deonte Harris has proven to be a solid contributor, but otherwise, who is there?
The tight ends aren’t producing whatsoever, as both Juwan Johnson and Adam Trautman oddly have 64 yards on the season. Johnson stands out more here though, as he’s found the end zone three times, including twice in Week 1.
The wide receivers aside from Callaway and Harris have done next to nothing and it’s hyping the fans up even more for Michael Thomas’ impending return to the lineup. When Thomas is out, these receivers can’t get the job done and it’s become an annoying trend over the past several years.
Perhaps Tre’Quan Smith’s return will help boost the offense as well but his track record suggests otherwise.
It’s hard to really know what kind of quarterback Winston is at the moment because of the lack of weapons at his disposal. The Saints need to consider adding a receiver and/or tight end to the lineup before the trade deadline because right now, this offense isn’t scaring anyone.
What have been the biggest headaches in your opinion?